AKB48 singer co-writes book on Constitution

Jul 24, 2014

AKB48 singer co-writes book on Constitution

Natsuki Uchiyama, an 18-year-old member of the all-female idol group AKB48 who is known for reciting passages from the Constitution on stage, has now co-written a book about her favorite subject. “Constitutionalism,” written in collaboration with Shigeru Minamino, an associate professor at the Kyushu ...

AKB48 rebounds from saw assault to crown new queen bee

Jun 7, 2014

AKB48 rebounds from saw assault to crown new queen bee

Mayu Watanabe was voted the top AKB48 idol in a popularity contest Saturday amid tight security after two members of the all-girl pop group were attacked by a saw-wielding man last month. Thousands of fans congregated at Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, western Tokyo, for ...

Thieves swipe AKB48 shells from tsunami-hit railway

Jun 4, 2014

Thieves swipe AKB48 shells from tsunami-hit railway

The Sanriku Railway Co. says thieves have stolen scallop shells bearing messages written by entertainers from all-girl pop and dance troupe AKB48. The company believes the shells disappeared from Koishihama Station in May, where they had been hanging with 10,000 or so other decorative ...

Homemaker, 37, joins girl group AKB48

Apr 17, 2014

Homemaker, 37, joins girl group AKB48

Commercial music juggernaut AKB48 has added a 37-year-old mother of two to the wildly popular all-girl group as it looks to broaden the appeal of its teen-dominated line-up. The collective, whose 90-plus singers and dancers are rotated in and out of the limelight according ...