Who Is Ninomiya Kazunari

If you a fan of Japan’s entertainment industry, you may have heard him sing or saw him act. If you been to Japan, you may have saw him in advertisement billboards or television commercials – or featured on JAL’s aeroplanes body. So, Who is NINOMIYA KAZUNARI and why is it important to know about him?  Well,these are brief details about him you should know about a Japanese entertainer named NINOMIYA KAZUNARI.

[ BACKGROUND CHECK ]

Ninomiya Kazunari (二宮 和也) born on June 17, 1983 in Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan. Youngest in sibling of two, older sister by 2 years, with both parents were chefs. Blood type ‘A’ and born under Aquarius star sign. Working under Johnny’s Entertainment talent agency as an idol, singer, song writer, voice actor, actor, artist and also television and radio show host.
However, Ninomiya Kazunari is even well-known as  The GAMER of Japanese top boy-band, ARASHI.

Does it ring a bell?

arashi power of paradise

Well, ARASHI is a Japanese boy-band debuted on September 15, 1999 at Honolulu, Hawaii. Aside Ninomiya Kazunari, the members consist of Ohno Satoshi, Aiba Masaki, Sakurai Sho and Matsumoto Jun. They are official ambassador of Japan Tourism and Japan Airline (JAL), along with few other products like Hitachi, Kirin and others for their individual entitlement. Arashi was enlisted as FIRST in WORLDWIDE BEST-SELLING ALBUMS by Global Album Chart back in November 15, 2106 for their first week ‘Are You Happy?’ album released.

[ PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT ]

Aside their achievement in best selling albums and singles almost every release, Ninomiya Kazunari marked his own record as the first member to debut in Hollywood, in Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award winner film, Letters from Iwo Jima. He received astonishing praise from critics for his performances in film. Ninomiya Kazunari also became the first Johnny’s talent and first actor in his twenties to win the Individual Award in the television category of the  46th Galaxy Award; in his performances in Door to Door and Ryusei no Kizuna dramas.

[ TRIVIA ]

Now we come to fun part, trivia pertaining Ninomiya Kazunari.

  • Owned a dog called Haru.
  • His mother bribed him with 5000 Yen to go for Jimusho audition because he reluctant to miss his baseball game on the same day.
  • Jun called his ‘hamburger’ fingers as “bulldog”, ugly but adorable.
  • During younger age, he was left-handed. Until his grandfather taught him to use his right hand. Now, he is capable of using both hands, ambidextrous.
  • Composed the song ‘Fight Song’.
  • Started his own radio show ‘Bay Storm‘, since October 4, 2002.
  • Might become a Factory Manager if he isn’t in Arashi or showbiz.

These are a few facts gathered from talk shows and magazines interviews throughout the internet.
The list might not complete, but at least it provide a baseline picture to who Ninomiya Kazunari is.

With that, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NINOMIYA KAZUNARI!

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