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5 lessons business-owners can learn from AKB48

(So-called) International artists like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Eminem, and BTS may top music charts and sell millions of records worldwide. However, they did not rule one side of planet Earth. That turf belongs to AKB48, the largest pop group in the worldwide music industry. AKB48 is short for Akihabara48, named after the …

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SKE48 delivers 1-2 punches at the 2018 Senbatsu Sousenkyo

All hail the new queen, Jurina Matsui! The AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo (53rd Single World General Election) and 10th annual AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo have just concluded. Guess what? Matsui Jurina of SKE48 is hailed queen by the fans of the 48 music fandom. Her coronation took place just last night before a …

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What I can say about those graduation announcements (and my thoughts on Jonishi Kei)

A flurry of graduation news (and ceremonies) I am a Jpop listener, but I admit I am not often updated with the happenings about AKB48, Nogizaka46, and other acts that I listen to. I am not a fanatic of singers or groups. I am just a fan of songs, but I stand behind the people …

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Hope and anticipation for MNL48, AKB48’s Filipina sister group (Part 2)

Don’t forget to read Hope and anticipation for MNL48, AKB48’s Filipina sister group (Part 1) Challenges and opportunities for MNL48 fandom I believe it will not be smooth sailing for MNL48, but it will be a fun ride and a great learning experience for the first generation members. There will be the scandals, of course, …

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Hope and anticipation for MNL48, AKB48’s Filipina sister group (Part 1)

Enter MNL48, the Philippines’ newest pop sensation Finally, AKB48’s Filipina sister group is coming to an exciting realization, and the Pinoy fandom of the world’s biggest pop band – and Japan’s best-selling female act – cannot wait. For the longtime fans in the Philippines, it is a ‘dream comes true’. The Pearl of the Orient …

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My Favorite Tracks From Acts Related To AKB48

Music from AKB48’s sister acts Good things come in a package, and this is what I get from listening to AKB48: Loads of great tracks from their sister groups and from their “official rival”. If you have listened to AKB48, then you have also listened to SKE48, NMB48, JKT48, HKT48, SNH48, and Nogizaka46. Why not? If one member …

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