NMB48 Team M ace Jo Eriko has announced her graduation. The reason is that she could concentrate on her school as next year Jo will be entering middle school. Jo has been worried about her studies for quite a while now.
Her graduation performance has been set for September 28th.
Jo's G+ post:
Today I announced my graduation at the theater.
I'm sorry I couldn't live up to everyone's expectation.
I'm graduating but I won't give up my dreams.
After this, please keep on supporting NMB48 and me as well.
Truly, thank you very much.
I didn't expect Jo to graduate this early but then she's still a student first then an idol. She joined NMB because she idolized Acchan and while her studies might be a primary reason, I also feel like Acchan's graduation also had some impact in her. I wish Jo all the best in her future studies as well as her life to come.