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Thursday, 02 May 2019 23:31

Yamaguchi Maho: Akimoto Yasushi Knows Nothing

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First of all, this news is a bit complicated, and somehow I doubt its credibility, I hope the readers can judge the content themselves.

According to Japanese newspaper Daily Sport, NGT48 member Yamaguchi Maho wrote a mobile mail (mobame subscription services) to express her gratitude and regret to AKB48 group producer Akimoto Yasushi.

Yamaguchi Maho wrote she once thought about communicating with Akimoto Yasushi directly via SNS, but he not is the management who runs AKB48 anymore, nobody reports to him, he seems to know nothing. As her understanding, AKB, organization and the personnel are different now, so he is even unable to comment the incident, so are other group's members, she thinks she causes a lot of trouble to others, therefore she wants to say sorry.

Moreover, Yamaguchi Maho also mentioned Sashihara Rino, she is surprised and appreciated Sashihara Rino's comment for her. On the other hand, she once thought Akimoto Yasushi is a poor person, she once thought if he keeps silent just for protecting himself, which is quite common for those celebrities, but she found Akimoto Yasushi did not harm her and heard he is quite worried about her, and he also considers her, Hasegawa Rena and Sugahara Riko's situation, therefore she apologized and thanked to him.

Original source: Daily Sport

Personal remarks 1: I don't subscribe Yamguchi Maho's mobile, so I can not confirm if the content is correct or not, moreover the mobile is from AKS, I can not confirm if it is written by Yamaguchi Maho herself.

Personal remarks 2: Just my personal experience, opinion and bias, I don't really trust what Daily Sport writes.

Personal remarks 3: In Japan, there are some criticism against Akimoto Yasushi about Yamaguchi Maho's incident.

Personal remarks 4: Just my personal opinion, Akimoto Yasushi's AKB48 producer position is just symbolic without any power, his power had been transferred to Kyoraku's AKS. 

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  • Comment Link Anonymous Friday, 03 May 2019 02:50 posted by Anonymous

    As I remembered from hkt’s documentary, he doesn’t has any power right now. He cant even nominated the senbatsu.

  • Comment Link Mikuoshi Friday, 03 May 2019 03:19 posted by Mikuoshi

    But should he have kept quiet? He retains the title of founder and still earns royalties from all 48G music. The least he could do is say something, no matter how small.

  • Comment Link kinako Friday, 03 May 2019 04:16 posted by kinako

    Agree with @Mikuoshi: if he's truly out of the loop now... even more than a graduated member (who'd have to consider future projects with AKS if they publicly criticized them), AkiP has ample cause to comment critically of the new power structure... and esp since Sasshi (a subordinate) already did so.

    @Paul: not sure if this comment is going to be wiped due to pointing this out... but if you have sketchy sources for your news items, you may want to hold off publishing them until better sources are available.

  • Comment Link Paul Cho Friday, 03 May 2019 04:46 posted by Paul Cho

    Yes, and other 755 posts

    Sorry, I can not reply your comments (perhaps you don't want me to reply). I don't want to take side in this case, but thank you for your comment.

    First of all, the comment which points out my mistake will not be wiped out, trust me, many people did it b4.

    I don't know why you describe the source "sketchy", personally I just doubt its motivation, based on this, I judge I can not find a better source, if you get what I meant.

    Moreover, I personally find that the "imperfection" actually is one of essential part of the news.

    p.s. It is one of top news this morning, Yahoo! gets over 3,000 comments with over 100,000 persons' participation. Most of Japanese fansites talk about it, well, of course it does not strong enough to support I share this news, but after all, as I observe , no fans or Mahohon said it is fake.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Friday, 03 May 2019 17:43 posted by Tuberose

    We all knew that he hasn't been in charge of management for years, he still write the lyrics (or maybe his ghostwriters), but it's true that he has no power other than acting as the face and founder of 48G. That's why I blame him for this.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Friday, 03 May 2019 17:43 posted by Tuberose

    *that's why I don't blame him for this.

  • Comment Link Joe Friday, 03 May 2019 20:43 posted by Joe

    As part of the system I am sure that he relyed on that system to come to the right outcome, we don't know if he still believes it did or will so until he comments or takes a side we can't judge - he is not in a role to control events but could use his vast influence to shame management into doing what is right but he needs to know what that is. People who care can get in his twitter and leave constructive comments to help him.

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