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Saturday, November 23, 2019


11/22/2019 10:18:38 PM

ARASHI, one of Japan’s top idols, made its first appearance in Singapore, earlier this month.

The five-piece group comprised of Satoshi Ohno, Sho Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya, and Jun Matsumoto attended a press  conference and fan meet session at Jewel Changi Airport this afternoon as part of “JET STORM”, a promotional tour in Asia that aims at getting closer to their fans beyond their home country, Japan.

Over 1,000 fans joined ARASHI members in Singapore at the event – with two special fan zones added to the venue to bring fans closer to their idols. As a goodwill gesture to welcome the group in the country, ARASHI members were presented with Merlion plushies, as well as orchid bouquets.

On their new music video “Turning Up”, Jun Matsumoto shared that the group had decided to make their music available on music streaming services so that fans can continue to enjoy their music whenever they want to, even by the time the group is on hiatus.

Satoshi Ohno said that on 15 & 16 May 2020, they will be performing on a concert at the new National Stadium in Tokyo. A concert in Beijing is also slated to be held in Spring 2020.

Asked on their reaction on the popularity of their official SNS accounts in various regions shortly after these were launched, ARASHI members shared that while they were aware of the support by their overseas fans. For them, it was a fresh new experience receiving feedback based on what they shared on social media. The group has been sharing their JET STORM journey on social media and are delighted with the feedback made by fans.

Since their debut on 3 November 1999 with their self-titled single (A・RA・SHI), ARASHI has found widespread popularity, with an extensive fan base all over the world, including in Singapore. This past 3 November 2019, the idol group celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut with a world’s first digital single “Turning Up”, which has begun streaming worldwide on music services such as Spotify and Apple Music. They have since launched official social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Weibo and Tiktok.

ARASHI's JET STORM tour consisted of press conferences held at the cities of Jakarta, Singapore and Bangkok, the same areas where they have yet to visit for concerts so far. A press conference will also be held at Taipei to thank fans for 20 years of unending support.

Author: slickmaster | © 2019 The SlickMaster's Files

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