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Arashi seeks to get closer to fans for debut anniversary

Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, December 27, 2019  /  03:57 pm
Arashi seeks to get closer to fans for debut anniversary

Arashi members (left to right) Kazunari Ninomiya, Masaki Aiba, Jun Matsumoto, Satoshi Ohno and Sho Sakurai attend a press conference at Mulia Hotel in Senayan, Jakarta, on Nov. 10. The Japanese pop group was officially formed on Sept. 15, 1999. (JP/Donny Fernando)

Japanese boyband Arashi celebrates 20 years of its debut by giving its fans across the world what they have wanted all along: interaction with their idols. In September 2018, Japanese news service NHK reported that police were investigating a case of missing articles about the country’s most popular boyband Arashi or its members from dozens of books and women’s magazines in Anjo City Library of Aichi prefecture. The case unfolded when fan filed a complaint with the library after failing to find a certain article in a magazine. A total of 50 publications and 332 pages worth of Arashi-related material had vanished from the library’s archives, according to the report, each meticulously cut out or removed. There was no follow-up reporting on the case, but it seems that what happened at Anjo City Library was not an isolated incident, and it shows what a die-hard fan...