05 May '11, 1am

AKB48 Singapore on Asia One

AKB48 Singapore on Asia One

SINGAPORE - Japanese top idol girl group AKB48 will open their first overseas theatre here in Singapore. The world's first AKB48 Cafe, as well as South-east Asia's first AKB48 official shop, will also be located in Singapore. This is part of the idol group's plan to develop a J-pop experiential project in Singapore. The project will be housed at *SCAPE in Orchard Road. A spokesperson for the group, Mr Yasushi Akimoto, said he wanted to bring idols and fans closer through interactions and live concerts and events. "By locating AKB48's theme shop and cafe adjacent to the Live Hall, this will make them more accesible to Singaporeans. "I hope that they can feel and enjoy AKB48 and better appreciate live concerts. It will be great if fans in Singapore can eventually identifty with and see AKB48 as their own idols someday," he said. The live concerts, themed as "The Akihabara Ex...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest+News/Showbiz/Story/A1S...

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