Ayumi Hamasaki has appeared in public for the first time since announcing that she and her husband were getting divorced.
On September 29, Hamasaki appeared at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo. She was flying to the New Chitose Airport to appear at a fan club concert in Hokkaido on September 30.
Hamasaki was not seen wearing her wedding ring while at the airport. Approximately 30 reporters bombarded the singer with questions about the divorce, but the singer did not answer, leaving it unclear whether divorce papers have been signed yet.
Although it's unclear whether the two are formally divorced, Hamasaki has stated that they have separated and are "[going] down our own path".