JYP and Sony Music, Japan's largest record label, announced the hosting of season 2 of the "Nizi Project" at an online press conference between Korea and Japan on the afternoon of the 12th.
According to a press conference on the 12th, "Nizi Project" season 2 will be held in eight cities in Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Okinawa, and 11 cities in the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York, and Seoul. Park Jin-young will visit each global audition host city in-person to find new talent, just like in the first season 1.
The application began on July 13 and was auditioned from November to December, and after the announcement of the debut members in December 2022, he officially debuted in March 2023 and became a JYP singer. Audition applicants are men up to 22 years of age from the scheduled graduation of middle school in March 2023 to the closing of auditions in various regions and can apply if simple Japanese speaking is possible regardless of nationality. It shall be for participants who do not belong to a specific entertainment agency, record company, music publishing company, etc.
Earlier, JYP CEO Park Jin-young and Sony Music CEO Muramatsu Shunsuke held a business agreement ceremony and press conference at Sony Music headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, in February 2019. While the girl group NiZiU, which was born through this and debuted in December last year, is enjoying the most popularity by continuing various new records, the two companies will once again continue their joint project to discover new boy groups.
An audition program featuring the selection of NiziU was broadcasted on Japanese terrestrial Nihon Terrebi (NTV) and video platform Hulu and Park Jin-young said at a press conference, "This season 2 will also visit you through the media in the second half of next year."