So this kind of thing is now a norm…
Last Dec 12th, Masahiko Kondo celebrated his 35th anniversary since debut at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. Dubbed as Johnny’s “eldest son”, the “Sneaker Blues” singer received support from his kouhais starting with Arashi, TOKIO, KinKi Kids, V6, Hey!Say!JUMP, Tackey & Tsubasa, and Shounentai.
Masahiko aka Matchy received greetings from one member of each mentioned group starting with TOKIO’s Shigeru Joshima, Shounentai’s Uekasa Katsuhide joined Matchy in singing the chorus of “Baby Rose”, V6’s Inohara Yoshihiko says that Matchy’s 40th anniversary will surely be more fun, KinKi Kids’s Domoto Koichi tells Matchy that they gathered together even though they were busy, Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi wishes for Matchy will continue in the next 5 years, Hey!Say!JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke promised that they will worked harder so Matchy can look forward to them, and Tackey & Tsubasa’s Hideaki Takizawa thanked Matchy for paving the way for “Johnny’s Idol”.
Matchy thanked his juniors for their support and says that he’s really happy that they could come despite their busy schedules.
Well, love him or hate him, Matchy is indeed one pillars in Johnny’s.