AKB48

Do You Know the Former AKB48 Member who Became a Successful Voice Actress?

With music as one of the top forms of entertainment in Japan, it’s no surprise to see several artists, musicians, and performers making their name on the world stage. The country is not just a powerhouse when it comes to creating animated shows and advancing technology. It has also become the home of some of…

Which AKB Star Has Been Voted the Most Popular for the 3rd Year Running?

If you’re a fan of AKB48 then you probably know the idol who’s currently in the number 1 position. Her name is Rino Sashihara (指原莉乃). She has managed to cling onto the top position for the third year straight. Her popularity is based on a poll that is conducted periodically. The recent poll conducted on…

Everything You Need to Know About AKB48’s Sister Group, SKE48!

A large segment of the entertainment industry in Japan consists of none other than what we call “idols.” Idols in Japan, whether performing by group or individually, gain attention and reaches out to fans from both inside the country and across the globe through their work which mostly focuses on music. Here in Japan, majority…

All About the Twin Tail Hairstyle and Japan’s Pigtail Hair Idol Group

Japan has a long-time love affair with pigtails. This is better termed as “twin tail (ツインテール)” in the country and is definitely not a new hairdo. However, in the last few years, it has become more popular than ever. You can see many endless characters in video games, manga, and animations sporting this kind of…

The Results Are In! Who Took the Crown at AKB48’s 8th Senbatsu Election?

The General Election of AKB48 called the Senbatsu Sousenkyo in Japanese is one of the largest events to happen every year in the idol industry. All girls from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 and NGT48 may apply to and join the ranking competition. 8th AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo Just this June 18th, the 8th AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo…

The 8th Annual AKB48 Election Is Coming Soon! Who Will Take the Top Spot?

The largest and most anticipated AKB48 event this year is the 8th AKB48 General Election which would be held at Hard Off Eco Stadium Niigata in Niigata City on the 18th of June, 2016. The live coverage will be provided by Fuji TV, as was done in the previous 4 years. tokyogirlsupdate.com/ Why an Election?…

4 of Japan’s Most Popular Song Choices at Karaoke

Karaoke is a great way to relieve stress and to bond with family and friends. Karaoke originates from Japan, and it remains a popular pastime among Japanese people. There are certain songs which are regularly picked by most karaoke goers in Japan. This list will show you 4 of the most popular karaoke song choices!…

The No-Dating Policy for Japanese Female Idols

It is the norm in Japan that idols are forbidden by their management to be in a love-relationship: idols who break this rule usually get fired. (Secret) dating is treated as a big offence in the idol industry, even to such an extent that an idol from the mega girl group AKB48, Minami Minegishi (峯岸みなみ),…

Meet The 4 Japanese Beauties in the Critics List of 100 Most Beautiful Faces

In December 2015 a video was posted on Youtube, presenting the 26th Annual Independent Critics List of 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2015. This list is comprised of people from various countries, as it aims to be a very international list and not a popularity contest. This year, Nana from the South Korean girl band…
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