Aikawa joined idol group in February 2022
The official website for the idol group 22/7 announced on Saturday that group member Nao Aikawa will take a hiatus from the group starting on January 19 so that she can focus on her studies. She will not attend the “52OSAKA ~Girls Castle~” event on February 19, but will attend the planned “Nana Niji Live 2023” events on January 16 and 18.
The website will announce at a later date her planned return time to the group.
Aikawa joined the group as part of eight new members who joined the group in February 2022. The group now has a total of 14 members.
Since December 2020, five members have “graduated” from the group, including Urara Takatsuji, Ruri Umino, Mizuha Kuraoka, Aina Takeda, and Chiharu Hokaze. Hokaze graduated from the franchise in December 2020. Takatsuji left in November 2021. All five of the members’ respective…