Kohaku Uta Gassen is a famous year-end singing contest in Japan’s entertainment industry. AKB48 has a contest similar to this one.
The air time for the annual year end Kohaku Uta Gassen or red and white song contest has been confirmed. NHK will show the Kohaku Uta Gassen from 7:15 PM to 11:45 PM. This will also be the 4th consecutive year that the contest will last 4.5 hours. It is the going to be the 65th year of this event. This is a singing contest where members are divided into two teams, red and white. In 2013, the captain for the white team was Arashi and the captain for the red team was actress and supermodel Haruka Ayase. Arashi is the name of an all-male pop music group. They made history by being the captains of the white team for the 62nd annual Kohaku Uta Gassen with beautiful actress Mao Inoue. That year’s contest took place on December 31, 2011. Last year’s Kohaku Uta Gassen was significant because of Saburo Kitajima’s graduation from Kohaku and the graduation of Yuko Oshima from AKB48. Oshima who is going to be 26 next month, graduated from the famous idol group after being a member since 2006. She was also the captain of its Team K, a spot now taken over by Yui Yokoyama. The win-loss record of the red team against the white team is now at 29-35. The official name for the event is the 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. Yuko Oshima is one of the prettiest current or former members of AKB48 and these groups have no shortage of cute looking girls, especially Miyuki Watanabe, 20, of Nara, Japan.