http://www.helloproject.com/news/110824 ... leage.html
translations by takamaruyo
This is an important announcement concerning S/mileage.
Thanks for always supporting S/mileage.
We have an important announcement about S/mileage’s Ogawa Saki.
Following the Uchouten LOVE Live Event on August 27th at Higashi Betsuin Hall in Nagoya, Ogawa Saki will be graduating from S/mileage and Hello! Project.
Thank you gratefully for your continual support of Hello! Project and myself.
Let’s get right to the announcement I want to tell you.
From S/mileage, who has recently gain 5 sub-members, Ogawa Saki will be graduating from S/mileage and subsequently from Hello! Project.
Early in May this year
“Earlier, I have been contemplated and consolidated with staffs, about returning to being a normal middle school student. I feel very strongly about this, please let me quit.”
she has made this request.
Even being the youngest in the group, I have entrusted her with her singing skills.
However, now, from here on and out, as a group and each member individually, their strong desires to improve persist.
Even as a producer, it’s not in the best interest of the group and members to continue to force a member in doubt to endure more group activities, therefore Ogawa’s request has been accepted.
It was officially announced at first that this unit’s member might increase or decrease,
it was due this is reason that an urgent S/mileage member audition was held in June this year.
Due to various conditions of the group, herself and other parties involved, as well as terms and conditions on contract,
it was not until today that this information and her will can be reported, please accept my apologizes.
Also, she is still an immature student.
A working adult would understand that abandoning work half way is an inexcusable act,
but please consider her straight and strong feelings, and watch over her with your warm and love.
Therefore, all fans, please take care of S/mileage which is still in its infant stage.
For this hasty written letter as a report, please excuse me
Thank you for always supporting me.
As of August 27th 2011 I, Ogawa Saki, will graduate from S/mileage as well as Hello! Project.
Since our major debut last year in May, I have enjoyed every single day as part of S/mileage.
However, somewhere down in my heart, I felt there was a gap between myself and the S/mileage me. I have talked it over with the staff many times and have been constantly worrying about it, and with everyone working their hardest to move forward and myself still uncertain of things, I decided that it was not in the best interest of S/mileage and I will return to being just a normal girl.
I apologize for the last minute announcement.
While there may be feelings of sadness, S/mileage will always be a group with it’s trademark smile!
I’ll be working my hardest to end with a smile until my last event on 8/27, I know there isn’t a lot of time left but I hope you can support me!
The new members will power up S/mileage after I graduate so I hope you’ll continue to support them.
Thank you very much for all your support up til now.
S/mileage Ogawa Saki
Yuuka, Kanyon and Dawa comments on their blogs
http://ameblo.jp/yuuka-maeda-blog/entry ... 22215.html
she is graduating from
S/mileage and Hello!Project
on August 27th.
It has only been a short time
since we formed S/mileage
But we’ve been together
for about 7 years now.
Honestly, I have this lonely feeling now but
it’s probably the same feeling
that everyone else has right now.
But this is Sakichan’s life!
Yuuka will definitely
Please don’t forget
how the 4 of us
came to become S/mileage together.
I definitely won’t forget！
The 27th will be the last event
for the 4 of us but
With all our strength, we’ll be
as excited as we can be！
Ogawa Sakichan has announced her graduation.
Even after she graduates
I want Sakichan to push forward
with a smile on the path she chooses.
As for me feelings,
to power up S/mileage even more than before, I’ll be trying my best!
The last event with the 4 of us will be at Nagoya.
I’ll do my best.
S/mileage’s Ogawa Saki-chan’s graduation has been announced
I was with Saki everyday since we were elementary school students back as Hello! Project Egg, always working together aiming to major debut
Both as a friend and a rival
To be honest, she is my best friend
on August 27th
will be graduating from both S/mileage and Hello! Project
At first I was very puzzled and sadden by this
The path that Saki has decided to take
as a fellow member and friend
I will support her.
For the event on the 27th
I hope it can be the best performance where it ends in smiles.
Please support us to the very end everyone.
Saki message to Ohasuta fans
someone new will be replacing Ogawa Saki as the Oha Girl maple on Ohasuta tomorrow. the girl is from Fukuoka, age 14.