Predictions for this year’s Kouhaku event

Posted: November 17, 2009 in Tohoshinki in Japan
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The following are PREDICTIONS only, meaning the artists listed below are not confirmed to attend or not attend this year’s Kouhaku yet. But I really hope the our boys would be able to attend and participate on this prestigious Japanese event again. They deserve to be there especially seeing how even more successful they have become in Japan this year as compared to their success last year.

Predictions for This Year’s Kouhaku

T/N: I only summarize the article, since I don’t think you’d be interested to know about other artists that much ^^

This is, NHK’s Kouhaku will be celebrating its 60th birthday. The program is finalizing the list of artists whom they will invite to this important event.

Last week, Inoue Yousui, an influential figure in the Japanese music scene, has made his predictions on this year’s choices of Kouhaku. So far, it is confirmed that Yoshida Takurou, Nakashima Miyuki, Matsutouya Yumi [T/N: all famous old-time singers] will be participating.

Yazawa Eikichi (60) [T/N: an important & influential artist] is also expected to participate in this event, since his CM and concert have become such a hot topic this year.

In addition, Southern All Stars’ [another influential group] Hara Yuko, Fukuyama Masaharu, and Amuro Namie are also expected to come to this year’s Kouhaku.

“We request for Amuro Namie to perform at NHK’s biggest hall, Studio 101, instead of the usual NHK Hall,” said her representative.

We also expect to have the idol group AKB48. For ayaka, who’s been down with her disease this year, this event is expected to be her last one.

For foreign artists, Richard Carpenter (60) of The Carpenters might make a surprise appearance. “It won’t be a special performance, but rather, he’ll be playing the piano when other artists sing together,” said a representative.

We’ll also dedicate some moments to artists who have passed away this year – Michaal Jackson, Imawano Kiyoshirou, Kato Kazuhiko, composer Miki Takashi, and actor Morishige Hisaya.

[Keep in mind, the following list is just a prediction, the list is in alphabetical order]

【White Team – Male】 △Akikawa Masafumi、△Aqua Timez、○Atari Kousuke、○Arashi、○Itsuki Hiroshi、○Inoue Yousui、○EXILE、○Oue Yutaka、○Katou Seishirou、○Kitajima Saburou、△Kitayama Takeshi、○Kimaguren、△Kiyama Yuusaku、○Kobukuro、○Jero、×Shuuchishin with Pabo、○SMAP、○Tohoshinki、 △TOKIO、○Tokunaga Hideaki、○Hikawa Kiyoshi、○Higuhi Ryouichi、○BIGBANG、○Hirai Ken、△Hilcrhyme、○Fukuyama Masaharu、○Fuse Akira、△Porno Graffitti、○Maekawa Kiyose、○Mikawa Kenichi、×Mr.Children、△Mizutani Yutaka、○Mori Shinichi、△Moriyama Ryoutarou、△Yazawa Eikichi、○WaT

【Red Team – Female】 ○aiko、△alan、△Aoyama Thelma、○Akimoto Junko、○Asamichi Yuki、○Amuro Namie、○ayaka、○Angela Aki、○Ikimonogakari、○Ishikawa Sayuri、○AKB48、○Otsuka Ai、△Kato Miliyah、○川中美幸、△GIRL NEXT DOOR、○Koda Kumi、○Godai Natsuko、○Kobayashi Sachiko、○Sakamoto Fuyumi、○Sakuramaya、△JUJU、△Superfly、△SPEED、○Tendou Yoshimi、○Nakashima Mika、○Nakamura Mitsuko、○Nishino Kana、○Hamasaki Ayumi、○Perfume、△Hara Yuuko、○Hitoto Yo、○Hirahara Ayaka、○Fuji Ayako、×Fujioka Fujimaki and Ohashi Nozomi、○Mizumori Kaori、○Wada Akiko

○High possibility of attending
△Might be attending
×Not attending

Source: Yahoo Japan News
Translation: linhkawaii @
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  1. i likey says:

    i hope and believe dbsk will be attending. after all, its happening in japan, co-ordinated by avex, no?

  2. lovetohateme says:

    @ i likey: Yup, it will happen in Japan and Avex is the one responsible for their Japanese activities so I’m pretty sure DBSK could attend the event even of SM doesn’t want to.

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