Another Hey! Say! JUMP member will start university this April – Keito Okamoto has been accepted into one of
Japan’s best international universities, it was announced on February 18, reports Nikkan Sports.
Okamoto will study at the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University
, located in central Tokyo, after he passed the university’s general entrance exams, including a good enough TOEFL mark and English essay.
It has been reported the exam results were announced around the end of January. Okamoto, his father and Johnny’s senior talent Kenichi Okamoto
, and their pet dog crowded around the computer at their house to read the news on the university’s exam results web page. The Hey! Say! JUMP star has been living together with his dad, who has supported Keito over the years, driving him to and from work if their schedules allowed it.
The faculty Okamoto will join from April teaches all of their lectures in English, and it was his first choice for university.
“They use English as the first language in classes, not many places in Japan offer this.
“I want to learn more English, and I’m interested in international marketing as well,” he said.
It has been reported Okamoto spent his free time during concert tours in his changing room reading textbooks.
A number of celebrities have graduated from Sophia University’s Liberal Arts faculty, including BENI and Crystal Kay. Thelma Aoyama is currently studying there as well.Other Info
Sophia University is known for their hard admittance rate, so Okamoto had to constantly study behind-the-scenes during his concerts and other entertainment activities. Reportedly, he always had a reference book in his hands. When the concerts overlapped with his examination date, Okamoto’s fellow members and staff understood his situation and allowed him to miss the concert. Aside from Okamoto, other Hey! Say! JUMP members currently attending university are Inoo Kei (21, Meiji University
) and Yabu Kota (22, Waseda University)
and hereOMG, congrats!! sweet dad!
Chinen should seriously consider entering Uni, he's an honor student for nothing.