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Hit tunes by the all-girl pop group AKB48 and its rival, Nogizaka46, and a 1960s duet song still popular in karaoke, have been selected for departure melodies at three subway stations in central Tokyo.

Tokyo Metro Co., the operator of nine subway lines in the city, said Wednesday that Akihabara Station on the Hibiya Line will feature “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” by AKB48. AKB stands for Akihabara, the capital’s electronics district and a hub of subculture, and is also the group’s birthplace.

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