KAT-TUN Idol Group to Go on Hiatus to 'Recharge'

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3-member boy band finishes 10th anniversary dome tour on Sunday

The three-member boy band KAT-TUN will go on hiatus starting on Sunday to "recharge," and the individual members plan to focus on their solo careers during the hiatus. The group appeared on their final variety TV program on April 28, and they will finish their "KAT-TUN 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST '10Ks!'" dome tour on Sunday night at the Tokyo Dome.

KAT-TUN is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and they released their first best album KAT-TUN 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST "10Ks!" on March 22.

KAT-TUN performed the opening theme song for the second season of The File of Young Kindaichi Returns, and group member Kazuya Kamenashi previously played the titular character in a 2005 live-action special.

The group debuted in 2006 with six members, but Jin Akanishi left the band in 2010 and Koki Tanaka left in 2013. Junnosuke Taguchi left the band in March. The remaining members include Kamenashi, Tatsuya Ueda, and Yuichi Nakamaru.

Sources: Oricon, Model Press, The Japan Times

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