AKB48 No. 1
AKB48 singer Yuko Oshima, center, who was elected by fans as the most popular idol among the group, poses with second placed Mayu Watanabe, right, and third placed Yuki Kashiwagi following the AKB48 annual popularity “election” at a packed Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Wednesday night. Oshima earned the privilege to be the center performer in performances. Fans voted with ballots included in the group’s latest single, “Manatsu no Sounds Good!” Oshima had the No. 1 spot in 2010 but relinquished the crown to Atsuko Maeda in 2011. Maeda has announced her graduation from the group. See story here.