AKB48 member Inagaki Kaori has announced her graduation from the group.
Inagaki made this announcement on November 1 during her birthday event at AKB48 Theater. After the show, she updated her Twitter account apologizing to her fans for the sudden announcement. "I am planning to graduate in December. Please continue to support me until the end," she said.
Inagaki joined AKB48 as a research student after passing their 16th generation audition in October of 2016. She made her stage debut during an introduction event later that December.