A really great article about our beloved Arashi~!
Source: http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201010260400.html"Arashi are more than just pretty boys" by Carol Hui
I have a 63-year-old American friend whose husband passed away a few years ago. Occasionally, she becomes very depressed about her loss. Not knowing how to cheer her up, I once sent her a link to a Japanese song called "Kako" (Traces). It's a poetic ballad about refusing to let the memories of a beloved longtime partner fade away. Even without understanding the lyrics, my friend was greatly comforted by the melody.
Then she wanted to know what the words meant and found English translations of the song along and the lyrics in Romanized letters so she could sing along. Kako was written and composed by Kazunari Ninomiya of the popular group Arashi (Storm).