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  • Minegishi Minami attends a handshake event & once again apologizes to fans

    February 3, 2013 @ 3:26 am

    On February 2nd, AKB48's Minegishi Minami attended a handshake event held at Makuhari Messe. This was her first appearance in front of fans after shaving her head on January 31st because of a tabloid magazine's report. According to fans who attended the event, Minegishi appeared on the platform during afternoon, and said, "I am extremely sorry for taking thoughtless action as an AKB48 member," then bowed for about 15 seconds. Regarding her sha

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  • Shirahama Alan's agency releases statement regarding Shukan Bunshun's report

    January 31, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    On January 31, LDH the agency for GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE's Shirahama Alan, released a short statement regarding Shukan Bunshun's report about his relationship with AKB48's Minegishi Minami. According to their comment, "We leave his private life up to him. He told us that they were nothing more than just good friends." Shunkan Bunshun reported that Minegishi spent the night at Shirahama's place, on the latest issue published on the 31s

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  • Minegishi Minami demoted to Kenkyuusei + posts a video message with shaved head

    January 31, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

    Shukan Bunshun reported with their latest issue published on January 31st, that AKB48 member Minegishi Minami spent a night at the house of GENERATION member Shirahama Alan. Now, on AKB48's official blog, it was announced that she will be demoted to Kenkyuusei starting on February 1, 2013. It also says that they will announce further details on Minegishi's activities when it's decided. There was a video message from Minegishi who shaved

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  • Shukan Bunshun reports AKB48's Minegishi Minami spent the night at Shirahama Alan's place

    January 30, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    On the latest issue of "Shukan Bunshun" (BUNGEISHUNJU Ltd.) that was published on January 31st (JST), it was reported that AKB48's Minegishi Minami spent the night at Shirahama Alan's place on the 17th of this month. Shirahama is a popular member of GENERATIONS that made a major debut last year as EXILE's "little brother" group. He has appeared on some dramas like "GTO" and "Rokudenashi BLUES" last year, and he also starred in late-night d

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  • Shinoda Mariko, Oshima Yuko and Maeda Atsuko hold a fireworks party with AKB48 members

    August 14, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    It was revealed on Shinoda Mariko’s blog that she and other AKB48 members recently held a fireworks party. According to the entry, Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko organized the event so that Maeda could fulfill her wish of “wanting to watch the fireworks with everybody for the last time” before her graduation from AKB48. Shinoda also posted many photos of the AKB48 members in yukatas, against the beautiful backdrop of Tokyo Bay. Oshima seeme

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  • Maeda Atsuko posts kissing photos with Minegishi Minami on her blog

    July 26, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    AKB48's Maeda Atsuko recently updated her blog which included kissing photos with fellow member Minegishi Minami. In a blog entry titled, "It's summer!", Maeda wrote, "A nice photo has been completed. This is Mi-chan, who has been sticking to me all day." She revealed 4 pictures showing the close friendship between herself and Minegishi. Out of the 4 snapshots, 2 of them were of the girls kissing each other on the cheek. Maeda also stat

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  • AKB48's short comedy program to have a second installment

    April 10, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    On April 9th, AKB48’s Minegishi Minami (19), Yokoyama Yui (19), and Umeda Ayaka (23) made a guest appearance at Hikari TV’s announcement event. At this event, the members announced the second installment of AKB48’s short comedy program, "Bimyou~" which aired its last episode back in March. The program contents and broadcast times has yet to be revealed, and the 3 girls were asked what challenges they would like to face in the new program.

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  • Watanabe Mayu and Minegishi Minami attend event for 'Dior'

    April 3, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    On April 3rd, AKB48's Watanabe Mayu and Minegishi Minami attended an event for fashion brand 'Dior' at a cafe in Omotesando. During this event, Minegishi revealed that she had heard about Maeda Atsuko's graduation about a year ago. She then stated, "But I didn't know she was going to say it at Saitama Super Arena. She told me sorry for not telling me, and it made me cry even more." Meanwhile, Watanabe disclosed, "I had no idea," and reflected

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  • AKB48 performs in Washington DC at the National Cherry Blossom Festival

    March 28, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    On March 27th AKB48 held a performance for the “National Cherry Blossom Festival” in Washington DC. This year marks the 100th year that Tokyo sent cherry blossom trees to the United States. The girls performed various songs including their cherry blossom associated hit song, “Sakura no Hanabiratachi”. Reportedly, around 1,100 fans came to watch the girls perform. The venue was crowded with people and in the middle of the concert member Min

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  • AKB48's Watanabe Mayu & Minegishi Minami to show their mature looks on "VOGUE JAPAN"

    March 22, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    AKB48 members Watanabe Mayu and Minegishi Minami will appear in the May issue of fashion magazine, "VOGUE JAPAN". Watanabe and Minegishi will show off their mature looks on an advertisement for Dior's new lipstick line. Out of 12 colors, the girls were able to try out the color that most sparked their interest. Watanabe commented, "I want to go home like this," while Minegishi said, "I was able to transform into a lovely adult woman."

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