AKB48 member Kojima Haruna has new TV CM for fashion mobile app MERY
NMB48 member Watanabe Miyuki’s Graduation Concert “Saigo made Warukii de Gomennasai” DVD digest video has been revealed, DVD was released on 19 September 2016.
AKB48 Team A member Shimazaki Haruka's new TV drama "Keishichou Nashigoren-ka" will start airing on 17 October 2016, and the teaser has been released.
NMB48 member Ota Yuuri marks her 300th LIVE performance for NMB48 on 29 September 2016.
AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki's first solo Japanese National Tour "Kashiwagi Yuki 1st Live Tour - Netemo Sametemo Yukirin World Nihon Judan Minna Muchu ni Sasechauzo -" will release DVD/Blu-ray on 23 November 2016. The initial press edition will come with transparent sleeve case, digipalk and postcard set (20 pieces).
It was announced Takahashi Minami will appear in new campaign's TV CM, and McDonald's first TV CM for Texas Burger will be aired on 5 October 2016.
Japanese Police arrested a suspect, who sent a death threat to AKB48 group general producer Akimoto Yasushi, on 28 September 2016.
The suspect has been arrested following his death threats towards AKB48 group and 46 series general producer. According to police's investigation, The suspect tweeted on 8 June 2016 (11:40PM) at Akimoto Yasushi with death threat. The suspect is a 39-year-old school teacher Yoneda Masakuni, has admitted to the charges against him.
Former member AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko will appear in anime live action drama "Inspector Zenigata", it is a spin-off TV drama adpated from Japanese classic anime LUPIN the Third.
Former AKB48 member Oshima Yuko (大島優子) has new CM for health care brand ... TV CM preview and making-of video on ORICON Style official Youtube channel.
NMB48 Team BII's Matsuoka Chiho announced her graduation from NMB48. She made the announcement during LIVE ceremony on 26 September 2016. Her graduation LIVE ceremony will be held on 11 October 2016, and her last activity date will be at 23 October 2016.
Keyakizaka46 members Imaizumi Yui, Hirate Yurina, and Nagahama Neru will be cover girls of magazine "ENTAME" (2016 November issue), This issue will feature Nogizaka46 & Keyakizaka46 30-pages special, and SKE48 mini photobook. The magazine will be released on 30 September 2016.