Nito Moeno explains her decision to graduate on blog
AKB48 member Nito Moeno who announced her graduation from the group during the team A stage performance on February 14th, updated her official blog, and explained the reason for her graduation.
Below is what she posted.
I announced during today’s (February 14th) stage my decision to graduate from AKB48.
I am sorry for the sudden announcement.
I started seriously thinking about the graduation when I turned 20, and I have made up my mind by the end of last year.
I joined AKB48 as a 5th generation member, and have experienced many things. However, recently, I was thinking a lot about my standing position, how I should support AKB48, and also, how it would affect me in a positive way…
However, this place is not my goal after all, and I do not intend to keep fighting as a member of AKB.
I want to graduate, and experience even more things! I would like to try my best to improve my own skills!!
Regarding the date for my graduation, since I definitely want to attend the handshake events for ‘Eien Pressure’, and my 5th anniversary since debut will be on April 28th, it will be after I finish those.
It has not yet been decided exactly when (could be May, could be June…), but while I can stay as a member of AKB48, I want to continue learning many things, and grow myself up. I also want to cherish the time with the members, as well as the time with you fans.
Please continue to support me.
AKB48 Team A Nito Moeno
Source: Nito Moeno official blog
Image: AKB48 official site