Johnny's seems to be on a roll with these, let's send our talents overseas to travel across countries on limited budgets and no professional help, shows. They have announced a new one, this time for Hey! Say! JUMP members Chinen Yuri and Takaki Yuya and they will be traveling across France. The title of the program will be J’J Hey!Say!JUMP Takaki Yuya and Chinen Yuri- futari kkiri furansu juudan kakueki teisha no tabi- and it will air on NTV at 01:29 starting October 1st.
NTV OHP (Japanese)
JE News Daily article (English)
It seems like Johnny's is finally getting into gear promoting other members that are not Yamada Ryosuke. Of course Chinen has had some promotion himself things seem to have been stepped up now that he is no longer in school. And Takaki seems to be restarting the push he initially had with getting that role in Gokusen 3 soon after debut with his Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou role and now this program.
Also I think these two will bring about an interesting program to watch, with Takaki being the more outgoing one yet being placed so far away from what is familiar to him and Chinen being much more reserved but also being pretty bright. So I expect Takaki will be the more gung ho one with Chinen the one to figure things out when they run into problems.
I think they wisely decided to announce this trip after it was finished as I am sure there would be European fans that would have tried to track them down. Especially considering they would have known two of the locations, with the finish spot being rather easy to find being a landmark.
I wonder if we should start expecting these programs to become a regular thing. I think it could be done, there are certainly enough debuted Johnny's that are 18 and over that are not constantly busy that could do these kinds of trips. I guess we will see if another program like this pops up for the next TV season.