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Posted by Jia-Lin Sunday, October 16, 2022

Former IZ*ONE member Yabuki Nako to graduate from HKT48

AKP STAFF


Former IZ*ONE member Yabuki Nako has just announced that she will be graduating from HKT48.

On October 16, Yabuki Nako made an announcement through a statement released by HKT48 on their official SNS. According to the statement, Yabuki Nako announced her graduation at "HKT48 11th Anniversary LIVE 2022 ~Message to the Future~" that was also held on October 16. She will be ending her activities with HKT48 the following spring and the official end date will be reported as soon as it is decided.


It is also reportedly said that Yabuki Nako will be continuing her activities as an actress.


The full statement reads:

"Thank you very much for your warm support towards HKT48.

Today at Makuhari Messe Event Hall, Yabuki Nako announced her graduation at 'HKT48 11th Anniversary LIVE 2022 ~Message to the Future~.'
Hereby, we would like to inform fans once again.

We have been in discussions with Yabuki Nako about her graduation, but so as to respect her wishes, we regret to say that Nako will be ending her activities with HKT48 next spring.
We deeply apologize to our fans for the sudden announcement.

Details such as the release of the 16th single, the graduation concert, and the official end date will be reported as soon as it is decided.

We are very sorry for the sudden announcement to our fans.
Thank you for your understanding.

We would also like to express our deep gratitude to all the fans who warmly watched and supported Yabuki Nako of HKT48 who joined HKT48 as a 3rd generation member in 2013, who also served as a member of AKB48 and was also active as a member of IZ*ONE.

Please continue to support Yabuki Nako until the last day of her activities next spring.

Mercury
Member
Yabuki Nako
"

Wishing Yabuki Nako all the best in her future endeavors!

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molock
molock393 pts Sunday, October 16, 2022 0
Sunday, October 16, 2022

This girl, for me, was the most powerful member of IZ*ONE. Coming from F to A, and shows everyone how talented she really is. The same on HKT48. She deserves a brighter future and all the success in the world. Congratulations, Nako-chan!

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Rimeee301 pts Sunday, October 16, 2022 0
Sunday, October 16, 2022

I’m so glad that she’s gonna follow her heart. I just hope that after her graduation we’ll get to see her on stage again cause she’s a fantastic performer really❤️❤️ Nako chan fighting!!!!

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