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10:51 am - 10/11/2013

Kamenashi Confessed 「Koki Is Also In Distress. Please Watch Over Warmly.」

Idol group KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya (27) appeared in the live broadcast of news program 「Sukkiri!!」 on October 11 and talked about details regarding Tanaka Koki (27) leaving the group and his contract termination with the agency. Kamenashi revealed that 「Personally i felt extremely regrettable. In the beginning after one person left, I always do everything with the stance that from now onwards we are going to go forward as five. I felt frustrated that it is not going to be realized.

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!」

partiallyhydro 11th-Oct-2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
chizzyrei 11th-Oct-2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
How unfortunate really, everything.
You know Kame really isnt into writing mails and such, but that in that last KAT-TUN message board, he wrote a msg for Koki, asking him how he is.

I'm crying at how this is so hard for everyone, and Kame is still very determined to protect the group and fans.

sawsan88 11th-Oct-2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
This just gets heartbreaking by the day I really don't know how to cope with it :(
shiori_yamada04 12th-Oct-2013 07:25 am (UTC)
That is why I am loving him more and more =)
he deserved all the respect and love
doramaonna 12th-Oct-2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
So sweet of him to point how Koki is the one to suffer the most from all this but it is clear that he is having hard time!
maryraven13 11th-Oct-2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
You can tell Kame is having a hard time but is trying to stay strong for everyone.
janri 11th-Oct-2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
Watching this interview was the most painful thing.
blinkypinky 12th-Oct-2013 01:42 am (UTC)
thank you for this translation, it sounds more proper and ..kame, you need a big HUG T_T. I have so much respect for this guy.
jae_bias_bitch 12th-Oct-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
they (Kattun) talked to koki,he,himself still do whatever the fuck he wants.......i'm glad he's out tbh
chiirina 12th-Oct-2013 05:41 am (UTC)
emina1326 12th-Oct-2013 05:48 am (UTC)
Hands down to Kame! Keep strong! The fans are still supporting you. I can only imagine the pressure and the heavy weight he's carrying. :(
shiori_yamada04 12th-Oct-2013 07:31 am (UTC)
when you watched the whole interview, you can easily notice how hard it is for him to speak up about this(the way his voice trembles), but he still endured it and for that I respect and love him more.

Someone also said Kame is the one who wanted to apologize to the fans before promoting his drama T^T

I salute you Kame!!
Your desire to protect KAT-TUN and the fans is overwhelming

I'll support you forever <3
nakabibighani 21st-Oct-2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
Such sad news :( But still, Kame is very admirable.
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