AKB48 member Okada Nana has announced her intent to graduate from the group.
This comes after 'Bunshun Online' recently reported that Okada is currently dating actor Ino Hiroki. On Twitter, she expressed, "I am very sorry for acting in a way that would betray and hurt all of my fans who have supported me until now. I apologize for the disillusionment." She added, "I thought about it on my own, and decided to take clear responsibility. I will graduate from AKB48."
Okada mentioned that the staff said that graduation is not necessary. However, after many discussions, she made a firm resolve. The date of her graduation has not been set at this time.