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Arashi singer Ninomiya marries former announcer

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And does she have a name?

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Shotgun wedding. Hopefully, at least, because otherwise the statement "made the decision to take responsibility as a man." isn't the most romantic way to announce it lol

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savethegaijin

Apparently, they met in 2012 and had been in contact since. People have presumed that they were in a relationship for some years now.

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Probably the best outcome for an announcer who is past their prime and no longer desirable to show on air. I assume that's their long-term plan once they become older and are "encouraged" to retire, to marry some celebrity and live the good life.

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"I got married to a woman who I have been seeing," he said in a release.

So is he going to be publicly humiliated and embarrassed by his management company for breaking rules about idols dating while employed?

Don't get me wrong - I'm happy for him - I just want to see equal treatment for the guys as well!

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@AnotherGaijinCommentator

If that's true, than thats an icy cold wedding announcement lol

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he "made the decision to take responsibility as a man."

So when is the due date? lol

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".... responsibility as a man ...."?

So, did he or didn't he?

And even if he did, it should be no reason (nor an obstacle) to get married.

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If that's true, than thats an icy cold wedding announcement lol

No it isn't. It just sounds like the truth and its surely warm to some people. What women find romantic has always varied on an individual level and what is popularly considered romantic has always varied with the age. A whole bunch of old romantic gestures are now considered stalking or creepy for example, at least popularly.

Marrying your secret lover on the basis of "taking responsibility as a man" could well be the next huge romantic theme. How women are going to take it (and lets face it, women are the arbiters of what is romantic) is truly anyone's guess.

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@Marshall Saints

C'monnnnnnn you know what I'm saying, please don't make me argue it out on a tabloid piece, it's not that deep

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"Former announcer.? So she used do to those announcements on the trains, in department stores, etc? I guess that's a pretty easy job if you've got the voice for it. I don't imagine they pay much, though.

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Jeff Lee, no, she was a TV announcer. They met when he appeared on a news program she was doing.

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She is with child. The Japanese news reported Ninomiya saying he wishes to show the baby to his mother.

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Take responsibility as a man. Ok, mate. In other words her knocked her up and has no choice. I wonder if the divorce two years later will be publicized as "taking responsibility as a man"

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This was shocking news for Arashi's fans, especially for girls. In fact, many of my female friends were surprising when this news was published and wondering why this term. However, my female friends did not criticize the fact but congratulate, which surprised me because i assumed that they got mad at that. They were showing a respect for Kazunari Ninomiya as fan.

Honestly, I am not a fan of Arashi, but because Arashi has been famous and popular since i was younger, i have known that each member is a big star. So, what i think about the fact which Nino married the woman was just a feeling of full congratulation.

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Vince BlackToday  04:30 pm JST

“Take responsibility as a man. Ok, mate. In other words her knocked her up and has no choice”

They've been together five years and have gradually been moving towards this step. It doesn’t sound like he wanted any other choice.

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quercetumToday  06:54 am JST

”And does she have a name?”

It’s well known that she’s the very popular I. A., born in Akita, attended university in Yamagata, holds teaching certificates, started career as announcer with Akita Broadcasting, later went freelance registered with an agency famous for its stable of freelance announcers who formerly were with major broadcasting companies, was a regular on the evening News Every program, retired from her announcer work last year in preparation for her life with Ninomiya.

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”And does she have a name?”

It’s well known that she’s the very popular I. A., born in Akita, attended university in Yamagata, holds teaching certificates, started career as announcer with Akita Broadcasting, later went freelance registered with an agency famous for its stable of freelance announcers who formerly were with major broadcasting companies, was a regular on the evening News Every program, retired from her announcer work last year in preparation for her life with Ninomiya.

Thanks for the information. When an announcement of marriage or engagement is made, usually the names of the people tying the knot are given. Is there a reason 伊藤綾子 Ito Ayako’s name isn’t mentioned even if it’s well knownr?

Also why fax in an announcement at 10:00 pm at night? To each his own.

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“When an announcement of marriage or engagement is made, usually the names of the people tying the knot are given. Is there a reason 伊藤綾子 Ito Ayako’s name isn’t mentioned even if it’s well knownr?”

In Japan, when a well-known person marries a person who isn’t in the public eye it is quite common for that person’s name to be withheld to protect their privacy. Also the privacy of their family as it’s not unheard of for the press to descend on the parents’ home trying to get info etc. This case is a little unusual as she was a public person who returned to being a private person. And even though the couple had made no announcements about their relationship there had been sightings of them together, info leaked by people who know them etc. Sone are saying her name was withheld because of worries about reactions from his fans.

In any case, her name was already known and I see some of the media are starting to use it in connection with their marriage.

“Also why fax in an announcement at 10:00 pm at night?”

Why not? It’s not an unusual method for Japanese celebrities.

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Take responsibility as a man.. a bad translation in my opinion.

What he meant was to step forward to make it official.

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I am surprised to hear that news. Arashi is very famous idol group in Japan. So this news was released in a bulletin. I was listening to a former announcer from friends in their fan club. I've heard rumors that somebody in it will get married since they announced that they would be suspended in 2020. I used to listen to their songs in the past, so I was surprised, happy, and shocked, and it was very complicated. But I want them to spend happy life!!

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