Kimura Takuya talks about the SMAP breakup saga for the first time on his radio show
Amid speculation since the revelation of SMAP facing a possible disband due to the departure of their chief manager from Johnny's Jimusho, Kimura Takuya finally broke his silence by speaking on the issue on his radio show. During the 15th January broadcast of "What's Kaizokudan Kimura Takuya no What's UP SMAP!" on TOKYO FM, Kimura started the show by saying that there has been a lot of news coverage this week on the topic. Although he is not in a position now to reveal anything specific, he hopes to use his own words and share his thoughts through this channel as soon as he is able to do so. As such, he called upon the listeners and fans to believe in him and continue showing their support. In the midst of the programme, SMAP's song "Original Smile" was played and Kimura had specially introduced the song as "from us SMAP".