SKE48 member Matsumura Kaori has announced her graduation from the group.
Matsumura made the announcement on September 15 during the event 'SKE48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2018 ~Member wa Kazudake Shinkyoku wa Aru~' at Nagoya Nagoya Congress Center. She explained, "It's been 8 years since I've joined SKE. I really don't want to graduate from this wonderful group. But these past 2 or 3 years, I've been carrying out my activities while thinking about graduation. Right now, I'm just in SKE48 because it's fun [not like my juniors who have goals]. I didn't think that I could grow personally, so I decided to graduate."
She added, "But my graduation date hasn't been set yet, so I might just take it back. I don't know what's going to happen. I might graduate as planned, or my decision might change."