Especially in Korea, where homosexuality is nowhere near close to being accepted. So now Yuri’s dating Oh Seung Hwan and everyone’s pissed off about the news leak because of Lee Myung Bak, a former president of South Korea (hated for wasting over 17 billion USD trying to dig holes in rivers - which obviously has no value, and lately leaking a bunch of scandals to cover up his political corruption bribery scandal).
In contrast to that image, he's had more reports involving him with women than anyone else in Arashi. Ninomiya passionately continued that men would of course talk about more serious stuff like work and family matters with the wife, but explained that the man would probably want to talk about their favorite celebrities with other women."There are women who flat out condemn goukon parties, but to me, that's more of a concern.
The song came out in May of last year, but really started selling after Akikawa’s appearance on Kouhaku Utagassen (this show on New Years that almost every Japanese household watches; shows all the singers who sold really well throughout the year).
On January 22th, 2007, the song dominated by placing 1st on both weekly and monthly Oricon charts.
And apparently Nagasawa Masami would always call him ‘Narimiya-kun’ instead of Ninomiya by accident (Narimiya Hiroki and Nagasawa Masami co-starred in the movie Shinkokyuu no Hitsuyou).
They didn’t say anything about Sasaki Nozomi, though.