Arashi to become goodwill ambassadors to China


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Aloha. I applaud Prime Minister Abe's appointment of Arashi as Japan's Goodwill Ambassador to China because from my perspective as a foreigner, I feel that having a popular musical group is a proper acknowledgement of the influence of "pop" culture on International Relations. Living in Honolulu, Hawaii, I have seen many Japanese Popular Culture Groups visit throughout my almost 60 of life from a variety of musical genres and have seen the positive reaction by those living in Hawaii, both local residents as well as visitors.

Thank you so very much.

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I am sure this will be a good move. Shows the maturity of even Japanese pop-stars. Can you imagine NSYNC or Take That being given similar roles? Maybe we should see if we can get them signed up as goodwill ambassadors, too. I remember that Geri Haliwell from the Spice Girls did actually become a UN goodwill ambassador in 1998 and went on to do quite a few meaningful charity related projects for them. I don't think anything bad can come from this. Good luck Arashi.

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I object to my taxes being used to pay an entertainment production company.

Complete waste of money.

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I guess this means that the members must stay silent about the abuses China commits. But then, they're used to that.

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I object to my taxes being used to pay an entertainment production company.

Complete waste of money.

If you object to your taxes being wasted on THAT, I've got some bad news for you...

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This is a little late. I remember walking down side streets of Shanghai about 15 years ago, and seeing many many magazines with SMAP on the front cover. Could have started then.

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What next ???.does anyone in Arashi speaks the Chinese and English language ???.

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