Tag Archive: AKB48

J-Pop Boy Bands & Idol Groups Suck!

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Posted on April 6, 2015 1:16 pm | Leave your thoughts



Japan’s pop culture can sometimes draw a feeling of shock and awe from foreigners. We hear about vending machines that dispense used panties, boyfriend shaped pillows, and creepy humanoid robot receptionists. In truth, these are not examples of Japan’s pop culture, but instead an illustration of the bizarre undercurrent flowing beneath the mainstream. Japan’s pop...

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AKB48 J-Pop Profile

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Posted on December 14, 2014 8:18 pm | Leave your thoughts



AKB48 AKB48 (read “A.K.B. Forty-eight”) is a Japanese idol girl group. As of November 2013, the group has 89 members, whose ages range from early teens to mid-20s. AKB48 is named after Akihabara (Akiba for short), the area in Tokyo where the group’s theater is located. The idea of AKB48’s producer Yasushi Akimoto was to...

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