The rise of unofficial subunits!

Common Things For Newbie AKB Fans

Team 8 Yokoyama Yui joins the list of the victims of Paruru The Doctor’s Salty Barbs

20-year-old Yamada Marina looks like a triplet along with 14-year-old duo Tanaka Miku and Yabuki Nako

Archive for Japanese Idol Culture by AKB48WrapUp  •  Japanese Idol Culture 

K-pop and AKB48: Why K-pop is playing a losing game against AKB48 in Japan

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When you talk about the biggest indication of AKB48’s popularity, what you bring on the table? Record sales, the number of fans gather at handshake events, or Tokyo dome concerts

Kyary PamyuPamyu shares her take on “Minegishi Minami’s apology and Japanese Idol Culture”

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 . I guess it’s still fresh in your memory that AKB48 member Minegishi Minami made a tearful, heart-breaking apology with a shaved head for breaking the group’s Love-ban-law and had