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Posted by Ari-Gold TH STAFF Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Penalties Issued to Contestants Miu Sakurai and Haruka Sakuraba – Clarifying Amid Social Media Speculation


On November 28th, the reality show "PRODUCE 101 JAPAN THE GIRLS" disclosed disciplinary actions against Miu Sakurai and Haruka Sakuraba for violating training camp regulations. The program's official website provided specific details to dispel any confusion.

Both Miu Sakurai and Haruka Sakuraba received a penalty of 10 points, resulting in the suspension of the "Oshi Camera" release for position battles from 12:00 noon on the 28th until 12:00 on the 30th.

The infractions encompassed tardiness for meetings (3 points), forgetting or misplacing submissions (3 points), property damage (3 points), causing disturbance during nighttime (3 points), unauthorized solo actions (5 points), leaving without permission (5 points), and actions or statements hindering program progress (5 points). More severe penalties, each at 10 points, were imposed for serious violations like violence, abusive language, drinking, smoking, and unauthorized use of social media or communication devices.

Addressing social media speculation, the official website released specific details. Sakurai accrued 12 points for being late four times, while Sakuraba received 9 points for three instances of tardiness and 3 points for forgetting or misplacing submissions.

In response to online discussions, the official website appealed for understanding and discouraged the spread of slander. Emphasizing transparency, the program aims to prevent misconceptions by detailing the point deductions.

"PRODUCE 101 JAPAN THE GIRLS" is the third installment of the reality series, striving to form Japan's inaugural girl group. The final episode is scheduled to air on TBS on December 16th.

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