Update: On the 2nd Day of AKB48 Request Hour, it’s revealed that JKT48 has asked their Sister from AKB48 to join them in a performance on the 25th of February. It’s unknown if they are referring to this event. Eitherway, AKB48 have Agreed!
Japan’s Ministry of Education and Culture was planning to hold “Nihon Indonesia Pop Culture Festival” at Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, from 25 to 26th Feb 2012 as a cultural exchange event.
The event will be held for 2 days. The first day will be held at Balai Kartini and they will be bringing the famous Japanese idol group, AKB48 and the second day, to be held at Plaza Senayan XXI for Naruto’s movie screening and the latest concert of L’arc en Ciel.
“We want to introduce the other side of Japan which is more relaxed, not only the serious part to Indonesia’s people”, said Shimizu Chikara Secretary-General of Jakarta Japan Club as one of the committee of “Pop Culture Festival”.
There is no other news about this event other than the source below currently. Thus the rumor, but considering the place’s size and announced programs, I think it’s quite a big event for Indonesia.
I’m expecting much from both Japan’s Ministry and Indonesia’s Government for the success of this event. I’m going to post more if we get more information.