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AKB48 to Livestream @TokyoDome June 27 JST!

24 Jun

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2021 ONLINEFor more information, please visit the official website.

Anyone yearning for that summer concert experience will have to wait a little bit longer because of the pandemic. Thankfully, some show promoters are keeping it virtual. Anyone wanting their J-pop will be glad to know AKB48 will be performing at Asia Festival 2021 Online.

This event was first held back in January 2019 and won instant accolades. In the same year, on August 24th, a second event was held in Shanghai and was met with equal enthusiasm. The look into what made each group unique was key to this show’s success.

This pay-for event will present performances from the internationally popular J-Pop idols and their sister groups on June 27. Just like a real concert, different levels exist for those wanting “the perks” like pre-show, post-performance exclusives or souvenirs to this digital show.

This event will unite AKB48’S sister groups from across Asia, including JKT48 (Jakarta), BNK48 (Bangkok), MNL48 (Manila), AKB48 Team SH (Shanghai), AKB48 Team TP (Taipei), SGO48 (Ho Chi Minh City), and CGM48 (Chiang Mai).

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Violent Attack on AKB48 – Update

26 May

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

TheaterNoticeAccording to Twitter users, notice was given to fans by the HKT48 Theater in Hawks Town Mall, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka Prefecture. The letter regards new security measures, as advised by Japanese police, in the theater where AKB48’s splinter group, HKT48, performs. In the letter the theater states:

“We will start using metal detectors today. The following is a list that will set the detector off to please put them in a plastic bag which we will distribute.”

The list includes watches, keys, belt, lighters, coins, cellphones, fashion accessories and other metals.

Other fans at the most recent HKT48 performance have said the front row in the theater was left unoccupied and that there were no hi-fives given by members of HKT48 to their fans.
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AKB48 Members Injured in Daytime Attack

26 May

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Note: This report contains coarse language.

Suspect: Satoru Umeta

Suspect: Satoru Umeta

Two members of the popular Japanese pop group AKB48 and one of their staffers were injured Sunday in what was described as an attack. The violent assault by a lone 24-year old male took place during a fan event at the Iwate Industry Culture and Convention Center in Takizawa, Iwate Prefecture. The alleged attacker, identified by police as 24-year old high school drop-out Satoru Umeta from Towada, assaulted three people with a bladed weapon. He was arrested on the spot for suspicion of attempted murder.

There was confusion among AKB48’s fans after the attack. One of them posted live from the event on WEN48:
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