Matsui Jurina Announces Graduation From Ske48

Matsui Jurina announces graduation from SKE48

On February 7, Matsui Jurina announced her graduation from SKE48 during Team S's concerts at SKE48 Theater. 

At the end of the live, Jurina was called out by the other members and took the stage. After singing "Ano Hi Kawashite Yakusoku," which was included in her solo album released last October, Jurina said, "Watching today's performance and watching the members recently, I feel they've grown, and I feel happy that there are more and more members who I can entrust the center position to." She continued, "I, Matsui Jurina, will graduate from SKE48.

Matsui Jurina To Be The Center For Ske48's New Single To Be Released In December

Matsui Jurina to be the center for SKE48's new single to be released in December

SKE48 will release their new single "Stand by you" on December 12. 

The senbatsu members for this single include Oba Mina, Obata Yuna, Ego Yuna, Kamata Natsuki, Kitagawa Ryoha, Kumazaki Haruka, Sato Kaho, Suenaga Oka, Sugawara Maya, Suda Akari, Soda Sarina, Takayanagi Akane, Takeuchi Saki, Hidaka Yuzuki, Furuhata Nao, Matsui Jurina, and Arai Yuki. 

Ohtani Hits 16th Homer, Ties With Hideki Matsui

Ohtani hits 16th homer, ties with Hideki Matsui

In Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels' 2-way baseball player from Japan, Shohei Ohtani, has belted his 16th homerun of the season.

Ohtani started as designated hitter in the game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday.

Matsui Jurina Not Participating In Akb48's 53rd Single Due To Poor Health

Matsui Jurina not participating in AKB48's 53rd single due to poor health

Despite taking the top spot in the '10th AKB48 World General Election,' Matsui Jurina will not be participating in the group's 53rd single "Sentimental Train" (September 19 release) due to her poor health. 

The announcement was made on King Records' official website on August 3. Since the senbatsu members for this single were chosen by the fans, they said it was a "very difficult decision." Instead of postponing the single's release, they decided to go on as scheduled as there are "many fans waiting for this single."

Ske48's Matsui Jurina To Go On Temporary Hiatus

SKE48's Matsui Jurina to go on temporary hiatus

It's been announced that SKE48 member Matsui Jurina will go on temporary hiatus to focus on recuperating from poor health. 

As you may know, Matsui placed first in the 'AKB48 53rd Single World General Election' held last month. SKE48's official website explained, "Since before, she had continued to be in poor health and had been absent for a part of her activities, but at this time, she will be taking a break from SKE48 and 48 group activities in order to focus on recuperating.

Matsui Jurina Wins Akb48's 10th General Election

Matsui Jurina wins AKB48's 10th General Election

On June 16, AKB48's "General Election", which will decide the Senbatsu members to participate in the group's 53rd single, was held at Nagoya Dome. 

A total of 339 girls ran for candidacy in the group's 10th event. This year, SKE48's Matsui Jurina came out on top. She started her speech by saying, "I won't cry today, because I'm only grateful." She continued, "I've always thought that becoming first in the General Election was the goal. I am number one right now. Which is why... I won't graduate!"

Matsui Records 450th Career Stolen Base

Matsui records 450th career stolen baseAt 39, Tohoku Rakuten Eagles outfielder Kazuo Matsui still likes to be on the run.
Matsui reached the milestone of 450 stolen bases for his 22-year career in Japan and the major leagues by swiping second base in the first inning of Friday’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.

Matsui-jeter Event A Big Hit

Matsui-Jeter event a big hitHideki Matsui went to bat for children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and hit a home run.
The 2009 World Series MVP teamed up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter on Saturday to raise funds for children from Japan’s disaster-stricken Tohoku region.