...as radio personality
Hikaru Utada will return to the entertainment business after three years away — not as a singer, but as a radio personality. She announced on Friday that she will begin hosting a monthly radio program called Kuma Power Hour with Utada Hikaru on the InterFM station on April 16. The program will run on the third Tuesday of every month in Tokyo and Yokohama's Kanto region.
Utada has been on hiatus from the entertainment business since the beginning of 2011, and she also noted that it has been 13 years since
the last time she hosted a regular program. She did contribute the song "Sakura Nagashi" as the ending theme for last year's Evangelion: 3.0
You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban: Q), but her management emphasized that the song did not represent a full-fledged return
from her hiatus. She still uses the song's CD jacket art (pictured right) by Evangelion character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto as her Twitter