It's been announced that Taguchi Natsumi's contract has ended with Up Front Promotion, and she will withdraw from Kobushi Factory.
Hello! Project's official website explained that the contact was cancelled midterm because Taguchi's actions in the past few months have lacked awareness and responsibility as a member of Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project. Leader Hirose Ayaka commented, "I am disappointed and ashamed that our important friend has to withdraw in this way. As leader, I feel responsible that we've had several announcements in the past few months that would make everyone sad."
She continued, "Believing that this is a new start for Kobushi Factory, we will change our attitudes, deepen our bonds, and trust each other to become a group that would be welcomed by everyone."
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