Michishige Sayumi To Graduate From Morning Musume.'14 & Hello! Project This Fall

Michishige Sayumi to graduate from Morning Musume.'14 & Hello! Project this fallIt's been reported that Michishige Sayumi will be graduating from Morning Musume.'14 and Hello! Project this fall.
The news was announced on April 29 during the Yamaguchi concert of Morning Musume.'14's live tour 'Morning Musume.'14 Concert Tour Spring ~Evolution~'.
Michishige, who is the member with the longest tenure in the group's history, commented, "Since I became leader about 2 years ago, I've been saying that I wanted to return Morning Musume a favor. During that time, although it wasn't through my strength alone, we got 5 consecutive number one singles, and through various activities, I feel that I was able to return the favor little by little. Then I discussed it with Tsunku?-san and the agency, and I decided this year's fall tour was my time to graduate."