J-pop girl group NMB48 announced a few concerts and a tour scheduled for this fall, including the farewell concert for its "graduating" member Sayaka Yamamoto.
Yamamoto has been the captain of the Osaka-based AKB48 sister group since its inception in 2010. When exactly she'll be leaving the group is yet to be announced, but her graduation concert will be held Oct. 27 at the Expo '70 Commemorative Park in Osaka.
The special concert will be the girl group's largest show ever and also its first in an outdoor venue. Yamamoto, affectionately called Saya-ne ("Big Sister Saya") by her fans, said she hopes that it will be a fun-filled event rather than a teary one.