After 5 years with AKB48, Team A's Hirata Rina is graduating from the group!
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19 Jul 2016 - 11:40 AM  UPDATED 19 Jul 2016 - 11:40 AM

It's been the Summer of graduations for AKB48, and now we have another graduate as Team A's Hirata Rina announced that she will be leaving the group!

During Hirata's recent birthday event on July 16 at the AKB48 Theatre, the idol revealed that the decision to leave stemmed from her desire to go to college and study. The date for Hirata's graduation has not yet been set, so stay tuned for future announcements.

It will be sad to see Hirata go, but we wish her luck with her studies and whatever she does in the future! 

Source: Natalie.mu

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