The popular Indonesian idol group whose name is derived from its based city of Jakarta and the Japanese idol sister group of AKB48, JKT48 days ago presented their latest single called “Refrain Penuh Harapan” aka Kibouteki Refrain or simply translated as Refrain Full of Hope. The single is part of their fan results through their ninth single “Pareo is Emerald”. Differ from previous release, the management and the label that houses the idol group offered two kind of CD options to their royal fans such as regular CD which contains of six new songs and two video clips along with behind-the-scenes as the bonus. Then there is a gimmick for random pack photo of senbatsu or elected members. In addition, for the regular CD buyer, fans would also get a photo of senbatsu or undergrils (member will chosen randomly) and of course invitations to future special events of JKT48. For those of you who are willing purchase the card version, you can simply visit their theater. But what makes it unique? Well the card is contained with the latest song “Refrain Penuh Harapan” plus it has a special link to download their music. For more information about JKT48 and their latest single, feel free to visit their official website.

JKT48 is an Indonesian idol group whose name is derived from its based city of Jakarta and the Japanese idol group AKB48. Formed in 2011, it is the first AKB48 sister group outside of Japan and adopts the concept of “idols you can meet”. Fans can attend daily performances at the group’s theater, which was built as a close replica to the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara. Producer Yasushi Akimoto decided to bring the AKB48 concept to Indonesia because the group had begun to develop a fan base in the country. Indonesia’s growing economy was seen as a potential market by many Japanese companies, and Akimoto established a franchising partnership with Dentsu Media Group Indonesia to replicate the AKB48 business model. Dentsu Media Group Indonesia then cooperate with the country’s largest media conglomerate Global Mediacom, the Southeast Asia’s largest and most integrated media group as JKT48 official media partner. While JKT48 does not restrict membership by nationality, applicants must be residents of Indonesia. The group has 72 members and released its first studio album Heavy Rotation on 16 February 2013 via Hits Records, a division of MNC subsidiary PT Star Media Nusantara. It performs songs by AKB48 and other sister groups that are translated into Indonesian.

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