Dentsu Ho: Yasushi Akimoto Interview on JKT48


Italian guy living in Japan. I like all 48 groups but JKT interest me the most. I wish to contribute to their popularity in Japan and see them do an event here! Team J = Veranda, Gentiga = Nina, but my oshi is Ayen :) I never wanted to support someone as much as I do her.

5 Responses

  1. Kaz says:

    Dentsu Inc. have been partnering with AKS for a long time.
    Dentsu Inc. are responsible for AKB48 Group’s advertising and marketing. AKB48’s massive success in Japan made them (Dentsu Inc. and AKS) to want to repeat the same overseas.
    For the first ever AKB48’s overseas sister group, Dentsu Inc.’s subsidiary company in Indonesia (Dentsu Indonesia, that is) is trusted to manage the project.

  2. Geth says:

    Thanks Wotaliano.
    I hope JKT48 become Dentsu’s highest profile project in the future.

  3. 4dr14n says:

    “Nakagawa make people like japan more” maybe that jkt48 cant have original song….. I hope jkt48 more indonesian and loved by indonesian….. I think jkt need reach another level in indonesian music….. Loved not by only us but all indonesian people…. JKT48 need original song

    • Sammy says:

      Indonesian people in general (not JKT wotas) do NOT care whether JKT have original song or not. To Indonesian people in general, JKT’s current songs (which are translated ver. from their sister groups’ songs) sound as ‘original’ and fresh to their ears. Why? Because Indonesian people in general (mostly) do not listen to J-songs, let alone JPN48 songs.
      So, what do Indonesian people in general and JKT wotas need from JKT management? A really really good translator who has a very good understanding of song lyrics.

      • Noni S. says:

        I may sound like I’m defending JKT management’s song lyric translation efforts, but to be fair, they really do have a very good Indonesian to English translator (for the english version of JKT songs).
        As for Japanese to Indonesian song lyric translation quality, well I have a mixed feelings. Some of them are very good, some are just okay and some others are bad.
        Anyway, I completely agree with you that only (some) JKT Wotas are irritated about JKT still yet to have their original songs. Most JKT Wotas (especially the purist one) don’t even listen to JPN48 version but they still ask for JKT original songs. I believe it pains JKT Wotas’ asses so much seeing their Idols getting ‘used/second-hand’ songs..