Nakai Masahiro has announced that he will be taking a break for the rest of the year.
Last month, Nakai said that he would be taking a one-month break due to poor health. However, his muscular strength and endurance have not recovered, so he made the decision to focus on rest for the remainder of the year.
On his official website, Nakai commented, "I have more willpower than before! I bathe in sunlight on sunny days. I'm also going out little by little for shopping. I even stay up late at night! One step at a time, on some days it's one foot at a time or half a foot at a time, but I'm moving forward. One step... There are times I stop for awhile."