Hello! Project has announced the reorganization of its group, mainly centered around the addition of members to established groups.
Earlier this month, Country Girls announced that its active members would be transferring to different groups. It was revealed that Chisaki Morito will be joining Morning Musume, Nanami Yanagawa will be joining Juice=Juice, and Musubu Funaki will be joining ANGERME.
The 3 members transferred to new groups will retain concurrent position with Country Girls. It's other two members, Risa Yamaki and Mai Ozeki, will remain with the group, but will be focusing on their studies. The 5 will regroup during holidays and school breaks for activities as Country Girls.
3 members of Hello! Project's trainee program have graduated to become full members. Ruru Danbara will be joining Juice=Juice, while Ayano Kawamura will be joining ANGERME.
The 3rd graduating trainee will be Reina Ichioka. She will be the leader of a new group from Hello! Project. No details other than the group's leader have been revealed at this time.
Hello! Project's summer tour will begin on July 15. The new group line ups will be present at the summer tour. Ichioka will also be participating in the tour, though her group will not be making its debut until a later date.