AKB48's Hayasaka Tsumugi (Team 8 & A) has announced her graduation from the group.
This announcement was made on April 3 during Team 8's 4th anniversary concert at AKB48 Theater. She will graduate after participating in the handshake event for the group's album "Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake wo Shitteiru" on April 8 and Team 8's 4th anniversary event on April 29 at Nippon Gaishi Hall.
Hayasaka joined Team 8 in 2014 to represent Yamagata Prefecture. She had temporarily been on break due to her poor health since last December.