NMB48’s Matsuoka Chiho has announced her graduation from the group.
The announcement was done at the group’s recent NMB48 performance.
According to Chiho, her reason for graduating is due to her wanting to study overseas and she hopes that by doing this it will be a big step toward completing her dream.
Her graduation concert will take place on October 11th, with her last activity as member being a handshake event on October 23rd.
While studying is a common reason for idols leaving their groups, it’s rare to see them pursue education outside of Japan. Of course, not many details about where she will be attending have been released but it’s still going to be a fun experience for her since she’ll get to experience a new challenge.
We wish her the best of luck with her studies!