December 24, 2012
On December 23rd, it was announced that AKB48’s sister group JKT48, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, would be making their CD debut in January. The announcement was made during their live event to celebrate the 1st anniversary since they started their activities. To commemorate their CD debut, they are planning to distribute 100,000 copies of promotion CDs for free, mainly in Jakarta.
There are total four versions for the promotion CD, and each version contains one song among AKB48 songs, “Heavy Rotation“, “Baby!Baby!Baby!“, “Ponytail to Shushu“, or “Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara” that are covered by JKT48 in the Indonesian language. These songs will be included in the CD they will release in January. Details on their debut CD, including the album title and track lists will be announced later.
On the same day, the group also announced the formation of Team J. The captain of the team is Devi Kinal Putri. The team consists of 24 members, including Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka. Starting on the 26th, Team J will begin performing their new setlist “Renai Kinshi Jourei” that is a revival of AKB48 Team A’s 5th stage that was performed from October 19th 2008 ~ May 27th 2010. Thus, Takajo and Nakagawa’s theater performance debut as JKT48 members will be on the 26th.
Source & Image: Oricon