Comedian Watanabe Naomi has announced that she will be moving to the United States in April, and will be basing her activities there. As such, she will be graduating from all regular programs that she is currently a part of.
Since 2019, Watanabe had been going back and forth between Japan and New York for work. In 2020, she reportedly purchased a home in downtown Manhattan.
Last July, Watanabe revealed a parody video of Lady Gaga's "Rain On Me," which was acknowledged by Lady Gaga herself. Since then, she has been gaining attention from overseas.
At this time, Watanabe has signed with two American agencies. Not only as an entertainer, but she plans to be active as a model as well. She will continue to be managed by Yoshimoto Kogyo.
Watanabe also revealed that while she had originally planned to split her work equally between Japan and the U.S., it's become difficult to travel between the two countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, she explained that she will continue to have some work in Japan and hopes to have various work available to her.
Watanabe's activities will continue to be announced via her Instagram account and YouTube channel. She also revealed that she doesn't know how long she will be living in the U.S. "There's a possibility that it may be over 5 years," she said.