First report on SMAP's rumoured breakup
An analysis on the key events which kicked off 2016
SMAP saga Day 2 - Recap of the day's developments
Online campaign by SMAP fans to buy the CD single of "Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana" so as to show support for the group and ask them not to break up
Kimura Takuya talking about the break-up saga on his radio show
SMAP saga Day 6 - Recap of the day's developments
SMAP's public apology on SMAPxSMAP on 18 January for the inconvenience and worry caused by reports of their alleged independence movement from Johnny's Jimusho due to the departure of their longtime manager
There will be a post later today where I will summarise the reports from the various news sources which give more information about SMAP's impending disbandment made last night but with somewhat conflicting accounts on some details. Stay tuned for that!