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Districts Akihabara and Sotokanda in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward has private theaters called, “AKB48 Theater,” featuring daily performances for idols to feel closer to fans and fans to get closer to idols making an ideal platform for economic growth.
On the other hand, TV shows from around 2009 and the popularity created in the mass media as “national idols” pushed the CD sales to a record high.
As a special feature, there are many members.
People might think that “AKB48” means that there are only 48 members.
But no. There are more than 100 members in the group, including students, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
At the moment as a sister group in Japan, there is SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48. Outside Japan, sister groups JKT48, SNH48, are collectively called either AKB48 group or AKB group or 48 group.
Project to create MNL48 in Manila, Philippines; TPE48 in Taipei, Taiwan; and BNK48 in Bangkok, Thailand is under progress.
From June 2009, a “general election” had been held annually to determine the final selection of members in the group.
From 2012 the “general election” was broadcast live on TV.
Starting September 2010, the group decided to put a CD by a single selected member.
This has been continuing since then.
Since East Japan earthquake in March 2011, the group started a charity project “Someone to.”