Japan's new cryptocurrency crooners sing the bitcoin beats

Jan 10, 2018

Japan's new cryptocurrency crooners sing the bitcoin beats

Move over AKB48: Japan has a new all-girl idol band — the Virtual Currency Girls — on a mission to educate the public about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Each of the eight girls in the band, known in Japanese as Kasotsuka Shojo, plays a character ...

Mar 27, 2016

All-girl AKB48 spawns Thai, Filipina sister acts

All-girl idol group AKB48 plans to add branches in two more Southeast Asian countries — Thailand and the Philippines, its management agency said. BNK48, to be based in Bangkok, and MNL48, in Manila, will join the AKB48 family as its newest sister groups, while Taiwan's ...

Jan 19, 2016

Court rules pop idol has right to pursue happiness, can date

The Tokyo District Court has rejected a damages suit filed by a talent agency against a former member of an idol pop group for breach of contract because she dated a fan. The court ruled Monday that the contract restricted her freedom to pursue happiness. The ...