Someone on H!O requested a translation, so I translated Maho's part of the announcement in her own words:
It's me, Aikawa Maho.
It's been a long time, everyone.
It's been eleven months since I took a break from my activities due to my panic disorder.
Because I'm almost finally recovering, and the frequencies of the attacks lessened,
this spring, I was able to start attending university again.
I'm so sorry for worrying and causing you all trouble.
This time, I have decided to graduate from both Hello! Project and ANGERME.
The reason why is because I'm very fearful of things returning to the state I was in before, when I'd have attacks during my activities.
Because no one can know the timing of when the symptoms would occur,
I believe the other members and the staff were at a loss for how to best support me.
Due to this illness not having an easily established complete recovery, I'm not able to make what they call a "complete recovery and comeback."
More than that, I just can't worry everyone, make everyone wait, or trouble my members anymore, and, thinking of things further down the line, the result was me deciding on this path of graduation.
After announcing my illness, I thought I should become a little bit of strength for the other people who struggle with the same thing I do, or other illnesses, after hearing their stories.
Joining ANGERME from the Kenshuusei,
getting to stand on the same stage with the same S/mileage I had so adored,
and getting to meet all of you fans has made me truly happy.
I received so much warmth from everyone at handshake events despite having been a Kenshuusei for such a short period of time.
I'd receive a lot of comments on my blog updates, and always looked forward to reading them.
I'm truly grateful for everyone who supported me despite being inexperienced in singing and dancing.
I'm sorry I couldn't directly talk to any of you from the time of the announcement of break until this here announcement.
I'm so very happy for the time I got to spend performing as a part of ANGERME.
I'm truly thankful for everything.