AKB48 Team A's Nakamata Shiori has announced that she will be graduating from the group.
This was announced by Nakamata herself during a stage performance on September 9th. She explained, "I entered the group about 3 and a half years ago.
Nakamata entered AKB48 as a 10th generation kenkyuusei in 2010. She was promoted as an official member in 2011 and have been a part of Team A since November of last year.