Morning Musume to have weekly Ustream show
Girl group Morning Musume launches UstreaMusume starting April 13
by Lauren Pang
Date Published: 04/12/2011
Morning Musume. Photo courtesy of barks.jp
Just after releasing their 45th single, Hello! Project girl group Morning Musume will also be launching a weekly live show starting April 13, titled UstreaMusume. The show will air via the video streaming website Ustream, and is to run for one hour each Wednesday at 8:00PM (JST). The hosts of the program will be the members of the 9th generation of Morning Musume (Erina Ikuta, Riho Sayashi, Mizuki Fukumura, and Kanon Suzuki), as well as the group's next leader, Risa Niigaki.
In addition to getting a new Ustream program, Morning Musume has been busy, with 9th gen member Riho Sayashi taking over Hello! Project talent Erina Mano's weekly radio program. The group released their 45th single, "Maji Desu Ka Ska!" on April 6, which marked the CD debut of the group's 9th generation of members, and their 46th single, "Only You," is already set to land in June.
UstreaMusume has also set up a special email account where fans can send messages to the members, as well as suggestions for the show. The program's channel, as well as the email address, can be found at their official Ustream website.
Click here to check out Asia Pacific Arts' video interview with Morning Musume when they attended 2009's Anime Expo.