I wanted to post the translation points I posted on the news thread... Since I feel like there's a lot of really good/interesting info for those who were her fans/curious about her after all these years.
HERE'S THE LINK TO HER INSTAGRAM LIVE (Thanks Saya!!! <3)
Spoiler box for the info/questions she answered:
-She hasn't given any thought on returning to the entertainment world. She's been super happy just living a normal life.
-Sounds like she just had her school festival recently.
-Some people did seem to suggest she should do Youtube, but she said she doesn't think she's popular enough for it... lmaooo little does she know Utahell.
-She got asked where overseas she'd like the travel, she answered: Italy and Hawaii... but she doesn't have the money for it lolol. She wants to go to Italy cause she has a little Italian in her, her mom is 1/4 Italian, so she's 1/8th Italian.
-She's not in any school clubs at the moment
-She's super super close with her mom
-Hasn't really grown in height since we last saw her
-She really likes PuchiPura
-Not dating anyone at the moment
-She still sends other members messages on their birthday and things like that (but it doesn't seem she keeps in touch too much beyond that). Except for Ozeko and Chii who she will talk to more often.
-***Why she left: She didn't have the physical strength to participate in idol life... and she also didn't go to school for most of her middle school.**
-A lot of people said she looks like Miyabi
-She doesn't go to (H!P) concerts
-She has a part-time job at Famima, which is a branch of Family Mart (convenience store in Japan)
-Because she's worked there she's gained some weight... a whole 4 pounds
-She's been hooked on watching Youtube videos and playing games.
-(If I translated this correctly...) Even though her outside look has changed and people had commented on it, she insists she hasn't become a "bad girl," that she's the same girl inside. She didn't even dye her hair, she had just started getting into makeup/fashion. (Some had called her a gyaru)
-She still wants to buy a Switch. She also likes to play horror games.
-She's not been confessed to... "I'm really not popular, guys."
-Showing two piles, she said she still keeps all the letters she had been sent by fans
-Was surprised to see "Maa-tan" (Manaka) join Juice=Juice. Uta still sometimes keeps in contact with her... but she didn't want her mom to hear that she did. She loves Manaka. (I bet they bonded over not having the physical strength to be an idol.)
-Being an idol is very, very tiresome but she said it was lots of fun. It allowed her to have some great experiences.
-She has a complex about her voice
-All of her friends know about her past work as an idol
-She doesn't watch any dramas
-"Everyone in Country Girls are seriously good (nice) girls."
-Doesn't listen to the radio
-Said she's not good at studying "I might be an idiot"
-She doesn't really go on dates often
-She'd like to do another live to see everyone again.