ARASHI Made A Brief Stop in Singapore For A Press Con & Fan Meet

Thursday, November 14, 2019

ARASHI Fan Meet Session at Jewel Changi Airport
Popular Japanese boyband ARASHI made their first appearance in Singapore last Sunday. All five members - Satoshi Ohno, Sho Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya, and Jun Matsumoto – attended a press conference and fan meet session held at Jewel Changi Airport on 10 November. The event was part of “JET STORM”, a promotional tour in Asia, aimed at getting closer to their fans beyond Japan.
Fans & Media at the event
Over 1,000 fans joined ARASHI members in Singapore at the event, where two special fan zones were added to the venue to bring fans closer to their idols. As a goodwill gesture to welcome ARASHI into Singapore, ARASHI members were presented with Merlion plushies, as well as orchid bouquets. During the event, ARASHI expressed their gratitude to the fans from both Japan and overseas for their support over the past 20 years. 

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 after the group goes on hiatus. 

ARASHI's 'Turning Up' MV: 
When asked on their reaction on the popularity of ARASHI’s official SNS accounts in various regions shortly after the accounts were launched, ARASHI members shared that while they were aware of the support by their overseas fans, it was a fresh new experience receiving feedback based on what they shared on social media. They have been sharing their JET STORM journey since this morning on social media and are delighted with the fan reactions received. 
Since their debut in November 3, 1999 with the single "A・RA・SHI", ARASHI has found widespread popularity, with an extensive fan base all over the world, including in Singapore. On November 3, 2019, ARASHI 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. 
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, ARASHI is scheduled to visit Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok and Taipei as part of the JET STORM two-day tour in four countries of Asia. Apart of their JET STORM tour, ARASHI will be having a concert on 15 and 16 May 2020 at the new national stadium in Tokyo and is expected to hold a concert in Beijing too in Spring 2020. 

Fans can look forward to more social media activities on their official accounts on five social media platforms - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Weibo.

For more information on ARASHI and their latest MV “Turning Up”, please check out http://smarturl.it/turningup.

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