During the 20th Feb episode of “AKB48 Show!”, she expressed uncertainty at participating in this year’s General Elections.
“Is this the place that i should really care about? It might not, so i’m uncertain. People have different dreams, and mine isn’t the elections.”
When Takamina asked her if she was considering graduation, Watanabe admitted and said “If there’s a timing. Indeed, graduating is also somewhat my aim, as it requires courage to graduate.”
She also talked about wanting to grasp happiness now instead of planning out her life step by step. Her segment of the show appears towards the end.