The government of Guam has named AKB48 as the country's new tourism ambassador, making them the first group to be in placed in that position.
AKB48 will officially be sworn in as the country's tourism ambassador on April 6 in a ceremony that will be attended by Team Kaigai members Aki Takajo, Haruka Nakagawa, Sae Miyazawa and Mariya Suzuki.
The following day, the 4 girls will participate in a marathon race held on the island, reports Jpop Asia.
"We're very honoured to be appointed tourism ambassadors of Guam.
We've filmed 3 music videos in Guam, the latest one being 'Manatsu no Sounds Good!', so we have lots of unforgettable memories there.
I hope this opportunity will let us tell people about all the wonderful things Guam has to offer," Minami Takahashi, general manager of AKB48, stated.
Guam's government chose AKB48 as their new tourism ambassador due to the group's activities in the country and global recognition.
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