Yuko Oshima will be going on a hiatus from her activities in order to study English abroad.
The announcement was made by Oshima's agency, which added that she is not going into retirement, but rather taking time to fulfill a personal goal.
Details about where she is going, when, or for long were not disclosed to give Oshima privacy. However, according to reports, the singer will be living in an English-speaking country starting in August, and will stay there for approximately one year.
Oshima will be continuing any of her contractual obligations, and will continue holding fan club events through the month.