September 20, 2012
On September 19th, five members of idol group Nogizaka46 attended the trade fair “CoFesta 2012” press conference.
The sponsors introduced Nogizaka46 as having the professionalism to show what Japan has in store for the future. The group will also be guests at the ceremony in October. Captain Sakurai Reika commented, “I’m glad that we were given this chance.”
The five members just finished up their campaign in Taiwan and Shiraishi Mai looked back at the group’s fans there, “They were so full of life.” Matsumura Sayuri showed her strong thoughts about the future, “I hope we can have an Asia Tour.”
Nogizaka46’s dream of expanding to world markets continues to increase and Sakurai hopes to be on the same playing field as their rival AKB48 stating, “First we have to become famous!”