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Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 15, 2023
Arashi outfits shown in China, in first overseas exhibition
The five-member group remains popular in China even after suspending activities at the end of 2020.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 12, 2022
‘My Small Land’: An intimate look at an uncertain future
Emma Kawawada's compelling drama about a family of Kurdish refugees in Japan lays bare the emotional toll of Japan's treatment of asylum seekers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 28, 2021
Arashi's Sho Sakurai and Masaki Aiba marry their partners
The pair's agency said their partners are not entertainers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 14, 2021
What does 2021 have in store for J-pop?
While K-pop and TikTok will sway trends in the music industry, rock looks set to be Japan's best chance at producing global hits.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 11, 2020
Japanese pop band Arashi to release English single written by Bruno Mars
“Whenever You Call” will be the first English song released by Arashi, who is scheduled to halt its activities at the end of the year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2020
'PPAP' star Piko Taro and pop group Arashi release hand-washing songs
Comedian Pikotaro, best known for his viral hit song "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen," and boy band Arashi have released songs encouraging people to wash their hands amid the coronavirus pandemic.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 18, 2020
Arashi cancels concert in Beijing over coronavirus outbreak
Popular boy band Arashi is calling off a concert scheduled for this spring in Beijing due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, their agent has said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / Wide Angle
Feb 7, 2020
Arashi lets fans in on a little tedium with new streaming Netflix documentary
After 20 years of entertainment the masses, J-pop group Arashi is embarking on its final tour ahead of a hiatus. A new Netflix documentary goes behind the scenes of the preparations.
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2019
Arashi tapped as Japan goodwill envoys to China ahead of Tokyo Olympics
The government said Wednesday that it has tapped popular Japanese boy band Arashi as a goodwill ambassador to promote cultural and sports exchanges with China ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 13, 2019
Kazunari Ninomiya of popular boy band Arashi marries former announcer
Kazunari Ninomiya, a member of male idol group Arashi, has married a former announcer, his office said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 9, 2019
Idol group Arashi sing at festival held to mark emperor's enthronement
Popular all-male idol group Arashi sang at a national festival Saturday to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, with the event attended by the imperial couple.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 4, 2019
Top boy band Arashi begins global online distribution of all singles year ahead of ending activities
Iconic Japanese boy band Arashi has started global online distribution of all of its singles, about a year ahead of the group's scheduled suspension of its activities.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 3, 2019
Arashi to hold two concerts at the new National Stadium in lead-up to Tokyo Games
Popular boy band Arashi, which announced it was going on hiatus at the end of next year, said Sunday it will hold two concerts at the new National Stadium in May, as part of scheduled events aimed at uplifting the mood for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 24, 2019
Idol group Arashi and pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii to perform at enthronement festival for Emperor Naruhito
All-male idol group Arashi and pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii will perform at a festival celebrating the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, a group of lawmakers and business leaders organizing the event revealed Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2019
Popular J-pop band Arashi tapped to perform at festival celebrating emperor's enthronement
Lawmakers and business people have tapped all-male idol group Arashi to perform at a festival in early November celebrating the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 4, 2019
Celebrities mourn death of Johnny Kitagawa at Tokyo Dome memorial event
Entertainers flocked to a memorial event in Tokyo on Wednesday for Johnny Kitagawa, founder of one of the country's most powerful talent agencies that produced an extensive array of well-known boy bands over half a century, who died of a stroke at the age of 87 on July 9.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 30, 2019
With resellers, fans must take matters into their own hands
Few groups in Japan respond to a slight quite like Disney devotees. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the conglomerate's Tokyo Disneyland park, and to celebrate and rack up some more revenue, earlier this year it unveiled a line of limited-edition goods tied to the occasion.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Feb 7, 2019
Where will fans go after Arashi?
Fans of Arashi still haven't come to terms with the news that the J-pop group will go on a hiatus at the end of 2020, bringing a close, at least temporarily, to one of the 21st century's most popular Japanese acts.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 29, 2019
Arashi's hiatus spurs heartbreak, but hopes for a 2020 Olympic farewell
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics creep ever closer and one of the biggest arguments that remains is which musical performers will feature in the event's opening ceremony. Up until now, debate over who should represent Japan on the international stage has been raging.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 27, 2019
Popular boy band Arashi's decision to take a break at end of 2020 shocks fans in Japan and overseas
In a move that shocked fans, popular Japanese boy band Arashi said Sunday that it will go on hiatus at the end of 2020.

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