On day 19, Kifumi published the following in your ameblo talking about his upcoming hiatus:
Sorry for causing trouble and worry all this sudden announcement.
It is a personal matter, but due to the condition at home, I have to return temporarily to my parents' house.
I have to face an incident that has to be resolved now.
This has been a tough decision for me.
Because my activity with BORN is everything to me.
I want to return to again bellow BORN with all our concerts.
Until then, the lonely four members representing BORN.
And to end the tour around the country on 23 February at Shibuya Club Quattro
I want to give you the best in the proceedings.
I'll be waiting for all fans of the nation BORN on the premises.
From now on, too, please, give us the best of you.