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Last week YUI announced that she’ll be taking a break from her activities. She’s been on a hiatus before — around the time of her B-side compilation album. Both back then and this time around I feel respect and admiration for YUI for following her own path and taking a break if she needs one. I’ll be looking forward to her future projects.

You can read YUI’s letter and a translation at yui-lover.com (quoted below).

Everyone, hello.

This is YUI.

Today, I have a little something to tell.

I, YUI, did activity as YUI for the past 8 years,
Through a lot of encounters with you all, staff members and everyone who has been involved with me, I have seen new things that I want to challenge, so I’ve decided to take a break in preparation for that.

I think once again, I will make you all feel worried, but I’ve decided this with positive thoughts, So I thought it would be nice to transmit this decision to you through this written message.

Though the form of my work may change, I want to do a lot of fun things through my precious music, so if you like, from now on, please continue along with me.

I will keep updating my recent status, through the diary and such.
Please support me from now on.

YUI.