Aki Takajo and Haruka Nakagawa, singers that just recently transferred to JKT48 in Indonesia will be making appearances in a commercial for the flavored drink Pocari Sweat.
This will be the third such “POCARI SWEAT” commercial that has featured JKT48 members. A few other JKT48 members Melody and Shania are also appearing in the commercial along with Takajo and Nakagawa. There will be three different versions for the commercial. The “Love Letter” version will feature Nakagawa and it is now airing in Indonesia. A “Presentation” version that has Takajo in it, as well as a “Movie” version that has Shania in it will also begin airing soon.
In addition, it was revealed that SKE48’s “Gomen ne Summer” is being used as the song for all three versions. This is the first time that JKT48 has done a cover of SKE48’s song.
Takajo said, “I was very happy to be able to join the shoot for the CM as a member of JKT48 for the first time. Though it was only with Melody and Shania, I would love to get along with other JKT48 members more. Since the CM will be watched by many people, I want those people to know that we have joined JKT48 now.”
Nakagawa also gave her perspective on the situation saying, “I was so happy to appear in the ‘POCARI SWEAT’ CM in Indonesia. The shoot in Jakarta was so much fun, and I was able to learn Indonesian. I can’t wait to see the reaction by the fans in Indonesia who watch the CM.” The quotes are from http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/11/jkt48s-takajo-aki-nakagawa-haruka-to-appear-in-cm-in-indonesia/.
Source of Aki Takajo photo: http://matome.naver.jp. Aki Takajo was born in Tokyo on October 3, 1991. Her catchphrase is 緑茶、麦茶、烏龍茶、でもやっぱり？あきちゃ！22歳の高城亜樹です and I included that for my Japanese fans of this website. as a member of JKT48, Aki Takajo has participated in two singles and they are RIVER and Koisuru Fortune Cookie. Haruka Nakagawa is only a few months younger than Aki Takajo born on February 10. 1992. She is an Aquarius like me which is really cool! Haruka is a big fan of sports and her favorite sport is baseball. Nakagawa Haruka is also now JKT48’s Team J. Note: much has changed since this CM took place. Takajo graduated from AKB48 in 2016 and Nakagawa announced her plans to graduate as well.