Nogizaka46 member Rina Ikoma has announced that she will be graduating from the group later this year.
The idol announced her graduation through the group's official website on January 31.
Ikoma has stated on her blog that she wants to learn how to live life on her own as an adult, and thought that the timing felt right to make a change in her life.
An exact graduation date has not been set yet. However, she will be participating in the group's upcoming 20th single.
According to reports, Ikoma will continue her entertainment industry activities as an actress.
Ikoma is a 1st generation member of Nogizka46. She is considered one of the most popular members of the group.