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Japanese Pop Group Arashi Performs Solo in Empty Olympic Stadium

By Kyodo News 4 November 2020

A concert by popular Japanese boy band Arashi at the National Stadium in Tokyo, the main venue for next summer’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, was streamed to a global audience Tuesday ahead of the group’s planned suspension of activities from the year-end.

Five-member Arashi, one of Japan’s most successful groups with many hit songs to their name, prerecorded the concert without fans present at the new stadium, which was completed in 2019 for the games originally slated for this year.

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