Johnny's WEST have announced that they will hold an arena tour and dome concerts in 2020.
The arena tour is scheduled to kick off on March 29 at Marine Messe Fukuoka and wrap up on May 24 at Ecopa Arena for a total of 23 shows in seven locations. As for the dome concerts, they will be held sometime during summer in Tokyo and Osaka.
It's been revealed that Superfly will hold a free live on January 15 at a live house in Tokyo.
This live and talk event will be held to commemorate the release of her new album "0" (January 15 release). A ticket will be required to attend the free live. More details on how to obtain the ticket as well as the venue will be announced at a later date.
Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov will hold talks in Moscow on Thursday. They are expected to discuss a wide range of issues, including security, economic cooperation and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Lavrov is likely to express Russia's concern over a plan to deploy a US-made missile defense system in Japan. He is expected to cite the increasingly serious security environment surrounding Russia since the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, expired in August.
Senior officials from Japan and South Korea will hold talks on trade control on Monday. It's the first meeting of its kind since Japan tightened its export controls on some high-tech materials to South Korea.
The bureau chief-level talks will be held in Tokyo with Japanese trade ministry official, Yoichi Iida, and his South Korean counterpart, Lee Ho-hyun, taking part.
A team of university scientists in Japan says it will start the country's first clinical trial of a vaccine for the Ebola virus.
A group of researchers led by Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Tokyo's Institute of Medical Science told a news conference on Thursday that they will start the clinical trial this month.
SEKAI NO OWARI, who will be celebrating their 10 year debut anniversary next year, will hold a 4-major dome tour titled 'SEKAI NO OWARI DOME TOUR 2020: Du Gara Di Du' next September.
This announcement was made on November 27 during NTV's 'Best Artist 2019.' The tour will kick off on September 5 at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome and will run until September 17 at Kyocera Dome Osaka.
Kimura Takuya will hold a live tour titled 'TAKUYA KIMURA Live Tour 2020 Go with the Flow' in February.
The upcoming tour will be held to commemorate the release of his first solo album "Go with the Flow" (January 8 release). He is scheduled to hold concerts on February 8 and 9 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium and on February 19 and 20 at Osaka-jo Hall.
ACID ANDROID will hold a one-man tour titled 'ACID ANDROID LIVE 2020 #1' in early summer of 2020.
2019 was a fulfilling year for ACID ANDROID; hold two tours, participating in battle-of-the-bands, and performing in Asia. His first tour of 2020 will kick off on May 20 at BananaHall in Osaka and wrap up on June 27 at Veats shibuya in Tokyo.
EXILE AKIRA and actress Lin Chi-Ling held their wedding ceremony on November 17 in Tainan City, Taiwan.
The two began dating after co-starring in the stage play 'Red Cliff ~Ai~' back in August of 2011, and they officially submitted their marriage registration papers in in June. They chose to hold their wedding in Tainan because it is a special place of memories for Lin Chi-Ling's grandmother and her family. About 100 people, including the couple's family and friends, were invited to the wedding. After the ceremony, they held a reception at the Tainan Art Museum where over 3,000 local fans gathered outside to congratulate the couple.
Abe Mao will release her new album "Mada Ikemasu" on January 22, 2020.
This was announced on November 8 at the TSUTAYA O-EAST concert of her tour 'Abe Mao Hikikatari Live 2019.' The album will be released a day after her 11th year anniversary day, and it will contain a total of 11 songs including "Koe," which is the opening theme for TV anime 'Shoumetsu Toshi,' "Kimi no Uta," which is the theme song for movie 'Cheer Danshi!!' and "Doushimasuka, Anata nara," which is the theme song for NHK drama 'Kore wa Keihi de Ochimasen!' The Limited Edition will come with a DVD containing the PVs for the three songs.
Officials from Japan and South Korea are to hold their second round of trade talks as part of the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement process.
Japanese trade ministry official Junichiro Kuroda and his South Korean counterpart Chung Hae-kwan are due to meet on Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland.
Senior Japanese and South Korean foreign ministry officials have met in Tokyo to discuss the issue of wartime labor and an intelligence-sharing pact that is set to expire next week.
Shigeki Takizaki, the Director-General of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, and his counterpart, Kim Jung-han, the Director-General for Asian and Pacific affairs, met on Friday morning for the first time since last month.