IZ*ONE fans are still strongly against Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako's participation in HKT48 activities.
On December 5, IZ*ONE fans revealed an official letter protesting the Japanese members' attendance at HKT48's 8th-anniversary concert.
The fans claim Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako are violating the promise to focus solely on IZ*ONE promotions and demanded they cancel their participation in the upcoming HKT48 concert. The fans also demanded Off the Record Entertainment to issue a new official statement that clearly restricts the Japanese members' participation in non-IZ*ONE related activities, and asked all of their schedules to be announced through IZ*ONE's official channels.
Back on December 2, HKT48 announced that Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako are attending the 8th-anniversary concert. In response to angered fans, Off the Record apologized, and explained the two are attending, "as representatives of IZ*ONE. This does not mean that the two members will go back and forth between IZ*ONE and HKB48 promotions, and the schedules were decided so that the members would be able to celebrate HKB48's anniversary by participating in select stages."