Japanese idol singer Tomomi Itano will be graduating from AKB48. She first made the announcement back in February 2013 but now it is confirmed that she will be graduating on August 27, 2013 one year to the day that Atsuko Maeda left the group. Former AKB48 member Mariko Shinoda left AKB48 on July 22. Itano released a new solo single titled 1% on June 12, 2013. This cute Japanese idol singer will be holding a graduation concert which will be broadcast live. Tomomi goes by the nickname Tomochin. She debuted as part of AKB48’s 1st generation of members back in October 2005. Itano was born on July 3, 1991 in Kanagawa, Japan and she was born a week before Atsuko Maeda was. She loves to eat French toast and her favorite fruit is the cherry. Itano is also very physically active. She enjoys swimming, long distance running, and even dancing. That may be part of the reason for her slender appearance. good luck Tomomi and congratulations on 8 years of providing fans around the world a reason to smile. I am proud of you!! As of 2015, Itano has seven solo singles including the one called COME PARTY! The video for that single is below.