AKB48

5 Popular AKB48 Singles That Will Turn You Into Their Biggest Fan!

AKB48 has offered quite a number of songs to its listeners since 2005. The largest idol group in Japan has gained both local and foreign fanbases who have helped in gaining millions of record sales. Certainly out of those singles, there are some that have made it big. So here, I’ll introduce 5 AKB48 singles…

8 of The Most Widely Used J–Pop Idol Poses

Do you aspire to be a Japanese idol? Learn these moves and get closer to looking like one! These are the common poses and dance moves I noticed which are regularly used by Japanese idols. 1. The Magic Finger I call this the “finger pointing towards the sky” dance move. I think this is a…

This AKB48 Member Is Not a Real Human!

Aimi Eguchi was once an AKB48 member. She is, however, different from the rest of the members as she is not a real human. She is just a virtual idol created using CGI in which her face is composed of a few AKB48 members’ facial features. Her eyes are from Atsuko Maeda, nose from Tomomi…

10 Years In The Idol Industry: AKB48 & Minami Takahashi

Without a doubt, AKB48 is one of the most famous and not to mention largest idol groups in Japan. Their image is all over the country from television shows and commercials to print ads, concerts and events, and their music is spreading all around. This December, the idol group will be celebrating something very special…

Behind the Kawaii Facade of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Unexpected Scandals

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ) is a notable Japanese celebrity due to her colourful, strange fashion sense and music videos. She is also known as the Asian Lady Gaga. Being so popular, it is no surprise that she cannot escape from some controversies. Vs. Kanjani8 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was once slammed for wearing a giant ribbon…

The Most Beautiful AKB48 Members: Did Your Favorites Make this List?

I have to admit that I am not an AKB48 fan. I know that their music videos can be confusing and it is unlikely that you would be able to recognize the many different members in their videos unless you are a true AKB48 follower. As I have a hard time picking out each girl…

Janken (Rock, Paper, Scissors), Japan’s Most Popular Game

Rock-scissors-paper is a popular game among Japanese children and even adults. They use the game to decide who has to be eliminated out of the group, in much the same way other countries are playing it. However, Japanese people have their own style of playing the rock-scissors-paper game. The game is popular with the name…

Get to Know Model and AKB48 Idol Member, Kojima Haruna

Who is this Kojima Haruna (小嶋陽菜)? Well, she’s not really from Tokyo if we’re talking about birthplace (Saitama) but she is in Tokyo now, if that’s what she means. Kojima Haruna is an actress, model and, of course, a member of AKB48. Nyan nyan, Kojiharu, Kojima san and there are many more names that she…

AKB48: the Biggest Idol Group in Japan!

In Japanese pop culture, an idol is a young star who is being promoted for cuteness. They are adored by many people and are intended to serve as role models. Their public image is very significant and should be as perfect as possible. But, have you ever wondered how many members an idol group must…

J-POP Girls’ Band vs K-POP Girls’ Band

East Asian girl bands these few recent years are a phenomenon to admire, whether you are a music lover or a business person. For Western audiences, witnessing the gaggles of cute girls in groups of up to 50 people dominating the Asian pop scene can be bemusing or even alarming. Whatever you think of East…