2012 has been the year of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson – aka One Direction. Capital looks back at the band's highlights of the year.
One Direction Wear Japanese Kimonos As They Arrive In Tokyo
Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn wore the traditional outfits as they arrived in Japan to film their 3D movie.
One Direction wore traditional Japanese kimonos as they arrived in Tokyo, Japan today (17th January).
The group touched down in the Japanese city for a promotional visit in support of their second album 'Take Me Home'.
And Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan were quick to get into the local spirit, slipping on some matching red kimonos.
The group all posed together at the airport terminal, before heading into the city.
One Direction wear traditional Japanese kimonos as they arrive in Tokyo: (picture:)
It emerged this week that One Direction will begin filming their 3D movie during their visit to Tokyo.
The film, directed by Supersize Me’s Morgan Spurlock, will mix footage of the band's performances as well as allowing fans to see what the UK boy band are really like.
One Direction’s Niall Horan previously explained: “We wanted to get our personalities across, because the fans know us but we want them to know us deeper.”
The 'Little Things' five-piece hit Camden’s recording studios last week, reuniting all band members after their respective Christmas and New Year breaks.
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