The members of AKB48 will be making a guest appearance on an award show called, "The Golden Melody Awards",†which is the Taiwanese equivalent to the Grammys.
AKB48 members Umeda Ayaka (22) and Oya Shizuka (19), as well as SKE48 members Ogiso Shiori (18) and Matsumoto Rina (17) made an appearance at a press conference for the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan to make the announcement.
AKB48 opened their first official store in Taipei on June 12th. Umeda commented, "Our Taiwanese fans have been supporting us for a very long time," showing her gratitude towards the fans over there. She even added, "We'll worked very hard to deliver a perfect performance!"
For the performance in Taiwan, five members from AKB48, five members from SKE48, and six members from NMB48 will be making an appearance. A total of 16 girls will be there to see the Taiwanese fans at The Golden Melody Awards.