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11:52 am - 03/27/2013

Nakamaru Yuichi graduates from Waseda University


On March 26th, KAT-TUN member, Nakamaru Yuichi (29) graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Human Sciences. He enrolled in the said school in April 2008.

The graduation ceremony was held in Waseda University (campus located in Shinjuku, Tokyo) at 10:00am. Nakamaru attended wearing a crested kimono in order to get his diploma. “I only realized I was graduating until I received this. I was moved. To me, at the time, graduating seemed a little impossible since I entered university 6 years after graduating high school, I was happy with just attending back then”.

Over the past few weeks Nakamaru was rumored to be dating Katase Nana (31), after being spotted together at midnight by some weekly magazine. Nakamaru flatly denied dating her, he said they just happened to grab some dinner together. Nakamaru said with a smile “I, myself thought ‘majissuka?’ (Tsuichi’s catch-phrase). We just happened to had some dinner. I am so sorry for causing trouble to Ms. Katase. We are not dating”. In addition, “Katase is a woman I can rely one, a dependable older sister. When I arrived to the set Nakayama Hideyuki told me, ‘why didn’t you invite me instead?’”, causing laughter among the reporters.

Nakamaru is the first member of the agency to graduate from Waseda University. Over the past 5 years, he has learned about welfare and what the environment has to offer while balancing work and writing his thesis, a 37,000 characters letter based on the theme “Localization of dark music”, getting the highest grade, and A+.

During this ceremony 12,000 people also graduated. Since Nakamaru took classes online in his PC at work or home he did not get to attend the campus even once, he kept complaining, “I couldn’t make any friends”.


musical_malady 27th-Mar-2013 04:10 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!! It's about time.
joatex 27th-Mar-2013 04:16 am (UTC)
Congrats!!! \ (n_n) /
tush_jp 27th-Mar-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
but it's sad that he took his class online and couldn't make friends...
akillarian 27th-Mar-2013 04:29 am (UTC)
Congratulation. I didn't even have the motivation to finish even 1 online course when I was in school.
abyssinian13 27th-Mar-2013 04:35 am (UTC)
niara_honey 27th-Mar-2013 04:38 am (UTC)
Finally!!! Congrats MuriMaru ;;

Edited at 2013-03-27 04:38 am (UTC)
kylie1984 27th-Mar-2013 04:45 am (UTC)
kashiwashipashi 27th-Mar-2013 05:15 am (UTC)
Congrats <3 So proud he got an A+ for his thesis! :D
Although I think the thesis title is "Localisation of the music of black people", not dark music.
eiffel65_rox 27th-Mar-2013 10:07 am (UTC)
and its glocalization not localization
whiteyucchi 27th-Mar-2013 05:16 am (UTC)
aramas, his thesis theme is "Glocalization of Black People's Music"

congratz yucchi ♥
asth77 27th-Mar-2013 09:09 am (UTC)
Lol @ "localization of dark music"
I am curious I wanna his thesis.
lolufailhard 27th-Mar-2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
LMAOOOOOOO @ "localization of dark music" then. I want to read his thesis as well.
kat_desu 27th-Mar-2013 05:45 am (UTC)
abuchan 27th-Mar-2013 05:51 am (UTC)
Yay Nakamaru!!! So proud of him!
So this makes Nakamaru as the only one who managed to graduated from uni in KAT-TUN! Yay for the oldest, the village chief \(^^)/
eevaleena 27th-Mar-2013 05:55 am (UTC)
An A+!! Congratulations!!!

And taking this chance to congrats Inoo Kei too for graduating ^^
viakarma 27th-Mar-2013 06:01 am (UTC)
wow did not know he was enrolled to waseda university - he must be a genius.
ocha_suki 27th-Mar-2013 06:02 am (UTC)
omedetou yucchi \(^3^)/
i thought Pi was graduated from waseda too, seems i got it wrong! LOL
chizzyrei 27th-Mar-2013 01:53 pm (UTC)
Meiji University yo!
mars_anch 27th-Mar-2013 06:16 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!! ^0^
1111_am 27th-Mar-2013 06:22 am (UTC)
Also, congratulations to him!

Also, I swear I'm not trying to stir shit or reaching here or anything, but I'm genuinely curious about his hat he's wearing... Do people in Japan sometimes wear those kinds for graduations and stuff? I don't know, the hat just kind of jumped out at me after the whole Koki/Nazi and Maru/admiring the war criminal things. Forgive my ignorance here, but I always associated those kind of peaked cap hats with the military, law enforcement, etc. :/

Edited at 2013-03-27 06:24 am (UTC)
hakusho_me 27th-Mar-2013 06:45 am (UTC)
About your curious you can find the answer here
sufafiori 27th-Mar-2013 06:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for that link, I too was curious about the shape of the cap, thinking it looked like a cop's cap. And congrats to Maru!
1111_am 27th-Mar-2013 06:52 am (UTC)
Ahh thank you!
hakusho_me 27th-Mar-2013 06:47 am (UTC)
Omedetou !!!!!!!!!! Yuichi
We are proud of you.
raatkerani 27th-Mar-2013 06:58 am (UTC)

I was attending my graduation ceremony (in a different uni, though) when my friend informed that Nakamaru was also graduating. I'm always proud of hardworking people like him. </p>

ministryofbees 27th-Mar-2013 07:01 am (UTC)
Wow, an A+!

The academic cap looks badass.
jin_only_one 27th-Mar-2013 09:29 am (UTC)
中丸, おめでとう!!!!
original_egao 27th-Mar-2013 09:57 am (UTC)
So he didn't get to really 'go' to Waseda. That's so sad. The best year of my life was studying abroad there. The circles, the nomikais at Takadanobaba... I totes cried at our end of year ceremony.
fallblau_129 27th-Mar-2013 11:13 am (UTC)
congrats to him!

although, it's such a shame that he did not 'experience' univ life in Waseda since he's taking online courses...
dramaticsurgeon 27th-Mar-2013 11:24 am (UTC)
Congratulations to him, especially for sticking with it given his schedule. Although I do feel sorry for him that he could never attend on campus, as forming friendships is an integral part of the experience.
izumi_ixa 27th-Mar-2013 11:27 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!! (^0^)y
satsuki_hyphen 27th-Mar-2013 12:23 pm (UTC)
Yaaaay sugoi ! =D
Thanks for all the informations. (**)
kurakura_chan 27th-Mar-2013 12:24 pm (UTC)
congratz maru~!
kanon1424 27th-Mar-2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yayyy!!! Congratulations Maru. Even if you waited six years after high school its never too late. Now I'm really motivated to go back to school.
chizzyrei 27th-Mar-2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
lolufailhard 27th-Mar-2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
oh wow congratz to him!
dori_liv 27th-Mar-2013 03:25 pm (UTC)
congratulations to him
arashic5 27th-Mar-2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Congrats Maru <3
epinette 27th-Mar-2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
inachan89 27th-Mar-2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
ktf_104 28th-Mar-2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Ah congrats! Way to be a boss, handling both his career and his studies and showing everyone it's never too late to go to college.
Nakamaru's cap and Kimono looks really good on him~ it makes him look even younger.

I like how this article was translated/written. It shows the..Usankusai part of him.
nishya 28th-Mar-2013 02:21 am (UTC)
Congratulations to Maru!

I'd also like to see his thesis, I wonder if it's available to public access in the Uni's library?
yuijbj 29th-Mar-2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for him.
islandgurl84 30th-Mar-2013 10:33 am (UTC)
Omedetou so proud of you and really happy you made it with an A+ grade!!
lilichan06 2nd-Apr-2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Maru!!!
stole_away 7th-Apr-2013 01:27 am (UTC)
congrats! ^^
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