Therefore, they were given a challenge by the producers of Denpa Shōnen. The two were taken to Moscow by the program's staff. They were told to travel from Moscow to Vladivostok via the Trans-Siberian Railway while earning their living by only playing street concerts. They then had to compose a good song by the end of their travels and gather 10,000 or more people for a concert in the Nippon Budokan on 4 October, 1999. If they couldn't do this, then they had to quit their careers as musicians and break up.
Finally, they composed the song "Last Tour" on the bank of Amur River and played the song at the Budokan. They were able to gather more than the required 10,000 people. (The concert was going to be done only once, but there was an encore performance because it was a huge success.)
In 2000, they released "Subasība" (СПАСИБО) album which collected songs composed in Russia. "Supasiba" is a Japanized word for "Спасибо" which means "Thank you" in Russian language. "Stairway" which was released next to "Last Tour" was composed in Russia, too.
In 2003, they were invited to the "Japan Festival in Moscow" at the Malyi Theatre.
Russia is like a home away from home for them now, and they have been there frequently for private travel.
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