To Aika, should I be saying congratulations on graduating. Or maybe it should be thanks for the hard work. I don’t really know. The answer to your worries was to graduate so it’s a new start, so should I congratulate you? In the 2006 8th Generation audition, I couldn’t believe it when you were chosen from 6,833 applicants.
If you had not spent these past 6 years as part of Morning Musume, I’m sure you would have missed out on many wonderful experiences. Fun things, things that made you happy, difficult things, sad things, and I’m sure you had plenty of frustrating things. You who hates to lose never told me about your problems.
Your unwillingness to show your weak side to other people is just like me. But all the things you experienced will become very useful in your long life ahead of you. And above all you will walk away with the strong love and amazing relationships you have built with the fans, your members, and the staff which are unbreakable.
Don’t ever forget your gratitude and I want you to know you are loved wherever you go. And as your mother, I want to thank you for being born on January 12th, 1993 at 11:41am and this feeling will never change. On the 18th at the Budokan you will have your last concert as part of Morning Musume so please make it an unforgettable memory with your members, staff and fans.