Minami Takahashi is a member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48 under Team A. She is the General Director of AKB48 and its sister groups. In an interview with Nippon Television in June 2010, AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto described her as the "eldest daughter of the 48 sisters". She is commonly part of the main lineup for the AKB48 singles. She is a member of the AKB48 sub-group no3b, along with AKB48 members Haruna Kojima and Minami Minegishi.