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AKB48 Producer Akimoto Yasushi's Response To Sashihara Rino's Transfer

posted by cowazaki on 16 June, 2012 at 06:11 pm   ·   21 comments
AKB48 Producer Akimoto Yasushi's Response To Sashihara Rino's Transfer

Sashihara Rino of AKB48 was recently hit with a scandal and the company decided to transfer her to Hakata, Japan. As a result their general producer, Akimoto Yasushi released a response on his Google+ account.

It’s about the transfer of Rino Sashihara to HKT48

I heard in the weekly magazine article about the talk of the person herself (Sashihara) ,
she said, ”Everything is not true but, some people who believes about this article misunderstood it and I have no choice”.

This talk came out way back 3 or 4 years ago when Sashihara was still a trainee, that as AKB48 members are reflecting in their lack of self-awareness.
Sashihara had a 1 yellow card that is likely to be considered as a stern warning .

Rino Sashihara’s ”high spirit” of ”The feeling of I won’t give up whatever will happen” is a role model to AKB’s member .
I hope that this strength will convey to the juniors,
I decided to transfer her to the HKT48 which was formed just recently.
There are some people who said it is ”demotion” to her, but that is rude to the members of HKT48, staff and their fans.
We have a long meeting and we came out to a conclusion, and I think it is a good motivation to the young members of HKT48 and a new challenge for Rino Sashihara .

To those fans who made Sashihara to be 4th place,
How far you will say that you are ”incompetent” ?
With this kind of important time.
But, It’s Sashihara .
May be she will become a leader in HKT48 strongest group someday .
Or may be she will mingle in the strongest group of HKT48 .

Please give Rino Sashihara a warm care as the AKB’s least ”member who doesn’t response from an expectation“

- Akimoto Yasushi

- Translated by AKB48 staff on Akimoto Yasushi's Google+

Consequently, Sashihara will have her last performance with Team A of AKB48 on June 20.
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  • Posted by KosaR · 178 Jpops · 1 shares · 4 years ago  

    But she's still in AKB's new single?

  • Posted by ASianInvasion · 35,724 Jpops · 1 shares · 4 years ago  

    sad :( but she can do it !!!!

  • Posted by vidolltomorrow · 789 Jpops · 87 shares · 4 years ago  

    Wow...that is all I can say is wow....

  • Posted by ichir0 · 208 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    after being top of all TEAM A members...T_T...i wish to see her smile again even if she's at HKT...WE WILL WAIT FOR YOU SASHIKO!!!

  • Posted by extremeDOnuts · 47 Jpops · 4 years ago  


  • Posted by dotzcute90 · 179,343 Jpops · 205 shares · 4 years ago  

    i hope she will be able to move on in the new group.. it was harsh what just happened to her.

  • Posted by kagachi · 76,891 Jpops · 307 shares · 4 years ago  

    bye~bi sashihara rino :(

  • Posted by Hakuo · 100 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    Its kinda harsh isnt it? Being separated from the team, starting all over again...'s a chance for Sasshi to shine even more!!! GO SASSHI...LOVE YOU!!! GANBATTE!!!!!!

  • Posted by BillUtley · 209 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    I love AKB, but Aki P can suck a fat one. What happens to Not Yet now?

  • Reply by Traditionally VIP  

    Sasshi remains at Not yet. But Not yet won't have any activity for a long time... the girls will be busy with other things.

    Probably we can only expect a new single from Not yet from 2013...

  • Posted by jmaki · 6,885 Jpops · 33 shares · 4 years ago  


  • Posted by cameliangelica · 16,739 Jpops · 68 shares · 4 years ago  

    ohh.. well ganbatte.. someday, hkt will be very famous and she's there.

  • Posted by hokuboshi713 · 12,170 Jpops · 124 shares · 4 years ago  

    Well, I don't think it's good for her, but it's good for HKT48. But I wouldn't call it a demotion either. Its gonna give HKT some AKB fans.

  • Posted by Britt1110 · 2,931 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    Still don't think it's fair for her. She worked so hard to get 4th place in AKB and now she has to start all over with HKT. I wish her the best.

  • Posted by TakaiJo · 199 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    he is rite, with the popular she had she`ll make hkt more popular, shes now the only girl in that group i kno lol

  • Posted by babypanda09 · 290 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    He said YELLOW CARD.
    I think it's possible she didn't date the guy like I thought but he is a friend of her which broke the law of not befriending an AKB fan since other fans might feel it's unfair treatment..

    Douchebag either way.

  • Posted by Chiaki0978 · 13,319 Jpops · 50 shares · 4 years ago  

    wow that is superrrr short o.o

  • Reply by babypanda09  

    Shorter the hemline, the longer the legs. Why do you think Kpop wear short shorts like constantly....

    those clothes she's wearing is more like short short rather than skirt anyway.

  • Posted by LadyRosario · 5,123 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    But she's still in AKB's new single?
    But in Not Yet?

  • Posted by alice9koibito · 11,531 Jpops · 3 shares · 4 years ago  

    I kinda do see how it's insulting to HKT48 but the producer does have some good points. Though im not a fan of any of the "48" groups do this isn't a big deal to me..

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