Arashi – Sho Sakurai


Sho Sakurai (櫻井 翔, Sakurai Shō) (born January 25, 1982) is a Japanese idol, singer, rapper, actor, newscaster, host and former radio host. He is a member of Japanese boy band Arashi.

Sakurai began his career in the entertainment industry when he joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1995 at the age of 13. About seven years after his debut as a singer with Arashi in 1999, he became a newscaster in 2006, appearing in the news program News Zero every Monday. In 2008, he was appointed the official newscaster for the news coverage of the Olympic Games in Beijing on NTV. For his work as an actor, singer and newscaster, Sakurai became one of the recipients of GQ Japan’s Men of the Year award in 2009.

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Arashi – Jun Matsumoto




Jun Matsumoto (松本 潤, Matsumoto Jun) (born August 30, 1983), often called by the portmanteau nickname MatsuJun (松潤), is a Japanese idol, singer, actor and radio host. He is a member of Japanese boy band Arashi and is best known to Japanese television drama audiences for his portrayal as Tsukasa Dōmyōji in the Hana Yori Dango series, in which he won GQ Japan’s Man Of The Year Award under the singer/actor category for his work in the drama.

Matsumoto began his career in the entertainment industry when he joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1996 at the age of 12. Prior to his debut as a singer with Arashi in 1999, Matsumoto started an acting career when he was cast as Teddy Duchamp for the stage play Stand by Me, which was based on the film of the same name. Since then, he has went on to appear in numerous dramas and movies, receiving a number of awards and nominations for his roles.

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Arashi – Kazunari Ninomiya


Kazunari Ninomiya (二宮 和也 Ninomiya Kazunari) (born June 17, 1983), often called Nino (ニノ), is a Japanese idol, singer, songwriter, actor, seiyū and radio host. He is a member of Japanese boy band Arashi and is best known to movie audiences for his portrayal as Private Saigo in the 2006 Clint Eastwood war film Letters from Iwo Jima.

Ninomiya began his career in the entertainment industry when he joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1996 at the age of 13. Prior to his debut as a singer with Arashi in 1999, Ninomiya started an acting career when he was cast as Chris for the stage play Stand by Me, which was based on the film of the same name. Since then, he has went on to appear in numerous drama, movie and stage productions, making him known as the actor of Arashi. Described as an actor who can act with his mouth and eyes, Ninomiya has won a number of awards and nominations for his roles.

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Arashi – Masaki Aiba


Masaki Aiba (相葉 雅紀 Aiba Masaki) (born December 24, 1982) is a Japanese idol, singer, actor, television personality and radio host. He is a member of Japanese boy band Arashi.

Aiba began his career in the entertainment industry when he joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1996 at the age of 13. Prior to his debut as a singer with Arashi in 1999, Aiba started an acting career when he was cast as the lead role of Gordie for the stage play Stand by Me, which was based on the film of the same name. About five years after his debut as a singer with Arashi in 1999, he became one of the co-hosts of the variety show Tensai Shimura Dōbutsuen (天才!志村どうぶつ園 Genius! Shimura Zoo) in 2004, making him the first member of Arashi to regularly participate in a variety show not primarily hosted by Arashi.

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Arashi – Satoshi Ohno


Satoshi Ohno (大野 智 Ōno Satoshi) (born November 26, 1980) is a Japanese idol, singer, actor, artist and radio host. He is the lead vocalist and leader of Japanese boy band Arashi, hence his nickname Leader (リーダー Riidaa).

Born in Mitaka, Tokyo, Ohno began his career in the entertainment industry when he joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1994 at the age of 13. Ohno started an acting career in 1997 when he was cast to be part of the stage play Kyo to Kyo. In 2008, almost nine years since his debut as a singer with Arashi in 1999, Ohno became the first and the only artist from Johnny’s to hold and opened his own an art exhibit titled “Freestyle” and received his first starring role in a drama, for which he earned a handful of Best Actor awards.

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