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Momoko Tsugunaga, Buono! & Country Girls Member, To Retire From Entertainment Industry

8mo ago   ·   Monday 7 Nov, 2016 - 12:16am UTC   ·   Aysohmay   ·   6 upvotes   ·   6 comments   ·   15,648 views
Momoko Tsugunaga, Buono! & Country Girls Member, To Retire From Entertainment Industry

Momoko Tsugunaga, a member of several Hello! Project groups throughout her career, will be retiring from the entertainment industry on June 30, 2017.

"Since I succeeded the Hello! Project Kids Audition on the 30th June of 2002, it would make 15 years, and on this turning point, I have decided to continue further ahead on a new road," Tsugunaga said.

During her 15-year career, Tsugunaga was a member of Berryz Koubou, was the leader of Buono!, and is the Playing Manager of Country Girls.

Tsugunaga's role in Country Girls was to guide the rookie group and its members. She facilitated in their growth. Now, the idol will focus growing as her own person.

After retiring from the entertainment industry, Tsugunaga will become a teacher focusing on early childhood education. The singer graduated from university in 2012 and received a teacher's license for kindergarten and elementary school.

Although she's moving on to the next stage of her life, Tsugunaga expressed her love for the life she's lived up until this point.

"I love being an idol, I love spending everyday with all the fans, and I really enjoyed my activities until now from the bottom of my heart," she said.

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    Jess 8mo ago

    Momochi is my favorite idol! I loved Berryz, Buono is also my favorite idol band and I started enjoying Country girls because of her! She is amazing! Everything she does she puts her heart  in it, but she may  want to have a tranquil life so my best wishes for her! I'll miss her songs and voice so much! Love you #momochi

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    I wish her nothing but the best. I will miss seeing her make comebacks with Country Girls and Buono!. This also kills any hope that we had for a Berryz comeback. At least we have her MVs to watch!

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    CherryRose 8mo ago

    Buono was one of the first Jpop groups I got into! I'm bummed Momoko will be leaving, but I wish her the best of luck as a teacher.

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    Aysohmay 8mo ago

    Buono! just has their comeback, and now she's retiring. Guess one of my favorite groups from the mid 2000s era is ending for good this time =/

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    I'm still really upset about this ;-;

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    CupcakeSan 8mo ago

    Thank you Tsugunaga! You with Buono made Shugo Chara live AF!! ❤❤❤ Your songs inspired the 14 year old me 💞💞💞

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