AKB48

AKB48, Japan’s biggest idol singer group, apologizes for selling “Date Tickets”

Tickets promised to let fans “Experience what it’s like to be an AKB48 member’s lover.”

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Beautiful idol singer leaves show business, opens delicious ramen restaurant in Tokyo

She used to be affiliated with AKB48, Japan’s biggest idol group, but now ramen fans are the ones singing about her amazing noodles.

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Idol group that covered up singer’s attack by fans at home dismantles team system for “relaunch”

NGT48 shakeup comes after months of scandal.

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Idol says her on-stage apology after being attacked was something her managers forced her to do

NGT48 members says she was told that if she didn’t apologize, another idol would be made to read a letter of apology for her.

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New single moves AKB48 to second place on all-time Japanese CD sales list, but is it enough?

Idol group’s newest song is its 36th million-seller in a row, but a recent change may mean it’s leaving a ton of money on the table.

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Idol singer mega-group AKB48 cancels annual General Election following string of scandals

Event will be skipped for the first time in 10 years, leaving fans to find some other way to throw money at their favorite idol units.

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Former AKB48 idol singer gets proposed to on first date, says yes, is now married

Graduating from Japan’s biggest idol group means liberation from its no-romance clause, and this former member has now found the love of her life.

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“There are many mentally unwell girls in AKB48” claims ex-member of Japan’s top idol singer group

Five-year veteran talks about indirect “cries for help.”

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AKB48’s new idol outfits are so stylish everyone’s talking about the company that makes them

And you can browse all of their outfits in detail on the Instagram page of the company that made them

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Idol manager resigns after attack on singer, company claims no group members broke law

Management company explains slow response, maintains no members of NGT48 illegally supplied attackers with victim’s home address.

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“It doesn’t feel like I’m alive” – Idol breaks silence after two male fans attack her at home

After men are released and management fails to address problem to her satisfaction, she says “I don’t want anyone else to have to go through this.”

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Japanese idol singer too sick to dance in music video gets replaced by CG, manga drawings【Video】

AKB48 couldn’t give her spot to another idol, so they found a way to put her in the video even if she wasn’t physically present.

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Idol group AKB48’s new song is the third-best-selling Japanese single CD of all time【Video】

Akihabara-based mega-group reasserts its dominance over the idol singer industry.

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Japan’s most beautiful idol singer faces, with AKB48 barely cracking the top 10【Survey】

One idol group dominates the poll by taking all five top slots.

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Idol group AKB48 sells 2.5 million copies of new CD, bags full of them end up in trash days later

In the Japanese idol singer world, sometimes the difference between love and hate can be hard to see.

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AKB48, Love Live! idol supergroups to perform live in Los Angeles this summer

Three-concert series welcomes some of the biggest names in the anime/idol music world to the city of angels.

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How to enjoy Japanese idol music if you hate its sweetness: Pretend they’re not singing about YOU

There’s black comedy gold waiting in the titles of AKB48 idol hits, and our one tiny trick reveals it.

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Subpar AKB48 performance in Thailand earns scalding remarks from netizens 【Video】

Apparently it was so bad that Thai music fans wondered, “Are these really idols?”

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Japanese idol supergroup AKB48 said to phasing out swimsuit modeling for younger teen members

Rumors cite possible overseas criticism as reason for new policy.

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Former AKB48 member speaks out against Osaka school that forced its student to dye her hair

Sayaka Akimoto recounts similar pressures she faced herself in school.

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