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[subs] NEWS ZERO - Ichimen about the coming of age day (2017.01.09) 
13th-Jan-2017 04:08 pm
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Hello everyone! Wishing you all a happy new year!

Here is this week's ichimen, it's the first one of the year :) It was super interesting, it treats a cultural topic of Japan, and talks about the lowering of the voting age which Sho strongly supported, so it's a really cute Ichimen because you can feel Sho really really really wanted to talk about it XD

NEWS ZERO - Ichimen (2017.01.09)

Next time you consider not going to vote, remember that Sakurai Sho is secretly judging you! (ok I may have cheated and make the sub start earlier just to make this screencap XD)

File information
Size: 112.2Mb
Format: MP4
Dimension: 1280x720
RAW Provider: bu_m@naver
Translation: ARASHI English translation ( tumblr, twitter, FB)
Links: MEGA| MF | Stream

A quick note  for those who are not familiar with Japan's Coming of age day (there was no way I could put this as notes in the video XD):

Coming of Age Day is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults. Festivities include coming of age ceremonies held at local and prefectural offices, as well as after-parties among family and friends.
The holiday was first established in 1948, to be held every year on January 15. In 2000, as a result of the Happy Monday System, Coming of Age Day was changed to the second Monday in January.
Until recently, all young adults attending the coming of age ceremony were exactly 20, having held their 20th birthday after the previous year's Coming of Age Day but before (or on) the present Coming of Age Day. (Wikipedia)

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14th-Jan-2017 12:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info! What were t the other topics taken in consideration???
14th-Jan-2017 12:55 am (UTC)
There was an "A pattern" which was the Coming of Age Ceremony, and then a "B pattern" which was actually really hard to catch the essence of because he was speaking really fast and it was a jumble of all KINDS of things (I think he definitely tried to get us to choose pattern A). Something about what will happen internationally in 2017, I think. With Trump and something about Germany and Europe. As I said, really a jumbled up mess ^^'
14th-Jan-2017 01:20 am (UTC)
That's sneaky Sho-chan XD Well, it was obvious in the video he was super hyped to talk about it (especially at the end XD), I guess he will abord more serious subjects during the year anyway. Looking forward to it! \o/
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