Former KARA star Kang Ji Young has signed a deal with a Japanese talent agency as she looks to pursue an acting career. According to Japanese media outlet Oricon News, the ex-KARA member has put pen to paper on a deal with an agency called Sweet Power.
The agency stated that Kang Ji Young had been studying English in the United Kingdom for some time after leaving the girl group in January this year, but has now turned her attention to Japan, and signed a contract with the company earlier this month.
The agency also hinted that it might also seek to promote Kang Ji Young outside Japan, saying, “She has a mature charm, and she speaks good English and Japanese. We think she might have the potential to become a global actress.”
The ex-KARA star remains popular in Japan, and news of her return has been well received in the country. News reports about Kang Ji Young are currently trending on Japanese search engines.