is a member of Japanese idol group AKB48 and the captain of Team K. She is also the member of a subunit of the group, Not yet. She has been a contributing member for all of AKB48's singles since "Aitakatta" in October 2006, excluding Janken Tournament singles. In 2009, she was voted second popular and lost to Atsuko Maeda. In 2010, she was voted the most popular member of the group, in a poll for which members fans want to appear on the group's single "Heavy Rotation". However during the 2011 3rd senbatsu election, she lost first place to Atsuko Maeda once again having dropped to second place. During the 2012 fourth senbatsu election, she placed first with 108,837 votes and became the new center of AKB48.
30.07.2012 [The Daily Yomiuri] - A fan of AKB48's YukoOshima, Hagino has attended her live concerts and shook her hand at a meet-and-greet, Takako said. Hagino is also often teased by his fellow London Games teammates. When he was ordered to lead the "cheering squad" for other
19.07.2012 [The Japan Times] - One thing's for sure, the inclusion of AKB48 member YukoOshima as the voice of Merida in the Japanese dub will attract plenty of fans. "I really like Disney movies and I've seen all of them," Oshima said at a recent press conference for the film
10.07.2012 [Jakarta Post] - AKB48: Japan's all-girl pop idol group AKB48 member YukoOshima, front row center, flashes a victory sign, as she poses with other members after winning the annual AKB48 popularity poll in Tokyo Wednesday. (AP)AKB48 is not exactly a band. It's an army