Nogizaka46 has announced that members Saito Chiharu and Sagara Iori will be graduating from the group.
Both Saito and Sagara will graduate after participating in all events related to the group's 20th single "Synchronicity." Their last work will be a handshake event on July 16 at Makuhari Messe.
Saito is a first generation member who first made the senbatsu in the group's 10th single "Nandome no Aozora ka?" (October 2014 release). Meanwhile, Sagara is a second generation member who passed the audition in 2013. However, she didn't join the group until a year later as she wanted to focus on her studies first.