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Friday, 05 July 2019 12:12

Saito Makiko Appointed SKE48 New Manager

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SKE, Inc. has changed its business name into Zest, Inc., and held an public event on 5 July 2019.

In the event Zest, Inc. announced that SKE48 captain Saito Makiko is appointed as SKE48 Manager (and concurrently acting as captain).

SKE48 Theater Manager Yuasa Hiroshi is transferred to Jakarta, Indonesia, and becomes SKE48 x JKT48 joint project's special adviser. 

Saito Makiko is SKE48 2nd generation member, she joined SKE48 in 2009, she was Team KII member, but was demoted to research student in 2010, and then promoted to be a Team E member in 2012. Saito Makiko was transferred to Team S in 2013, and transferred back to Team E in 2014. In 2016, Saito Makiko was appointed a SKE48 captain.   

Reference: Keyholder official site

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  • Comment Link Tuberose Friday, 05 July 2019 15:22 posted by Tuberose

    Wait what? Yuasa to JKT and joint project? What is SKE trying to pull?

  • Comment Link yy Friday, 05 July 2019 21:12 posted by yy

    @Tuberose It looks to me more and more KeyHolder has their own plan or vision regarding SKE & its members. I have a feeling they don't like the young members & direction or lack of AKS have been pushing for SKE; KeyHolder want to re-evaluate everything. Their plan will become clearer when all the pieces are in place, I hope.

    As for SKE x JKT; it is not a surprise when considering KeyHolder's biggest shareholder; J Trust has a lot of business in Indonesia.

    Oh; and the new recruits age minimum, considering Jurina & Kumin joined when they were 11 & 12; 10yr+ is not that much of a stretch.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Saturday, 06 July 2019 15:51 posted by Tuberose

    @yy 11-12 might be a 6-7 grader so basically a junior high or soon to be but 10 is still 4-5 grader in elementary, I'm a little uncomfortable with it

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