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AKB48’s Okada Nana apologizes for the dating rumors and announces her graduation

Okada Nana, who has recently been swamped by dating rumors, has announced her graduation.

On November 23, member of Japanese idol group AKB48, Okada Nana, posted a long message starting with: “I’m really sorry for causing so much trouble to the weekly. I also apologize for the late apology.”

She said, “I’m really sorry that I hurt the fans who have supported me so far by betraying them.” At the same time, she said:But there is nothing false in what I said then. I can’t help but think it’s not convincing, but it’s true that I’ve been giving it my all as an idol for the last 10 years. I really love AKB48 and the staff, members and fans”

Okada Nana continued, “I decided to think carefully and organize everything on my own. I’m finishing AKB48. The staff said I don’t have to graduate, but it’s my decision. The graduation period is not yet decided, but I will work hard on AKB48’s activities until the end.” She ended by saying, “I’m sorry for being that person.”

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Earlier on November 19, the Japanese weekly Shūkan Bunshun published photos of Okada Nana walking hand in hand with musical actor Hiroki Ino, who is 5 years her senior, and reported that the two are dating and are currently looking for a home to live together.

The dating rumor itself was shocking, but the criticism increased especially because of Okada Nana’s earlier remarks. She once said “I’m bi (bisexual), so there will be no scandal” and “Dating is a matter of professionalism in idol classes.” For this reason, the incident where Sutou Ririka, a former member of NMB48, announced her marriage during the parliamentary elections is being discussed again.

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Then on November 20, an apology was issued and AKB48 CEO Chimion Mukai also apologized. However, even in the midst of this Okada, Nana only responded to comments that sided with her paid communication, which made even the remaining fans turn away. In addition, Honda Hitomi, a former IZ*ONE member who returned without completing the team to revive AKB48, is also expected to be affected.


On the other hand, some even claim that Okada Nana’s dating rumor is just a way for her to end the group.

source: daum.


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