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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Monday, October 29, 2018

Yabuki Nako, Miyawaki Sakura, and Honda Hitomi talk about halting their AKB48 promotions for IZ*ONE

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The AKB48 members shared thoughts on halting their Japanese group promotions for IZ*ONE

On October 29, the 'Produce 48' girl group held their debut showcase at Olympic Hall in Seoul. 

Yabuki Nako, Miyawaki Sakura, and Honda Hitomi will be halting AKB48 promotions for 2 years and a half for the project girl group. Regarding this, Yabuki Nako said, "There are so many things that are different from Japan. There's a difference in the language and there are many unfamiliarities. The members are helping us out. My Korean has improved a lot and I'm enjoying it."

Next, Miyawaki Sakura said, "Japanese fans can be disappointed but fortunately, they're cheering us on. I'll show a good, hardworking side of me through IZ*ONE promotions."


Honda Hitomi said, "There might be some who are disappointed but I want to challenge myself and see how much I can improve during the limited time of 2 years and a half. I hope they can cheer me on."
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MidnightKpop Monday, October 29, 2018 5
Monday, October 29, 2018

I'm surprised by their dedication to this group especially Sakura who is very popular in a very successful group in Japan. I don't think I'll do the same in my position. More reasons to root for this their success.

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mindlessdream Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Every member of IZ*ONE signed an exclusive for 1.5 years, then for the last year are free to promote under both their respective companies and IZ*ONE, so it's not really a choice that the girls had. Plus, the expansion that K-Pop took over the years, they'll be even more successful than when they were solely in AKB48, so I don't really see it as a bad thing.

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MidnightKpop Tuesday, October 30, 2018 2
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Perhaps. Didn't know about the last year. If the group is successful, yes but if not...

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Menece Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

Lots of japanese Idols(mostly akb) are tired of theirs fans, some even tired of the smell...

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Hyungshi Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

yep AKB48 without Sakura, I bet some japanese fans will go into rage mode.

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4nec2 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hitomi has this special charm that somehow i become so attached to her.

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beys28 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

I actually read "hating" instead of "halting".

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IGOTBUDDIES Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

lol same i thought they really hated their fans

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D_Liam Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

they are dedicated to this project group, yet the company is misusing them. I hope the girls will receive a lot of love to make up for the company biasness.

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pinkerwinkle Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

I am so happy. Korean fans are happy at least ^^ <3

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pink_oracle Monday, October 29, 2018 2
Monday, October 29, 2018

Two years? Won't they have been automatically graduated from the group by the time they get back?

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VenusMiranda Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

No, not at all.

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sotabaka Monday, November 5, 2018 0
Monday, November 5, 2018

nako and hichan just turned 17yo

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Philip_Jacobsson Monday, October 29, 2018 3
Monday, October 29, 2018

AKB48 has over 100 members, so it will indeed be noticeable that they are no longer in the group.

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MaeilKpop Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

Sakura is like the 2nd most popular member, pretty sure they'll notice her absence...

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D_Liam Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

lol, Sakura is the centre and one of the most popular members. so yes, it will be noticeable.

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Philip_Jacobsson Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Aha, Sakura is huh. Well then the other 2 maybe won't be missed as much then.

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SusanLiu Monday, October 29, 2018 1
Monday, October 29, 2018

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callmetree Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

stop spamming

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