NMB48's Sayaka Yamamoto Denies Rumors Of Graduation

5yr ago   ·   Monday 3 Apr, 2017 - 06:20pm UTC   ·   Aysohmay   ·   4 upvotes   ·   0 comments   ·   8,847 views
NMB48's Sayaka Yamamoto Denies Rumors Of Graduation

NMB48 member Sayaka Yamamoto is denying rumors that she plans on graduating from the group.

AKB48 announced last month that it will be holding its 9th Annual Senbatsu General Election on June 20. Yamamoto has decided not to participate in the election as a candidate.

Netizens have been speculating about the reason why Yamamoto would not be participating in the Senbatsu General Election. Many have expressed concern that the idol was planning on graduating from the group.

On April 3, Yamamoto attended a release event for her first photo book "Subete no Riyuu". It was at this event that she addressed the graduation rumors by denying them.

"I will continue with the group activities for the time being. I think that the choice to decline participating will allow me to grow in my own way," Yamamoto said.

Last October, Yamamoto released her debut solo album "Rainbow". After spending time focusing on solo activities promoting the album and touring Japan, Yamamoto wants to continue improving herself on different stages.

With her withdrawal from the Senbatsu General Election, Yamamoto has encouraged a new generation of members to step up and lead the group. She jokingly said she hoped these new members would join NMB48 with her.

Yamamoto is currently one of the most popular members of the AKB48 family. She placed 4th at last year's Senbatsu General Election.

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