Saturday, January 7, 2012
AKB48 J-Pop popping across the Pacific
Recently in The Wall Street Journal appeared an article “Japan Goes Gaga Over a 92 – Member Girl Group.” This article brought to mind a column I wrote in 2011 for the Japanese website ZakZak.
Here is a link to the column in English:http://propaganda-buster.blogspot.com/2012/01/akb48-column-in-zakzak.html
Article appearing in The Wall Street Journal:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203733304577101733547361496.html
The article explains the success that is this girl J-pop group and their growing popularity. They perform in the Akihabara area of Tokyo, and there are plans to franchise the group to other nations, possibly the USA. The Akihabara area “Field of Autumn Leaves” or “Akihabara Electric Town” (Akihabara Denki Gai or Akiba).
Posted by Tony aka: PropagandaBuster at 7:18 PM
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