Yokoyama Yui made her FIRST policy speech as the new Team A captain of AKB48!
Yokoyama Yui, the member of AKB48, has been appointed the new captain for Team A as Shinoda Mariko’s successor, who graduated from AKB48 the day before. Earlier in the performance at AKB48 theater on July 23, Yokoyama Yui expressed her opinion.
While standing on stage with members, she introduced herself in front of the fans, “This is Yokoyama Yui serving as the captain of Team A from today. Shinoda Mariko san had appointed me to the new captain in Fukuoka, I am allowed to be the captain of Team A.”
Yokoyama who has no “captain experience” in her life so far, positively told, “I have seen many captains such as the former Team K captain Akimoto Sayaka, NMB captain Yamamoto Sayaka, and of course the previous Team A captain Shinoda Mariko. Therefore I try to have the best of them, and I hope Team A would help each other, share joy and overcome hard times all together.”
At the same time she also mentioned anxiety like a girl, “Even though I won’t be able to show you an attitude without any words yet like those great captains, I would like to share various emotions with the members. There may be no distance between me and the rest of the members. I don’t know myself even whether immature because it’s starting from today, I am glad if you support me warmly, and to the Team A members, best regards.”
By the way she declared her own goal which she will do her best to improve her talking skills.
Finally she spoke strongly, “Yokoyama Team A, it starts from now! Thank you!!”
written by Yuji Hara