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Jurina Matsui, who ranked '1st in the International Senbatsu General Election' will act as a player manager for KLP48

'KLP48' is AKB48's first sister group in Malaysia. Since it was announced on January 1st of this year, preparations are continuing in advance of its debut in August, 2024. It has been decided that former member of AKB48 and SKE48 Jurina Matsui will work with KLP48 as a player manager. ■ KLP48: Since the formation of AKB48 and throughout the entire 19-year history of the AKB group, Jurina Matsui is the sole recipient of the title of 'Winner of the International Senbatsu General Election'. Now, as the new 48 group KPL48 makes its debut, they are fortunate enough to receive the support of Ms. Matsui, who will assist management with advice and cooperation at their request. Management wish for Ms. Matusi to share a wide range of thoughts and opinions by leading KLP members by example, and they are also eager for Ms. Matsui to share the stage with the group as an artist, a request she is happy to oblige. They are thrilled that she will lead group members in Malaysia, who are giving their all to this new challenge, to become the top idol group in the world. Ever since Ms. Matsui became the youngest ever person to be chosen as part of a senbatsu in 2008 at the age of '11 years and 228 days', she has continued to play a central role at the heart of the AKB48 group. Leveraging the wealth of experience, she gained up until her graduation from the group in 2021, she can be expected to share great insights with KLP48 members. Management would like to express their most sincere thanks to Jurina Matsui, whom they hold in the utmost respect, for making the big decision to become a 'player manager' despite having previously graduated. We in KPL48 will aim to stand at the top of the world alongside Jurina Matsui, from our base in Kuala Lumpur. Holding tight to their hopes and dreams, the auditionees have been working hard to as they approach the final stages of the selection process. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. ■ About Jurina Matsui In 2018, she ranked first in the 'AKB48 53rd Single International Senbatsu General Election' in which members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48, STU48, JKT48, BNK48, TPE48, all participated. A total of 3,836,652 votes were cast in the 'International Senbatsu General Election' from all across the world. Following a fierce contest, Jurina Matsui managed to come first, with 194,453 votes. ■ About KLP48 KLP48 Official site Facebook X Instagram TikTok YouTube

Tokyo Game Show 2024 This Year’s Main Visual Unveiled

The Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA, Chairperson: Haruhiro Tsujimoto) has unveiled the main visual for TOKYO GAME SHOW 2024 (TGS2024), which will be held jointly with Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. and DENTSU, Inc. The TGS2024 main visual work expresses this year’s theme, “Trailblaze the World with Gaming.” Illustrator Kukka created the work for TGS for five consecutive years. The main visual will appear in various scenes as the symbol of TGS2024. Please look forward to it! ■TGS2024 Exhibitor Application Deadline is Approaching! <May 24 (Fri.)> Please note that the deadline for exhibitor applications for TGS2024 is May 24 (Fri.) This year, TGS has updated the exhibition venue layout by decentralizing large-scale booths to maximize and optimize the number of available booths for more companies to participate. In addition, many journalists and influencers from Japan and abroad will be attending the event, making this a great opportunity to showcase your products to a global audience. For more information, please visit the official TGS2024 website and check out the exhibit guide. ●Official Website: ●Exhibit Guide: ■The Deadline for the First Round of Exhibitor Applications for TOKYO GAME SHOW Digital World Approaching! <May 24 (Fri.)> The "TOKYO GAME SHOW VR" event has been renamed to "TOKYO GAME SHOW Digital World". The event will be held virtually for 17 days starting from September 20 (Fri.). This year's virtual exhibition will last longer than last year's event and will offer a variety of original programs and fun projects that can be enjoyed on computers, smartphones, and VR devices. ●Exhibitor and Sponsorship Programs for TOKYO GAME SHOW Digital World: ■Applications for Advertising and Sponsorship Programs Will Also Close Soon TGS2024 offers various advertising and sponsorship programs, as well as exhibition opportunities. Please check the information below, as deadlines vary by program. ●Guide to “Official Exhibitor Program” <Application deadline: May 24 (Fri.)> ●Guide to “Creator Lounge Sponsorship” <Application deadline: May 24 (Fri.)> ●Guide to other “Advertising and Sponsorship” programs <Application deadline: June 10 (Mon.)> ●Guide to “TGS Forum Sponsorship Session” <Application deadline: June 21 (Fri.)> ●Guide to Advertising on TGS Official Guidebook “TGS NOW!” <Application deadline: July 26 (Fri.)>

Entire SWISS Boeing 777 fleet now equipped with CO2-reducing ‘sharkskin’ film

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has been steadily providing its Boeing 777-300ER long-haul aircraft fleet with the fuel-saving AeroSHARK technology since the first aircraft so equipped performed the world’s first scheduled AeroSHARK flight in October 2022. The final member of the SWISS Boeing 777 fleet, HB-JNF, received its ‘sharkskin’ film at the beginning of this month, and all 12 aircraft are now in service with the innovative new technology. The transparent AeroSHARK film is applied to the aircraft’s fuselage and engine nacelles. With its micrometers-deep ‘riblets’ that are aligned to the direction of airflow, the film replicates the hydrodynamic skin of a shark, reducing air resistance in flight by around one per cent. As a result, even with only part of its Boeing 777 fleet equipped with the new technology, AeroSHARK lowered SWISS’s kerosene consumption last year by over 2,200 tonnes, with concomitant reductions of some 7,100 tonnes in the airline’s carbon dioxide emissions. “We are very pleased with the results that we have achieved with AeroSHARK to date,” says Claus Bauer, SWISS’s Head of Technical Fleet Management. “We’re proud, too, to be the first airline in the world to have equipped an entire aircraft fleet with this innovative technology. Each aircraft takes about a week to have its AeroSHARK film applied, which requires high-precision workmanship from our personnel. I am delighted that our commitment to this technology is delivering such positive results, and is enabling us at SWISS to take a further substantial step in making our flight operations more sustainable.” - Possible extension to further aircraft types The AeroSHARK aircraft skin technology has been jointly developed by Lufthansa Technik and coatings manufacturer BASF. SWISS is also considering extending its AeroSHARK application programme to further aircraft types in its long-haul fleet in the medium-term future.