Arashi

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Japanese Actor and Dreamboat, Matsumoto Jun

Matsumoto Jun, also affectionately known as “Matsujun” to his fans, is a talented actor, singer, and member of the nationally famous J-pop boy band, Arashi. He gained popularity with the hit high school romance series, Hana Yori Dango, or Boys Over Flowers in English, and continues to make fans give dreamy sighs when he appears…

Love Arashi? One of Their Members is Going to Star in This New J-Drama!

Arashi (嵐) is a popular idol group of singers under Johnny’s Entertainment. Did you know that one of their members, Aiba Masaki (相葉雅紀), is set to star in a primetime drama on Fuji TV (フジテレビ) this spring 2017? This drama will also serve as a celebration of Fuji TV’s 30th year anniversary of Getsu9 (月9).…

Fan of Arashi’s Ninomiya? Find Out His Role in This Upcoming 2017 Film!

If you enjoy seeing Arashi(嵐)’s Kazunari Ninomiya (二宮和也) in your favorite movies, then there is exciting news. The well-known member of the highly successful Japanese boy band will be starring as the main character in a new film called Last Recipe – Kirin no Shita no Kioku (ラストレシピ ~麒麟の舌の記憶~), literally “memory of giraffe’s tongue” in…

Hana Yori Dango: A Touching Japanese Drama Series

If you’re familiar with Meteor Garden, then you must also be familiar with the Japanese version entitled “Hana Yori Dango” or “Boys Over Flowers.” The Japanese version stars popular Johnny’s idol from ARASHI, Matsumoto Jun, Inoue Mao, Oguri Shun, Matsuda Shota, and Tsuyoshi Abe. The drama series was based on the shoujo manga of the…

Face Scanning Technology Used at Arashi Concert for the First Time

Before Arashi (嵐)’s Japonism Show concert tour on the 23rd of April, 2016, Johnny & Associates (the company that manages the idol band Arashi) announced that face scanning technology would be used. The idea being that the faces of fans would be scanned prior to entry, and Arashi is the first male idol band in…

Check out These 5 Must-Watch J-Dramas Featuring Handsome Arashi Members!

Have you ever heard of Arashi (嵐)? It is one of the top idol boy groups in Japan. Apart from being famous as idols, members of the group are also recognized as great actors in both dramas and movies. Here are 5 dramas that left a deep impression on fans and non-fans alike! 1. Maou…

All About Japanese Boy Band Arashi and Their Members

The moment you arrived at the airport, you saw these 5 people at the Japan Tourism billboard. Then you saw them again in some beer advertisements. When you switched on the TV, there they were again on a game show. Then you walked into the music store, and you saw these people again on the…

5 Japanese Music Acts Who Are Famous Abroad

Japan has the second largest music market in the world, so it may not be surprising that some Japanese artists have achieved fame in other countries. Listed below are five acts – both solo singers and bands – who have gained quite a lot of recognition and international fans! ONE OK ROCK Probably one of…

The Most Popular TV Series with Matsumoto Jun

It is no surprise why every J-Pop fan loves Jun Matsumoto (松本潤) — he is dashingly handsome, and is such a talented actor. Although J-Dramas are probably not as popular as Korean and Taiwanese drama series in the Philippines and other Asian countries these days, there is no denying that Jun Matsumoto or “Matsu Jun”…

Check Out the Events and Explore Behind the Scenes of Fuji TV Studios in Odaiba!

Fancy getting a glimpse into the fast-paced TV broadcasting world? How about a day tour at a TV station in Japan? In most countries, TV stations aren’t accessible to the public, but in Japan it is a slightly different story. Though you can’t expect to be able to go everywhere you like within the building,…
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