Japanese idol girl group, Morning Musume announced their support for the first joint Korea-Japan audition venture project called the Great Toyko Girls with 4 of the group’s members arriving in Seoul on the 27th. Besides promoting the joint project venture during their time here, they will also be meeting up with their fans. The 4 members of Morning Museume who are here in Seoul include Ai Takahashi (leader), Risa Niigaki (fluent in Korean language), Reina Tanaka (cute looks) and Lin Lin (Chinese descent). They already have many fans in Korea and said that they could not wait to meet the future members that will join their family. This will be Morning Musume’s first visit back to Korea since their last concert on 1st June 2008.
The joint project is a collaboration between Mnet Korea and the media company behind Morning Museume, Upfront. The name of the group at the end of the audtions will be known as Haro Project and the members will be chosen from Korea. The preliminary cut for the Great Tokyo Girls search will air on Mnet in mid-May with 2PM’s Junho and Chansung confirmed as hosts for the program.