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Some 48G and Sakamichi Series idols who had graduated (and I will miss)

Idols come and go but the love remains I will never forget 2018… ‘twas the year a number of idols from both the 48G and Sakamichi Series groups graduated: Sashihara Rino, Yamamoto Sayaka, Ikoma Rina, and Nishino Nanase, among others. The major idol set to graduate this year is Nagahama Neru of Keyakizaka46. (Because she’s …

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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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Nanami Hashimoto of Nogizaka46 is graduating???

Nanami Hashimoto saying goodbye? That can’t be true. Hours after I celebrated the end of the 8-year title drought of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, I stumbled upon the news of Miss Nanami Hashimoto‘s graduation announcement on Facebook. She was just chosen as the center of Nogizaka46‘s upcoming 6th single, “Sayonara no Imi“. I just recovered …

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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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