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12:59 am - 04/23/2012

KAT-TUN talks about Akanishi Jin’s marriage for the first time


Chain ballons lifted in the air

On April 22nd, popular group KAT-TUN held a press conference before their concert at Tokyo Dome, and commented about former member Akanishi Jin’s marriage with Kuroki Meisa.

Tanaka Koki shared, “We also didn’t know about the marriage until media reported it.“ 

Kame: Because he didn't contact us, we didn't know how we should comment (on the situation). We also didn't know. But I think [The members of KAT-TUN] were the least surprised. We were the most surprised when he studied abroad.

According to reports, Akanishi Jin’s decision to study abroad in 2006 as well as his withdrawal from KAT-TUN in 2010 were only made known to the members after the fact.

Kame: We weren't surprised. I think we were the least surprised in the whole world. (quote from Nikkan Sports)

Kame: This was like the other shoe dropping. We, as 5 members, were not surprised. It was said that we were cold for not saying anything... As a person, let me normally say congratulations. (Daily Sports)


About Kuroki got pregnant, Kamenashi said, “It’s something to be congratulated on.” However, he also added,  Because [Marriage] is also about your partner, we want him to do it properly/normally.(NTV)

KAT-TUN is in middle of their concert tour ‘CHAIN‘, which will take place in twelve cities. The final concert will be in Sendai on the 28th.

Source : Nikkan, Daily Sports Online, NTV news

credits here
pic credit to shini007
translation edits to chibi_hime(placing translation from the different sources to give a more accurate translation of what was said)

Concert Bits:
Day 1: Suzuki Fuku attended (holds 2 Kame uchiwas)
Day 2: Massu attended, DVD recording
Day 3: Juri, Kame's Gospo colleagues, and Maru's Shuichi colleagues attended

kinda sucks that 2 yrs after, their Tokyo Dome concerts presscon would still be abt their ex member. dejavu? But I always liked Kame's bluntness,
b_akakame 22nd-Apr-2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit pissed at the media again, that it should be about KAT-TUN's tour and they are asking them about Jin. That's just not right. Them commenting is okay, but not if it should be about them! Really! (Does that sound too contradictory?)

I love how blunt and honest Kame is. And I really do admire that. But the comments make me a little sad. First of all the fact that the 5 of them are the last ones to be surprised because of 'bad experiences'. That doesn't cast a positive light on Jin for me. If there was still positive light left, that is.
And then I feel like Kame just has to force himself to comment on this, because it sounds like he doesn't even want to congratulate officially. It's sad that there would be people outside who accuse him of being cold when he just kept silent about it again.

Hope Jin better takes his advice to follow the rules serious this time...

Oh, I can already see what's all over the news tomorrow...
sibylblack 23rd-Apr-2012 02:10 am (UTC)
But the comments make me a little sad. First of all the fact that the 5 of them are the last ones to be surprised because of 'bad experiences'. That doesn't cast a positive light on Jin for me.

Exactly what I thought.
ttalktomesoftly 23rd-Apr-2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
MTE too. But I can't deny that they are right.
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