This is Kawamura Ryuichi, the vocalist for popular band Luna Sea.
'Waratte iitomo' (笑っていいとも), which means, 'It's okay to laugh', is a daytime TV show, hosted by comedian Tamori. It is aired (almost) live, and is on at 12:00 to 1:00 every weekday. They have a corner where they interview famous people, who then invite the guest for the next day. They also do a game where they ask a yes or no question with the aim of getting just one person from the audience answering yes.
People also send in flowers for their friends and peers that appear on this show. Tamori points out those sent in from 'Shinya' which is the drummer for Luna Sea, the rest of the band members one's were next to that. Another one he points out is from AVEX, which is a record company. The last one was from Yoshiki of X-Japan fame. If you looked carefully there was also one from Gackt.
ARASHIGA OKA'Arashiga Oka' (嵐が丘) is the Japanese title for 'Wuthering Heights', a novel by famous author Emily Bronte. It's considered a classical piece of English literature.
W-inds is a three member Japanese Rnb boy group. They started when they were still around 14 (or younger maybe. Not sure) and were very popular. I think they broke up and got back together recently.
KOUHAKU SONG CONTEST
Kouhaku Song Contest is a song contest that airs on NHK every new years eve. Top music stars, old and new, appear on this show on either the Red team or the White team. One contestant from each team sing, and the winner is voted out of the two. Which ever team with the most points is the winner.
GOLD AND BLUE DRIVERS LICENCE
What the hell are gold and blue driver's licences? In Japan, if you drive safely and don't get caught breaking rules for a certain amount of time, your licence gets upgraded to a 'Gold' licence. If you have a gold one, you only have to go renew it every 5 years, as opposed to three, if you have a blue one. You also become eligible for a 'Safe Driver' card, which allows you to get discounts at various places like hotel, hot springs, car rentals among some other stuff.
BLUE has a blue strip
GOLD has a golden strip
Kataoka Ainosuke is a famous Kabuki actor. Kabuki is a traditional style of play, which is characteristically known as the one where actors wear a lot of make up and do exaggerated movements, and a peculiar way of talking.
EXAMPLE OF KABUKI
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