Some lessons are learned the hard way but they hopefully teach us ways to better navigate the tricky turns and unseen traps of fandoms.
The joys of being a Jpop fan, or an Arashi fan in particular, far outweighs the pains. But to stay engaged, interested and excited, there are some do’s and don’ts.
We can never underestimate celebrity power in charity, whether it is through money or goods donation or personal presence.
I wish nothing but happiness and success for someone who has so unselfishly shared his talent and goodwill with his fans, rocked on through life’s upheavals and bravely walked on the road of fame littered with both thorns and flower petals.
Here’s to celebrate the 35th year of my favourite brat, Arashi’s good-looking guy, Clint Eastwood’s friend, Hollywood “stuhr,” 39th Japan Academy’s best actor (2016) and host of the winning shirogumi (white team) at the 68th Kouhaku Uta Gassen.
Thank you for raising such talented sons, sharing them with the public and guiding them through the treacherous path of their chosen career
If Yammybear could talk, I would love to listen to her stories, seeing the world through her marble eyes, from the inside of a leather bag or from the window of a hotel.
Domyouji Tsukasa introduced me to how detailed a performer Matsumoto Jun is, and of course, led me to the subarashiki sekai of Arashi.
…like vultures that flock to and feast on dead bodies, pop vultures are quick to flock to and feast on scandals that could kill people or careers.