TPE48, a sister group of AKB48 based out of Taipei, Taiwan, has selected the members that will be joining the group as its 1st generation.
The group made its final selection on February 4. The results were released online on February 5.
45 people have joined the group's 1st generation. Of the 45, 3 people were Japanese, 3 were from Hong Kong, and 1 was from Macau.
AKB48 member Maria Abe has transferred her membership from AKB48 to TPE48.
TPE48 will be releasing its debut single over the summer. A fan meeting will be held in May.
The group currently does not have a theater, but plans to create one in the future are in the works.