The host has been determined for NHK's 64th Kouhaku Uta Gassen. Ayase Haruka (28) for the red team and Arashi's consecutive fourth time for the white team. Ayase was appointed for this major role due to the success of her starring taiga drama.
Despite being Ayase's first attempt at hosting, her genuine personality on variety shows has received high favorability. There is no concerns regarding this combination as Ayase has collaborated with Arashi on variety shows on multiple occasions.
NHK to release official statements in October.