Former Nmb48's Suto Ririka To Retire From Showbiz At The End Of The Month

Former NMB48's Suto Ririka to retire from showbiz at the end of the month

Former NMB48's Suto Ririka has announced that she will be retiring from showbiz at the end of the month. 

Suto had been continuing her entertainment activities while aiming to become a philosopher. According to a person affiliated with her agency, she had asked to retire last spring, and since then, there had been many discussions about her future path. Finally, it was decided that she would be retiring according to her will. Although there are programs scheduled to air in February that she's already done recording for, her activities will officially end this month. 

Former Morning Musume's Mitsui Aika To Retire From Showbiz

Former Morning Musume's Mitsui Aika to retire from showbiz

It's been announced that former Morning Musume member Mitsui Aika's contract with agency J.P ROOM has ended. As such, she will be retiring from showbiz. 

Mitsui graduated from Morning Musume back in May of 2012, then had been studying abroad in New Zealand from January of 2014. She had continued her activities in showbiz like participating in Hello! Project's concert 'Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2015 ~ GOOD BYE & HELLO ! ~' as an OG member of Morning Musume. However, she wanted to "graduate from showbiz and pursue the path of cooking."

Yumemi Nemu To Graduate From Dempagumi.inc, Retire From Showbiz

Yumemi Nemu to graduate from Dempagumi.inc, retire from showbiz

Dempagumi.inc will hold a live concert, titled 'Dempagumi.inc Cosmo Tour 2019 in Nippon Budokan,' on January 6 and 7 at Nippon Budokan. It's been announced that member Yumemi Nemu will graduate from the group after these concerts. 

After graduation, Yumemi plans to retire from showbiz as well. She will be celebrating ten years in showbiz this November, and when she thought about her future, she wanted to take a step forward in a new area taking what she learned from her experiences. Upon retirement, she will produce an original character called "Tanukyun" based on her color mint green. She will also work towards opening a bookstore.

Yoshizawa Hitomi To Retire From Showbiz

Yoshizawa Hitomi to retire from showbiz

On September 28, J.P ROOM Inc. sent out a fax to media outlets announcing that Yoshizawa Hitomi has retired from showbiz. 

Following her hit and run incident on September 6, Yoshizawa was indicted the other day for injuring two people in a hit and run incident while driving under the influence. The fax included a statement from Yoshizawa, saying, "While facing myself, I became aware of my weakness and immaturity. What I did is something that will never be forgiven. Above all, I sincerely apologize to those I've hurt."

She continued, "From now on, I will atone for the crime I've committed and move forward as a member of society and a mother, so that I will not be ashamed of my behavior. In addition, I will retire from showbiz, which I have been a part of for the past 18 years."

J-pop Star Namie Amuro Retires From Showbiz

J-Pop star Namie Amuro retires from showbiz

Thousands of fans of Japanese pop star Namie Amuro flocked to the southern prefecture of Okinawa to see her final performance.

It was Amuro's last live music event of her career on the eve of her retirement. The show was staged on Saturday in Ginowan City in her home prefecture.

Former Nmb48's Watanabe Miyuki Resumes Her Showbiz Work

Former NMB48's Watanabe Miyuki resumes her showbiz work

Former NMB48 member Watanabe Miyuki has resumed her activities in showbiz. 

Watanabe graduated from the group in July of 2016. She will be holding a concert series titled '1st LIVE TOUR 2018 ~Milky Land dayo ne~' on September 19 at Zepp Tokyo and September 21 at Namba Hatch. On Twitter, she wrote, "On 9/19 at Zepp Tokyo and 9/21 at Namba Hatch! A new song also! Please look forward to it. I'm excited to meeting everyone soon. I am full of gratitude for everyone who waited for me and the staff.

Flower's Fujii Shuka To Retire From Showbiz

Flower's Fujii Shuka to retire from showbiz

Flower member Fujii Shuka has announced her retirement from showbiz. 

Since October, Fujii had been taking a break from performing due to a cervical herniated disc. On her reason for retirement, she explained that her condition has worsened, "I don't want to cause anymore trouble than I already have. In addition, I want to broaden my potential in a different world and place and find new things I want to challenge and achieve them. These feelings kept increasing on a daily basis." On her future activities, she commented, "I want to spend my time studying things like art, fashion, painting, and photography to express myself."

Sato Sumire Announces Graduation From Ske48 + Retirement From Showbiz

Sato Sumire announces graduation from SKE48 + retirement from showbiz

On November 6, SKE48 member Sato Sumire announced her graduation and retirement from showbiz during Team E's performance at SKE48 Theater.

After the show, Sato updated her official blog saying, "During today's performance, I announced my graduation from SKE48 as well as my resignation from Horipro. I think I've surprised my fans and persons concerned with the sudden announcement. I'm sorry. I thought about it for a long time in my own way."

Nogizaka46's Nakamoto Himeka To Retire From Showbiz After Graduation

Nogizaka46's Nakamoto Himeka to retire from showbiz after graduation

Just a few days ago, Nogizaka46 member Nakamoto Himeka announced that she would be graduating from the group. Further details have been revealed, and she will be putting an end to her showbiz career. 

A big reason for Nakamoto's decision to graduate was her physical condition. After graduating and withdrawing from showbiz, she plans on recuperating. Her graduation date will be announced at a later date.

Horikita Maki Retires From Showbiz

Horikita Maki retires from showbizActress Horikita Maki (28) has retired from showbiz as of February 28.
On March 1, Horikita released a statement via her agency, stating, "At this time, I have decided to leave my job." She continued, "I am now a mother and am spending each day happily with the family I love. I want to protect this warm and irreplaceable happiness with everything I have."

Dream's Erie To Retire From Showbiz At The End Of The Year

Dream's Erie to retire from showbiz at the end of the yearErie (Dream / E-girls) has announced that she will retire from showbiz at the end of the year.
On her retirement, Erie commented, "I want to step outside my familiar environment, start my life from zero, and challenge myself so that I can stand on my own two feet." Now in her 15th year in showbiz, Erie felt that this would be the perfect timing to challenge herself to something new.