IZ*ONE's Miyawaki Sakura To Graduate From HKT48

Former IZ*ONE member Miyawaki Sakura has officially announced her graduation from her longtime group HKT48.

On May 15, HKT48 formally stated that after 10 years, Miyawaki Sakura would be graduating from the group at her own request.

HKT48’s full English announcement is as follows:

Announcement of HKT48 Team KIV Sakura Miyawaki’s Graduation

Thank you so much for your continued support of HKT48.

As streamed, Sakura Miyawaki has requested her graduation during today’s live broadcast.
This is an official announcement regarding her graduation.

Sakura Miyawaki will be finishing her involvement in HKT48 at her graduation concert, planned to be held on Saturday, June 19th.

We apologize for the sudden news, but we hope you will understand.

Her graduation concert details will be released soon after this release. Pelase wait for any further information.

We would like to thank all fans and all involved parties who have supported Sakura Miyawaki through her 10 years of activities starting in 2011 as HKT48’s first-generation group member, then AKB48’s senbatsu member, and IZ*ONE’s member.

We kindly ask for your warm support for Sakura Miyawaki until her graduation day.

HKT48 Management Office

Earlier this year, Miyawaki Sakura was reported to be preparing to sign with HYBE (then Big Hit Entertainment) following IZ*ONE’s disbandment. However, the agency stated at the time, “Nothing has been decided.”

Miyawaki Sakura first debuted in Japan as a member of HKT48 in 2011. After ranking No. 2 on Mnet’s “Produce 48” in 2018, she debuted as a member of project group IZ*ONE, and she promoted with the group up until their disbandment at the end of last month.

We wish Miyawaki Sakura all the best in her future endeavors!

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