NMB48 Team N Co-Captain Kei Jonishi has announced that she will be graduating from the group.
On October 18, NMB48 held its 6th anniversary concert at the Kobe World Memorial Hall. It was at this concert that Jonishi's decision to graduate was announced.
During the concert's encore, NMB48 Theater Manager Takeshi Kaneko announced a team shuffle that will take effect on January 1, 2017. As he went down the member list, everyone was accounted for except Jonishi. It was at this point the idol's graduation was revealed.
Jonishi thanked her fans for their support through the years. Although she's "really happy right now", the idol is "ready to take the next step". However, she has not decided what she wants to pursue in the future.
A date for Jonishi's graduation has not been set at this time.
Jonishi is a 1st generation member of NMB48. She currently serves as the Co-Captain of Team N alongside Sayaka Yamamoto.