Little Glee Monster's new song "I BELIEVE" has been picked up as the theme song for 'ASIAN ELEVEN.'
'ASIAN ELEVEN' is a soccer exchange program supported by the Japan Foundation Asia Center, Football Association of Japan, and Japan Professional Football League. "I BELIEVE" is included in Little Glee Monster's fourth album "FLAVA," which was released on January 16, and was written to give 'ASIAN ELEVEN' activities a boost.
On January 20, Suiyoubi no Campanella's kom_i updated her Instagram account and revealed that she has broken up with her boyfriend.
Last June on a TV program, kom_i revealed that she was dating an Irish man. She wrote, "As a matter of fact, I had secretly planned to move to LA around this time, but I broke up with my boyfriend (I was happy when we were together, and I was happy when we broke up.)."
Miyamoto Hiroji's (Elephant Kashimashi) song "Fuyu no Hana" has been picked up as the theme song for Fuji TV's drama 'Gosaigyo' to premiere on January 22.
'Gosaigyo' tells the story of Takeuchi Sayoko, a woman who targets elderly men and marries them to receive their inheritances. Kimura Yoshino plays the protagonist, and is supported by Takahashi Katsunori, Kimura Tae, Hamada Mari, and Izumiya Shigeru.
Mizuki Nana has announced that she will be holding a nationwide tour this summer.
Mizuki made the announcement on January 20 during her orchestra live 'NANA MIZUKI LIVE GRACE 2019 -OPUS III-' at Saitama Super Arena. She called out to her fans, "I'm happy that I can start it in the month of 7 ("nana" in Japanese)! Let's run through this summer together!"
Takizawa Hideaki, who retired from showbiz last year, has been appointed as the president of new company 'Johnny's Island.' This is an affiliated company of Johnny's & Associates, and its chairman is Johnny Kitagawa.
First, there will be a reorganization to popular Johnny's Jr. unit Snow Man, comprised of Iwamoto Hikaru, Fukasawa Tatsuya, Watanabe Shota, Abe Ryohei, Miyadate Ryota, and Sakuma Daisuke. Three members will be added to the unit, who are Kansai Johnny's Jr.'s Mukai Koji, Uchuu Six's Meguro Ren (concurrent), and Johnny's Jr.'s Murakami Makoto Raul. Snow Man is scheduled to perform in 'Takizawa Kabuki ZERO' (April/May) that's directed by Takizawa.
NEWS will hold an arena tour called 'NEWS LIVE TOUR 2019 WORLDISTA' from March to May.
The group is getting ready to release their tenth full album "WORLDISTA" on February 20. To coincide with this album's release, they will kick off their tour on March 9 at Ecopa Arena and wrap up on May 26 at Nagano-shi Olympic Kinen Arena for a total of 27 shows.
It's been reported that NGT48 member Sugahara Riko will be going on hiatus after receiving surgery on her left knee.
Sugahara injured her knee last year and had been continuing her activities within a reasonable range. She received surgery on January 15 seeking a complete recovery. While she is doing well after surgery, it will be about three or four months until she can perform on stage. She plans to continue updating her social networking sites at her own pace.
ONE OK ROCK have unveiled live footage of their new song "Stand Out Fit In."
This song can be found in the band's new album "Eye of the Storm" scheduled to be released on February 13. They performed it at their orchestra live 'ONE OK ROCK with Orchestra Japan Tour 2018' held last October at Saitama Super Arena and Osaka-jo Hall.