This is so sad. Johnnys almost dominates the entire Japanese entertainment industry and they have the potential to succeed outside of Japan. Yet they choose to implement something like this, depriving international fans of their already small chance of seeing their idols live. Now I'm not an Arashi fan but pretty soon they'll be implementing this to every Johnnys concert, and that affects me, because while KAT-TUN consistently lose members, my chances of seeing them live every year is getting smaller. Now I understand the lottery system they use to sell concerts tickets because there is always never enough for the locals, but this? If I could just ask the senior management "why bother", right? Pushing your talents to be the best to the point that they could succeed worldwide and yet denying their international fanbase of opportunities like seeing them live.
Surprisingly, this news affects me more than it should because last week THIS made me really happy, it almost felt like a birthday gift. Congrats KAT-TUN♥︎ I always love seeing how KAT-TUN's success measures up to the success of other famous artists.