Yoshida Akari announces Graduation from NMB48

NMB48 founding member Yoshida Akari announced her graduation from the group during a special performance at the NMB48 Theater on the occasion of her 24th birthday. She explained that NMB48 members normally have many opportunities to talk about their concerns. However, in these times it has been difficult to do so and she was asked to do the show in this way. She missed many members and it was nice to see them again. She explained that NMB48 celebrates its 10th anniversary in October and in these times without live shows with audience and fan events it is hard to say what the future of the group looks like. So it has been a difficult step for her to announce her graduation. Many difficult times she overcame with the love of the fans and members and could fulfill some dreams. She says the time at NMB48 has shaped her youth and she wants to use all that she learned to fulfill her dreams on her own.