Japanese Boy Band Arashi to Disband End of 2020, Reports Say

(Bloomberg) -- One of Japan’s oldest and most popular boy bands will suspend its activities at the end of next year, according to local media reports.

Five-member Arashi made the announcement on its fan club home page, adding it would reveal the reason at a news conference later on Sunday, the reports said.

Members of the band, which is managed by privately-held Johnny’s Entertainment Inc., are regulars on Japanese television shows. They also appear in advertisements for Japan Airlines Co. and Japan Post Holdings Co., which are both official partners of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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