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In Japanese culture, Template:Nihongo are (usually female) media personalities in their teens and early twenties who are considered particularly attractive or cute and who will, for a period ranging from several months to a few years, regularly appear in the mass media, e.g. as singers for pop groups, bit-part actors, TV personalities (tarento), models in photo spreads published in magazines, advertisements, etc.

Notable idols

  • Pink Lady (Had a streak of nine number one hits from 1976 to 1978, with five being multi million selling)
  • Onyanko Club (First idol group to rotate members and have sub-groups)
  • Morning Musume (Longest running idol group in history, popular in early 2000s)
  • Nakagawa Shoko (The Blog Queen)
  • AKB48 (Guinness World Record winner of largest pop group)

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