Aki-P on SDN's Graduation...
On February 22nd, Akimoto Yasushi spoke on his Google+ page regarding SDN48's graduation on March 31st.
He mentioned that he has received a petition from the fans to retract the graduation of all SDN48 members. However, he cited the lack of an age limit in SDN as a problem. Without one, members can stay in SDN forever and there wouldn't be any graduations.
I received a petition to retract the decision to graduate all SDN members. I received a huge collection of signatures and I was happy to see them.
I really would like to sympathize.
But the problem is, SDN is unlike AKB, where members can decide for themselves when to graduate.
There is no age limit, so they could conceivably stay in SDN forever.
Because I can't decide who should stay and who should graduate, so I have been considering new careers for all the members.
There is a lot to think about.
Thank you, everyone.
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