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Japanese all-girl pop group AKB48 suspends Akihabara performances

This screenshot from the AKB48 website shows the notice informing fans that the pop group's performances at its home AKB48 Theater will be suspended from Jan. 6 to 15, 2021.

TOKYO -- All-girl pop group AKB48 will suspend performances at its home AKB48 Theater in the Japanese capital's Akihabara district from Jan. 6 to 15, the group announced on its website ahead of an expected coronavirus state of emergency declaration.

    "We apologize for the inconvenience caused by (canceling) the upcoming performance, and ask for your understanding and cooperation," the statement on the group's website said.


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