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Tributes to Celebrities: Sayaka Yamamoto Former Member of Japanese Girl Group Nmb48

Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

In Japan’s entertainment industry there is a celebrity that is more than deserving of a proper and well deserved tribute because of what she has done for the industry in terms of the volume of her work and the impact that she has left on the industry. That person is Sayaka Yamamoto. Note: as of August 2020 and going forward, now there is only going to be a tribute about just Sayaka Yamamoto and one of the reasons is because Atsuko Maeda has been covered so extensively that we will shift the focus on to another Japanese idol that should be covered more. However, the article will not be a straightforward biography of this singer and fashion model.

Photos of Sayaka Yamamoto

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With Miyuki Watanabe (left).

With Miyuki Watanabe (left).

She is seen here with former NMB48 member Nana Yamada (right). Is Sayaka stressed out? It sure seems that way and that's why she is stretching that towel but she is so cute!

She is seen here with former NMB48 member Nana Yamada (right). Is Sayaka stressed out? It sure seems that way and that's why she is stretching that towel but she is so cute!

In UTB Magazine pictured here with Yui Yokoyama (top) and Miyuki Watanabe (center).

In UTB Magazine pictured here with Yui Yokoyama (top) and Miyuki Watanabe (center).

Sayaka Yamamoto (left) and Miyuki Watanabe (right) show that they are dressed with ties and showing some sophistication in the fashion department!

Sayaka Yamamoto (left) and Miyuki Watanabe (right) show that they are dressed with ties and showing some sophistication in the fashion department!

From UTB Magazine. Sayaka Yamamoto really feels good now doesn't she?

From UTB Magazine. Sayaka Yamamoto really feels good now doesn't she?

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Who is Sayaka Yamamoto and Why Is There a Tribute About Her?

As for Sayaka Yamamoto, she is the captain of girl group NMB48 and the captain of its Team N. We are writing about her because she has announced that she intends to graduate from the group. Yamamoto’s graduation announcement was made on July 30 during the encore of NMB48’s first night of their tour across Japan. The venue that this announcement was made at was at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall.

What Was the Audience's Reaction to the Graduation Announcement?

The audience was said to have really been put into an uproar and then Yamamoto promised to give it her best effort until the end and that she would be happy if fans would support her until that last day. Her graduation date has not been announced yet. This announcement of her graduation means that she will end an 8 year career with the only girl group that she has known. Sayaka has been basically the top member of NMB48 and there is no telling what is going to happen with the coming graduation of Yamamoto who is known by her most famous nickname of Sayanee.

Note: as of November 4, 2018, Yamamoto had graduated from NMB48 and she is involved in a solo career.

Yamamoto's new album has special meanings

Since her graduation from NMB48, Sayaka Yamamoto has surely been a very busy woman! It has now been announced that the title of her upcoming album to be released on December 25, 2019 is called “?” (Alpha). I know that the album’s title is strange but here is the meaning of the album’s title. The title of her upcoming album actually has two meanings and they are “first” and unknown. Her artist photo and the covers for each of the editions of the album were taken in London, UK.

Sayaka Yamamoto Will Release a 4th Solo Single

Now it is being reported that it is now almost one year since the release of her last single in November 2019 which is called Tsuioku no Hikari. Yamamoto will release her 4th solo single which does not have a title as of yet. The single will be released on August 28, 2020 and the title track as well as the coupling songs have been written by Yamamoto herself. In addition to this news, Yamamoto will hold what is referred to as a no audience LIVE event called Yamamoto Sayaka LIVE TOUR 2020 ~a~ and this event will be held in place of her concerts which were scheduled in February but were cancelled because of the corona virus outbreak.

A Map of Osaka Japan the Birthplace of Sayaka Yamamoto

© 2018 Ara Vahanian

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