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[News] AKB48 Taiwan Auditions
« on: April 02, 2015, 07:53:18 PM »
At the HKT48 concert in Taiwan today, it was announced that there would be an audition for Taiwanese people who wanted to be part of AKB48 Group in Japan: http://ameblo.jp/akihabara48/entry-11961874622.html
akb48-daily.blogspot.ca - AKB48 Taiwan Audition Start!
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/04/akb48-taiwan-audition-start.html

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Re: [News] AKB48 Taiwan Auditions
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 04:39:16 PM »
This will be interesting. I could see two issues already. First, members have to be able to speak/understand Japanese. Second, if members still young mostlikely parent need to move to Japan too. This will be expensive, and perhaps conflicting with work/life.

Also what happen with Taiwan sister group, why don't they just do/create that instead.

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Re: [News] AKB48 Taiwan Auditions
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 01:10:39 AM »
Another update about the Taiwan auditions.

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AKB48 Taiwan Audition updated info
April 17, 2015
AKB48 official website has updated Taiwan Audition page, and has updated the procedure, schedule and application form.

    Application period is from 17 April 2015 to 16 May 2015.
    First audition: 31 May 2015 to 6 June 2015.
    Second audition: Mid June 2015
    Final audition: Mid August 2015

Contact Email: tw.audition@akb48.co.jp

For more details, please visit AKB48 Taiwan Audition page
http://www.akb48.co.jp/page/taiwan_audition_tw/entry.html
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/04/akb48-taiwan-audition-updated-info.html
- http://www.akb48.co.jp/page/taiwan_audition_tw/entry.html

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Re: [News] AKB48 Taiwan Auditions
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 04:10:06 AM »
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AKB48 members video message for Taiwan Audition
April 23, 2015

AKB48 Youtube official channel has members' video message for AKB48 Taiwan Audition, the video messages are by AKB48 members Takahashi Minami (高橋みなみ), Oshima Ryoka (大島涼花) and Okada Nana (岡田奈々).
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/04/akb48-members-video-message-for-taiwan.html









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Re: [News] AKB48 Taiwan Auditions
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2015, 04:19:10 PM »
Aki-P gets interviewed (presumably on a Taiwanese show) regarding the auditions:


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Re: [News] AKB48 Taiwan Auditions
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2015, 10:33:01 PM »
TokyoGirlsUpdate.com - 17 Girls in Taipei are Selected as Gemstones in the Crown of AKB48!
- http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/akb48-taiwan-audition-finalists-20150854493.html



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17 girls pass the 'AKB48 Taiwan Audition'
August 8, 2015



On August 6, the final selection for "AKB48 Taiwan Audition" to choose AKB48's first foreign members was held in Taipei, Taiwan, and it was announced that 17 girls have passed the audition.

As a lot more girls passed than was originally planned, there will be another "final judgement" after the 17 candidates take lessons for a certain period of time.
Those who pass the "final judgement" will join AKB48 as its members and will start their activities in Japan, which will possibly be around the end of the year.

Regarding the reason why there will be another "final judgement," the group's producer Akimoto Yasushi commented, "The carefree smiles each candidate showed us during their self appeal time were amazing, and it made the audition itself wonderful, which gave me a great impression of Taiwan. That made us choose more successful candidates than we expected."



Reportedly, there were 2,152 applicants for the "AKB48 Taiwan Audition", and for the candidates who passed the first  (paper screening) and second (interview) screenings, some training for singing, dancing, and speaking Japanese were held in July. Seventeen girls among 42 candidates passed this time's final selection.


Source & Image(s): Oricon
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/08/17-girls-pass-the-akb48-taiwan-audition
- http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2057323/full/



EDIT: Includes a pic of what appears to be a newspaper clipping with the names of the girls that passed.

akb48-daily.blogspot.ca - 17 candidates pass AKB48 Taiwan Audition
- http://akb48-daily.blogspot.ca/2015/08/17-candidates-pass-akb48-taiwan-audition.html

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