The guest judges for the '73rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' to air on December 31 have been announced.
At this time, 10 people have been revealed to be the judges -- Ashida Mana, Kuroyanagi Tetsuko, Nishimura Kodo, former competitive figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru, Bando Yajuro, Fukuhara Haruka, Matsumoto Jun (Arashi), professional baseball player Murakami Munetaka, Japan national football team manager Moriyasu Hajime, and ballerina Yoshida Miyako.
After all artists perform, viewers at home, the audience at NHK Hall, and the guest judges will all cast their votes. Whichever team has the most votes will receive one point for each category. The team with two or more points will be crowned the winner.