「Whenever we do concerts or release singles the members gather and hold discussions together. Regarding Tanaka's issue, when there are warnings from the agency all the members assemble and said to him 『Maybe doing it this way would be better instead』 『This is how we think』, this took place many times. For this to happen honestly i feel regretful that perhaps there was something more that i could have done.」
Whenever discussions were held among members, Kamenashi mentioned 「During that time we receive words from Koki like 『 I know. I'm reflecting on it.』 Of course i think he has come to reflect on it as well. But there are portions that did not improve much thus it came to this result. We don't live together in private outside of work but we have been doing this for 10 years together, our relationship is not one where we chide each other in detail, there's a level of trust relationship to an extent……」
Referring to the reason of the "breaking of rules repeatedly" for Koki's contract termination, 「The members were not told specifically in detail of any further information. I apologise for not being able to elaborate exactly regarding the matter involved. Just as what was being reported, the agency has rules and from our point of view frankly there are times when we think 『 Isn't he going a bit over the top』. As far as what i understand, such as the shop (side business) and stuff we have cautioned him repeatedly.」
「As he's one member whom we have been doing together for 10 years, regarding this outcome it can be said so for us as well, Koki is the most …… suffering the consequences of his own actions. I think that he's in extreme distress and hopefully everyone can watch over warmly in any way.」
In addition, the members was informed about this decision 2 days after it was being decided. 「After we heard about this i contacted Koki immediately and asked if he could come over as the members are together right now. He came and the 5 of us talked for hours. We talked about how KAT-TUN would be from now on, it is a fact that our thoughts as KAT-TUN would not change… We also shared about each of our thoughts and came to the conclusion eventually to draw the line firmly」, revealing the backgrounds behind their "last discussion".
Concerning their activities as a 4 person group, 「There is no choice but to go forward and progress by doing it properly in order to prevent such things from happening again. We will continue our activities with the same belief that we have when we first form the group more than 10 years ago, that is to make this group more and more bigger. In any case and at any rate i want to protect this group. To firmly receive the thoughts of all the fans who supported us we have got to steer to a good direction.」
Lastly, 「This is the second time for something like this to happen, really sorry for causing all the worry and fuss. Hereafter together with Taguchi Junnosuke, Nakamaru Yuichi and Ueda Tatsuya, 4 of us will go forward firmly and progress as KAT-TUN, we hope to do activities that will enable us to spend time together with all the fans as much as possible. Thank you for your warm support and please watch over us in any way!」