9 June – Japanese singer-songwriter Angela Aki has announced that her new single, "Kokuhaku", would be released on 11 July.
According to Tokyo Hive, this is Angela's first single since "Hajimari no Ballad" that was released a year ago and after she had given birth to her son on 19 February.
"Kokuhaku" has been described to be an up-beat love song for girls of the contemporary age, and the track will be coupled with two remixed versions in the single. The song is currently being used as the ending theme of the anime "Uchuu Kyodai".
One week after the release of "Kokuhaku" on 18 July, Angela would be releasing a new album "Blue", which will have 13 tracks, including "Kokuhaku". A Blu-ray/DVD of Angela's 5th anniversary concert at the Nippon Budokan on 26 December 2010 would also be released on the same day.