It's been announced that former Juice=Juice member Kanazawa Tomoko's management contract with UpFront Promotion will be terminated at the end of the month.
Kanazawa joined Juice=Juice as its original member on February 25, 2013, then became its second leader in June of 2019. She had temporarily suspended her activities from September of 2021 for poor health caused by endometriosis, but eventually graduated from the group after their concert 'Juice=Juice Concert 2021 ~FAMILIA~' at Yokohama Arena in November.
After graduation, Kanazawa had been making preparations to go solo, but her anxiety about her medical condition had her thinking about her future. She made the decision to retire from showbiz when she discovered a new life goal.