Feb 26, 2015

AKB48 Theater logs millionth visitor since 2005

The AKB48 Theater in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, the base for all-girl chorus and dance troupe AKB48, on Wednesday welcomed its millionth visitor since opening on Dec. 8, 2005. Its beginnings were underwhelming: There were only seven people in the audience during the group’s first ...

Nov 5, 2014

Man who attacked AKB48 members with saw pleads guilty

A 24-year-old man who attacked two members of the idol group AKB48 with a saw at a May event in Iwate Prefecture pleaded guilty at the first session of his trial, but used unusually colloquial language when responding to a question from the presiding ...

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 ...