NHK says it is negotiating with American singer Lady Gaga, 25, to have her make a special live appearance by satellite TV on its popular New Year's Eve music program "Kohaku Uta Gassen" (Red and White Song Contest).
Lady Gaga has been in Japan for the past few days to appear on TV Asahi's "Music Station" on Friday night. She returns to the U.S. on Saturday.
On New Year's Eve, Lady Gaga is scheduled to take part in a gala countdown event in New York City. NHK is hopeful that she will be able to appear via satellite for "Kohaku," which would be mid-morning New York time.
NHK also announced Thursday that it received 1,341 costume design ideas from the public for actress Mao Inoue, who will co-host the program with pop group Arashi.© Japan Today