Riku Koshiba, a 21-year-old member of the Japanese group AmBitious, shared the news of his indefinite hiatus from the group’s activities. However, it has been revealed that he will eventually be departing from the group altogether.
On January 27th, Smile Up, the agency representing Riku Koshiba, made an official announcement on their website stating that he will be parting ways with the agency on January 31st. Additionally, AmBitious confirmed that they will continue their activities as an eight-member group even after Riku Koshiba’s departure.
Riku Koshiba found himself in the midst of controversy back in June of last year when a photo of him smoking as a minor started circulating on social media.
In response, he announced an indefinite hiatus from his activities to engage in self-reflection. However, as time went on, he ultimately made the decision to withdraw from the group and part ways with his agency.
Riku Koshiba took the opportunity to share a heartfelt video with his fans, expressing his sincere gratitude and offering his apologies to both the group members and fans of AmBitious.
AmBitious, a boy group that made their debut in October 2021, quickly gained popularity. Riku Koshiba played a significant role in this by showcasing his witty speaking skills in various entertainment shows and dramas.