Kojima Haruna

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. Why an Election? So…

Shoujiki Shougi: A Lie–Detecting TV Match Every AKB48 Fan Should Watch!

Shoujiki Shougi matches are ones of the most popular segments in AKBINGO!. AKBINGO! is a Japanese variety show featuring AKB48 members and it is hosted by the comedy duo Bad Boys. “Shoujiki” means honesty while “shougi” is a Japanese board game similar to chess. Shoujiki Shougi is a game in which members are asked questions,…

Let’s Meet the Original Kami 7 Goddesses of AKB48!

Being a fan of an idol group in Japan, you’ll get to encounter a number of terminologies surrounding the idol industry. You have the terms wota for the fans, sairium for the pen lights and Center for the idol taking the middle position and the same goes for the AKB48 fandom. But one of the…

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…

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…