Even though this will not really effect overseas fans, as we cannot join the fan clubs, I thought some of the changes were a bit interesting to note.
Basically You&J, which was the combined fan club for NEWS, Kanjani8 and KAT-TUN is no longer for any of those groups. Instead You&J is now Yamashita Tomohisa's fan club now and the three groups each have their own separate fan clubs.
It makes sense now to split up the groups for their own fan clubs. It really only made sense to have NEWS and K8 share a fan club when they shared members between them. I never understood why KAT-TUN was mixed in with them. But now that they are all very much separate it does make sense for them to separate their fan clubs and to give Yamapi his own. And I am sure it will make managing things easier with smaller fan clubs than with the larger. Not to mention make hitting for concert tickets easier for some groups, as K8 fans have been having a harder time to hit for their concerts as that group has gained a lot of popularity.
I am not really happy that Yamapi gets to keep the You&J name for his though. Probably because I connect the name with those groups and it just does not seem right for him as a soloist to have it to me. But I guess there really is nothing I can do about the matter other than get used to it.
Another interesting thing to note is that Akanishi Jin is not getting a fan club. Johnny's has mentioned it is because he has activities in both Japan and the U.S. and that is why he is not getting one, but honestly with all the drama surrounding him it makes one wonder if that really is the case or not.