Aika Ota announces her graduation from girl group HKT48. She announced her plans during a performance at the HKT48 Theater on January 17, 2017.
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Using the social networking site Instagram, Ota said that she started to think about graduating from the group at the age of 19. Ota turned 20 and said that she made the choice to graduate when AKB48 celebrated its 10th anniversary. Actually, AKB48 celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015 because the group was formed in 2005. These past three years have been the time that she really started to think about whether she would have any regrets. It turns out that Aika Ota announces her graduation with no regrets. She then talked to AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto and her agency about her graduation plans.
Ota’s plan is to have an acting career after she graduates. Her graduation concert is scheduled to be held on April 10, 2017 at HKT48 Theater. Aika Ota debuted as an idol back in December 2006 for AKB48 and she was one of the original members of AKB48’s Team B along with Mayu Watanabe, Yuki Kashiwagi, and Miku Tanabe. She transferred to HKT48 in November 2012. Aika Ota was born on December 8, 1994 in Saitama. Her name is sometimes written Aika Oota.