Sunday, December 11, 2011

Aiba Masaki Promotes Documentary in Taiwan

Source: Mingpao
Translated by: sparkles_n15 @

Arashi member Aiba Masaki arrived in Taipei yesterday to promote the documentary, 'Japan Archipelago ~ The Story of the Inhabitants'. Over 600 fans welcomed him at the airport. At the press conference later that day, Aiba bowed deeply to show his gratitude. "Thank you for all the warmth I've received from everyone here in Taiwan." Aiba provides the narration to the documentary, which features interactions between wildlife animals found on the Japan archipelago. Producer Endo Manabu says, "During the filming of this documentary, we experienced the March 11 earthquake. At that time, Taiwan was one of the countries who immediately provided assistance to us. We decided to hold the premiere here as a way to show our appreciation.

Aiba has always been known for his love of animals. When he was asked to pick an animal to describe his fellow Arashi members, he says that Matsumoto Jun resembles a tiger, Sakurai Sho a zebra, Nino a puppy, while Ohno would be a fish. As for himself, the director says that Aiba would be best described as a brown bear. "They're energetic, curious and a little crazy!"

After his flight landed in Taipei, Aiba first visited the National Taipei University of Education Experimental Elementary School (NTUEEES) to speak with elementary school students. He thanked them for their assistance and support after the earthquake. Aiba also expressed his interest to visit the Longshan Temple. He will be arriving in Hong Kong this afternoon to continue with his promotions.


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