DISH// will hold their first overseas one-man live on February 15 in Shanghai.
The live will be a part of an event for promoting youth exchange between China and Japan. It will be held at the Bandai Namco Shanghai Culture Center. Fans can look forward to what kind of performance the band will carry out at their first one-man live overseas.
Yonezu Kenshi will hold his first overseas concerts in Shanghai and Taipei this March.
Yonezu has been gaining attention from all over the world, but Shanghai and Taipei were chosen as the locations for his first overseas concerts as he is most popular there. These concerts will be held as a part of his arena tour 'Yonezu Kenshi 2019 TOUR / Sekitsui ga Opal ni Naru Koro', which will kick off on January 19.
A new AKB48 overseas sister group SGO48 will form in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Following JKT48 in Jakarta, Indonesia, BNK48 in Bangkok, Thailand, TPE48 in Taipei, Taiwan, MNL48 in Manila, Philippines, AKB48 TeamSH in Shanghai, China, and MUM48 in Mumbai, India, SGO48 is the seventh overseas sister group. The group name is derived from "Saigon," which is the former name of Ho Chi Minh.
TAIPEI -- The most popular destination for overseas school trips among Japanese high schools was Taiwan in the 2016 school year, with the number of students traveling to the island increasing nearly 12 times in the past 10 years, knocking the United States off from the top excursion spot.
The Educational Tour Institute, a Tokyo-based public interest incorporated foundation that conducts research on school trips every year, has analyzed and released the data for the 2016 school year. Some 262 Japanese high schools chose Taiwan as their destination, with 41,878 students traveling to Japan's southwestern neighbor, while 254 schools -- 36,661 students -- visited the United States, including the islands of Guam and Saipan, for excursions.
KUMAMOTO--Kumamoto Prefecture has lifted the ban on overseas use of the Kumamon mascot design, sparking anger from local companies that want to keep the popular bear-like character for themselves.
Many companies say the original purpose of the mascot should remain the same: promoting the prefecture on the southern main island of Kyushu and its products.
Singer Sakamoto Maaya will hold her first solo concerts overseas in March of next year.
The last time Sakamoto performed overseas was back in 2007 when she participated as a guest in Kanno Yoko's South Korea concert. Her upcoming schedule includes March 17 at Taipei International Convention Center in Taiwan and March 24 at AsiaWorld-Expo Runway11 in Hong Kong.
Sushi restaurant chains Akindo Sushiro Co. and Genki Sushi Co. are in merger talks to speed up the expansion of their overseas business, the companies said Friday.
Akindo Sushiro operates Japan's largest conveyor belt sushi chain with around 470 restaurants, most of them domestic. Genki Sushi, the No. 5 chain, runs more than half of its 300 or so restaurants abroad, including in the United States and China.