Tokyo ON #048: Everything you wanted to know about AKB48*
Maction Planet Radio returns with another episode of their flagship show, Tokyo ON!
This is Episode Number 48 of Tokyo ON, and not only does that mean you can listen to Tokyo ON back to back for 24 hours now, it also calls for a one-off super special on everything AKB48.
Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong takes you back to where it all started for both AKB48 and himself in 2005/2006 (what’s a smartphone?), and gives you an overview of the sound, structure and style of AKB48 from a number of different angles as only Tokyo ON can – in fact, this episode somehow contains Japanese, English, Korean and Bahasa, as well as Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, KARA and TWICE.
It’s everything you could possibly want to know about AKB48*
Our tour guests, listeners to Maction Planet Radio and readers of our blog know that one of our many goals is to open up Tokyo’s diverse music culture to visitors. This can be difficult to crack due to the language barrier and the sheer breadth and depth of the scene. Concerts, gigs, club nights across every conceivable genre, homegrown, traditional, modern and internationally-influenced… the variety is outstanding. In most cases there is no English-language information available for these amazing events, and that is where we can help.
We run Tokyo Music Tours, which we brand “Maction Planet Radio Tours”, introducing people to the varied range of music in this amazing city. Like everything we do, your Tokyo Music Tour can be fully customised around the rest of your time touring The World’s Greatest Metropolis, where everything old is new again!
Some examples include:
- Cherry Blossom viewing followed by an amazing gig from Tokyo Discotheque Orchestra.
- Craft beer, the legacy of the zaibatsu, a cloudy architecture tour from on high, amazing ramen and thumping house music… all in one four hour tour of Tokyo.
- Hotel Koe’s opening party – only 80 premium tickets available – attended after an 8-hour tour of the ins and outs of the west Tokyo.
Whatever your interests, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us help you have a truly unique time in The World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond.