Yokoyama Yui 2016 8th Senbatsu speech (English subtitles)

Here is Yokoyama Yui’s speech for the 11th position from the 2016 AKB48 45th Single 8th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.

To all of those who participated in this year’s election, and to those who support the AKB48 group, thank you very much. I’m AKB48’s General Manager, Yokohama Yui.

Last year, I came in at #10. And this year, I fell one spot to #11, and it was my first year taking on this election as general manager. I was really uneasy… When the former general manager, Takamina, said she was passing this title on to me… I don’t have the same charisma, and I wasn’t a first generation member, so I wondered what I could do. This year…

there were some who said that I did was huddle around as general manager. And there were some who said that everything I thought and did was all a mistake. Even in those times, members and the fans always supported me. This year, I’m not shaking, and I might have betrayed your expectations. As general manager, I wanted to make this a group where you can face yourself regardless of whether or not your rank rose or fell.

It looks like time is over! Sorry! For this second chapter, there are many members with strong hearts, members who didn’t rank in, and members who didn’t participate. From now on, I hope that you will continue to support the 48 group.

Author: jerry

Sometimes editor. Sometimes translator. Mostly a proofreader. I like Japan and things.