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6:00 pm - 02/24/2013

Jin and Meisa in love and happily married despite career differences


As reported by Shukan Shincho,

On February 12th, Meisa appeared in a press conference for ongoing Taiga drama “Yae no Sakura” at the NHK broadcasting center. This is her first comeback drama after she gave birth to her daughter back in September, and she’s been participating in the filming for the drama starting on Feb 7th.  Meisa plays an important role opposite Ayase Haruka's character.  However, it's not a leading role.  So to have a media coverage of her appearance on the Taiga drama is really exceptional for NHK.

Meisa was due to start filming the series last December but NHK had to adjust the schedule so she can get back into shape after gaining weight from her pregnancy.   Since she was on maternity leave, she had gone back to her parents' home in Okinawa and returned to Tokyo at the end of November.   There was no way she could start filming in early December.  NHK had requested for Meisa for this role since December of 2011 before her marriage to Jin in February 2012.   And with her pregnancy, they had to adjust the schedule for her.  Takeko Nakano is an important role in the taiga drama.  She commanded a group of fighters and she is an expert in using naginata.   There was a scene in which Yae shoots a gun in the boshin war by the 1st  broadcast, Takeko Nakano was also going to appear in this scene.   So NHK had to change the script partially for Meisa to appear.

It's just to show that athough Meisa's role is not a leading role,  NHK is willing to make a press conference to announce her appearance and changing the script for her.  There seems to be hardly any criticism against her.  So Meisa's future work is very favorable.

As for Jin, he has not had any work for a year since their shotgun marriage last February.   And Jin is free to do whatever he wants in his daily life.  Before their marriage,  Jin was shooting for the movie 47 ronin starring Keanu Reeves.  But the movie has been delayed until December 2013.  At the end of last year,  Jin, Yamapi and Ryo were photographed by tabloids FRIDAY and Shukan Josei at Jin's brother birthday party in a club.  Johnny's Office was angry at the reunion of Akanishi Troop which further lead to Jin not having any work.  Now, the gap of income between Meisa and Jin is a big difference, and the gap is spreading steadily.  But what important is the direction of their marital relationship,   It has been said that since Jin is free, he's spending lots of time with his family.   Jin and Meisa were seen going shopping all happy and lovey-dovey.   Not having any work creates an ideal situation for Jin to devote his time to his wife and baby.  

People were surprised at the change in Jin when an entertainment insider overheard Jin at a cafe in Daikanyama praising how amazing Meisa is in Yae no Sakura.  And how Jin is pleased with Meisa's activities.  It is surprising to see Jin is not jealous of Meisa's career.  The "old" Jin would be jealous for sure.   Is Jin thinking of retiring from the entertainment industry?

Source: johnnys-watcher1 , johnnys-watcher2 translated by 4miu_miu
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2hothere 25th-Feb-2013 01:15 am (UTC)

what? just because Jin said Meisa is amazing that he's going to retire from the entertainment industry? why should Jin be jealous of Meisa? she's his wife....they're husband and wife...

and Johnny, why are you mad at Akanishi Troop reunion?
kane_0306 25th-Feb-2013 02:05 am (UTC)
i bet it's not true. anyway Jin's brother birthday wasn't their first reunion tho lol
dramaticsurgeon 25th-Feb-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
It would be a little weird to be jealous of your own wife's accomplishments though, wouldn't it? "I love you honey, but hate the fact your new single is outselling mine. Go sleep on the couch."

At any rate, it's not so much a matter of Jin retiring as it is the fact his agency has effectively halted his career. In this instance, if he was a big name in Europe or America, he could probably jump ship to another agency who didn't give a damn about his personal life. (Although European and American agencies don't have a ban against dating/marrying, but I digress.) I'm not sure how that would work in Japan, though. Considering he's technically Johnny's property, and Johnny has a kind of stranglehold on idol promotions/J-drama roles, I can see why Jin has cooled his heels rather than trying his luck elsewhere.
royu_kiyo 25th-Feb-2013 01:23 am (UTC)
Housewife Jin seems to be making the most of his time.
myharu 25th-Feb-2013 01:30 am (UTC)
It is surprising to see Jin is not jealous of Meisa's career. The "old" Jin would be jealous for sure.

he has no reason to, her jobs are what paying the bills and feeding his ass

wapiko 26th-Feb-2013 01:25 am (UTC)
I'm kind of amused by that caricature considering it should be the other way around...
jell_o_jello 25th-Feb-2013 01:35 am (UTC)
If this is true, I'm happy that things are working out for them. Never a Jin fan anyway but from this he seems like a cool guy with no 'I'm the man I have to provide for my family' kind of attitude. There's nothing wrong with being a stay-at-home dad. Hope they stay happy together.
kisschuu 25th-Feb-2013 01:55 am (UTC)
If my husband was annoyed that I was working and making money since he can't, I wouldn't want to be married to him. Glad that they're happily married though.
jae_bias_bitch 25th-Feb-2013 02:47 am (UTC)
japanese media still making them relevant wtf,gtfo jin & meisa,give me yamada yuu & oguri shun gossip!
anyway,i do find jin and meisa cute togther

Edited at 2013-02-25 02:58 am (UTC)
midori_akanishi 25th-Feb-2013 03:02 am (UTC)
jin and meisa they are a sexycouple haha

BUT I WANT A PIC OF THE BABY!! WHEN??????? *maybe paparazzi?*

I WANNA KNOW THE NAME TOO..Tina?? Kiara?? Tiara?? >__
tokyocinema 25th-Feb-2013 03:18 am (UTC)
ugh I wasn't aware Jin and Meisa were still relevant
anyway, there is a such thing as Murphy's Law, so the dethroned Monarch of Arama could still mess shit up~
kameshotajunki 25th-Feb-2013 03:58 am (UTC)
the old Jin will also happy for his wife =.=" WTH? Was Jin that selfish in the past? As i remembered, Jin has a generous mind, so i never think that he could envy with his wife career, and as i remembered, Jin loves music so retired for a while? Fine, no problem! But retirement for the whole life and leave the entertainment industry? Hell, No!!
our_scars 25th-Feb-2013 04:51 am (UTC)
they wanna believe he's the greatest asshole, when in reality having a family of his own has always been his dream. and jealous? Jin?!? what a joke
stole_away 25th-Feb-2013 04:00 am (UTC)
kids change people's lives I guess. Good to see they are happy ^^
iheartkimura 25th-Feb-2013 04:24 am (UTC)
Aww Jin Papa is growing up^^

And I don't care if Jin stays low for a little bit (although I do miss him) long as he wants, just let Meisa continue to do her thang ;D

Meisa x Jin x Baby Girl (has her name been stated yet?) I SUPPORT! 2nd fav family right after MIYAVI x Melody x Lovelie x Jewelie fam^^
(And that's a cute fanart!)
whyxjennifer 25th-Feb-2013 05:37 am (UTC)

Just because Jin doesn't work for Johnny's doesn't mean he's not doing ANYTHING. He can always compose music with his friends and Jin's Mom has an online mail order firm he can help them with. The possibilities are endless. Lots of people work in jobs other than the entertainment industry and still able to raise their kids and have a family. Having a family is always Jin's first priority more than his idol career.
atelierlune 25th-Feb-2013 05:48 am (UTC)
This doesn't seem commensurate with prior displays of ambition - not to say that Jin's priorities can't change or anything, just that this is a 180 from the way he had been premarriage.
yutorinislove 25th-Feb-2013 06:04 am (UTC)
This is really nice. I mean, I'm not that much of a fan of both, but I think that even though their decision to get married is a good idea. I think Jin is already changing for the better. I understand that many of us are not pleased, but if it's a good effect on both persons, then maybe, it is a good thing, ne?
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