JYP Entertainment founder J.Y. Park has announced plans for the agency to debut a Japanese girl group.
At a recent press conference, he announced that the agency will be working with Sony Music to create a television show, Nizi Project, through which a new Japanese girl group will be created.
Auditions for the show are set to open in May, taking place in eight cities in Japan including Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Okinawa, as well as two U.S. cities, Los Angeles and Honolulu.
20 people will be selected for six months of training which will air in the reality show in October 2019. The group will eventually be revealed in April 2020 with a tentative debut scheduled for the end of 2020.
Nizi Project is similar to JYP's recent Chinese boy group debut Boy Story, which involved the agency collaborating with TME and Tencent to create the pre-teen boy group.
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