Mayumi Uchida Announces Graduation From AKB48!
AKB48 5th generation member Mayumi Uchida announced her graduation from the group during a handshake event at Makuhari Messe on August 7, 2015. On the same day, she confirmed the news to the world via a post from her personal Instagram account.
With her hand reaching out to the sun in the picture, Uchida reflected on her 7 years as a member of AKB48, expressing her thanks to the fans and members who have supported and loved her.
Mayumi Uchida joined AKB48 in October 2007 as a 5th generation kenkyuusei alongside Rino Sashihara, Rie Kitahara, Miho Miyazaki, Haruka Ishida, and Rina Chikano. She made senbatsu for “Eien Pressure” (29th single, 2012, semi-finals) and “Chance no Junban” (19th single, 2010, winner) via the Janken Tournament. Uchida opened a yakiniku restaurant in Shinjuku named Iwa (for her rock character that she created after winning the first AKB48 Janken Tournament) in 2014. Uchida plans to keep running Iwa while remaining active in the entertainment business. Her graduation performance with AKB48 has not yet been announced.
AKB48 Official site: http://www.akb48.co.jp/
Mayumi Uchida Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayumi_mmm
Mayumi Uchida Official Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayumi_mmm_/
Yakiniku Iwa Official site: http://yakiniku-iwa.com/
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