NGT48 member Yamada Noe has announced her graduation from the group.
Yamada joined NGT48 after passing its first-generation audition in 2015. For the past six years, she has been brightening the group with her happy and cheerful personality. In addition to graduating from the group, Yamada will be retiring from showbiz as well. On the group's official website, she wrote, "It would be a lie if I said that there were no sad and painful times over the past six and a half years, but they were happy days. Although I haven't been able to meet with the members, staff, and fans, I needed a lot of courage to leave the place I love. I hope you will warmly watch over my decision of taking a step toward my dream."
Yamada's last day of activities will be February 28, 2022. The date of her graduation concert will be announced at a later date.