A global goodbye for Japan pop star Hikaru Utada

FILE - In this May 7, 2003 file photo, Japanese pop singer Hikaru Utada arrives as a guest for a screening of the film "The Matrix Reloaded" in Los Angeles. The New York-born 27-year-old singer-songwriter is calling it quits at the end of the year. She hasn't said if it's a permanent or temporary break, but she is giving fans around the world a chance to see her perform this week, maybe for the last time. Her final concerts _ both sold out _ take place Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 and Thursday, Dec. 9 in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The Wednesday show will be simulcast at 64 movie theaters around Japan. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

December 7, 2010 6:06:00 AM PST
Japanese pop star Hikaru Utada, one of the country's best-selling artists of all time, is calling it quits at the end of the year, but not before performing for fans this week in a concert that will be streamed live online.