Category Archives: Japanese Girls Groups

Matsui Jurina (SKE48) Suffered From Anaemia and Exhaustion

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Malaysia – Casey Lee

Photo Credit: Yahoo Malaysia

Posted: Friday April 13, 2012 @12:30 p.m. PST



AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi has stepped in on SKE48’s Matsui Jurina’s condition and has told her to take an indefinite rest.


According to Tokyo Hive, Akimoto had shared on his Google+ account that Matsui had suffered from anaemia and exhaustion from overworking and has instructed her to take plenty of sleep and nourishment to recover.


“Jurina is resting with her mom,” Akimoto said and added; “I am keeping in touch with both Jurina and her mum, and I told them not to worry about work. So if there’s a sudden change in schedule, I’m sorry.”


Jurina had been absent from SKE48 activities since 5 April after stretching her limits during a performance in February and most recently at the AKB48 mega-concert in the Saitama Super Arena recently.

Matsui Jurina

AKB48 Sing National Anthem At Giants-Swallows Season Opener

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Japan Today

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Posted: Monday March 5, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m.PST


Popular idol group AKB48 will sing the national anthem before the Central League season-opening baseball game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Yakult Swallows at Tokyo Dome on March 30.

Giants officials said they wanted AKB48 to sing the anthem because the group is having a banner month, not just with its performances but also for the fact that it was chosen by the government to take part in a suicide prevention campaign.

AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda, 20, told reporters that the Giants’ opening game at Tokyo Dome will be the biggest stage for the group.


AKB48 Number One Top Selling Girl Group (Video)

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Blog Source: Tokyograph

Photo Credit: Tokyograph

Video Credit: YouTube (kittyguy3) “Flying Get”

Posted: Saturday January 7, 2012 @ 12:23 am PST

Topic: AKB48

Tokyograph Reported:”According to Oricon sales data, AKB48’s total single sales have now reached 11,787,000 copies with 25 singles. This puts them at #1 for total single sales by a female group, surpassing the previous record holder Morning Musume.”

Tokyograph Continued To Report:”Morning Musume is currently at 11,774,000 copies with 56 singles, over a span of 13 years and 11 months. AKB48 overtook them in only 5 years and 11 months, largely due to several recent singles that have all sold over 1 million copies each. The five singles they released in 2011 alone have sold 7,346,000 copies.”

Tokyograph’s Last Report:”Currently, the top three female groups in single sales are”

  1. AKB48 – 11,787,000 (25 singles)
  2. Morning Musume – 11,774,000 (56 singles)
  3. Pink Lady – 11,037,000 (23 singles)