AKB48’s Matsui Sakiko announces her graduation from the group

AKB48 Team A member Matsui Sakiko has announced her graduation from the group.

Matsui’s graduation announcement was made on May 29 during a performance at AKB48 Theater. After the show, she updated her Twitter and reported to her fans, “I announced my graduation during today’s performance.

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During the performance, the members held a farewell ceremony for SKE48‘s Furuhata Nao and NMB48‘s Yagura Fuuko. “First of all, I want to apologize for making this announcement during Nao-chan and Fuu-chan’s wonderful performance,” Matsui apologized. Regarding her future, she commented, “I will work even harder towards my dreams! Please continue to support me.” 

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Matsui joined AKB48 back in 2008 and made her solo debut in 2012 with a piano instrumental album. She is currently a student at the Tokyo College of Music. Matsui will not be running in the ‘7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election‘ scheduled to be held on June 6. 

Source & Image: Model Press and Tokyohive

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