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Monday, 14 January 2019 04:22

NGT48 New Managers make Public Apology

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AKB48 group hold a press conference at Tokyo today (14 January 2019), AKS management person-in-charge + board-member Matsumura Takumi, New NGT48 theater manager Hayakawa Maiko, new vice theater manager Okada Tsuyoshi made a public apology for causing anxiety among members and fans.

AKB48 management also announced NGT48 manager Imamura Etsuro has been replaced with new managers, while was asked if it is because of public pressure, they insisted it is just staff movement. 

Matsumura Takumi, Hayakawa Maiko and Okada Tsuyoshi

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  • Comment Link guest Monday, 14 January 2019 04:59 posted by guest

    Why the new manager?? Where the hell is Imamura???

  • Comment Link Jsprite Monday, 14 January 2019 05:18 posted by Jsprite

    The ones that should apologize are the OLD managers! Arrrrggghhhhhh

  • Comment Link Joe Monday, 14 January 2019 10:43 posted by Joe

    It seems that they are making the right steps so People should accept it and let them move forward. A lot of time reactionaries never let up and that makes the other side give up trying to improve figuring dammed if you do dammed if you dont.

  • Comment Link Jolly_Roger Monday, 14 January 2019 22:52 posted by Jolly_Roger

    Shuffling around people means squat if the system is broke. New managers... great. But what about new policies and new ways of protecting the safety of the girls on and off stage? What is being changed to make sure what happened to Maho does not happen again to her or someone else in 48/46? Don't give a rat's a$$ about apologies if nothing has changed.

  • Comment Link Jolly_Roger Monday, 14 January 2019 23:07 posted by Jolly_Roger

    Hope the entire 48/46 management, the Jpop industry, and the Japanese government realizes that this story has made the news all over the world, and it makes them... and Japan look like crap. Having a victim apologize for being the victim of a crime does not sit well with a LOT of people, and not arresting the scumbag criminals is even worse. The idiot prosecutors and police need to arrest and charge the two filthy subhumans to save some kind of face in this mess. This whole situation makes Japan look really pathetic.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 15 January 2019 06:58 posted by Tuberose

    @Jolly_Roger you don't blame a whole country for one company's mistakes. How could the police act if there's no report made. She reported them but at that time it's treated as stalking case (because there's no prove, witness and physical harm yet), this time she should report them again (would be better if she gave them the list of the perpetrators). Of course we all know Maho is being pressured by management, but nobody can do anything if she didn't file a case or at least explicitly revealed the situation in details complete with the names of people involved to the media (still, she'll need to provide the concrete evidence bc the other parties are powerful enough to shut her up).

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