17 June 1983 (age 37)
Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan
二宮和也 (Ninomiya Kazunari, born June 17 1983, Tokyo), often called Nino (ニノ), is a Japanese idol, singer, songwriter, radio host and actor. Along with 相葉雅紀 (Aiba Masaki), 松本潤 (Matsumoto Jun), 大野智 (Ohno Satoshi) and 櫻井翔 (Sakurai Sho), Ninomiya is a member of the j-pop group 嵐 (Arashi), which belongs to Johnny's Entertainment. He is best known to movie audiences for his portrayal as Private Saigo in the 2006 Clint Eastwood war film "Letters from Iwo Jima".
When Ninomiya joined Johnny's Entertainment, he was a member of a temporary unit named M.A.I.N. (which consisted of fellow Arashi members, 松本潤 (Matsumoto Jun) and 相葉雅紀 (Aiba Masaki), as well as fellow “Johnny” 生田斗真 (Ikuta Toma) before the formation of Arashi.
Ninomiya has his own radio show called Bay Storm since October 4, 2002. The show currently airs every Sunday on Japan's BayFM, in which he often plays his own renditions of Arashi songs as well as songs by other artists.
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