12 Sep '11, 10am

AKB48's Indonesian sister group JKT48 to debut at the end of the year

AKB48's Indonesian sister group JKT48 to debut at the end of the year

JAKARTA: Popular Japanese girl group AKB48 is preparing to welcome the birth of their Indonesian sister group JKT48, a group billed as a "unique idol group with Indonesian culture", later this year, reported Japanese media. AKB48's management staff announced the news during a handshaking event on Sunday to promote the group's new music album. The girl group's creator Yasushi Akimoto will also be the producer for JKT48. JKT48 will be made up of people who make it through the auditions that will be held in Jakarta. Candidates who pass the final round of selections in mid-October will undergo performance classes, before debuting some time at the end of the year as full-fledged members of JKT48. JKT48 will apparently share the same "idols you can meet every day" concept as AKB48, which stages regular performances at their own theatre in Tokyo's Akihabara district, along with s...

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