Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Yui Yokoyama Appointed General Director of AKB48

Yui Yokoyama is the new general director of AKB48. The special ceremony took place on December 8th. 

The former general director Minami Takahashi attended the ceremony, passing over the responsibilities to Yokoyama.

A declaration of succession was signed between the two parties during the ceremony, making the transfer official. The Sonkatsu Megaphone was also passed on to Yokoyama.

Following her official promotion, Yokoyama made a speech, citing AKB48's only rival is the group itself. She urged the group to reach even higher heights and to become legends. 

 Takahashi served as general director since August of 2012. She announced last year she was graduating, and choose Yokoyama as her successor. 

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