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11:54 pm - 05/17/2011

KAT-TUN’s Kazuya Kamenashi, the weird rule with money and the family he loves

Rakuten woman

08:00 May 17 2011

Kazuya Kamenashi has been known to publicly talk about how he loves his family and how he looks up to his parents with how they raised him. Even though he was signed to the Johnny’s agency when he was 12, the talent had shown he was mature beyond his years, and has become more-or-less a leader type figure in KAT-TUN despite being the youngest. It’s no doubt he got these qualities from his family. On the May 13 show of his radio program “亀梨和也のKス バイ Kス (Kazuya Kamenashi’s K-s by K-s)” Kamenashi gave fans another look into his private life.

The catalyst was a letter from a fan during the “こんな女の子って亀あり?亀なし? (Konna Onnanoko tte Kame-ari? Kame-nashi?, Is this girl acceptable or unacceptable?)” section.

“(reading the letter) I’ve been saving my money consistently since I was in high school, but the other day 750,00 yen had been taken out and I found a note in my bank account book from my mother saying, ‘sorry, just borrowing’. Do you think this is acceptable or unacceptable?”

Kamenashi didn’t hesitate as he said, “亀なしです!!!!! (Unacceptable)” and used his own experience to elaborate why.

“I don’t know about other people’s families, but I really hate it when someone uses 10,000 yen or even 1000 yen of my money and tells me afterwards. Once someone in my family told me, ‘sorry, I just borrowed 10,000 yen,’ and I just went, ‘wait a sec, tell me before you borrow it alright. Don’t take it without asking, don’t you think that’s wrong?’”

Kamenashi went on to say that ever since, his family calls him before they borrow even a few thousand yen.

“When we get pay-upon-delivery packages I’ll get a call saying, ‘using so-and-so-yen to pay for the mail’.”

"There are four siblings in Kamenashi’s family and he’s the third child. His family hasn’t exactly been blessed financially and he seems to have had a tough time as a kid. After getting into Johnny’s he’s been steadily climbing up the career ladder and he started helping out with his family’s bills during junior high. There were rumours going around that he had bought his family a house before he turned 20. But there was also talk that he didn’t like living like that, and at one point distanced himself from his family for a short time…but he seems to have made amends with them and gets along with them now,” said one source familiar with Johnny’s talents.

Until now the talent has revealed a number of other family stories, like how he had taken his dad out to golf and dinner. Another story was during primary school, when he bought his mum a pearl necklace worth 2000 to 3000 yen for Mother’s Day. Kamenashi had said even though the pearls were fake, he remembers his mum putting it on all the time, and how he felt really happy to be able to give her a real pearl necklace when he was 20. It has been reported Kamenashi also used his Johnny’s Baseball Tournament MVP prize money to buy his three brothers all matching watches. So perhaps the bottom line is that Kamenashi just wants to maintain a good relationship with his family.

“When I start my own family, you gotta have some boundaries right? Think about how to put things into order,” Kamenashi said on his radio show.

So, is this acceptable or unacceptable?


Aww I adore kame's mom XDXDXD
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itskimbitches word kame17th-May-2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
my family thinks what's mine is their's and what's their's is their's.<_<
gensou_alice Re: word kame19th-May-2011 02:12 am (UTC)
What's worse is that with that mentality... they never pay me back D:
aya_3003 17th-May-2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
that's not a weird rule, that's logical
b2uty 17th-May-2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
word. i get phonecalls from my mother occasionally all like "jsyk i'm borrowing some of your money for so-and-so" and tbh i hate being told, it's pretty much common sense to ask.
fayoochun 17th-May-2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
awww what a good son/brother. i somewhat like his personality :D
natsudive 17th-May-2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Family borrowing money without asking? Most definitely unacceptable. Just a few weeks ago, I went out to the movies with some friends and found that I couldn't even pay for my own lunch afterwards because my sister had taken $10 from my wallet.
brucelynn 17th-May-2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Sorry BB

I fucking hate that shit, that's why I sleep with my wallet under my pillow...I'm not kidding
rainbow_yarn 18th-May-2011 12:01 am (UTC)
Kamenashi had said even though the pearls were fake, he remembers his mum putting it on all the time, and how he felt really happy to be able to give her a real pearl necklace when he was 20.

kame_94 18th-May-2011 12:16 am (UTC)
He gave her a necklace when he was younger that was fake pearls, so later when he got extra money, he gave her real ones.
dniconkyzt 18th-May-2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Absolutely agree with him,

And that's not a weird family rule,

I do the same thing :D
egoisticmacchan 18th-May-2011 12:26 am (UTC)
This isn't weird. He's actually a grown-up and wise.
Anyone doesn't want his money to be borrowed by someone who'll ask permission right after he got the money, right?
jyouzebin 18th-May-2011 12:40 am (UTC)
wow i like kame
wapiko 18th-May-2011 12:42 am (UTC)
Wait, that chick's mom borrowed 75000yen from her?

That's roughly what, 800$ish?

BLOODY HELL if my mom ever took that much out of my bank account I'd have a hernia
luna_rainbow 18th-May-2011 11:51 am (UTC)
I think popping a hernia is the appropriately dramatic way to respond to this suitably unacceptable situation XDDD
ree2is 18th-May-2011 12:59 am (UTC)
yeahh... I agree with kame..
My mom always asks me if she wants to borrow my money...
and she always returns my money more than she had borrow...^^ *that's why I really love my mother^^
hitomebore08 18th-May-2011 01:01 am (UTC)
Respect, that's what it is. Even though your a family member, what's not yours is not yours, so ask first even if the answer is obviously "go ahead".
annami_oi 18th-May-2011 01:11 am (UTC)
not weird at all
tensaimaterial 18th-May-2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Ore no mon wa ore no mon (ma, masaka), Omae no mon wa ore no mon
(What's yours is mine (n-no way), and what's mine is my own)

lol, I guess Kame resigned from being the purple tengu ;D
bwfas 18th-May-2011 01:41 am (UTC)
No, he's still tengu, because "ore no mon wa ore no mon" xD

Btw the translation should be the opposite :3 ore no mon wa ore no mon = what's mine is mine.
bwfas 18th-May-2011 01:49 am (UTC)
He talked about buying matching watches for his 3 brothers & himself on Hanamaru :)

Yeah I think asking before borrowing money or stuff doesn't mean you're not close, it means respecting your family.
notfoundyet 18th-May-2011 06:12 am (UTC)
"it means respecting your family. "

(That picture from hanamaru is so heartwarming. His family's kinda awesome.)
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