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[G+] Yokoyama Yui 2014.01.05 21:44

それではお正月恒例の質問を受け付けたいと思います!
答えられるものだけ答えます!

Then, I wish to receive the regular New Year’s question!

I will answer only what I can answer!

まずは男性から(^-^)/

First from the man (^-^)/

 

[G+] Yokoyama Yui 2014.01.05 21:44

問コーナー

Question corner


女性限定o(^_^)o

 Woman only o(^_^)o

 

[G+] Yokoyama Yui 2014.01.06 18:01

質問答えるのもう少し待っててください(^o^)/

Please wait a little more for the answer of the question (^o^)/

 

[G+] Yokoyama Yui 2014.01.07 18:37

質問の回答
男性編から

The answer to the questions

from the male


☆今年の目標は?
後悔のない毎日を過ごす!
内面も外見も素敵な人になりたいです。
あとは、チームAのみんなとご飯行く(^o^)/

☆ What is your goal of this year?

To spend every day without any regret!

I want to become a wonderful person in both the inside and the outside.

Afterwards, I want to go to have meal with everyone in team A (^o^)/

☆男の人の好きな仕草は?
何かに一生懸命な姿
スーツとか制服着てる

☆ What is your favorite gesture of a man?

A figure that is diligent in something,

who wear suit or uniform



仕草、、?(笑)

Is that a gesture,,? (laughs)

☆ビスはどんな性格?
昼間はいつも寝てます。
名前をよんだら振り向きます。
お利口さんです!

☆ What kind of personality does Bis has?

He always sleep during daytime

He turns around when I call his name.

He is a good kid!



☆京都の好きな寺社は?
八坂神社
車折神社
金閣寺

☆ What is your favorite temples and shrines in Kyoto?

Yasaka shrine

Kurumazaki shrine

Kinkaku-ji

そろそろ金閣寺行ってみたいです。(笑)

I want to go to Kinkaku-ji soo. (laughs)

☆好きなスポーツは?
バスケットボール
野球
サッカー
テニス

☆ What is your favorite sport?

Basketball

Baseball

Soccer

Tennis


実は小5と小6の時テニス習ってました!

In fact, I learned tennis when I was in 5th and 6th grade!

☆逃走中はどんなかんじだった?
ハンターを間近で見ると一気に緊張しました(°_°)
でもすごい楽しかったです!!

☆ What kind of feeling was it during the escape?

I was nervous when I see the hunter from the short distance (°_°)

But, it was really fun!!


☆好きな数字は?
1、2、8

☆ What is your favorite number?

1, 2, 8


☆最近1番仲いいメンバーは?
川栄

☆ Who is the member that you are closest to recently?

Kawaei 

こないだは一回解散したのに私が終電で駆けつけて映画を一緒に見るというカップルぶりを見せました(笑)

On the other day, we appeared like a couple, watch a movie together and I rushed by the last train even after we parted (laughs)


☆彼氏に欲しい身長は?
自分より高ければいいです!

☆ The height that you want for a boyfriend?

It should be someone who is taller than myself!

☆チームAをどんなチームにしたい?
個人個人も魅力的で、
更にチームAを見に行きたいって思ってもらえるようなチームにしたいです!

What kind of team do you want to make the team A into?

Individualy attractive,

furthermore, I want to make a team that will make you think, “I want to go to watch team A”

☆どーゆー人がタイプ?
夢を持ってて、おもしろくて、誰に対しても態度が変わらない大人な人

☆ What is your type?

An adult person who has a dream, funny, and doesn’t change her attitude to anyone 

☆お雑煮はどんなの?
京都なので白味噌です(^o^)/

☆ What kind of New Year’s dish do you recommend?

Since I’m from Kyoto, it’s white miso (^o^)/

☆さや姉のどこが好き?
全部!!

Which part of Sayanee do you like?

All!!

さやかちゃんとはもう沈黙を気にしないで過ごせる仲です(笑)
大好き!

My kind of relationship with Sayaka is like where I can spend my time with her without really care about the silence (laughs)

I love her!

☆柊はどんな子?
ksgkですがいい子です!
涼花と共に妹にしたいランキング一位(笑)

☆ What kind of kid Shu is?

A kusogaki but a good kid!

She ranks the first place for someone who I want to be my younger sister along with Ryoka (laughs)



☆マイブームは?
映画見ること
お買い物

☆ What is your “my boom”?

Watch movie

Shopping

(*“My boom” means what I love (things or to do))

☆初夢は?
まだ見てません、、

☆ What is you hatsuyume?

I haven’t seen it yet,,

(*Hatsuyume means the first dream after coming into the new year)

☆男性の服装でつなぎってどう思いますか?
いいと思います!

☆ What do you think of a tie in a man dress?

I think that’s good!

☆好きなお寿司のネタは?
えんがわ、いくら、ネギトロ、うに、サーモン

What is your favorite sushi’s materials?

Engawa, salmon roe, negitoro, sea urchin roe, salmon

えんがわは昔永尾とお寿司行った時に教えてもらってから食べるようになりました(笑)

After I was taught how to eat engawa when I went to eat sushi with Nagao a long time ago, I came to be able to it (laughs)

☆初詣行けましたか?
CDTV終わりで川栄と一緒に初詣に向かいました。
途中の道で美奈とみおりんに会って
混んでるよ
って教えてもらったので引き返しました。
結果、行けてません(笑)

☆ Did you go to a shrine?

I went to a shrine together with Kawaei after CDTV ended.

I met Mina and Miorin on the way,

“It’s crowded,”

since they told me so, I returned.

As the result, I didn’t go.


☆ksgkどー思う?
ksgkはすごくいい子で可愛いです!!
妹にしたい(^-^)/

☆ What do you think of kusogaki? (refers to Ryoka)

ksgk is a really good kid and cute!!

I want her to be my sister  (^-^)/


☆矢倉ふぅちゃんのことどー思う?
はるっぴもそうですが、時間ない中兼任すごい頑張ってると思います。
あと、ふぅちゃんおもしろ可愛い!!!

☆ What do you think of Yagura Fuuchan?

So does Haruppi, I think the concurrent position in no time are amazing and they are doing their best.

Also, Fuuchan is interesting and cute!!!


☆川栄さんと付き合ってるんですか?
付き合って

☆ Are you going out (dating) with Kawaei?

We


don’t



せん(笑)

go out (laughs)

☆好きなアトラクションは?
ジェットコースター
急流滑り

What is your favorite attraction?

Roller coaster
Torrent slider

☆好きなあだ名は?
ゆいはん
ゆい
よこやん

☆ What is your favorite nickname?

Yuihan

Yui

Yokoyan

☆ゆかるんとたこ焼きパーティーできそう?
今年こそしたいな〜(u_u)

Do you likely to have a takoyaki party with Yukarun?

I want to do that in this year~(u_u)

☆さや姉としたいことは?
札幌ドームで二人ユニットやらしていただけたのがすごい嬉しかったので、横山本でまた曲を披露したりしたいです!!

What is the thing that you want to do with Sayanee?

Since we performed a two people unit in Sapporo Dome, I want to perform a song as YokoYamamoto again!!

☆好きな色は?
紫色、黒、白

What is your favorit color?

Purple, black, white

☆仕事中にお腹痛くなったらどーする?
あんまりお腹痛くならないタイプなんですが、もしお腹痛くなったらお薬を飲んで痛みを抑えたいです。

What do you do during work when your stomach hurts?

I’m the type who don’t experience it much, but when I have stomachache, I will drink medicine to reduce the pain.

☆なにラーメンが好き?
とんこつラーメン
チーズつけめん

☆ Wat is your favorite ramen?

Pork ramen

Cheese tsukemen

チーズつけめんはぱるるとよく行きます!!

I often go to eat cheese tsukemen with Paruru!!


☆今年やってみたいスポーツは?
バスケットボール

☆ What is the sport that you want to do this year?

Basketball

中学以来のバスケやりたいですね〜!

I want to play basketball since I was in junior high school~!

☆好きなNMBの曲は?
青春のラップタイム
絶滅黒髪少女
ヴァージニティー
北川謙二
星空のキャラバン
結晶
太宰治を読んだか?

☆ What is your favorite NMB’s song?

Seishun no Lap Time

Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo

Virginity

Kitagawa Kenji

Hoshizora no Caravan

Kesshou

Dazai Osamu wo Yonda ka?

他にもいっぱい名曲があります!!

There are other much famous songs!!

☆ぱるるとは最近どうですか?
最近はちくわパーティーしました(笑)

☆ How do you do with Paruru recently?

Recently, we had chikuwa party (laughs)

☆行きたい海外は?
アメリカ、フランス

☆ What is the foreign country that you want to go?

America, France

☆ルミネtheよしもといつ行くの?
また見に行きたいです!!

☆ When are you going to Lumine the Yoshimoto?

I want to go to wtch again.

☆20歳になってからお酒は飲んでる?
はい!
梅酒とかレゲエパンチを飲みます。

☆ Are you drinking when you turned 20 years old?

Yes!

I drink plum wine or a reggae punch.

☆筋肉質な男性どう?
個人としてはムキムキすぎなければいいです!

☆ What do you think of athletic man?

It’s good if not too much muscular for individual!

☆川栄は資格取れると思う?
やるときはやる川栄なので期待してます!

☆ Do you think Kawaei will qualify?

Because it’s Kawaei, she can get things done when it’s necessary, I expect it!

☆好きな飲み物は?
アールグレイのアイスティー
烏龍茶

☆ What is your favorite drink?

Ice tea earl grey

Oolong tea

☆お正月なにしてた?
地元の友達と新年会して、
体調を崩して寝てました>_<

☆ What did you do for New Year’s holidays?

I had a New Year’s gathering with my local friends,

I was sick, so I was sleeping >_<

[Twitter] Yokoyama Yui 2016.04.13 23:37

私がNMB48と兼任しはじめたころ、にこにこの笑顔でゆいさん!って話しかけてくれて、みんなとの架け橋になってくれて居場所を作ってくれました。ありがとう、みるきー。
When I started my concurrent position in NMB48, she ran to me calling, “Yui-san!” with a beaming smile and spoke to me, she became the bridge for me to interact with everyone and she created a place for me to stay. Mirukii, thank you for everything.

本音はとても寂しいです。
I actually feel very sad.

卒業する日まで思い出いっぱい作りたい!!!
I want to make a lot of memories until the day of her graduation!!!

2016.04.14 00:12 Miyuki replied

ゆいさん、いつも笑顔でおはようって声をかけてくれて本当に嬉しかったです💞あの笑顔は忘れられません☺️
I’m very happy because Yui-san always calls me out saying, “Good morning” with a smile everytime we meet  💞 I will never forget that smile☺️

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[Twitter] Yokoyama Yui 2016.03.15 22:01

かれん、卒業おめでとう!
Karen, congratulation on your graduation!

みんなの涙がかれんの愛され具合を表してました。
All the tears that we all shed showed how much we love Karen.

#岩田華怜 #直接あんまり言ったことないけど #大好きだよ
#Iwata Karen #I didn’t say it that much to you, but #I love you

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[Twitter] Yokoyama Yui 2016.02.21 14:55

乃木坂AKBのMVが握手会で初解禁されました!
NogizakaAKB’s MV was revealed for the first time at the handshake event!

乃木坂のキャプテン桜井玲香ちゃんと一緒のシーンがあっていっぱいお話ししました✨
I had a scene with Nogizaka’s captain Sakurai Reika-chan and we talked a lot

#乃木坂46 #AKB48 #乃木坂AKB #乃木坂46時間TV #ファイトです
#Nogizaka46 #AKB48 #NogizakaAKB #Nogizaka46-hour TV #It’s a fight

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[Twitter] Yokoyama Yui 2016.04.13 17:36

トレーマットが新しくなり、なんと一ヶ月間私たちが印刷される!ということで、
いくみんと行ってきました🍟
Our pictures will be printed on the newly tray mat’s paper for a month! Speaking of which,
I went there with Ikumin
🍟

みなさんもマクドのトレーマットの私たち発見してくださいね!
Everyone, please find us too on MCD’s tray mat!

#マクドナルド #クルーになろう #AKB48 #中野郁海
#McDonalds #Jointhecrew #AKB48 #NakanoIkumi

[Jiji] AKB48 Yokoyama Yui’s Interview (Part 2)

Part 1

※ Meaningful solo song

This is the last part of AKB48 Group’s General Manager Yokoyama Yui-san’s interview. We would hear her talking about serving as the captain, AKB48 Team A’s new performance “M.T. ni Sasagu”, the group’s challenge and her activities individually.

     ※     ※     ※

AKB48 Team A’s new stage performance “M.T. ni Sasagu” started on February 10th. At the opening, I was surprised to see the “KEEP OUT” tape was spread around the microphone.

  When the curtain opened, I was like, “What’s going on!?”, y’know (lol). I feel agitated too.

 When we’re going to do the “Revival performance (replay of an existing performance)”, we had roles models to watch while “M.T. ni Sasagu”, it was written especially for (our) team. I felt unprecedented anxiety, thinking “Will it make the audience satisfy?”, and even though we cried everyday before the (first day of the) performance, we stayed united and greeted the first day.

  I’ve created new things with the members and staffs such as a new stage performance that has different directing/performance from the conventional theater performance. Takamina-san told me, “It looks rather like a show than a theater performance. It’s new!”.

The ballad “Tsuki to Mizukagami” is a solo song that you’ve been longing for, right?

  This is very meaningful to me to have had a solo song at this current period (became the general manager). It makes me happy when I think that I'l walk together with this song in the future.

  I and all of the fans too were very glad because I could be given this solo song. At the handshake event, the fans told me, “I’ll vote for this song in next year’s Request Hour”. My bond with the fans also deepened and my feeling of gratitude became stronger than before. 

  By the way, I received the lyrics of this song from Akimoto-san on December 8th last year. It’s mine and AKB48’s birthday on that day. Feeling like it’s some kind of fate, I got goosebumps.

※ I want to repaint AKB48 newly

As the general manager, how do you take the current situation of AKB48 group?

  First of all, the challenge is “The members’ recognition”. Sashihara (Rino)-san, (Watanabe) mayu-san and Yukiri (Kashiwagi Yuki)-san have been well known, but, there maybe only few well-known members.

 一 If each person’s popularity rises up, then it should be able to be a contribute to the group. The young member’s individual activity has been increasing recently like appearing in the stage play. I think it should be able to widen (their popularity) little by little.

  I, as the general manager of the second generation, feel troubled when I’m being compared to the predecessor, because I deeply feel it. The members may also sometimes say, “AKB48 at the time when the seniors were still here was great”.

  Nevertheless, if we repaint AKB48 to a new color, then the repainting would become the common one (that people accustomed to), right? The current members are the people who can together aim at the “new AKB48” with such a feeling.

The consciousness to represent the lots of distinctive members seems to grow.

  From now on, I think we have to acquire more skills to do well in the concerts and performances. With the members’ high motivations, I can feel that we’re moving (forward) to the idea of “We have to change”. 

※ Interest in acting

What kind of activity do you want to do personally in future?

  In drama “Majisuka Gakuen 5″, I acted with people like actor Yoshihiko Hakamada-san, Kyosuke Yabe-san and Lily Franky-san. When we’re asked to act together (in the same scene), they were able to show expressions and voices that I’ve never seen or heard before! Therefore, I’m very interested in acting now. I want to act with the actors who are outside (of the group) more.

You originally aspire to be a singer, right?

  That’s right. One day, I went to CHEMISTRY’s concert in Osaka-jo Hall with my family and I was so impressed by them, “I’m impressed by these people’s voices, I want to be like them”, that’s how I want to be a singer. In the future, I want to be “someone who can sing”, but, I originally like to express (myself), so, I’m also interested in acting with that extension.

  During the lesson for the solo song in the new performance, I received an advice, “This is like acting, bring out the feeling and make some expressions”, I wondered, are they (singing and acting) connected?

  In AKB48, I get to experience a lot of things such as song, stage, TV drama and skit. I want to do all the things that I can do without any limitation in the future. I have to work hard now so that this circumstance will continue even in the future AKB48.

  The members are kind at heart

By the way, what do you do on your day off?

  If the day is confirmed in a matter of minutes, I may do nothing but sleep.

  Also, I will go out to eat with the members. We AKB48 members basically invite other members even in private. Because we’re close to each other, I wonder will it (the group) continue for a long time?

― All of you have a good friendship even on a daily basis, right?

  We naturally support each other, it’s our strength (as a group).

  We can tell “That kid is having a hard time now” just by looking at the members and when I think of that, there will be members who will approach her. Everyone in AKB48 is kind at heart.

  I’m often inspired by the members everyday, all of the people who I met in AKB48 are really irreplaceable treasures.

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Yui’s speech at Takamina’s graduation concert (2016.03.27)

■ ラストソング後、高橋みなみが旅立って行った後
■ After the last song, after Takahashi Minami left

本当に綺麗でした。
It was really beautiful.

今、AKB48の第一章が終わったんだなということを感じました。
I just felt that the first chapter of AKB48 is over now.

たかみなさんが今いるメンバーに「AKBの未来を託す」と言ってくれたので・・・
Takamina-san said that she entrusts the future of AKB48 to the current members…

先輩たちみたいになるにはどれだけ時間がかかるかわからないですけど、これだけたくさんいるメンバーがみんな自分の夢を叶えれるように、そしてAKB48としてもたくさんの夢を見られるようにみんなで一緒に頑張っていきたいと思います。
I don’t know how long will it takes for us to be like the seniors, but, I would like for us to work hard together so that all of the members can achieve their dreams and have many dreams even as AKB48.

皆さん、これからのAKB48の応援をよろしくお願いします
Everyone, please continue to support AKB48 in the future.


■ 最後にステージに1人残りコメント
■ Comment as she’s the last one remaining on the stage

ほんとに皆さんにこれから助けていただかないといけないこと、いっぱいあると思うんですけど、みんなで力を合わせてAKB48第二章頑張っていきたいと思います。これからも48グループの応援よろしくお願いします。今日はありがとうございました
Even though we’re getting a really lot of help from all of people from now, I want us to join our efforts and work hard for the second chapter of AKB48. Please continue to support the 48 Group as well in the future. Thank you very much for today.

[Twitter] Yokoyama Yui 2016.02.24 12:53

帰宅して電気をつけて(>_<)←
この顔をしてたら電気つけたこと申し訳なくなる。
When I got back home, I turned on the light (>_<)←
but then, I felt sorry for turning the light on when I saw him made this face. 

ペットあるある。
Pet aruaru.

こんにちは。
Good afternoon.

#絶対寝てたでしょ #眩しいよね #ごめんね #猫 #ビス
#He was definitely sleeping #It’s blinding, isn’t it? #I’m sorry #Cat #Bis

[Twitter] Yokoyama Yui 2016.05.15 19:14

北海道のみなさん
ありがとうございました(^O^)/
Thank you very much
to everyone in Hokkaido
(^O^)/

今日来てくださった方、よかったら
#北海道握手0515
で意見、感想聞かせてください!!
For everyone who came today, if you can
please tell me how do you feel about today using
#HokkaidoHandshake0515!!

レーンが一緒やった
同じ名前の
よこやまゆいちゃんと📷
With Yokoyama Yui-chan
who has the same name as me
and who I shared the lane with
📷

#横山由依 #横山結衣
#YokoyamaYui #YokoyamaYui

From BOMB 2015.02 [Shimazaki Haruka & Yokoyama Yui]

From Shimazaki Haruka

Yui is about the same age as me and in the same generation, but at first, I never talked to her. During the practice before our theater debut, Yui’s physical condition worsen, then Manager-san advised her to go home. She cried because she was frustrated. At that time, I talked to her, I think that was for the first time I cared about her. It was the moment when I felt the difference enthusiasm for AKB48 between myself and Yui who came from Kyoto. There’s a lot of good part of Yui. All the seniors and juniors like her. She’s taking care of people. She didn’t complain over silly thing in front of people. She believes in what she thinks is the right thing. She’s good at try to not take things seriously. She keeps having the Japanese style. She’s a good listener. She’s fun in private. Here is “It’s a little bit….” part of her. She doesn’t wake up even if you woke her up, when she slept. Her room is dirty. She’s very scary during practice. She borrowed our costume’s socks. I’m worried about her sweat personally (lol). There’s a lot of memories. I came to my parents’ house on New Year’s Day and got a New Year’s present, I was surprised to find that it’s my favorite food chikuwa, it’s been 4 years since the first time we met. Speaking of which, she bought a lot of chikuwa at my birthday party. When I started to enter senbatsu as under, I had a hard time with no place of my own. At that time, Yui always beside me and supporting me. That time, I felt like I understood Yui’s feeling for the first time. Entered the senbatsu earlier than anyone else, couldn’t depend on the same generation either, it made me very strong I guess. Once I told Yui a message, “No matter what happens, I only want Yui to be by my side”. To think of it, it just became a vogue, isn’t it?

[Twitter] Yokoyama Yui 2014.09.17 22:23

じゃんけん大会じゅりなさんに負けて初戦敗退でした(>_<)💦
みるきーおめでとう!!
I was lost and defeated by Jurina-san in the first round in Janken Tournament (>_<)💦
Mirukii, congratulation!!

そして、38thシングルの選抜に選んでいただきました!
本当に嬉しいです!!!
楽しみ!
And I was choosen to be one of the senbatsu members for the 38th Single!
I’m so happy!!!
Looking forward to it!


#AKB48じゃんけん大会 #横山本 
#AKB48 Janken Tournament #YokoYamamoto

[Mobile Mail] Yokoyama Yui 2016.03.28 11:26:24

My mom, dad and sister came to see the concert!

I spent time with my mom this morning!
Though it’s only for a brief time, it was still very meaningful.
To carry out more activities that can make my parents happy, I will do my best!

To make it up for all the times we can’t meet,
I hope that they can see me often on screen.

I have to do my best!

Juri took this good photo of me,
it’s from after the concert yesterday.

Mayuyu and Sasshi waited for me at the bottom of the steps below the stage

And before that, Sayanee was also waiting for me, we embraced
she said something like this:
“It starts from here!”
It really felt like a YokoYamamoto (ship name) moment.

After that,
Sayanee asked me
“Aren’t you cold?”
And a NMB agent gave me a coat

NMB!
Thank you!

(lol)

Sayanee said,
“Weren’t you and I partners in NMB?”

Believing in everything around me, and believing that I have come this far, feels like all of them are linked together.

Perhaps I had lots of different thoughts running through my mind along the way, believing in the path I’m currently taking feels like a good thing.

So, I still want to go dawn the path that I believe in.
In the future, when I look back at all this, I will think that it was the right thing to do.

I also hope that Sayanee will be even more active in the future!!

Before all of this, Juri was waiting for me, and took this photo.
Also she sent me lots of passionate messages through LINE after the concert yesterday.

I feel like a fortunate person who’s being loved by many people.
Yosh! I hope I can return the favor to everyone in the future!
In order to be able to feel the same things that everyone feels, I will do my best!

Seems like I wrote too much (lol)

See ya(・o・)ノ

T/N: She wrote a really long post which I also want to translate but I could only found the chinese translation and translating from Chinese is just too hard, so, I only translated some parts.

EDIT: Added the full post. Thank you very much to @akbsashimi for kindly lending a hand to help me translating this wonderful post. The credit goes to @akbsashimi

[Jiji] AKB48 Yokoyama Yui’s Interview (Part 1)

※ Became the general manager

  Ten years has passed since the group started, AKB48 Group has entered “the second chapter” as the generational shift occurs. Yokoyama Yui who plays as the steering role was appointed as the general manager of the second generation on December 8, 2015. “I want move forward while savoring the same feeling at the same level with all of the members,” Yokoyama talks about her preparation as the general manager. The contents of the interview are conducted after three months post her inauguration, we present the interview that we divided into two parts.

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― How do you feel about being the general manger after a year of “practice”?

  I was named to be the next general manager in December two years ago and took over the position became the general manager last year on Demeber 8th at [AKB48 Theater 10th Anniversary Special Performance], I stood on the stage together with all the OG members on December 6th and at that time, I felt the strong feeling that I said in my speech on 8th. “AKB48′s rival is AKB48 itself. I want to do my best to catch up with the AKB48 that has came this far,” I said.

  When my life as the general manager began, I was worried about “What have I done the past year?”, I was frustrated over it everyday.

  At the concert, I was given the chance to introduce the last song and say the closing comments which was usually done by Takamina-san until then, but, I cried while thinking, “I totally can’t do it well like Takamina-san”.

― At the end of December last year, you said that it’s a year where you personally felt very troubled, right?

  At that time, I think that I was very depressed for couldn’t speak well. But, maybe the reason why I couldn’t speak well was because I wasn’t mentally prepared….

 I finally stood on the starting line

― After becoming the general manager, you experienced a large-scale event like “Request Hour Setlist Best 100″, right?

 Request Hour was full of the things that I couldn’t do. I always felt like crying except for when I was standing on the stage. But, the members told me, “Yokoyama-san has came this far, becoming the general manager. So, there will be no people thinking, “I won’t follow her,” just because you’re failed on something now”. The staffs also spoke to me, “You have our support and it’s fine to do it yourway”.

  Thanks to them, I realized, “Maybe it’s okay to let people see me struggling being the general manager”. I finally feel like standing on the starting line as the general manager.

― Did you feel the pressure of being Takahashi Minami-san’s successor?

  I’m the type who is very optimistic at heart by nature, I came to live with the thought of “There’s no thing like pressure”, but, even so it’s still a great pressure.

  Didn’t all the fans and members always look at the figure of a leader named “Takahashi Minami”? It was natural for all of us to have the “AKB48’s leader should be like this” feeling,that’s why, I told myself that I need to work in the same way as Takamina-san has successfully done. I was frustrated with myself who couldn’t do it, but, (later I realized) it didn’t seem right.

 If I work as a leader in my own way, I think I will be able to be “Yokoyama Yui, the leader of AKB48 Group”. Takamina-san (’s leader image that was formed) too, wasn’t it (formed) because of her own way of leading? That’s why, I finally understand that I have to do it my own way.

 Laugh and cry with everyone

― About Yokoyama-san being the general manager, senior Miyazaki Miho told the reporters, “(Yokoyama-san) is not the type to lead, rather she’s the type that will walk together with us,” she said.

 Takamina-san has the charisma and is a leader who leads with her back, while I, on the other hand, am not that type. However, I think I can (do it) if that to move forward while savoring the same feeling and standing at the same level with all of the members, so, I think that I should be able to establish the new AKB48 while struggling, laughing and crying with everyone.

 The members told me that I’m not alone, so, I should let them know that they are not alone too.

  For example, during the concert’s engine (circular array) and evaluation meeting, Takamina-san (usually) would speak out her thoughts and the members would sincerely listen to it and follow (Takahashi). Takamina-san spoke a lot during the engine until now, while I’m the opposite, I will call out the quite members to speak, (during the evaluation meeting) I will make sure to ask something like, “With whom did you exchanged glances during this/that song?”.

 I’m still feeling my way, but, I think that’s the only thing that I can do (now). AKB48 is a big group now, so, I feel that I can’t forget the idea of “Each member is part of AKB48”.

 I want to attract new new fans

― What do you want to do for the future in the Yokoyama union?

 Now the group name “AKB48” has been well known, but, the most of the well-known members such as Maeda (Atsuko)-san, Oshima (Yuko)-san, Itano (Tomomi)-san and Shinoda (Mariko)-san has graduated. So, for this reason, I want to increase the number of people who will say “I love the now AKB48” in addition to all the support we’ve received until now.

 That’s why, I want to work harder to get people to know the current members more. Like last year, we held a Free Live in Osaka, “It will be interesting if all of the members perform in front of a station,” I proposed to the management and it came true.

 When I had a meal with all the members, “What (kind of thing) would be interesting if we do?” they asked me. The thing that I want to try to do now is visiting the CD shops all across the country while also carrying the meaning of “Back to the origin”. We (the current members) joined the group only after the group has became well-known, so, we don’t experience that.

 Thereto, (General producer) Akimoto (Yasushi)-sensei has written us a new theater performance (for AKB48) after about 5 and a half years. All of the members well aware that “Theater erformance” and “Handshake event” are important for AKB48 Group, so, everyone wants to cherish the new theater performance.

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 Part 2

[Twitter] Yokoyama Yui 2016.03.16 07:46

3.16 Not yet デビュー5周年✨✨
3.16 Not yet’s debut 5th anniversary ✨✨

優子さんもさしこもりえちゃんも、新人の私に優しくしてくれた5年前を思い出します。
I remember 5 years ago when Yuko-san, Sashiko and Rie-chan were so kind to the newcomer me.

これからも応援よろしくお願いします!!
Please continue to support us in the future!!

#Notyet #ノイエ5周年 #ありがとう
#Not yet #Noie 5th Anniversary #Thank you

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[AKB Horror Night]’s last heroine, the general manager Yokoyama Yui will have two endings!?

The synopsis of Yui’s episode [Remake]:
In the final story, Yokoyama played as an inexperienced scriptwriter Noriko. She was asked to remake the script of a drama called “Adrenalin no Yoru” by the producer and was handed a stained/dirty script book. When they looked for the name of the leading actress, it turned out that the woman comitted suicide during the filming which caused this work to go unfinished about ten years ago. When Noriko who continued to work without hesitant felt a presence and turned around, what standing there was….

Yui’s appeal:
Looking back on the filming, Yokoyama, “I played the role in my own way while remembering the quite scary events that I’ve experienced until now. Since I will show you the expressions and voices that you can’t imagine will come from the usual me, so please pay attention to the gap!” appealed.

For the last part, there will be two types of versions, type A is the terrestrial broadcasting version and type B is the online version. Be prepared because you’ll also find two different endings. Yokoyama, “The 1st version has a scary, but fantastic ending while the 2nd version has an ending that makes you feel like you’re there (close to both of them). Each of them has their own scariness,” described each of their attractions.

The voting will start immediately after the last episode (on March 2nd) ended and will be opened until March 10th.