Sashihara Rino Transferred To HKT48

16 June, 2012 by

In tonight’s All Night Nippon radio show, it was announced by Akimoto Yasushi that Sashihara Rino (who captured the #4 spot in the recent elections) will be transferred to sister group HKT48. It is a direct result of a scandal that broke a few days ago, where she allegedly dated a fan for a length of time. Of course, this is against the rules of the group, and Rino has vehemently denied that it happened. Akimoto has stated that the move will give Sasshi more experience, and a fresh start.

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