She announced her graduation in late March after she had passed the entrance exam for a junior college that she then began attending in April. It became difficult for Ogata to continue idol activities due to classes taking up most of her schedule, which led her to make the decision to graduate. After completing junior college, she plans to transfer to a four-year university, which she has wished to attend since she graduated from high school in 2017, but was unable to pass the exam at the time.
Originally a member of Country Girls, Inaba went on hiatus in April 2016 due to health problems and later graduated after a three month absence. When she returned to Hello! Project in September 2017, Inaba started carrying out Hokkaido-based activities as a solo talent and the leader of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido, as well as performing in the annual Hello! Project concerts. As she has not shown any problems with her physical health, it was decided she could return to doing full-scale activities.
The ongoing Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition, which is searching for members of the general public to join, recently had its application deadline on June 6. Both groups are expected to begin activities between this summer and fall.