The 2021 NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen participants announced, and just like last year, AKB48 will not be in it.
The entire Sakamichi Group, Nogizaka46, Sakurazaka46 and Hinatazaka46 were invited for this year.
The jint from "AKB48 Public Relations" Yamane Suzuha, in the tweet this morning has been deleted.
Before NHK officially announced there were already several artists who claimed to be performing at Kouhaku Uta Gassen this year.
Yamane Suzuha's tweet is considered a sign that AKB48 already knows that they will not participate.