The seven members of the band, who come from the western part of Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo, are anticipated to support attractions in the Kansai region centering on Osaka as the city all prepares to organize the 2025 World Exposition.
Also, matches of the Rugby World Cup will be organized at a venue in the city of Higashiosaka in Osaka Prefecture in the fall 2019.
“I want people around the world to feel the groove and power of Osaka,” said group member Yu Yokoyama at an event at Osaka City Central Public Hall where their appointment was made known.
Established in 2002, the boy band is popular in Japan and other Asian countries. It is represented by Johnny & Associates, an agency recognized for making popular boy bands such as SMAP.
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