Konnichiwa, hustlers! Rapper Ace Hood is expanding his 'Hustle Hard' tour to the Far East as he will headline a string of shows in Japan. The Miami native kicked off his North America jaunt last week and will hit Chicago on Thursday (Sept. 15), Dayton, Ohio on Friday (Sept. 16) and Columbus, Ohio on Saturday (Sept. 17).

After wrapping up his US leg of the tour on Oct. 15 in Greensboro, N.C., the 'Letter to My Ex's' rapper will embark on a weeklong trek in Japan starting Nov. 2 and finishing up on Nov. 6. Then Hood will rock club Revolutions on Nov. 19 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Whew! That's a lot of frequent flyer miles.

Mr. Hood is rocking shows worldwide in support of his latest album 'Blood, Sweat & Tears. "I'm extremely excited about the 'Hustle Hard' tour," Hood said in a statement last week (via the Boombox). "I was lucky enough to do some big shows over the summer and the love from the fans was overwhelming. They wanted more so we had to give it to them and will be hitting the road throughout the fall sharing this music."

It would be interesting to see how Hood's lyrics translate with Japanese concertgoers. Nevertheless, it's good to see Hood's music reach International audiences. It seems as if the fruits of his labor are finally paying off for the rapper. Keep on hustlin', young man.

Check out PopCrush's exclusive interview with Ace Hood here.