Oshima Yuko was the captain of AKB48's Team K. She is also a member of Not yet. In 2010, she received the most votes, beating Maeda Atsuko. In the 2011 general election, she placed second to Maeda once again. In 2013 general election, she was voted second overall with 136,503 votes and lost to Sashihara Rino with 150,570 votes.
NMB48 Team BII member Watanabe Miyuki (渡辺美優紀) announced her graduation in NMB48 Theater on 13 April 2016.
Watanabe Miyuki said: I, Watanabe Miyuki has decided to graduate from NMB48. To be honest, it takes more courage than joining NMB48. The days in NMB48 were so amazing, I feel happiness.
I have witnessed many same generation members graduated, and juniors are so shinning, I think it is time for next generation. Since transferred to Team BII from Team N, until Amagami Hime type-B c/w song MV's production with W-CENTER of Yabushita Shu and Shibuya Nagisa, I think BII will be great like that. I really want to talk to each members, and those staff keep taking care of me, I am not a strange-forward person, though I can not express my feeling very clearly, I really appreciate them.
Sayanee (Yamamoto Sayaka), the girl with same blood type, similar height, same age, though we can not establish a best-friend relationship, she is most important person of my life, therefore I can not express myself to her, but I understand her greatness, and really respect her, I were unable to express this feeling to her, and I can say it via this moment.
I really feel lonely, therefore I decide to graduate. Thank you all for supporting me all along, I really love NMB48, for all of you who love NMB48, in the remaining time. I will try my best for NMB48. I have a lot of memories in NMB48, I hope you all will keep supporting NMB48
Watanabe Miyuki is NMB48 1st generation member, she joined NMB48 in 2010, she made her debut in AKB48 Tokyo Autumn Festival. Watanabe Miyuki was transferred from Team N to Team BII in AKB48 group Daisokaku in 2014. Watanabe Miyuki announced her graduation from NMB48 on 13 April 2016.
NMB48 top member Yamamoto Sayaka (山本彩) announced she she will not keep the concurrent position in AKB48's Team K.
Yamamoto Sayaka said she had discussed with AKB48 group producer Akimoto Yasushi (秋元康), and he agrees.
March 26, 2016 - 48G to expand 3 Overseas Groups
It was announced in AKB48 solo concert on 26 March 2016, AKB48 group will expand 3 more overseas sister groups, TPE48, MNL48 and BNK48.
TPE48, MNL48 and BNK48 are going start activities during the year of 2016.
On stage, the members of AKB48, as well as fans, were very surprised and pleased by this news.
January 1, 2016 - AKB48's Takahashi Minami's Graduation Concert to be held in Yokohama Stadium + actual graduation postponed
On AKB48's official blog, it was announced that Takahashi Minami's graduation concert would be held at Yokohama Stadium on March 27.
As previously revealed, it will be a 2-day concert on March 26 and March 27. The first day on the 26th will features AKB48's solo concert while the 27th will be "the 1st AKB48 Group Touzai Taikou Uta Gassen" (for Daytime) and "AKB48 Group Takahashi Minami graduation Concert" (for night).
Also, Takahashi's graduation was originally planned after the concert on March 28 at the AKB48 Theater, but now it has been postponed to her 25th birthday, on April 8, at the theater at Akihabara.
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