A lot of things have happened this year yeah? And though the awful things stood out, those couldn't compare to the many wonderful things that also happened to you and your bandmates this year.
I want to tell you a lot of things (even though it's obvious that I really can't, but I'll say them just the same) but I think it all boils down to one thing : I TRULY WISH YOU TO BE HAPPY.
I know being in this industry is hard for you, and not even the two decades of being here was able to change that. You have things you wanted to do that you couldn't because you're in the limelight, because people expect things from you that they never really shouldn't. I know you work the absolute hardest to be where you are right now (just like the other four) and I salute you for that. I'm glad that despite your initial desire to leave Arashi, you still stayed. I'm glad that despite the many things you want to do on your own, you instead chose to do them when you can, in between your seldom breaks from your work and Arashi. I'm glad that despite falling in love a lot of times - and this is my selfish, fangirl heart talking here - you haven't gone ahead and marry any of them girls, LOL.
I'm glad that you're you and that you never allowed the industry to taint your personality, the way you viewed yourself and your work and the world in general. I'm glad that Sho and Jun and Aiba and Nino are there for you no matter what, I'm glad that despite the many difficulties you five have to suffered during the fifteen years you've been together, you remained as one unit.
I truly hope you are happy, Ohno-san, like really, really happy. I know being in Arashi makes you happy now, maybe not so much before but I can honestly say that you view Arashi and your work in a very different level now. In time, I know you will have to settle down and build your own family, and when you do, I truly hope it is with someone who will take care of you and love you the way you deserved to be loved.
It will happen, and I know that it will. But for now, we are selfish and wants you for ourselves for a little bit longer, and I do hope that is okay.
Again, Happy birthday, Ohno-san. I don't know how many times I've said this but I'm truly glad to be a part of your fanbase. You're a great person, a great artist, an inspiration. I love you.