A former member of the Japanese idol group SKE48 who recently had breast cancer surgery is urging women to have regular checkups for the disease.
Miki Yakata had an operation in April at the age of 25. She spoke at an event to promote awareness of breast cancer on Sunday in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.
Former Idol Renaissance member Ishino Riko has joined Akai Kouen as their new vocalist.
This was announced on May 4 at the rock festival 'VIVA LA ROCK 2018' at Saitama Super Arena. After Fuji Chiaki (Vo) withdrew last August, the group had been active as a 3-member band. Ishino was a member of Idol Renaissance that disbanded in February. On joining Akai Kouen, she commented, "I am drawn into Akai Kouen's diverse musicality, and impressed at how each member plays music happily. That's why I want to soak up the things that Akai Kouen values, and grow as a member of this band."
=LOVE, a new idol group produced by Sashihara Rino, will make their major debut from SACRA MUSIC with a self-titled single on September 6.
=LOVE held their first performance on August 5 at "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2017" in Odaiba. Member Yamamoto Anna promised, "It's really early for us to make our major debut, but we will do our best not to disappoint everybody!"