Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber, 17, announced on his personal Twitter feed this week that he is to perform concerts in Osaka and Tokyo.
Many performers have canceled concerts since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and because of the ongoing nuclear crisis. Some members of Bieber's crew were reported to be reluctant to come to Japan out of fear of radiation from the Fukushima power plant. However, Bieber's manager told the press, "We don't want to waste this golden opportunity for Justin to come to Japan and, more importantly, we don't want to disappoint his fans who are waiting to see him."
Bieber is scheduled to play at Zepp in Osaka on May 17 and then at Tokyo's Budokan on May 19.© Japan Today