On December 27, Nogizaka46 member Suzuki Ayane updated the group's blog revealing that she is currently attending a university online and is set to graduate next March.
Suzuki wrote, "This is something personal, but I am actually attending a university online. I'm a fourth year student who is set to graduate in March of next year. I have successfully acquired all of my credits, so I will be graduating from university in March."
She continued to explain, "I felt it would be sad if people thought I was being careless with my activities in Nogizaka46 due to my schoolwork, so I didn't inform my fans. I only told some staff, my family and friends about attending university, so I could discuss with them in the event something happened."
Finally, she stated, "Even if I finish my studies in university, my lifestyle won't change much, I will still be studying everyday. Little by little, I will share more about my college life."