AKB48

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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TPE48 recruiting new members, gets 21 schools to participate in “Koi Suru Fortune Cookie” video

Watch Taiwanese girls in flashy school uniforms perform the AKB48 hit song.

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Wonder Woman promoted in Japan with idol song “A Woman Can’t Sleep Alone,” angering some fans

Detractors call the title and lyrics of Nogizaka46 song, the video for which has just been released, a poor fit for the independent DC Comics star.

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Two Japanese idol singers announced as candidates for international 100 Most Beautiful Faces list

Former members of AKB48 and Rev. from DVL saluted.

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AKB48 mega-fan creates labour-saving CD packaging-opening machine【Video】

Although presumably created at great expense and effort.

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Mr. Sato calls a phone number he found on a 1,000 yen bill

Our reporter tried to uncover the truth behind “AKB48 Non Yuu” and their mysterious phone number.

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Japanese idol girls excite crowds by spitting water on them

Come for the J-pop idols, stay for the water discharging from their mouths.

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Japanese idol singer reveals three simple phrases men need to use to be popular with women

Former AKB48 member also advises against telling a woman “You’ve sure gotten fat recently.”

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McDonald’s Japan set to reinstate Bacon Potato Pies on its menu, delight former idol singer【Vid】

Pies! They’re not just for dessert anymore!

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Idols ahoy! AKB48 to hold concerts at Universal Studios Japan every day starting in July

Osaka theme park doubles down (48-times down?) on its Japanese appeal with daily performances by members of four Japanese idol supergroups.

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Want some canned Japanese idol air? Smartphone virtual crane game offering exactly that as prize

Here’s your chance to breathe the rarefied air of AKB48, Japan’s highest-flying idol mega group.

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4 new versions of McDonald’s anime shorts with AKB48 idols streamed

Chūgoku, Kyūshū, Hokkaido, Chūbu/Hokuriku versions streamed.

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2016 Live-Action Death Note film casts former AKB48 idol Rina Kawaei

Kawaei possesses 1 of 6 Death Notes in fall film.

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AKB48 and Nogizaka46 songs to be played as subway train departure melodies in Tokyo

You can probably tell which stations they’ll be played at, but can you guess which songs have been chosen?

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Ease your Christmas loneliness with idol singer Santa cosplay 【Photos】

J-pop vocalists dress up as Miss Claus.

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J.J. Abrams reveals that he wanted an AKB48 idol in the cast for Star Trek

The famed Hollywood director was ready to set his phaser to “idol.”

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Justin Bieber kisses two of Japan’s most popular idols, breaks the hearts and minds of their fans

Two pecks on the cheek, far, far more angry idol otaku.

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