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    Prayut meets girl pop idols

    News, Published on 14/09/2018

    » Six members of Japanese idol girl group AKB48 performed for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House yesterday during a visit to prepare for a Bangkok concert in December.

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    PM Prayut shakes hands with AKB48

    Online Reporters, Published on 13/09/2018

    » Six members of Japanese idol girl group AKB48 performed before Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House on Thursday during a visit to prepare for their Bangkok concert in December.

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    PM Prayut shakes hands with AKB48

    Gary Boyle, Published on 13/09/2018

    » Six members of Japanese idol girl group AKB48 performed before Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House on Thursday during a visit to prepare for their Bangkok concert in December.

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    Agreement signed for Manila sister group of AKB48

    Published on 22/09/2017

    » MANILA: Japanese-owned firm Hallo Hallo Entertainment Inc signed the partnership agreement on Friday with one of the Philippines' major television networks, ABS-CBN Corp, to bring to the Southeast Asian country its own version of the popular Japanese all-girl idol group AKB48.

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    Japan's AKB48 all-girl pop group to get Thai 'sister'

    Kyodo News, Published on 28/03/2016

    » The ever-expanding Japanese all-girl pop group AKB48 will branch out to Thailand and the Philippines, its management agency said.

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    Girl power

    Published on 24/06/2017

    » For fans of Asian pop music, Japanese idol girl group AKB48 are one of the biggest. Indeed, in terms of personnel, they are the biggest, with well over a hundred members. Across Asia, AKB48 now has several sister bands, including right here in Thailand with BNK48.

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    Sisters are doin' it for themselves

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Call it teen power. Or the epitome of kawaii culture. Or a great marketing idea. Some may also detect a strange, Lolita-tinted vibe. But with their own TV, anime and manga series, as well as the record for "highest selling musical act in Japan in terms of singles sold", AKB48, with 48 members, are a long-standing Japanese idol girl-group known for their super-cute style and catchy tunes. It has been described as a national phenomenon in its country of origin, with a devoted fanbase that has followed the band's songs and merchandise since its inception over a decade ago in 2005.

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    A smorgasbord of sounds

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 05/12/2018

    » This year's Maya International Music Festival, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, will move from Pattaya to Bangkok's Oasis Arena, Show DC, with a capacity of 50,000 people. No longer just an EDM festival, the event has added more K-pop and J-pop acts to present diverse music. The long lineup includes world-famous DJs -- Alesso, Porter Robinson, Markus Schulz, Major Lazer Soundsystem and Galanti -- as well as singers from top K-pop groups -- Girls' Generation's Hyo, Exo-CBX, Super Junior D&E -- and a J-pop group -- the sister group of BNK48, AKB48. The British electronic pop duo Oh Wonder will also perform at Maya.

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    Deconstructing teenage obsessions

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 16/02/2018

    » Much like AKB48 before them in Japan, the girls of BNK48 are shaping up to be nothing short of a phenomenon in Thailand. With thousands of worshipping fans across the country, BNK48 has created an entire culture around itself in just the short time it has been active, becoming bona fide idols in the collective Thai consciousness.

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    Thai sister group for Japan's AKB48 all-girl pop group

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 28/03/2016

    » With pink as official colour representing orchids, Thai sister pop group of AKB48 to be called BNK48 & will join Jakarta, Taipei & Manila as foreign sister groups.

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