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The government has unveiled a new poster for its suicide prevention campaign featuring an image of AKB48 members, even though previous posters parodying the group’s name as part of a catchphrase had to be scrapped following harsh criticism.

The Cabinet Office said Friday that members of the all-girl pop idol group will also appear in TV spots to air in March — designated by the government as “the month to redouble efforts on measures against suicides.”

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