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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:31

Kato Minami demoted to Research Student

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NGT48 official site announces their member Kato Minami is demoted to research student, due to inappropriate social media post.

According to NGT48 official site Kato Minami explains she watched the news while she was doing her nails, she just want to share her sorrow with close friends, but made a mistake and publicized it, she apologizes for her thoughtlessness behaviour. 

Moreover, all NGT48 members will be prohibited to use social medias from today (23:00 JST) on, until they are educated to use the social medias properly. 

Original source: NGT48 official site

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Some fans found Kato Minami shared a post on Instagram. Though it was not confirmed if it is fake or not (because it was deleted instantly), it led to lost of criticism from local fans, overseas fans and Japanese people, Kato Minami and her nick name Katomina became top one and two keywords of Yahoo! Japan Trends and News Topic yesterday. 

Reference: Related Instagram Post (Deleted)

While get the opportunity to do nails, I want to change the channel

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  • Comment Link MB Tuesday, 21 May 2019 04:07 posted by MB

    What difference does demoting her make?

    If they had shows or singles she could still perform, but they don't so...

    Seems AKS really do take everbody else to be as stupid as they are by dealing out swift, completely ineffectual, punishments and trying to laud their new trustworthy management.

    Expletive deleted!

  • Comment Link dayumm Tuesday, 21 May 2019 04:08 posted by dayumm

    she must be very tired of seeing her own group and members LOL
    thats what i get from this

  • Comment Link Jerry Tuesday, 21 May 2019 04:33 posted by Jerry

    It is unfortunate that there won't be a Team NII theater show tomorrow where management will force Katomina to apologize or have her teammates apologize for her.

  • Comment Link Jsprite Tuesday, 21 May 2019 05:50 posted by Jsprite

    I assume the meaning here is that basically she made fun of Mahohon, like she didn't care?

  • Comment Link Nick Tuesday, 21 May 2019 07:06 posted by Nick

    Exactly she was making fun of Mahochan's case, not being annoyed of seeing her own group. Nogizaka and Keyakizaka are way popular in Japan than any other 48G and yet they haven't had anything like happened. If your group is being shown for something that happened it's a good thing that the media is sharing, it also advertises your group in a way so no being annoyed would not be the case.

  • Comment Link seertotep Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:02 posted by seertotep

    As laudable the actions of management here but I don't think it carries any weight since NGT48 has no team system.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:40 posted by Tuberose

    @MB because kicking her out right now means losing fans = losing money

  • Comment Link Momo Tuesday, 21 May 2019 15:24 posted by Momo

    Because AKS did not deal competently with the problem, they have lost sponsors, fans, and respect for themselves and for NGT management. These loses will not gradually return as AKS continues to avoid doing what must be done. Things will only get worse. The issue has been carried on national current events programs in Japan for three weeks running. Even NGT's own city, which they represented officially, has rejected them. A few years ago the AKB group members could be seen on TV commercials, variety shows, and other events on a daily basis. That has mostly dried up. They are coasting on their past fame, with fewer and fewer songs on the charts at any given time. The NGT controversy is a shining example of bad management which helps explain the other issues quite well.

  • Comment Link Sad-San Tuesday, 21 May 2019 21:58 posted by Sad-San

    This is sad Katomina really has no respect for Mahohon...They really need to just disband this group and shuffle/transfer the girls who want to stay to other 48 groups as KKS....maybe if they are constantly around senpai who can lead them they will get there act together. If AKS tries to bounce back using the name NGT I fear it will never work the damage has been done in both Japan and even Internationally. I feel like they didn't have as many issues when Kitarie was in charge.

  • Comment Link sorasan Tuesday, 21 May 2019 22:51 posted by sorasan

    kinda sad in case, NGT48 had the potential to beat AKB48 flat in the face and now the name itself feels like a stain .....

  • Comment Link Tuberose Wednesday, 22 May 2019 03:05 posted by Tuberose

    @Sorason probably that's the real reason why no other sister groups can beat them yet, because they set the standard and respect the value. SKE NMB HKT might not reach the standard yet but NGT step on the value. So far STU still doing good.

  • Comment Link HartK Wednesday, 22 May 2019 06:39 posted by HartK

    The best solution is to disband NGT48 and transfer all the members to the other sister groups. NGT48 will never have any sponsor anymore after the scandal. I dont think that NGT48 will regain it's value.

  • Comment Link Zorgont Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:17 posted by Zorgont

    Now we can see how Kitarie was so good to able pull the group together. After she left, the group has fallen. The sad thing even she had to keep distance from NGT members to avoid sink with the group.

  • Comment Link alex Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:45 posted by alex

    Sad for Ogino Yuka..
    NGT48 management is so bad, stop SNS all members?
    Its so easy to finish it, only remove the 12 members involved with fans...
    Katomina was one?

  • Comment Link Surabaya Wednesday, 22 May 2019 21:03 posted by Surabaya

    Why disband NGT48 if only a few girls are bad idols?
    I don't want the group to disband.

  • Comment Link Momo Thursday, 23 May 2019 01:55 posted by Momo

    What NGT needed was new and better management. AKS sent new management but it was no better. In fact, it was worse, considering they had the previous managers bad example to avoid. Instead, they followed that example. So NGT still needs a new and better management. The problem now is that by admitting that they sent one bad manager to replace another bad manager, AKS looks pretty bad themselves. If they back track on what they have already said and done, then they would still look bad. I am guessing that, at this point, morale is pretty bad at NGT with no relief in sight. The only fix is a new and better manager that will regain the trust and confidence of the NGT members. AKS has to make that happen, and the sooner the better for all concerned, including AKS. Blaming their inaction and bad choices on the police was just a cop out.

  • Comment Link Tobias Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:23 posted by Tobias

    It's disgusting dude.You made Mahohon gone and your plan come back to yourself.Because you,NGT are bad.

  • Comment Link Zo Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:29 posted by Zo

    It's no secret that NGT has a bunch of problematic members all which ware in Team NIII group that should've been kicked instead of been shielded. This won't be the last time of members in the group that will cause problems as long they are allowed to stay.

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