Various Japanese media outlets including Oricon reported on the 21st, "Jiyoung has signed with Japanese entertainment agency Sweet Power and plans to promote using her name, Jiyoung."
A Sweet Power rep apparently stated, "Jiyoung will show more mature charms than previously shown. We anticipate her activities as a global actress with her proficiency in Japanese and English."
According to her agency, Jiyoung has been taking acting and English lessons in England after leaving KARA and signed her contract this month.
Jiyoung is scheduled to attend the '19th Tokyo Girls Collection' fashion show in Saitama Super Arena on September 6, and has recently completed a 2015 calendar photoshoot to be released early October.