12 Apr – Visual-kei band Plastic Tree drummer Sato Kenken has been officially discharged from hospital and would be making his return in the band's next one-man live show on 14 April.
According to Tokyo Hive, Sato was allowed to join back their activities after careful considerations by the doctors and the management of the band. He would be performing with the band for their "Ao no Unmeisen Saishuu Kouen: Tent (3)" live at the Nippon Budokan on 14 April.
"There is no other happiness than being able to perform with 4 members at a special place called Nippon Budokan," the band members commented on Sato's return to health.
Sato was diagnosed with acute hepatitis in March that was so severe that he could not attend the release event of their latest single "Joumyaku" on 29 February. Sato is the band's fourth drummer to date.