Team Kaigai, June 2013

Team Kaigai is a special AKB48 Team for the Study Abroad Program members. They are either temporary members or permanent members of an international sister group. The members were originally meant to return to AKB48 after 6 months to 1 year out. All transfers were announced during the Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle, in August 2012. In June 2013, it was announced that JKT48's Rena Nozawa was to be transferred to AKB48 as a permanent member.

Current Members


Former Members



AKB48 Team TP

First Exchange

All transfers were announced at the Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle, on August 24, 2012.

Return to AKB48

On April 28, 2013, three of the Team Kaigai members returned to AKB48. They began to hold a concurrent position with the international sister groups. However, Nakagawa Haruka, remained only a JKT48 member. In June 2013, Miyazawa Sae cancelled her concurrent position with Team K, becoming only a member of SNH48. Thus, the concurrent positions were:

Second Exchange

All transfers were announced at the AKB48 Group Dai Sokaku Matsuri, on February 24, 2014.

Third Exchange

The transfer were announced by Izuta Rina during a performance "Koukando Bakuage" at AKB48 Theater, on April 13, 2017.

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