Yamamoto Hitomi announced her graduation from NMB48. The announcement was made on May 1 during NMB48 Team M 1st Stage Idol no Yoake (アイドルの夜明け). She will leave the group on May 30.
She explained that she took this decision to focus on her studies as she is going to take the high school examination next spring.
Yamamoto Hitomi joined NMB48 as a 2nd generation member in August 2011. She was promoted from Kenkyuusei to Team M in October 2012.