Member Nogizaka46, Nishino Nanase has announced her graduation from the group. This was announced through the group's official website and Nishino's personal blog post on September 29, 2018.
Through her own blog, Nishino said, "Even though suddenly, there are things I want to convey to all of you. I want to thank you for the time that has been spent for 7 years. As of this year's activity, I, Nishino Nanase will graduate from Nogizaka46."
Nishino revealed, "Actually I have talked about my graduation with related parties more than a year ago and finally today I tell you all."
Furthermore, "Although there is anxiety because I will leave the place I like (Nogizaka46), but this is my own decision. Even though I myself will continue this work (entertainment world). I am looking forward to what I will go in the future."
Regarding the graduation schedule, Nishino revealed, "I will continue to work throughout the year, and my graduation concert will be held next year. Regarding the schedule and the place has not yet been decided. Even though I have to wait, I'm very happy if you turn off this concert."