NMB48 Team BII's Matsuoka Chiho has announced her graduation from the group.
The idol made this announcement on September 26 during Team BII's performance "Sakaagari" at NMB48 Theater. On her reason for graduating, Matsuoka revealed via the group's official website, "As a result of thinking about what I want to do, I found that going to school overseas was my next step. I don't think anybody expected that I would study abroad, but I feel that studying abroad will be a big step toward my dream."
Matsuoka's graduation concert will be held on October 11 at NMB48 Theater. Her last activity as a NMB48 member will be a handshake event on October 23 at Intex Osaka.