Tag Archives: AKB48

Tokyo Auto Saloon Singapore 2013

Known as one of the largest automotive after-market parts and accessories exhibition in the world, the Tokyo Auto Salon has become quite an iconic event for automotive fans to attend in Japan. For 30 years now and counting, the event sees more than 250,000 automotive fans from all over the world visiting Japan for this event over a 3 day …

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Glamberts Rejoice!

Ok so my attempted at trying to do a Instagram manual filter didn’t work out well. It has been two over years since me and Elliott started POPCulture Online and one thing I always had a soft spot for are the fans of the various artiste and groups. From Lady Gaga’s fans the “Little Monsters” to Justin Bieber’s “Beliebers” and …

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SDN48: The Final Stage

SDN48, the Japanese idol girl group started by Mr Yasushi Akimoto back in 2010, returned to Singapore over the weekend as part of their Final Stage tour. The group was created to appeal to a more mature fan base, and was created based on an “adult idol” concept, with an average age of 23 years among the members. Their debut …

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NMB48 Special Cafe & Handshake event

The month of December is always a time of festive joy with the Christmas holiday season mood setting in. And for fans of AKB48’s sister group NMB48, Christmas came early as 3 members of NMB48 were in town for the NMB48 Special Cafe event plus a Handshake event later at the AKB48 Singapore Official Shop. For those new to the …

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The Top 10 Babes of 2011

In our POP Babe section this month, we decided to do something a little different for our year-end wrap up of babes who have graced this section of the magazine. Instead of listing the Babes of the year according to popularity, we’re listing them according to who we thought stood out best when we met them…..or at least were within …

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On Stage With SDN48

As part of the AKB48 experience at *SCAPE for October, sister group SDN48 held 2 concerts at the *SCAPE Warehouse on 8 Oct in front of a full house! They managed to make some time for us to interview them on stage behind closed doors while they were getting ready for their 2nd concert. The group was created based on …

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24th Single AKB48 Janken Tournament

So what does a simple game of Scissors-Paper-Stone have to do with a whole tournament in Japan’s Budokan stadium with flashy lights and a whole production setup that can rival any concert setting? Well for the uninitiated, this seemingly simple game will be used to determine who will be in AKB48’s 24th single lineup. And that is not all, the …

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Anime Festival Asia 2011 Press Briefing

With many rumors abound since last year and with the fans all wondering what would be installed for the premiere Japanese Pop Culture event to be held here in Singapore, it was with great anticipation that many camped the internet social media mediums like facebook and twitter for live updates as SOZO and Dentsu Singapore held its first of many …

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Getting to Know SKE48

16 members of the Nagoya-based girl idol J-pop group, SKE48, a sister group of AKB48 were in town on 27 July for a 1 show performance. Prior to their concert at *SCAPE Warehouse, the members took time off to meet and greet their fans at the AKB48 cafe as well as to take a stroll down Orchard Road to give …

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AKB48 Cafe SG Official Launch &Summer Vacation Special

After it's initial soft launch, the AKB48 Cafe at *SCAPE has seen many fans and diners through its doorways to soak up the AKB48 themed ambience and enjoy its good food. Even with it's initial small menu offering, customers to the cafe were not disappointed with the quality of the food and the cheerful staff. It was only a matter …

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AKB48: The Experience

On 25 June, AKB48 Singapore held the soft opening of the AKB48 Official Café Singapore, the world’s first AKB48 concept café. Designed to give diners the experience of AKB48’s theatre in Japan, the Café features a theatre-style shop front and a mini stage within the café. Diners can look forward to exclusive AKB48 video screenings and get a chance to …

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AKB48 In Singapore

The AKB48 Singapore store at *SCAPE was opened in May and I wasn't able to attend because I was on Holiday. None the less you can read all about it here. During that time I was in Hong Kong and guess what? While the Singapore store was being launched I was visiting the AKB48 Museum in Hong Kong. It has …

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AKB48 Singapore Theater ‘Live’ Vol.2

The official AKB48 Singapore website has been updated with details for the next theater performance for the Japanese Idol Group. It will be held this sunday, 29th May 2011 and will feature Team A's Misaki Iwasa, 5 members from Team K and 8 members from Team B. 2 research students will also be coming along for the event. And on …

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AKB48 Singapore Official Shop Opening

With kawaii(cute) smiles, sassy dance moves and a wide range of tunes from heart moving ballets to fast catchy tunes, the popularity of all girl idol group AKB48 has been growing since the idea turned reality happened back in 2005. It is no surprise that in Singapore where the number of people listening to J-Pop is on the rise, there …

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AKB48 Singapore Store Special Launch Event

The AKB48 Singapore store at *SCAPE will have its official opening this Saturday, 14th May 2011 and details for a special launch event has been released. Doors to the store will open at 1pm and AKB48 fans can get their hands on merchandise such as posters, t-shirts, photobooks and lots more. And for those who spend more than $15, they …

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