Many have been hoping for it, and today NHK confirmed: Namie Amuro will be performing at this year’s Kohaku Uta Gassen! This will be Namie’s first Kohaku appearance since 2003. This will be Namie’s tenth and final appearance on Kohaku, given that she is retiring next September.
Namie will be performing on the show as a special singer. It was not stated what she will sing during her Kohaku swan song.