SHISHAMO has been selected to provide the song for the 86th NHK National School Music Contest.
The contest, which will occur in 2019, is considered a privilege to participate in. Artists selected for it tend to be popular with a good image.
The members of the band expressed their excitement over being selected for the competition.
"When I was in junior high school, I was involved in the chorus competition. It is still a precious memory I hold from my youth. I am really happy to be in charge of the song this time," a statement from the band said.
Superfly was the last artist to provide a song for the contest. A music video for the song, titled "Gifts", was released last week.