Before I was still sort of skeptical about Kusano coming back to NEWS and Uchi coming back to NEWS and Kanjani8, but now I am convinced they will be coming back.
I was surfing through j-web (Johnny's site only available on Japanese cell phones) and noticed that both Kusano and Uchi are still listed as members, and even Uchi's diary entries are still accessible on the Kanjani8 page. On both of their profile pages it lists things they did right up until they went under their punishment periods. I dunno, I feel that if they weren't going to come back that the staff members would have deleted their info from the j-web already. I dunno if it really does mean anything, but I was happy to find that they are both still listed there. ^__^
The "official" things of JE:
Johnny's Shops >> photos listed separately by each member, no mention of NEWS
Magazines >> each member is separate
J-web (cell phone site) >> listed as NEWS, all members listed under profile
Johnny's Entertainment site (http://www.johnnys-entertainment.co.jp/top.html
) >> listed as NEWS, only 6 current members listed under profile
Johnny's Net (http://www.johnnys-net.jp/index.html
>> listed as NEWS, all members listed under profile
Interesting how there is no consistent way of how they deal with the suspension. I still think Uchi will come back, most likely at the Kanjani8 concert on his birthday that is being held in Sendai
, which means I must go because...I live in Sendai!!!!! <3 <3 <3 I'm impatiently waiting for my You+J fanclub stuff to arrive so I can get tickets!!!