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.
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
Domyouji Tsukasa introduced me to how detailed a performer Matsumoto Jun is, and of course, led me to the subarashiki sekai of Arashi.
I wasn’t desperate for my family to like Arashi because it was enough that they respected my fangirl choices without laughing at me, but it would be nice to have a collective experience that involved something I love.
Learning to navigate life through Arashi.