Singer Kumi Koda makes her return to show business this week three months after giving birth to a baby boy in July. Koda, 29, will appear in a sexy pose on the cover of ViVi magazine which goes on sale Tuesday.
In the magazine interview, Koda talks about married life, her pregnancy and how she is enjoying being a mother.
Koda, who is married to 28-year-old Back-On guitarist Kenji03, earlier announced her intention to return to the stage in November in a tour that will include seven performances in four cities and is expected to attract around 62,000 spectators.
The Nov 13 concert will be both Koda’s first ever show at Budokan in Tokyo and the first time she has performed on her birthday, at which she will celebrate turning 30 in the company of her fans.
Koda is scheduled to play at Osaka Castle Hall on Nov 7 and 8, followed by Tokyo’s Budokan on Nov 13 and 14, Nagoya’s Nippon Gaishi Hall on Nov 20 and 21 and then the Shimin Bunka Center in Koriyama, Fukushima on Nov 27.
Koda will also release a new single, “Go to the Top,” on Wednesday and will perform it on TV Asahi’s “Music Station” program on Friday.