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11 July 2013

AKB48 Group Weekly News Roundup (1-7 July 2013)

- Team B's Nakamura Mariko was given a lead role in the stage play [Sengoku Kourin Girls].
- Team A's Nakatsuka Tomomi has created a twitter account. Follow her at @tmm_n0618
- The [AKB48 in Seibu Dome] and [AKB48 in Saitama Super Arena] Blurays were released on 3rd July.
- AKB48 will be performing at the Tokyo Disneysea on 18th October
- The AKB48 Kenkyuusei Preliminary round took place on 6th July, and Yumoto Ami, Kojima Mako, Tsuchiyasu Mizuki and Owada Nana will take part in AKB48's Janken Tournament on 18th September.
- Shimazaki Haruka will release her own solo photobook [Paruru Komaru] on 19th July.
- The 7th July Handshake event was the final handshake event for Akimoto Sayaka, Itano Tomomi and Shinoda Mariko, and the final AKB48 event at all for Komori Mika, Nakatsuka Tomomi and Matsubara Natsumi, who have now graduated from the group.

- SKE48 Kenkyuuseis Owaki Arisa, Kitahara Yuna, Takeuchi Saki and Sasaki Yuka have won the SKE48 Kenkyuusei Janken Preliminaries and will advance into the main SKE48 Janken Preliminaries.
- The SKE48 Janken Preliminaries was held on 3rd July, and Mizuno Honoka, Ami Miyamae, Mikoto Uchiyama, Kyoka Isohara, Seira Sato, Matsumoto Rina, Narumi Ichino and Mai Takeuchi will take part in AKB48's Janken Tournament on 18th September.

- Team N's Fukumoto Aina held her graduation ceremony on 1st July.
- NMB48 wrapped up their East Japan Tour on 4th July at the NHK Hall in Tokyo. They did a different Set List from the usual, do check it out HERE.
- Watanabe Miyuki's solo DVD/Blueray [Miruneko] was released on 2nd July
- The NMB48 Janken Preliminary round was conducted on 4th July, and the winners are Shiroma Miru, Kamieda Emika, Mizuki Uno, Ayaka Morita, Koyanagi Arisa, Murakami Ayaka, Okita Ayaka and Kobayashi Rikako.. They will take part in AKB48's Janken Tournament on 18th September.

- HKT48 Team H 1st Stage [Te wo Tsunaginagara]'s CD and DVD was released on 6th July.
- HKT48 was added to the list of performers for the Tokyo Idol Festival 2013.

- JKT48 announced and released their 2nd Single [Yuuhi wo Mite iru ka?] on 3rd May.
- Team KIII's Shinta Naomi was made the captain of the new team.
- Plans for a 3rd Generation of JKT48 members have been announced.
- JKT48 will be releasing their first own movie [JKT48 The Movie], date unannounced.
- The [Pajama Drive] Stage DVD for 1st and 2nd Generations have been announced and released on 6th July, and a revival show will be held for that stage sometime on July.  Fans will be given the right to choose the members participating in the show.
- JKT48 will release their own version of AKB48's 32nd Single [Koisuru Fortune Cookie] on 21st August, the same day ask AKB's release.
- JKT48 finished their [Let Us Introduce Ourselves: JKT48] concert tour on 4th July at Jakarta.

- Nogizaka46's 6th Single [Girl's Rule] went on sale on 3rd July, selling 286,492 for the first day.

- Nakatsuka Tomomi's graduation photobook was released on 5th July.
- AKB48 Graduate Nakaya Sayaka has signed on with amuleto, a seiyuu agency.
- Maeda Atsuko is in Australia!
- SKE48 Graduate Kuwabara Mizuki will take part in the stage play [Monster Swing], her first job after graduating from SKE48. It will start showing from 29th August to 1st September at the Ikebukuro Theater Green.
- SKE48 graduate Hara Minami has created a twitter account. Follow her at @haramina1224

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