reports said Kago was retiring from show business, but a new rumour
has her coming back in the fall or winter.
She has spent the last five months living in the suburbs of Nara
prefecture with her family and has avoided all public contact.
is a tender video chronicling her friendship with Nozomi Tsuji,
her 'W' singing partner and best friend, from ages 12 thru 17. (The
cigarette incident happened the day after Kago's 18th birthday.)