I know that the Christmas holidays are gone and when I first heard about JKT48’s activities, they were just a brand new pop music group. Now JKT48 continues their busy activities unabated. The group on December 23, 2012 announced that they would be making their CD debut as a group in January 2013. This announcement was made during a live event one day before Christmas Eve in 2012. The live event was to celebrate the group’s first anniversary since their formation. The group was planning to distribute 100,000 copies of their new promotional CD for free mainly in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta. There will be four different versions of the promotional CD and each one of the versions will have one of the following AKB48 songs: Heavy Rotation, Baby! Baby! Baby!, Ponytail to Shushu, or Kimi no Koto ga Suki.
Each one of the songs will be in the Indonesian language and they will be included in the debut CD. It was also on December 23 that Team J was formed and the captain of that team is Devi Kinal Putri.
Team J has a total of 24 members including Aki Takajo and Haruka Nakagawa 2 of the three Japanese born members of the group. The other member of JKT48 born in Japan is Rena Nozawa who recently was given the opportunity to hold a concurrent position with AKB48.
Team J was scheduled to do their set list called “Renai Kinshi Jourei” which is a remake of the AKB48 5th stage which was performed from October 2008 all the way until May 2010. It was Aki Takajo that dazzled Japanese fans in August 2011 when she did a photo shoot for Big Comic Spirits when she appeared in bikinis or she was relaxing in the hotel at the time. Aki Takajo appeared in a blue bikini and she was relaxing by the pool or walking in the water. She explained her decision to transfer to JKT48 in August 2012. Aki Takajo said that this was something that she decided to do on her own. She said that she felt that if she had not made this decision to step forward and make the move that everything would have come to an end. She encouraged her supporters to not give up on her until her dreams come true. Well, her dream of transferring has come true and she is now in Indonesia. Good luck to Takajo and JKT48.