Since joining the group in 2001 as a 9th generation member, Suzuki has been loved by the fans with her nickname "Zukki." She served as one of the centers for the group's last single "Oh my wish!", and her diet success of over 10 kilograms also caught people's attention.
On Hello! Project's official site, Suzuki released a message, and in there she explained the reason for her graduation.
It reads, "Since last year, I started thinking a lot about my future seriously. I always thought that 'I want to be helpful to people' since I was little, and I thought about what I could do in the future. All the activities as Morning Musume were very fun and meaningful, but among them, seeing the smiles on people who I met through the events for 'SATOYAMA movement' and 'SATOUMI movement' were just wonderful, and it made me wish that I could be a part of this kind of job.
'Being helpful to people'...there are various ways for it, but I strongly felt that I want to help people, make them smile, and make them happy in a different way. Therefore, I've decided to go toward my dream that 'I want to work in welfare industry'."
Suzuki ended the message with, "Using my experiences as a Morning Musume member, I would like to continue my activities with cherishing my time as a member more than ever, and without forgetting my gratitude toward you who always support me."