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Arashi to take Jakarta by 'Jet Storm'

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, November 3, 2019  /  04:47 pm
Arashi to take Jakarta by 'Jet Storm'

Arashi is visiting Jakarta as one of four Asian cities in the whirlwind "Jet Storm" conference tour on Nov. 10-11, 2019. (Screengrab from www.j-storm.co.jp/via The Straits Times/File)

Arashi is scheduled to visit Jakarta as part of 20th anniversary Jet Storm “conference” from Nov. 10 to 11, which also stops at Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei according to its official website.

The group, which is managed by Johnny’s Entertainment, made the announcement during a live YouTube session today.

While visiting four cities in two days sounds like a logistical nightmare, the band's management wrote on the website that the band would be traveling on a chartered jet, hence the name "Jet Storm" (arashi means "storm" in Japanese).

Aside from visiting the Asian cities, the band also wishes to get closer to fans by activating all its social media platforms for the first time: Facebook (@arashi5official), Instagram, Tiktok (@arashi_5_official), Twitter (https://twitter.com/arashi5official?s=09) and Weibo (@arashi_5).

Arashi also launched its official YouTube channel this year, which had already gained 2 million subscribers at the time of publishing. 

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Arashi also plans to release its songs on digital music platforms for the first time, including Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Prime Music. 

The music video of the band's latest single, “Turning Up”, premieres today on YouTube at 7:00 p.m. West Indonesia Time, and is currently hosting a live chat.

The band, which consists of Satoshi Ohno, Kazunari Ninomiya, Sho Sakurai, Jun Matsumoto and Masaki Aiba, is also hosting a live viewing on Dec. 25 of the Arashi Anniversary Tour 5x20 in Japan. Arashi is scheduled to perform at the New National Stadium in Tokyo on May 15 to 16 and a Beijing concert in 2020. (wir/mut)

 

Editor's note:

The title of the article has been changed from J-pop boy band Arashi to take Jakarta by 'Jet Storm' to Arashi to take Jakarta by 'Jet Storm'.