Category Archives: Everything Japanese

Arashi releases new album “untitled” on 18 Oct 2017

Yup. You read that right. The Japanese boy band Arashi’s new album is titled “untitled”. “untitled” marks Arashi’s 16th album, and will be released on the 18th of October 2017. Pre-orders for the album have already started, links are available at the bottom of the post. Having debut for 18 years doesn’t mean that Arashi is resting on their laurels…. Read more »

Gutto! Sports Episode Guide

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Gutto! Sports

~Important Note: This episode guide is still a work in progress. The guide will be updated as I watch the show! Gutto! Sports is a TV show hosted by Aiba Masaki that airs every Tuesday from 9:25 PM to 10:15 PM JST on NHK Sogo. Every episode, an athlete guests on the show. Through demonstrations and the various ‘keywords’ Aiba… Read more »

News: Arashi’s 52nd single “Tsunagu” to be released on the 28th of June

Arashi will be releasing their 52nd single Tsunagu (つなぐ). The title song Tsunagu will be the theme song for the movie “Shinobu no Kuni” starring Arashi’s leader Ohno Satoshi. The movie is based on the best selling novel of the same name by Wada Ryou. With a duet of guitar and shamisen that brings throwbacks to the sengoku era, the… Read more »

News: Arashi’s Are You Happy? DVD/Blu-Ray to be released on the 31st of May

AYH concert live tour

Arashi’s Are You Happy concert DVD and Blu-Ray will be released on the 31st of May. The concert promotes Arashi’s 15th album, the oricon ranked no. 1 album “Are You Happy“. The concert was held from November 2016 to January 2017; a total of 18 shows attracting over 855 thousand fans was held. The tour was held in the 5 major domes… Read more »

News: Sakurai, Kamenashi and Koyama to be 24 hour TV Personality

24 hour TV

Arashi’s Sakurai Sho, KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya and NEWS’ Koyama Keiichiro have been announced as the main personalities of the 2017 24-hour Television charity event. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 24-hour TV Charity event, and the theme this year is “24 Hour Television / Love saves the Earth” (24時間テレビ40 愛は地球を救う). The news was announced on the 15th of April… Read more »

News: Ohno Satoshi’s Arashi Discovery to end on 31st March

So if you’re an Arashi fan, you may already have heard the news. Ohno’s radio program Arashi Discovery will end at the end of this month. The news was announced by Ohno during the show itself two days ago on the 16th of March. 皆さんへお知らせです3月でモーニングステップスは終了し私は違う番組のDJとして平日夜に移動します。また6時台後半のコーナー「大野智のARASHI DISCOVERY」は3月いっぱいで終了し大野智さんのFヨコでの出演は3月31日(金)をもって最後となります。大野くんホントにありがと — DJ KURIHARA (@djkurihara) March 15, 2017 Here’s a rough translation of the tweet:… Read more »

News: Arashi to release new single “I’ll be there”

I'll be there LE cover art

Update: Arsahi has performed the song on FNS music festival that aired on the 22nd of March 2017. You can watch the performance here! Arashi’s 51st single entitled “I’ll be there” will be released on the 19th of April 2017. This will be their first single release of 2017. The title song “I’ll be there” will be the theme song for… Read more »

Review: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen with Uchimura Kohei – News Zero 8th Feb 2016

In this instalment of Ichimen, newscaster Sakura Sho interviews the gymnast Uchimura Kohei. With just half a year to go till the Rio 2016 Olympics, Sho interviews Uchimura Kohei, the ‘King of Gymnastics’ who also won gold four years ago at the London Olympics. With an unprecedented 6 consecutive gold medals at the world championships, Uchimura Kohei stands at the… Read more »

Review: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen – News Zero 18 Jan 2016

Places to note for ice

Today, I’ll do a short review of the 18th Jan 2016 News Zero Ichimen segment. In this Ichimen, they talk about the cold weather in Japan, and precautions to take to stay safe. First, let’s look at the tweet from the Tokyo fire department. The most important point to note is that snow related accidents occurred mostly on the days… Read more »