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H.I.S., a Japanese travel agency has arranged a very special weekend of activities for SCANDAL fans if you book travel with them. These unheard of perks include:
1. A welcome lei greeting & handshakes from SCANDAL
2. Super rare! Fan meeting invitation!
-SCANDAL acoustic live, game + talk (dinner included)
3. Fan meeting tour in Hawaii limited to participants! Official goods present!
4. You can participate in the Ekiden with other SCANDAL fans as part of SCANDAL team!
-something about matching fans together
(The URL for this is here: http://www.his-j.com/kanto/corp/group/event/scandal/)
Sounds amazing doesn't it? Well, of course it does. I don't think that SCANDAL has ever done any of these things for fans all in one trip or at all before. Because spaces are limited for this opportunity, H.I.S. made this a lottery. If you win, you get to book the trip and all its perks.
Of course, I was eager to enter this amazing lottery. That is until when the aforementioned site went live last night and I found out that they are only offering bookings that originate from Japan and nowhere else. I contacted my local branch of H.I.S. here in the States to see if I could book a trip from LA to Hawaii under the same offer, they replied that the offer was only good for those coming from Japan, thereby excluding anyone else, including local fans.
Why would SCANDAL come to the States just to do an event for only Japanese fans? Why are they excluding local fans from any sort of official event? If SCANDAL values their international fans, why are we being excluded? I don't think this is fair at all and feel that they need to open this up to any fan that wants to enter that is willing to book their travel through H.I.S.
Think about it this way... if SCANDAL came to your country, say the Philippines or Singapore and held Japanese-only fan events that you are excluded from going to in your own country, how would it make you feel? Not very good I bet.