A new member has joined AKB48 Team 8. Her name is Yoshida Karen and she's only 12 years old!
During the group's concert "TOYOTA presents AKB48 Team 8 Zenkoku Tour ~47 no Suteki na Machi e~ Team 8 Kessei 1 Shunen Kinen Tokubetsu Kouen in Tokyo" at Tokyo Dome City Hall, Yoshida sang "Romance Kakurenbo" solo followng the announcement she would be joining the group. Yoshida is the new Fukuoka representative: the crowd was surprised to meet the talented young singer.
After the concert, Yoshida commented, "It was fun. I was anxious about a lot of things, but the audience members at the venue were really excited and called out 'Kare~n!', so my nervous feelings flew away somewhere."
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Here is the song "Romance Kakurenbo" performed by member Haruka Shimazaki.