According to the newspaper article above, former Morning Musume member Ogawa Makoto will be returning to Hello! Project sometime in the summer.
Makoto graduated from Morning Musume in August 2006 to study English in New Zealand. After that, nothing much was new with her except a few pictures. She intended to return to Hello! Project someday, & it may be coming up soon!
From men0 at JPM –
Newspaper article talking about the return of Ogawa Makoto to Japan this summer and that also means she will be making a return too Hello! Project. (according to “professional entertainment authorities”)
I really hope this is true because Mako is one of my favorite all time Morning Musume members. The sad thing is that she was underused & overlooked. She had dancing talent & her singing voice was really unique & distinguishable but she never really gotten credit. If she returns she’ll probably be put into a new unit. Just hope that she doesn’t turn out like Ayaka or Kei…