NMB48 member Ririka Suto will be moving to Germany in pursuit of a doctorate degree following her graduation from the group.
NMB48 released its 3rd studio album "Namba Ai ~Ima, Omou Koto~" on August 2. 18 group members posted their thoughts through the group's blog and was put up in a store in Osaka. It was through this that Suto revealed her intentions to pursue a PhD.
The idol will begun her studies after her graduation from the group at the end of August.
Suto shocked the public when she announced at the 9th Senbatsu General Election live broadcast that she is engaged to marry. No one knew that she had been secretly dating a man since 2015.