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Super-Group SMAP to Break Up After 28 Years of Success

It has been reported by media outlets in Japan that super-group SMAP will break up after more than 28 years together. The reason for the breakup is that three of the group members will be leaving their agency, Johnny and Associates. Kimura Takuya (木村拓哉) and Nakai Masahiro (中居正広) will remain with the agency, while Katori…

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…

What’s Saturday Night TV like in Japan?

All around the world, everyone knows that the best television is usually reserved for Saturday nights, but what do Saturday night television shows look like in Japan? Here’s a look at the recent prime time line up on one TV channel – NTV. Dokonjo Gaeru – (Gutsy Frog!) Dokonjo Gaeru is a comedy-drama about a…

Arashi: The Number One Japanese Idol Group who will Melt your Heart

Who is Arashi? Arashi (嵐) literally means “Storm” in Japanese. This is the name of a popular Japanese idol group consisting of five members: Satoshi Ono, Sho Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya and Jun Matsumoto. They are so popular that most of the albums they release are pretty much guaranteed to hit number one on…