SCANDAL have established a private label called 'her,' and will be releasing new music from the label next spring.
The band held their one-man live 'BEST★Xmas 2018' on December 24 at MyNavi BLITZ Akasaka. Towards the end of the live, HARUNA (Vo, G) announced the establishment of their new label, "All of our works will be released from 'her.' It's our own label, so we will be able to freely express ourselves more than before. We hope to create songs that would paint everybody's days through 'her.'"
Japan's Defense Ministry is set to include the establishment of a space unit in its new defense guidelines.
The National Defense Program Guidelines are scheduled to be revised next month for the first time in 5 years. The Japanese government has listed space and cyberspace as new priority areas to strengthen defense.
BABYMETAL have built a contract with 5B Artist Management and Records who manage artists such as Slipknot and Megadeth. In addition, with 5B Artist Management and Records and Cooking Vinyl, they have established a new record label called 'BABYMETAL RECORDS.'
BABYMETAL are scheduled to embark on their world tour 'BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018' this month. With the establishment of 'BABYMETAL RECORDS,' the girls will carry out their activities on an international level.
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502, Toshiba) and Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TOKYO:9501, TEPCO) today announced that they have signed an agreement to establish T. T. Network Infrastructure Japan Corporation, a joint venture that will undertake the engineering support, operation and service business of power transmission and distribution (T&D) systems in overseas markets. The new company will be established on September 2 and be capitalized at 100 million yen (US$1 million, Toshiba: 85.1%, TEPCO: 14.9%).
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (“the Company”; President: Yoshio Haga) announces that it has reached an agreement and signed a joint venture contract with Mitsubishi Corporation (President: Ken Kobayashi) and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (President: Akihisa Mizuno) for the establishment of a power generation company (“the New Company”) that will construct and operate a 100-megawatt-class coal fired power generation unit.