“AKB48 Group CIRCLE JAM” is an event with a concept of “exchange through collaboration” that is created when overseas 48 sister groups, members, and fans are actually in the same place, at the same venue, and on the same stage.
This year’s event will be held in collaboration with “Japan Expo”, an annual Japanese cultural event held in Bangkok, Thailand.
In 2021, the online festival was held during covid disaster, yet the groups were able to connect with each other through online by using advanced augmented reality (AR) and CG effects, connecting through “the net” allowing many fans to enjoy the event. For the first time among the 48 sister groups overseas, all members were eligible to participate in a project using TikTok.
It was a grand project involving fans of all groups, and the top winner, BNK48 from Bangkok, Thailand, winning the right to host the event “AKB48 Group CIRCLE JAM”, hosting for each group in Bangkok and playing a leading role in the event.
It was a grand project involving fans of all groups, and the top winner, BNK48 from Bangkok, Thailand, won the right to host the event and host the AKB48 Group CIRCLE JAM, hosting each group in Bangkok and playing a leading role in this event.
Direction and staging of the event will be designed, with Thai culture as the core, whilst AKB48 from Japan will join for this event. The other sister groups will be selected through a “planned exchange”. In addition to each group’s performance, special unit performances, game competitions, and fashion shows are also being planned.