Hikaru Utada is back! However, we won’t be seeing her with a new song or an album.
Starting this April, she’ll be hosting a radio program called “KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru” on InterFM. The hour-long radio program’s first episode is scheduled on April 16.
Hikki herself revealed the news with a tweet posted early this morning:
“This is sudden, but I will start my radio show starting in April. It’ll be the first time in 13 years for me to have a regular program. I wonder if I would do fine…”
Unfortunately, the show won’t be available to international fans via internet radio streaming (I was hoping I could use TuneIn for this one). But if you do visit Tokyo, you can listen to KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru every third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 PM.
Hikki went on hiatus after her concert last December 2010. While she did release Sakura Nagashi (Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo’s theme song) last November, the singer has not revealed plans of officially returning to the J-pop music scene.