Thursday, November 5, 2009

[TRANS] 091104 Information Related To NHK KOUHAKU

1. NHK announced on November 3, that the MC for 60th KOHAKU UTAGASSEN (broadcasted on Dec.31) will be Yukie Nakama (30) and Masahiro Nakai (37, member of SMAP). The two MC in a set will be the third time this year, previously it was on 2006 and 2008. Nakai will be the host for the 6th time, this will be the MC record excluding NHK professional announcers.

2. NHK will re-broadcast “MUSIC JAPAN Tohoshinki Special” on November 18 (Wed) 26:35~27:25 (actual broadcasting date will be Nov 19, 2:35~3:25).

The program was first broadcasted on Nov 30, 2008

T/N: This is just my personal opinion, but I find these two news a very good omen for the Tohoshinki to participate in the 60th NHK Kouhaku Utagassen this year. (Kouhaku Utagassen is the biggest Japanese music program broadcasted on December 31 every year.)
The reasons are:
1) NHK has selected Nakai of SMAP (a famous group of Johnny’s) for the MC, which means that they have first flattered Johnny in order for them to agree with their stars participating together with Tohoshinki. (Please refer to the article for information concerning Johnny’s idols and TVXQ, especially that groups from Johnny’s have been a tight grip on Japan’s male idol market)
2) Last year’s broadcast for “MUSIC JAPAN Tohoshinki Special” was on November 30. (The PD introduced the broadcast on EYESBLOG on Nov. 25, and on the same date, Tohoshinki’s participation for the Kouhaku Utagassen was officially announced.)  The news that NHK will re-broadcast this program at this timing this year means that NHK is in favor of Tohoshinki!

If Tohoshinki really participates in the Kouhaku Utagassen this year, our international friends will also be able to watch them on-time through NHK WORLD (satellite , cable TV)!!

Always keep the faith!

Source: Japan Press Network & EYES BLOG

Translation: smiley @ One[b]

Credits: { One World. One Red Ocean. One TVXQ! }

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Anonymous said...

Nakai has always been the most likely candidate for the MC spot. This year is his 4th consecutive year as the Kouhaku's MC (and 6th total). He won all the polls for most wanted Kouhaku host ever since 2005.

Honestly, Nakai being the MC has NOTHING to do with TVXQ at all. It's more likely that NHK picks him to guarantee that SMAP will not decline the invitation as rumoured.

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