On January 20, a handshake event in Tokyo is scheduled to be held as a promotional event for AKB48's latest single "NO WAY MAN".
NGT48 was originally scheduled to appear at the handshake event; however, the members' participation has now been cancelled.
The only exception will be Yuki Kashiwagi who holds a concurrent position in AKB48.
A statement released by NGT48 on its official website did not go into detail about why the group's appearance was cancelled.
The move comes as the group's theater performances through the end on January were cancelled.
NGT48 has largely been in a state of disarray since Maho Yamaguchi came forward this month with allegations that she was assaulted by two men in December.