On February 13, idol group Juice=Juice held a release event for their triple A-side single "Bitansan / Potsuri to / Good bye&Good luck!" in Tokyo.
As reported earlier, leader Miyazaki Yuka will be graduating from the group as well as Hello! Project after their spring tour. During one of the MC segments, it was announced that she will be graduating after their Budokan live on June 17. "Budokan is a really big place, and it's also an unforgettable place for us. So I am very happy that this place will be my last," she commented.
External board members of Nissan Motor have failed to reach a conclusion on choosing the company's next leader. They gathered for the first time since Carlos Ghosn was removed from his post late last month.
Sources close to the matter said that the 3 directors held discussions on Tuesday. The director from alliance partner Renault reportedly participated in the discussion by teleconference.
FAKY have announced that leader Anna will be graduating from the group on December 20.
After graduation, Anna will focus on her acting career. "I'm sorry to have surprised everybody with my sudden announcement. Please allow me to talk to everybody directly on the day of our one-man live," she said on her Instagram account. Her last time on stage as a member of FAKY will be on December 20 at LIQUIDROOM Ebisu.
Japan's main ruling Liberal Democratic Party is to announce its leader for the next 3 years, a vote that also effectively decides who will be the prime minister.
Current party president and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going into the vote as the strong favorite against challenger Shigeru Ishiba, a veteran lawmaker and former defense minister.
Japan's Justice Ministry says the former leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult has been executed, along with 6 of his former disciples. The cult carried out the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other deadly crimes.
The ministry said on Friday that former leader Shoko Asahara, whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto, was executed earlier in the day. He was 63.