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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,
spatza_camino 23rd-Apr-2012 12:57 am (UTC)
Oh, cool. I totally got your point there! Thanks for clearing up my head about this. :)

As for the harmony though, it's not that Jin wasn't, but with his actions of deciding things on his own, it's not impossible for the rest of his group to feel indifferent... I guess. Kame sounded like that here, too.

Sorry for being vague in my comments. I'm too lazy to talk/type, really. OTL
hpswf1 23rd-Apr-2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, I see what you mean. They can be indifferent in reality, but since they was in one group, KT was prepared for this question and they knew what should say, I mean they didn't look surprised or think how to put it in words, Taguchi even used "make smile" x)
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