It's been announced that Juice=Juice's Kanazawa Tomoko will be graduating from the group and Hello! Project after their concert 'Juice=Juice Concert 2021 ~FAMILIA~' on November 24 at Yokohama Arena.
Kanazawa had been on hiatus since September for poor health due to endometriosis. Earlier this month, she updated her blog stating, "I will be resuming my work little by little," but as her condition would not stabilize, her doctor suggested that she "distance herself from work and devote herself to treatment."
If that was the case, Kanazawa wished to graduate after Juice=Juice's concert. As such, it was decided that the upcoming concert at Yokohama Arena will be her graduation concert. To prepare for her graduation concert, she will be absent from all of Team Tsuki's shows in 'Hello! Project 2021 Aki -Zoku Kagetsu Fucho-' which will run until December. Furthermore, Juice=Juice's new single, with participation by Kanazawa, will be released in December.
Kanazawa joined Hello! Project as Juice=Juice's original member on February 25, 2013, and was appointed as its second leader in June of 2019.