Jin Akanishi leaving KAT-TUN

Jin Akanishi will officially graduate from Japanese boy band KAT-TUN later this year. According to his agency’s president, the final decision will be made after Akanishi’s US tour this fall, but it’s almost a certainty.

Japanese pop star Jin Akanishi

Akanishi has been in the United States working on his solo career since May 2010. Meanwhile, KAT-TUN has been continuing as a 5-member group, just as they did when Akanishi temporarily left in 2006 to study abroad.

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