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AKB48 management to send members overseas for upcoming TV show

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Yasushi Akimoto, producer of the mega-popular idol group AKB48 and its offshoots, has announced a "study abroad" program for his girls.

Akimoto, who often uses expressions from the worlds of education and politics as euphemisms for business activities carried out by his performers, has announced the "study abroad" program via the AKB48 Google+ page.

It is thought that the project is to become a TV show in which young Japanese girls from AKB48 are sent abroad to spend between six months and a year with their counterparts in Indonesia (JKT48), Shanghai (SNH48) and and Taiwan (TPE48), Nikkan Sports reports.

It has not yet been confirmed who will be appearing in the show, although the group's Google+ page says that the management are now "accepting applications."

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Works for me. Send them abroad and leave them there...oh, please don't send them to the UK. We have enough problems already...

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I hope they figure out the rest of the world and open their eyes.

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I was missing my AKB news. This is a great idea.

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Cute girls

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sales=election, quit job=graduation, business trip=study abroad. whats next?

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sales=election, quit job=graduation, business trip=study abroad. whats next?

AKB0048=Shoji Kawamori got bored of fighter-jet robots

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Maybe it's a planned take-over... replace heads of government with an AKB member, then use the local 48s to take on the other posts... thus turning South East Asia into AKB48-opolis.

I'm surprised they haven't infiltrated the Olympic team... maybe there is a crack team of AKB48 commandos already in the UK....

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Works for me. Send them abroad and leave them there...oh, please don't send them to the UK. We have enough problems already...

Let's see... There are still openings in GBR48, USA48, ITY48, GER48, CAN48, AUS48 (though Australia and Austria will have to fight over that one), MEX48, RUS48, and let's not forget those hotbeds of carnal lust, IRQ48 and IRN48! XD

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You can send one of them to me. lol

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They will be highly welcomed.

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Most. Popular. Group. Ever.

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