Former Morning Musume member Ogawa Makoto is returning to Hello! Project after taking a near 2 year break to study English in New Zealand according to this article. She will make an appearance on Morning Musume’s show, Haromoni@.
Hello! Online has posted a translation –
Back To TV After Two Years
Former Morning Musume Ogawa Makoto
TV Tokyo’s “Hello Morning”, June 8
Ogawa Makoto (20), who graduated from Morning Musume in 2006 to study abroad in New Zealand, will be making a guest appearance on TV Tokyo’s “Haromoni@” (Sunday Jun 8, 12:30pm) and restarting her show business career after nearly two years away. Having already recorded it, she says, “I want to work hard so that Satoda Mai doesn’t beat me.” While she was in Morning Musume, she “also played the part of the stupid one”, but after studying English intensively in New Zealand, she scored 730 on the TOEIC. At first, her teacher even said, “Before you start learning English, you need to study Japanese first.” During recording, she mixed up her Japanese and English a lot. “I know how Lou Oshiba must feel.”
Yay Mako!! I can’t wait to see her again!