Considering the push she’s been receiving lately, it’s no surprise to hear that Miori Ichikawa better known as Fresh Lemon has been promoted from the ranks of the kenkyuusei to a proper AKB48 member. It’s not known which team she’ll be appointed to but the signs are pointing towards Team B under the captaincy of Yukirin. I think she’ll fit in quite nicely there.
BTW, maybe Yukirin should be renamed from Reaction Queen to Rain Queen as her mere presence these days with AKB48 seems to bring about rain!!
EDIT: I failed to mention that some of the other kenkyuusei members including my favorite Mina Oba have been promoted since December 2010. 6 months down the road and their still waiting as to which team they’re going to be assigned so why the delay?