Mitsui Aika Leaves the Entertainment Industry

There has been a lot of news floating around Hello Project this week. Today, Hello Project soloist and former Morning Musume member, Mitsui Aika announced that she will be leaving the entertainment business. She will now put her energy towards her new passion for cooking. Check out JP Room’s announcement here as well.


Yanagawa Nanami Graduation Announcement

Country Girls and Juice=Juice member, Yanagawa Nanami announced that she would be graduating from Hello Project in March 2019. She will be leaving to focus on her studies. The official announcement and her statement can be found on Hello Project’s website. A translation of her statement can be found here.


Iikubo Haruna Graduation Announcement

Morning Musume 18’s Iikubo Haruna has announced her graduation from Hello Project. According to her official statement, Haruna wanted a new challenge. Therefore, she will graduate to pursue solo activities in various fields in the entertainment industry. Her graduation ceremony will be on December 16, 2018, at Nippon Budokan.


Ogata Haruna Graduation Announcement

Morning Musume ’18 member, Ogata Haruna will be graduating from Morning Musume ’18 and Hello! Project at the end of Morning Musume 18’s spring tour on June 19 and 20, 2018. An English translated announcement can be found here.


Hello! Project Updates

Last year, there were a lot of ups and downs in Hello! Project. We lost some members, while we gained some more. A lot has happened while I was on hiatus, so I decided to comment on a few of these happenings below:


ºC-ute: Hagiwara Mai

ºC-ute is set to disband today. All five girls will graduate from Hello! Project and go their separate ways. Today, we look back on ºC-ute’s past. Last time, Okai Chisato was in the spotlight. Finally, we will be featuring the youngest member, Hagiwara Mai.


ºC-ute: Okai Chisato

ºC-ute is set to disband today. All five girls will graduate from Hello! Project and go their separate ways. Now, we look back on ºC-ute’s past. Last time, Suzuki Airi was in the spotlight. This time, we will be featuring Okai Chisato.