NMB48 member Kamieda Emika has announced her graduation from the group.
In a tweet (in both English and Japanese), Emika explained how she has been part of the AKB48 family for over 5 years and how precious of an experience it has been. She wants to broaden her personal and working horizons by going to Europe to study acting and learn more about languages.
Kamieda Emika joined NMB48 as a Kenkyuusei on February 2012. She joined Team BII on October 2012 and then transferred to Team M in January 2017.
Her last handshake event will be on July 23rd, while her graduation ceremony will be on July 31st.
This announcement shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise for those who remember how back in 2015 Emika took a break to study abroad in Australia and Spain.
However, it’s great to see that she has finally taken the first step in fulfilling her dreams by heading over to Europe to learn more about acting and languages.
Best of luck Emika, we are looking forward to seeing you become an actress!