Hashimoto Hikari (橋本耀) announced her graduation from AKB48 on June 22.
This announcement was made during her birthday celebration and her 300th performance at the group theater in Tokyo.
The date of graduation ceremony has not been determined yet.
Mizuta Mari, formerly known under the name Izukoneko, announced restart her solo projects.
She stopped her activities in August 2014 to pursue her career with the new idol group POP (ex-Pla2me). Mizuta Mari finally chose to leave the group the last mounth because of musical differences with Kamiya Saki (ex-BiS).
NMB48‘s 12th single Durian Shounen (ドリアン少年) will be on sale on July 15.
Team N’s Suto Ririka has been appointed in center position for the first time.
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Japanese and Taiwanese idols will face off at PIPE Live Music’s Taiwan Girl Idol Festival on July 4.
Starmarie and Kikkawa You will also hold one-man live performances on July 5.