The hosts for the annual Kohaku Uta Gassen have been announced and Arashi will be the hosts for the white team again this year. The red team will have actress Inoue Mao as host.
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I have the feeling this announcement makes Hana Yori Dango fans happy.
Also with this announcement I think we can see this year's Johnny's Countdown concert to be like last year's, with Kanjani8 in Osaka, Arashi not being able to make it to the Tokyo Dome because of their hosting duties and will just film something at NHK Hall instead like last year and of course Tackey & Tsubasa at the theatre Tackey will be having his musical in as that starts on the 1st. And this year there will probably be some VTR footage of SZ like they had with Hey! Say! JUMP when the whole group was too young to participate. Though this year all the active members of HSJ are finally old enough to participate in Countdown so I look forward to that.