It's been reported that AKB48 member Takahashi Juri was involved in a traffic accident on February 3. As a result, her birthday event, which was scheduled to be held on February 6 at AKB48 Theater, will be postponed.
On her way home on February 3, Takahashi was riding a vehicle that struck by another vehicle that was making a right turn in the opposing lane. Doctors did not find any broken bones, but she was instructed to wait and see for about a week. As such, her birthday event will be postponed to sometime in or after March.
back number's new single "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" will be released on February 27.
The title track is the theme song for TBS' drama 'Hajimete Koi wo Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi', which began on January 15. Besides this, the single will include "Exhibition Death Match" and "Justice in the Box" as the coupling tracks. The Limited Edition will come with a DVD containing the PV for "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" and a digest of their Tokyo Dome concert from their live tour 'back number dome tour 2018 stay with you supported by uP!!!' which was held last summer.
It's been revealed that Fukuyama Masaharu will release a four-disc live album titled 'DOUBLE ENCORE' on his 50th birthday, February 6.
The album will feature 31 tracks that he performed during his double encores from his arena tour 'WE'RE BROS. TOUR 2018' held from January to April, his dome tour 'FUKUYAMA MASAHARU DOME LIVE 2018 -Kurayami no Naka de Tobe-' held in May, and his fan club event 'Omae to Mikkai 2018' held in July. There will be two limited editions and three regular editions available for purchase. The limited editions will come with a DVD or Blu-ray containing footage from his countdown live 'Fukuyama☆Fuyu no Daikanshasai Sono Juushichi.'
SCANDAL member HARUNA (Vo, G) will release her first photo book titled 'SOMEWHERE' on August 10.
The release date, August 10, marks HARUNA's 30th birthday. The photos in the book were taken by Ono Tsutomu during HARUNA's vacation after SCANDAL's tour. It will also feature a long interview in which she talks about her band, work, and love life.
Michishige Sayumi's new photo book "DREAM" will be released on her 29th birthday, July 31.
After graduating from Morning Musume in November of 2014, Michishige took a short break, then made a comeback in spring of 2017. This marks her first photo book in over three years, and it was self-produced. She used various sets including European-style buildings and forests in Yamanashi, the beach and streets in Los Angeles, and retro hotels.