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UPDATE 20 August 2017: More Japanese and Malaysian artistes have been announced for the upcoming Japan x Malaysia Friendship Concert at Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach on 23 September 2017, and they include Anna Tsuchiya, Joe Flizzow, Jaclyn Victor, and Alvin Chong.

Tickets priced at RM132 (Chill Zone) and RM242 (Rock Zone) are available via ticketcharge.com.my and airasiaredtix.com.


Former member of famous girl group AKB48, Itano Tomomi as well as seven-member girl group Juice=Juice will be part of the line-up for JAPAN x MALAYSIA Friendship Concert 2017!

Back in early June, we have reported that Juice=Juice will be flying down to Malaysia as part of their debut world tour, Juice=Juice Live Around Tour 2017, and looks like now it has been confirmed that the girls, along with Itano Tomomi will be the latest addition to the festival’s line-up.

Previously announced performers include Harajuku dance rock outfit An Café, electro-rap duo Charisma.com, and Malaysia’s very own bands Bunkface and Fazz.

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Initially made up of Miyazaki Yuka, Kanagawa Tomoko, Takagi Sayuki, Miyamoto Karin and Uemura Akari, Juice=Juice is a girl group under Hello Project, who also handles other all-female idol Japanese pop artistes, including Morning Musume, Berryz Kobo, C-ute and more.

Just recently, two new members – Ruru Danbara and Nanami Yanagawa have joined the group, becoming new official members of Juice=Juice.

When TheHive.Asia met the girls at Viral Fest Asia in Bangkok, the group told us that they would be returning to Thailand in September for their debut world tour “Juice=Juice Live Around Tour 2017”, which will also include Malaysia.

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“We’ll be going on a world tour in September, and two of the Asian locations that we’ll be visiting are Malaysia and Thailand,” said member Miyamoto Karin.

Meanwhile, Itano Tomomi is a singer-actress who was one of the first batch members of AKB48 back in 2005. She graduated from the group in 2013 and debuted as a solo artiste.

This will be her first time performing in Malaysia.

Tickets to JAPAN x MALAYSIA Friendship Concert will be launched on 28 July at airasiaredtix.com.