May 1st ♥ 小山慶一郎 (Koyama Keiichiro)
K-chan joined the agency in January 2001. His sister fixed his hair and sent his application because she knew Koyama admired Sakurai Sho. During his junior days he belonged to units like B.A.D., B.B.D., and by October he was picked for Domoto Koichi’s project “J Support”, it was in this group that Keii started out as an announcer for shows such as the Ya-Ya-yah Show.
In 2003, he was picked to debut with NEWS. Among them, he’s always been considered as the mother figure, because of his optimistic self, he always supports, protects and looks after them, in addition he is also the oldest member of the group.
In 2007, he graduated with honors from Meiji University’s Department of History and Geography with a degree in Oriental History. During NEWS’ first hiatus he worked in his parents’ ramen restaurant and during the second hiatus, he enrolled himself as an official caster for NTV’s “news every.”
When NEWS became 4, he stood up and decided he wanted to be the official leader from there on, the other 3 agreed on it. After encouraging best friend Kato Shigeaki to pursue his career as a writer, the 4 of them are now getting ready for their comeback, with K-chan as their leader.
Happy 28th Birthday! お誕生日おめでとう！〜
生まれたこと、出会えたこと，今そばにいれること… ありがとう〜 🎵