Fumio Karashima was recently diagnosed as having pancreas cancer at a reliable medical institution, and has decided to concentrate on treatment for a while.
Currently, he has been hospitalized to take chemotherapy, and will continue the treatment after being discharged from the hospital as well.
According to his doctor's medical policy, Karashima will be given permission to return to work after he is discharged from the hospital, and he is positively considering continuing his performances at a reasonable pace in the future.
We are very sorry to cause you inconvenience in this situation. We deeply appreciate your kind understanding and warm cooperation, especially those who have been giving him tremendous support and encouragement.
As for his future performances, we will give any information on the schedule page of our website.
Thank you very much for your support.
(August 14, 2015)