Hey! Say! JUMP member Keito Okamoto will be going on hiatus to study in the United States.
The group announced the idol's intentions over the weekend through a video message to its fan club.
Okamoto will be attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts starting in September. The acting school is located in New York City.
Hey! Say! JUMP will be releasing its 23rd single "COSMIC☆HUMAN" on August 1. Okamoto will participate in the single's promotion; however, he will not be participating in any tours planned for later this year.
Okamoto plans on returning to the group after his studies are completed.