AKB48 appoints New Manager


AKB48 management appoints a new manager Mr. Hosoi Takahiro (45) for AKB48 Theater, he will replace current AKB48 group general manager Kayano Shinobu, and the post's duty is just for AKB48 only, not for AKB48 group.

Moreover, the post of AKB48 group general manager is cancelled, all group managers will handle their group only. On the other hand, though Kayano Shinobu retires the post of AKB48 group general manager, and she is still in charge of the group's uniform production and being creative director.

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Note: Mr. Hosoi Takahiro is AKS external director and Kyoraku Industrial Co Ltd's board director.


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