An announcement was posted on Hello!Project's website regarding Inaba Manaka's activities within the company.
Inaba graduated from Country Girls last year after taking a three month medical hiatus due to her Asthma progressively getting worse while in the group. It was announced that her Asthma has now stabilized to a sufficient level, and that she would resume activities within Hello!Project.
It was decided that Inaba would return to Hello!Project as a leader to the Hokkaido KSS branch. There she will perform alongside the Hokkaido Kenshuusei acting as a mentor to the members, and will carry out activities with them within Sapporo, focusing on local jobs before gradually advancing to to other jobs around Hokkaido.
Her first performance will be with the Hokkaido KSS during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido Teiki Kouen Vol.4 performance on September 18th.