I read the chinese translation of this article, so I'll try to translate what it says for those who can't understand Japanese...(like me!)
"The former member of NewS- Kusano Hironori went to New York on 24 April for studying as he idolises Akanishi Jin who can
Some of the familiar articles I found, they said it's just a short-term study but in this, it's 1 year! I don't know what to believe though.. And please don't kill me if this's not true! XD
If this's real, GOOD LUCK MY NOTTI!!! TT______TT
EDIT: According to tezukalove : It's not that he idolizes Akanishi or admired his ability to flirt with foreign girls, but that he is primarily going to study dance and also English while he's there, and he was impressed by Jin's ability to communicate in English in general.
Sorry everyone! The crappy chinese translation had me on. TT________TT
But well we still don't know if Kusano is now studying abroad or not...