Michishige Sayumi announced her graduation from Morning Musume and Hello! Project at the end of the year after Morning Musume 2014 Fall Concert Tour.
Further information on her graduation ceremony will be announced later.
Tsunku♂ explained that this decision was taken by Michishige Sayumi. He added that new members may be recruited soon.
Michishige Sayumi joined Morning Musume as a 6th generation member in January 2003. She is the leader of the idol group since May 2012. She is the member with the longest tenure with more than 4100 days.
Under her leadership, Morning Musume ’14’s latest singles reached 5 consecutive time the 1st rank on Oricon weekly ranking.
- Source : Hello! Project