Akb48's Hiwatashi Yui To Graduate From The Group

AKB48's Hiwatashi Yui to graduate from the group

AKB48 member Hiwatashi Yui has announced her graduation from the group.

This announcement was made on November 7 during Team B's concert at AKB48 Theater. Her last handshake event will be on November 23 and graduation concert on November 28. 

Hiwatashi explained, "I have a dream. That is to work in television. In order to do that, I need to work hard and challenge myself to many things. I also have to study, so I have decided to graduate. I believe that this different path and future are something I need to open up myself.

After the show, Hiwatashi said in a video on the staff's official Twitter, "I respect and love Paruru-san, who nominated me, Yokoyama-san, and many of my senpai. I will continue to support AKB48. I want to do my best for my next dream."