18 June 2013
The first time that a member from overseas sister group gets double position in AKB48!
In relation to the fact that Rena Nozawa, JKT48 Team J, has to return to Japan, it was announced in JKT48 theatre on Tuesday, 18 June 2013, that Rena Nozawa will be undergoing double (concurrent) position in JKT48 and AKB48. This is the first time in the history of 48Group whereby a member from overseas sister group gets a concurrent position in her original group as well as in AKB48. Nevertheless, Rena Nozawa will continue her activity as JKT48 Team J member as usual.
Rena Nozawa, whose parents are both of native Japanese origin, passed the final round of JKT48 first generation audition in November 2011, and she became the only Japanese member at that time. Later on along with Aki Takajo and Haruka Nakagawa from AKB48, Rena became the members of JKT48 Team J.
As Rena highly regards the importance of conveying this news personally, the announcement was made directly towards the fans at JKT48 theatre.
Information regarding Rena Nozawa’s (AKB48) team and planned activities will be announced on a later date.
JKT48 Operation Team