Get To Know JKT48
JKT48 is an Indonesian Idol group based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is the first sister group of AKB48 outside of Japan. The group was first announced on September 11, 2011 by the total producer of all xxx48 groups, Yasushi Akimoto.
The origin of the name ‘JKT48′ sometimes is confused by the Indonesian people because of the number ’48’ used in the end of the word. The word ‘JKT’ is representing the city where the group is based on, Jakarta. While the number ’48’ itself is representing the name ‘Shi(4)ba(8)’ which come from one of the all three producers of AKB48, Shiba Kotaro. So if any of the people you know saying that JKT48 is a group consists of 48 members, might you have to correct them since you do already know it now.
JKT48 currently consists of 24 members in total. This number would be added up later after the JKT48’s 2nd Generation Audition is finished, where they are estimeted around 20 or more people joined. The group however is not consist of all Indonesian members. Nozawa Rena and Ayana Shahab for examples are both Japanese, although Ayana a.k.a Achan is actually half Indonesian which allowed her to speak both language fluently.
Not long ago the group just opened its very own permanent theater on the 8th of september, 2012 which is located at fX Lifestyle X’enter F4, Jakarta. Each member is scheduled to perform in the theater every week, where the show is going everyday nonstop, in order to meet its group’s basic concept the ‘idol you can meet’ idea and also ‘growing with the fans’. So for all the people who are interested in seeing them, the theater is open 7 days a week, so you can always visit them whenever you are free and choose the show where you can see your favourite idol/s perform.
Now, at least you must already knew a thing or two about what is JKT48 and the idea of its existence in Indonesia. Well, I hope you guys would start getting to know them from now on and maybe have some interest to start fanboying/girling them.
Choose one member as your favourite idol, keep in touch with them, and make the most out of it.
Have fun!!! ♪───Ｏ（≧∇≦）Ｏ────♪
Hello Gio (is if i call you that make me become your friend? just kidding though). So may i ask why Aki P choose INA (our lovely country) to become nest of one 48 family? there already Singapore with official AKB shop, is it true that there are government involvement here JPN+INA in this project? Sorry for many question but i am sure you have deeper intel resource than me. Yoroshiku
As you know, Jakarta has an estimated population of around 8 million people. Unlike singapore and our other neighbouring countries like Malaysia or the Phillipines, the number of population we have here in Indonesia may attracts lots of bussineses around the world. Aki-p might have already thought of this and plan some marketing strategies to attract the Indonesian people into starting to be aware of JKT48 and its franchise. If Aki-P somehow successful of doing this, it won’t be a surprise JKT48 would take over and dominate all the markets in Indonesia, just like how akb48 is doing now in Japan, and it is possible that jkt48 would even do better than them.
Another reason also to argue is how the Japanese culture is more familiar in Indonesia compare to how it is in another countries. Eventhough the kpop wave is felt lately by all the Indonesian people, Jpops and Jrocks in Indonesia is still very dominant also. In fact, before JKT48 was announced, the stuffs and crew who managing akb48 did some research which shows that Indonesia has more percentages of being familiar about Jpop and other Japanese culture compare to another countries like China, Singapore, Thailand and Korea.
Its all have been taken into account by Akimoto Yasushi himself wether it is good or not, benefitting or disfavouring and other stuffs like that for him
I hope I give you a good explanation
Thanks for leaving a comment, I really appreciate it
yes thanks, i see this is very reasonable. Highest population in south east Asia and popularity of Japanese Pop Culture (music, manga anime and game perhaps). “JKT48 would take over and dominate all the markets in Indonesia” it would take time, even now JKT48 doesn’t have official shop yet, its almost one year.
Yes, just like akb, it would take time to be able to achieve that target, and we are talking 5 to even 7 years from now.
And what you ask about possible goverment involvement in this project, I absolutely have no idea. But in my own opinion, such things couldn’t possibly happened here. Jakarta chosen as the first cities of 48 family quaters outside of Japan is just happened with an obvious reason, and tey are like what I was saying above.
But really, I absolutely know nothing concerning this kind of stuffs. However, there is nothing to worry about, since I (and others perhaps) couldn’t really think of any bad possible outcomes if the Indonesian governmwnt did actually involve here