Japanese idol group Arashi announced to go on hiatus next year.
The group revealed the news via their fanclub site today. Leader Satoshi Ōno wrote: "We, Arashi, have something to say to our fans. We've talked a lot about this and decided that Arashi will go on hiatus on December 31st, 2020. " Each member talked about this decision on their fanclub page. Satoshi Ōno explains that it's time that the members will go their own ways and ends with saying that he still wants to enjoy the upcoming 2 years together with everyone.
Arashi started group activities in September 1999. They are one of the most popular Japanese boy groups, so last year they reached #1 at Oricons survey of the favorite music act of the year for the 8th time.
EDIT: Read more about the press conference regarding the hiatus here.