March 29th, 2010

Ohno n Sho

ARASHI DISCOVERY 29th March 2010

確かアメリカは米国、オーストラリアは豪州。あれ?イギリスって何だっけ??
America is Beikoku (米国), Australia is Goushuu (豪州). Hm? What about England??

さて、イギリスは漢字でどう書くでしょうか?
So then, how should you write “England” in kanji (Japanese block writing)?

次の三つの中から選んで下さい。Please choose from the following three:
  1. 英国 Eikoku
  2. 韓国 Kankoku
  3. 公国 Koukoku

(read more on Ohno talking about planting and... insectivores?!)


Ohno n Sho

Arashi's Pressure with Rising Paychecks

Short one. Source: UDN.com

嵐人氣飆升 演出費1小時350萬
Arashi’s popularity continues to rise with hourly performance fee of 3.5million TWD

傑尼斯人氣超火的偶像組合嵐,接下日本電視台4月黃金段的新節目「ARASHI NI SHIYAGARE」,日本媒體大爆,日本電視台不但重金請來專業團隊策劃節目內容,為鼓勵嵐賣力演出,平均每位成員的演出費更翻倍,1小時飆達200萬日幣(約台幣近70萬元)。
Johnny’s pop idol group Arashi, has agreed to host in “Arashi ni Shiyagare” which will be aired during golden time in NTV, and Japanese medias are breaking the news that NTV not only spent a lot on seeking professionals to plan out program contents; to encourage Arashi members, averagely each member’s performance fee was doubled to about 2million yen (about 0.7million TWD).

(Read more on what is expected of Arashi)


Following Arashi’s pressure with Rising Paychecks, the boys are facing a lot of pressure indeed. Source: livedoor

今年は嵐の年といわれたのに番組がヒットせずTVマン真っ青
Though this year is said to be “Arashi” year, TV man is pale as programs cannot become a hit

>ジャニーズ帝国に陰りか――。テレビの現場でこんな会話が交わされるようになったという。一番の理由はポストSMAPといわれる「嵐」の不振である。
So is this what they call the shadow of Johnny’s empire…? Apparently this is the topic discussed during a TV set. And the main reason of it is the slump of post SMAP “Arashi”.

「嵐」といえば昨年のNHK紅白。デビュー曲など4曲をメドレーで披露し、他の歌手と比べて異例ともいえる待遇だった。そこで「10年は嵐の年」という声まで上がった。
If you talk about “Arashi” you’d think about NHK’s Kouhaku last year. Performing a medley of 4 songs which includes their debut song, they received special treatments compared to other singers. And they even had voices of “10th year is Arashi’s year” on the rise.

(read more on how Arashi is not living up to expectations >_<)