TPE48 did not want to waste the opportunity given by AKB48 to follow sousenkyo this year.
The Taipei-based AKB48 sister already has a representative to take part in Japan's biggest and most popular event. TPE48 sent five members who have run for AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo.
The five TPE48 members are from formal members and no trainees are running. They are Chen Shih-ya, Chen Shih-yuan, Honda Yuzuki, Chiu Pin-han, and Sin Tik-kei.
All five members are registered as candidates on the last day of March 27, 2018. Fans are still haunted by curiosity why Abe Maria who in fact is a member kaigai not run for herself.