It's been revealed that Berryz Kobo member Tokunaga Chinami's contract with UpFront Promotion will be terminated at the end of the month.
Tokunaga was chosen as a member of Hello! Project Kids in 2002, then began her activities in Berryz Kobo in 2004. When the group went on an indefinite hiatus in 2015, she had gone abroad to study English. This spring, Tokunaga will be starting a job where she will be utilizing her English skills. As such, she decided to terminate her management contract with her agency.
UpFront Promotion commented, "Thank you very much for supporting Tokunaga Chinami until now. We will be watching over her new start."