AAA's Atae Shinjiro has announced that he will be halting his activities as an artist next year.
On his Instagram account and official website, Atae posted a message for his fans. He revealed, "After AAA's hiatus was set, I spent a lot of time thinking about a lot of things, and made this decision." He continued to explain, "I want to gain more life experiences," "I want to study more about life as a human being, as Atae Shinjiro."
Atae will go on hiatus after releasing his second album (currently untitled), holding his nationwide talk show and arena tour, and participating in AAA's last tour before hiatus, which was originally scheduled for this year.
Atae expressed, "I love my fans. Meeting all of you is the greatest treasure of my life," and said with enthusiasm, "In everything I do, I will give it my all with gratitude."