NMB48 Team N member Hayashi Momoka has announced her graduation from the group.
This announcement was made on January 8th during the team's performance at NMB48 Theater. In a Google+ post made by stage manager Kaneko Tsuyoshi, it was revealed that Hayashi made the decision to graduate during last year's AKB48 General Election. "I felt that I've done all I could do as an idol, and that my time has come to move onto my next path. I've always dreamed of becoming a model. I hope to find a job in the fashion industry," she said.
Hayashi made her debut as NMB48's second generation student in June of 2011. In the recent team shuffle (effective in March), she was transferred to Team BII. Details on her graduation date and concert will be announced at a later date.