Tanaka Koki (ex. INKT, KAT-TUN) will release his first solo album "Easter" on January 23.
The album will feature 12 tracks all written by Tanaka himself. He announced, "This year marks one year since I resumed my activities, and a lot of things have happened, and this is the biggest announcement I have yet." He continued, "This is my important first album I'm releasing as Tanaka Koki. With the support of many friends, it's finally complete."
Tanaka Koki (ex. INKT、ex. KAT-TUN) will embark on a nationwide tour called 'Tanaka Koki presents Easter TOUR2019' next February.
The tour will kick off on February 2 at shibuya eggman in Tokyo with the finale on April 6 at KASHIWA PALOOZA in Chiba for a total of 26 shows. On his blog, Tanaka commented, "Like a one-man live, it's a very important tour for me, so I will tour nationwide with my friends that I want to perform with right now!!"
On August 3, voice actor Yamadera Koichi (57) announced that he and voice actress Tanaka Rie (39) divorced in July. This is Yamadera's second divorce.
On Twitter, Yamadera released a joint statement saying, "We are very sorry for announcing this very personal matter, but after discussion, we decided to make this announcement. Last month, we submitted our divorce papers. When we registered our marriage in 2012, many people congratulated us, but we gave chosen to go our separate ways in order to pursue the future we each envision."
Actress Hirose Alice (23) attended the awards ceremony for the 'COTTON USA AWARD 2018' on May 9. During an interview at this event, the actress confirmed her rumored relationship with basketball player Tanaka Daiki (26).
Just the other day, it was reported that actor Katsuji Ryo (31), who is her senpai at her agency, is dating former AKB48's Maeda Atsuko (26). She commented, "I was surprised to see it on the news. I will ask him when I see him at the office next time." When asked about how her love life is going, she replied, "I am having a good time."
HKT48 will release their new single "Hayaokuri Calendar" on May 2.
The senbatsu members for HKT48's 11th single are Miyawaki Sakura, Sashihara Rino, Matsuoka Hana, Moriyasu Madoka, Tashima Meru, Matsuoka Natsumi, Motomura Aoi, Toyonaga Aki, Fuchigami Mai, Tomiyoshi Asuka, Komada Hiroka, Ueki Nao, Aramaki Misaki, Unjo Hirona, Yabuki Nako, and Tanaka Miku. Yabuki and Tanaka will serve as the double center. This will be the first time for both of them to be the center of a single's title track.
The answer to that question has taken the form of a stunningly powerful exhibition of photographs of Tanaka by Keiichi Tahara, now on show at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo.