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Q1. When do you unintentionally let your guard down?

Yabu: When I am with my close friends. My hair is messy and I wear clothes like jerseys, I am totally not fashionable at all (laugh). It depends on the time place and occasion but when I eat out too, I go to places where I often go with my close friends and somehow I think I do let my guard down there. I know the restaurant staff too. I often go to a Italian restaurant which serves creative food. When I am with my friends from work, I often space out too. Like Tottsu (Totsuka Shota) and Kitayama-san. They are both my work mates and also my friends, and also like friendly rivals. This summer, I went to watch A.B.C-Z’s live and he did something on stage that only I understand. There is a phrase in the manga HUNTER x HUNTER and he just murmured it during a particular timing and I burst out laughing (laugh). The people around me didn’t notice at all. But to me, it was really funny so after it ended I mailed him and said “that was great”

Hikaru: I think I am full of flaws. Okay maybe not “full of”. But when I make jokes, I think it enables me to let my guard down instead. Because if I am too tensed up, I get tired. At work too, I am not tensed up all the while. In a good way. For example, Hirunandesu is a live show, and when it first started, I sigh in relief and say “It ended peacefully….” but now I don’t feel like that so I just challenge whatever situation that comes. I enjoy it naturally, that’s all. In the past, I get tired when I am tense up and try to do my best, and with that, I do fail. I probably had experience in not being able to enjoy the current situation, which is why I stopped. But even though, I was really nervous during the cat episode on Itadaki High Jump (laugh). I dislike cats and so I was nervous, and my fear didn’t stop. It is true that I was tensed up during the whole shoot (laugh)

Q2. A person whom you think has too many flaws?

Yabu: Myself. The other day at work, I brought my wallet to the toilet and when I returned, I panicked and went “my wallet is gone!” My manager asked “where did you go?” and when I returned back to the toilet, it was there (laugh). This happens often. At the airport, don’t they have a few places like the customs and bagcheck where you have to produce your boarding pass? Even though they are just a few metres apart, I go “Eh? I just took out the boarding pass just now but where is it now?” In the end, it is always in my wallet.

Hikaru: Keito I guess. I am not really conscious of it but I often play pranks on him. And that’s because Keito has many flaws, definitely. (laugh) Even though I say pranks, it is just doing things like kicking his knees and tripping him. Everyone in my family has the same personality as me and we probably have many flaws, but there isn’t anyone who tries to hide them in front of the family.

Q3. A moment when you want to tease a girl when you see her flaws?

Yabu: In the first place, I probably prefer people with no flaws. Especially her appearance. I want her hair to have that glow even if she dyes it, and I think it is wonderful if she is thorough in maintaining it! Also, this has nothing to do with whether she has flaws, but I am quite random so when I meet someone after a long time, I say things like “you cut your hair?” or “did you change your outlook?” (laugh). If I say a lot, somehow one of them will become applicable and greetings like “good morning” are boring, so I will feel like adding in my own conversation.

Hikaru: I think girls with flaws are cute. Girls who are normally reliable and steady do fail sometimes, and I feel happy that I am able to see that and think “She has such a side to herself too”. You are able to tell whether anyone has flaws, when they are eating the last five mouths of their food. When they are thinking “I am already full but it is bad to waste food” and eating, the look on their faces are normally spacing out (laugh). Recently, when I eat, I somehow start looking at the people at the next table and that’s how I thought of that. For the last five mouthfuls, you just unconsciously bring the food to your mouth with your instincts. I don’t intend to laugh at them, and it is weird that I will find it cute, but I think that unconscious action is interesting. Since I realized that, I have a habit of looking at other tables (laugh)

Q4. A recent episode where you thought “I probably failed…”

Yabu: This is something common but when I stayed in the hotel at Osaka, the free amenities included a shaving cream which was in a form of a tube. In the morning I was half asleep while brushing my teeth, and when I put that in my mouth, I panicked! It tasted just like when I accidentally put shampoo in my mouth. After that when I brushed my teeth properly, just in case, I put more toothpaste than usual.

Hikaru: During the Osaka concert, I made a mistake during the band corner. When I was playing the chorus, I suddenly thought “Where was I playing? What’s next?” and everything turned blank. This doesn’t always happen and I often play according to my feelings. It feels like my fingers are used to it and can just move naturally. That is why if I think with my head, and keep looking at my fingers, on the other hand I will think “Eh? Is this right?” It is just like when everyone says “good morning” like it is a common word, but when you start thinking “in the first place, what is good morning?” (laugh) But during the live, I soon became calm again so it wasn’t a big mistake.

Q5. When do you become a perfectionist?

Yabu: Time. I like making my time perfect like just preparing five minutes beforehand. It is great being just on time, and wasting no time. Even before the concert starts, when they hurry me and say “Hurry up and prepare!”, I say “its okay, I do it at my own pace” and I appear just in time. Even if my manager tells me “Hai, you are last~~~!”, I say “I am not last. I just make my grand appearance at the right opportunity” (laugh)

Hikaru: When I buy something new, I want to renew the things beside it too. For example, when I buy a new bath mat, I want to buy new towels, knife, knife sharpener…. and the collection expands. By the way the latest thing I bought recently is a rubber foot cleaning mat. It feels very comfortable~

Q6. Your recent updates.

Yabu: I went to watch three concerts in a week- Arashi, Kisumai and A.B.C-Z. I learn from them too. The cheers and response from the fans are different in each concert and that’s interesting. After Kisumai’s live, I went with Kitayama and Nika and Chinen-chan to eat sushi. We discussed about the concert and it was really fun.

Hikaru: I have been watching animes at home all the while. There is a free website where I can watch the animes which were showing when I was a junior high school student. During those times, I wasn’t interested and didn’t watch them, but it feels nostalgic so I thought of watching. When I first started it was quite interesting. They are common stories, but I think that’s good.

I dont usually translate lyrics, as I think the original meaning would be lost in translation. However, this was a request and I had some free time so do enjoy even though this is quite late.

*Saw that some people posted the lyrics with lyrics credits to Hikaru. But neither he nor Inoo did. They chose the words from the person who wrote them.

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Konya anata wo kudokimasu  (Yaotome Hikaru/Inoo Kei)
*tonight, i will seduce you

No matter how stained my heart may be,
You will polish me till I shine
(*goshigoshi I am a sponge)
I will make your whole body wet

I have been gazing at you before I realized,
You become beautiful with each second
(Tic tac tic tac wrist-watch)
Can I tie you even tighter?

Shyly hiding keyhole (yeah yeah)
A tap with cute tears (yeah yeah)
I am unable to convey everything,
So let’s be in agony by its charm

Silent queen Silent queen
I will seduce you tonight
Beauty queen Beauty queen
I will warn you recklessly
I love you

I cannot love anymore if it isn’t you
I want to be melted while we gaze at each other
One day I will hear it from you
I love you

Directly to my lips, your skin slips in
(*chuchu suck it, I am a straw)
Don’t spill it, drink it all up

I notice you before I go out
And gently I open your fastener
(bring your bag along)
Can I put it all in?

The apron which gets wet in my place (yeah yeah)
The ear monitor which takes my shape (yeah yeah)
I wont let you return till I get you in my hands
Baby I cant help it

Silent queen Silent queen
I will seduce you tonight
Beauty queen Beauty queen
I will scream continuously
I want you

Don’t let anyone touch you
I don’t feel that I have lost
It’s about time please,
I love you

No matter how I seduce you,
the seduction isn’t enough
Your charm is abnormal
Ah ah ah,
One more time, I want to seduce you

Silent queen Silent queen
I will seduce you tonight
Beauty queen Beauty queen
I will warn you recklessly
I love you

I cannot love anymore if it isn’t you
I want to be melted while we gaze at each other
One day I will hear it from you
I love you

*goshigoshi = scrubbing sound a sponge makes
*chuchu = sound of sucking with a straw


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Yabu Kota

The moment you felt love
My three year old niece often makes video calls to me. Seems like every three days she tells my sister “I want to talk to Kou-chan!” But my sister realizes that is too frequent, so she calls me about once a week. The other time, I was eating with Dai-chan when she called. I showed her Dai-chan and said “This is Kou-chan’s friend” (laugh). My niece loves talking and each time she tells me about her meals and says “Today I ate vegetables and chicken”. She is so cute and I don’t even know when I should hang up the phone (laugh). I feel loved and I also love my niece!

Something you fill up with love
I went to watch three concerts with Chinen in a week! Arashi, Kisumai and A.B.C-Z. It is interesting how the audience has different reactions depending on which group it is, and I learnt a lot from that. For A.B.C-Z, they introduced their new fan club membership card on stage. It has a white base with a black star on it, and on that day, I coincidentally wore a white top with a black star on it. Chinen also had a cap with a star mark on it, and we were a little embarrassed (laugh). But since the members introduced us, I tried appealing by showing them my top like “look, there is a star here~~♪”!

Something lovable in LIFE recently
After watching Kisumai’s concert, me, Chinen, Nika and Kitayama, the four of us went to eat. It is the first time the four of us have gathered together and it feels weird but fun. Nika and Kitayama asked “How was it? We accept negative feedback too so tell us your true feelings!” and seems like they really longed for our comments about the concert (laugh). Nika can’t eat crabs and prawns but he likes looking at people eating. So he asked Chinen to eat the prawns. While Chinen was eating and saying “this is so blessed!”, he was smiling while looking at him. Nika is like an old man, and that’s so funny (laugh)

Speaking of white…
The soccer team from Spain, Real Madrid. Their team colour is white and their uniform is of a white base too. They have many star players and they are also called the white giants!

Yaotome Hikaru

The moment you felt love
The other day, the contacts in my phone all disappeared. I was the one who deleted them when I was half asleep (laugh). I woke up in the morning from my phone alarm, and while I was trying to stop the alarm, somehow I clicked on “erase all contacts”. Immediately I went “Eh? Did I just delete everything….?!” At that second, I was wide awake (laugh). It was a day where I had to work from morning, so I couldn’t go to the mobile shop to get my data restored and I really panicked. But for those people whom I had gotten their contacts, they tried to help me and said “I will ask them for you” or “I will ask him to contact you instead” and at a great speed, I managed to get everything back to normal and that really helped. For example, for the members in JUMP, Dai-chan helped to contact our mutual friends, and those whom I work with. I felt the kindness from others.

Something you fill up with love
Fixing plastic models. I just spent three days to complete a Gundam model! There were over 500 parts and though I was discouraged at some parts where I thought “Even the legs are so detailed!”. It was difficult putting the parts together, as the pieces were too elaborate, but it was really fun! I forgot all about time and my stiff shoulders, and was really into it. The process is fun and I can also look forward to displaying and admiring the completed piece in my room. I started doing plastic models about 1-2 years ago, and though I just do them in my free time, this is my third one. You might think that plastic models are just toys for kids, but a real plastic model would probably require an adult to fix them as they are really delicate and complicated.

Something lovable in LIFE recently
I have been watching animes on a site where I can watch as much as I want. The one I am watching now is a youth anime called “Katekyo Hitman REBORN!”. It was really popular when I was a junior high student. I thought it was really nostalgic and somehow started watching, and now I am really addicted. There are more than 200 episodes and I am now around the 150th episode. I watch at night until I am really sleepy and when I wake up I continue watching, that’s how I spend everyday now (laugh)

Speaking of white…
My hometown in Miyagi is a place where the snow piles up and so speaking of white, I definitely link it to snow. When the snow falls, I feel happy.

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Takaki: Eh? How was this unit decided?

Yuto: Eh?! You really forgot? We drew lots!

Takaki: I see. Because this was some time ago already (laugh)

Yabu: We did, we drew coloured balls! But it feels new that the units change each time.

Takaki: That’s right. I was with Yuto for our unit song last year, but it is my first time with Yabu-kun.

Yabu: It is also my first time with Yuya!

Yuto: “It is also?” Isn’t that conversation a little weird? (laugh)

Takaki: Well, if it is the first for me, it is obviously also a first time for Yabu-kun (laugh)

Yuto: I have been in a unit with the both of them individually, but it feels new for the three of us to be together.

Yabu: Right? While we were producing this song together, I realized something. It is the gathering of three pacifists. All three of us aren’t the type who are strong and insistent on our opinions.

Yuto: That’s true. We are not the type to say “We definitely want to do this!”

Takaki: Basically, if someone says “I want to do this”, we just reply “Okay, that’s good”

Yabu: We are a cooperative unit. Also, the first impression I had was also “Oh, the tall members are here”

Yuto: We are the tall unit!

Takaki: That is why we have to make the best use of it. It is something we say ourselves, but, our style is our weapon!

Yabu: I think whether we are the three tall people in a nine-person group, or all three tall people in a three-person unit makes a difference in the way you look at it. When you consider that, you will think that this performance can put our height to best use because it is the three of us.

Yuto: That’s right. And we started from saying that we wanted to have a beautiful dance.

Takaki: We could see a common image immediately, and so we decided on the song fast.

Yabu: We were like “if we want to do a mature and conceptual performance, there is only this song!”

Yuto: Yup. If you ask what is the deciding factor, it is the part where it has a really fashionable atmosphere to it, and also mature sexiness.

Takaki: I think so too! A fashionable song.

Yabu: The piano was cool too.

Yuto: A little like a jazz atmosphere.

Takaki: We don’t have any complaints regarding the song at all (laugh)

Yabu: Besides, when three of us sing together, we unexpectedly sound good. Our voices and way of singing is totally different, but when we sing together, it doesn’t feel weird and it totally sounds natural.

Yuto: All three of us understood the concept of the song properly. We had a little cool way of singing.

Yabu: Yup. Right at the beginning of the song, Yuya sings “cua-mon bu-e-bi now"♪

Takaki: Hahahaha! I will make myself clear, that kind of singing was on purpose.

Yabu: It is a kind of bewitching way of singing, showing your maturity, I like that.

Yuto: I like Yabu-kun’s fake voice! He can stretch his vocals really well, and the person listening to it feels happy.

Takaki: That’s him after all. I listened to it while thinking "That’s nice. I want to sing high notes too” Such songs which we don’t normally sing, “let me sing those fake high notes too!” (laugh)

Yabu: Hahaha! I recorded that part many times. I wasn’t satisfied with it. In fact, I tried singing it acapella without the background orchestra. I thought that my voice had to win over the orchestra music, and with that, my voice naturally came out.

Takaki: If I did the same thing, it would be over for me (laugh)

Yuto: The three of us had a PV and the PV setting came to mind immediately.

Yabu: Yup. By the way, the condition for having a PV was winning the quiz.

Takaki: I didn’t contribute at all to the quiz but I managed to have a PV (laugh). I am really sorry!

Yabu: Well, you are lucky.

Yuto: It was thanks to Yabu-kun that we won! There were a number of questions regarding JUMP. You do remember a lot about the past right?

Yabu: I was also surprised that I could remember so much. So, as what I said, being in the same unit as me grants you a PV (laugh)

Yuto: That’s true! Already two consecutive years.

Yabu: Speaking of that, the dance choreography was decided right on the spot on the day of filming the PV. During intervals, the three of us would rehearse in front of the full length mirror.

Takaki: Ah, that was really hard!

Yabu: Oh yes, at the beginning of the PV, there is a scene where Yuya stepped into a puddle of water. When I watched the preview on the monitor, the water splashes were really pretty.

Yuto: Everytime me and Yabu-kun stepped into the water puddles, we would look at the monitor while getting excited and saying “Yay!” (laugh)

Takaki: There is a trick to that. The second your foot reaches the surface of the puddle, you have to put some strength in your leg and jump in.

Yuto: I see! As one would expect.

Takaki: But during the rehearsal, two of you went “YAY!” and everything went well, but during the first take, it was a no-good shot.

Yabu: Yes it was! Also, thanks to the title Mr Flawless, during the filming, we were playing with “words that end with -less”

Yuto: Yup. We said “let’s search for the -less” (laugh) For example, sugarless, startless…

Yabu: Stress, mirrorless

Yuto: There are many. We played while saying wow there are so many of them.

Takaki: We thought of many, but it has nothing to do with the PV nor the concert (laugh). It just adds on to our knowledge. “I see! We can use -less like that!”

Yuto: It’s great that it was a chance to learn (laugh). Next is how we will present this out during the live.

Yabu: That’s right. Leaving the PV impression, it would be great if we can have a performance just for the concert. As of now, we don’t have plans to show the PV at the live. Because if everyone looks at the monitor, we will feel upset that no one looks at us (laugh)

Takaki: That’s true!

Yabu: Flawless means perfect.

Yuto: In other words, “PERFECT HUMAN” (laugh). We need to have a perfect performance too.

Yabu: Yup. We will show you our perfectness!

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*Theme of this month’s PPL is “BEAST/wild” – who is the most beast-like (wild) guy in HSJ?

Q1. Rank the members from the most beastly (wild) to the most animal-like (mild)

Arioka> Hikaru> Takaki > Okamoto> Yuto > Chinen> Yabu> Yamada> Inoo
“The reason why I thought of Dai-chan as wild is because his voice is so loud! Sometimes it hurts my ears (laugh). For Hikaru, he often practices his wrestling on Keito! And Ino-chan is just an unknown form of a life substance (laugh) “

Arioka> Takaki> Yuto> Chinen> Hikaru> Yamada> Yabu> Okamoto> Inoo
“Dai-chan has a loud voice like a beast. Takaki likes the sea so he is a sea beast. Yuto is wild when he plays the drum. Chinen is unexpectedly quite manly. Ino-chan is already “THE GIRLY ONE” so he does not even have 1 millimeter of manliness in him (laugh)

Q2. Are you a carnivore or herbivorous? (also in terms of relationship- whether they are the soft or wild kind)

Herbivorous, because I don’t really convey out my own feelings. So I am probably difficult to understand. I will want to confess to the person I like, but I think I wont be able to do it!

If I had to choose, carnivore probably. I am not perturbed by anything. With that, I am probably different from a herbivore, I am most likely to be a carnivore who doesn’t get eaten (laugh)

Q3.l I feel that I am wild during?

When I eat meat with bones!
“When I clench my teeth around meat with bones, I feel like I am an animal! I am someone who eats meat all the way to the bones (laugh). I eat meat while thinking about the Darwin evolution” (tn. evolution of how animals turn to man from ancient days)

I can eat 3 train bentos easily
“It was probably some time ago when I had a really great appetite. In between journeys, I could easily eat three bentos. I had wanted to increase my weight from the start. Since then, I have gained 8kg!”

(From another section of Popolo)

Q1. Tell us some backstage stories from the DEAR tour

Yabu: Everyone starts eating cup noodles before the rehearsals start. We eat them everyday, and I start to worry about everyone’s eating habits (laugh). But I also eat them each time though (laugh). It is delicious!

Hikaru: When we were discussing about the concert program arrangement, Keito was very particular. Since last year he has been having strong views about his part for the guitar. I did say something like “it would be good if you could do shredding (tn. some guitar term, not sure), and he was full of enthusiasm for it!

Q2. A song in the album DEAR which you have a strong impression of during recording

Yabu: Special Love
The key for this song is high and it was like a battle with myself. When I tried singing and didn’t feel satisfied, I asked to record it one more time. If you listen to it, you will know, the key is really high………… (laugh)

Hikaru: Dear
I am quite bad at singing ballads so DEAR was a hard time for me (laugh). Especially the chorus. There are slow tempos and it is difficult to convey my feelings through them.

Q3. Your favourite pasta flavor

Yabu: Japanese style pasta – I am a Japanese after all.
I like Japanese pasta so I always order the Japanese style kind of pasta in the restaurant. I thought of trying to cook it myself at home, but I cant (laugh)

Hikaru: Squid ink pasta – it’s a win in taste!
I like luxury food which taste Japanese-like. There are people who dislike squid ink as it makes their teeth black but I don’t care, and taste wins over everything!

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Yabu Kota

When it comes to summer, my friends will randomly tell me things like “Tomorrow I am going to the beach”. This year, I have a friend who is working part time at a beach house and I think his reports about the sea to me will increase. I don’t really think I have to do summer-like things just because it is summer. But somehow when the people around me starts to do summer-ish activities, I also start on them before I realize it. Just some time ago, Kitayama had invited me to a barbeque. Something I like about summer, girls tend to show off more skin right? I am a guy so to be frank, my tension rises too (laugh). When I walk along the streets and realize the number of such girls have increased, I start to think “Ah, summer has arrived”. That one? Is that called an off-shoulder? Clothes which show the shoulder. That is great. It leaves a different impression whether there is just one strap or not. Something I hate about summer is how I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of cold things, and then I get a stomach upset.

When I was young, the Yabu family would always go to Hakone in summer. Because of that, I have a strong summer image of Hakone. Yesterday I watched a Godzilla movie and Hakone was featured in there so I wondered “I wonder how it has become now?” and so I started researching on the internet with a map function, and before I knew it, two hours had passed. I recalled my childhood memories like “I stayed at this hotel~” and it was really fun.

Yaotome Hikaru

I went to Okinawa for a location shoot in June. On the first day, I went filming at the recommended spots in Okinawa and the second day was to present our contents to Nanbara-san. Tokyo was still in its rainy season then, but it was already summer in Okinawa! Even in June, I managed to enjoy summer fully. I have always liked the pork soba from Okinawa and would eat it everytime I go there, and this time I was happy to be able to eat it again during my location filming♪ The pork is made with fish stew and it is really delicious. When it comes to summer, there are special work events like “27 hour tv” and concerts. Work increases and I become busier but I look forward to it every year. On the other hand, something I hate in summer is the temperature difference between the heat outside and the air conditioning indoors. When I am on a taxi and it gets really cold, I immediately open the windows to let warm air come in. At home, I adjust the room temperature too. I basically turn on the humidifier and I only turn on the air conditioning when it gets a little hot.

When I get tired during summer, I start to unconsciously say “I want to go to Hawaii~!” (laugh). Because the temperature in Hawaii is really comfortable. It is warm but clear, so it feels good. It is really heaven there. In the past, we went to Hawaii for work and the members rode bicycles along the streets and went shopping. That was really fun, and basking in the wind felt really nice, so I want to do it again!


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Yabu Kota

The recent xxx is good!
I watched Tackey’s drama “Seisei suru hodo~” and yep, I reconfirmed that Tackey is really cool. Also, we had a collaboration with Kisumai during 27 hour TV and that was good too. What I found funny was how Hikaru kept sticking to and interacting with Taipi (Fujigaya). It was probably the same during junior times, but it was interesting how everyone in Kisumai was flustered and was like “Our Fujigaya-san is not like that!”(laugh). For the VTR in Busaiku, Hikaru was quite determined on getting the top positions and that was unexpected. In the dressing room, he showed me the script which he wrote and I was surprised and said “Ohhh, you are being serious” (laugh)

Such girls are good!
Those who run up the stairs of the station in order to catch the train during school or work hours. I send my cheers to them by saying “do your best do your best!” in my heart. Summer fashion for a girl I like? Eh, well, beige ¾ chino pants with a navy striped t-shirt. This is actually the clothes which one of the staff nearby is wearing, but this is like Inoo’s style right? That guy, everytime he is being asked such a question, he just says out whatever the staff is wearing. And the staff tells him “That is not right” (laugh). During such questions, I try to say a different fashion each time. Of course, all of them are fashion styles which I like. If I just say one, during concerts and such, my fans will be wearing the same thing and everyone will lose their individuality right?

This best combination is good!
A cold shower after perspiring in a 43 degree hot bath! When I am unable to go to the sauna, I do this at home but I do make sure I get enough water by drinking sports drinks. I love baths at home. When I went to stay over at Kitayama’s house too, both of us went inside the bathtub together. During “Takizawa Kabuki”, we went in together everyday and it doesn’t seem weird at all. But now when you think of it, I think it is weird (laugh)

Recent update
There is a 2003 issue of Wink Up here now and what shocked me most is how Kazama-kun didn’t change at all (laugh) Also, Inoo’s comment made me laugh. He said “I will be in first year of junior high from April!” (laugh). NEWS had not debuted yet too, and with Kojima (Hiromu)’s hairstyle, it really feels that 13 years have passed.

Yaotome Hikaru

The recent xxx is good!
Recently I have started to increase my weight. At last I’ve reached my ideal weight of 58kg! I spent about 3 months and in that 3 months, I did less training and increase my food intake. I often ate steak lunches and as for my clothing size, L size now fits me perfectly. I can totally feel that I have gained meat when dancing during concert rehearsals now. Because i have reached my ideal weight, I will start to train from now on!

Such girls are good!
I often look at female fashion during the coordination battle during Hirunandesu, and I think it is good that you can spend just 10000yen to dress yourself up. I feel that male fashion clothing is much more expensive. But even so, girls can wear guys clothes too. That’s nice too. Girls fashion which I like are those clothes which will flow along with the wind. Skirts with detailed pleats, and those with soft material. My favourite fashion items are shoes, underwear, and those around the ankles, so I do take note of girls who have fashionable items near their feet too.

This best combination is good!
Recently I went to Okinawa for location shooting and the sea urchin and abalone there! The sea urchin was placed on top of the abalone and grilled with butter. That was really delicious. I didn’t put any soy sauce at all, but the taste of the sea urchin and abalone totally matched. Both of them really suit each other. I do like rare delicacies so I was really happy. My father likes such food too so I guess I was influenced by him. He liked fish roe, salted salmon roe and salted fish too, so we often had them at home. I like such canned food too and when I go to other cities for work, buying such canned food back is something I look forward to.

Recent update
Recently I have been going to concert rehearsals and dancing everyday. I also go to location shoots for work, and I don’t really spend much time relaxing at home. Recently on days where we have concert rehearsals, I wear the clothes for lessons and head straight there, and then wear them back home. In order not to catch a cold, I do stretching and cool myself down after the rehearsals end before heading home. Then I head straight to the bath and that is perfect! I cannot wear my lesson clothes out as they are really comfortable and rough fashion and in the past I used to think I cannot walk outside with such clothes, but recently I don’t really care and I put comfort as the top priority.

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Q. What kind of album is DEAR?
I feel that there are many songs that the us at this stage can sing now, so we relatively put all our energy into them. We have many dance numbers, and I guess it is an album which gives us many challenges as we welcome our 10th year.
Hikaru: An album which we challenged. There are many mature and fashionable songs and in a good meaning, there is a bias, and I think the concept is clear this time.

Q. Which was the song which you intuitively thought “I want to sing this!” in the album?
My own unit song “Mr Flawless”
Hikaru: SUPERMAN is a good song, and I think it is good that the group is able to show off our dance here. It is good for a live concert, and I thought it is a song we can show our dance as a group.

Q. A song in the album which you want to try during the concert?
SUPERMAN will be really good at the live, and I thought it is a song that we can dance with all our might.
Hikaru: Eternal. I thought this is a graceful song that JUMP wants too. I hope to do it during the live.

Q. Something you challenged this time during the recording?
There are many songs with high keys and harmonization, so during such parts, I play the keyboard myself and try to find the keys.
Hikaru: My unit song with Ino-chan. We sang it quite sexily. I do sing like that at karaoke during my private time, but for a JUMP song, I think it is the first.

Q. Do you usually write letters? The last letter you wrote?
: I don’t really write letters. But if I receive new year cards, I do reply them every year.
Hikaru: I do write letters to related people who come to our concert as gratitude. I spend some effort to write some word art so that the person reading it will feel happy too.

Q. If you write letters, are you fussy about the letter set, envelope and stationery?
I received many fountain pens for my coming-of-age ceremony. But I have practically not used any of them yet, so I hope to put them into use when I write letters one day.
Hikaru: I use a ballpoint pen. I just like them. I think a fountain pen is good too, but I have to find one which a left-hander can use, so I haven’t gotten around to finding one.

Q. Your first fan letter, or a memorable fan letter?
I read all of them so there are many. I even accept negative comments! (laugh)
Hikaru: I got my first fan letter soon after I first appeared on television. I was happy and thought “Eh? That’s fast?!” I remember my mum read it together with me.

Q. A full stop is putting a combination of everything together. What words will you use to describe the atmosphere when 9 people gather together?
Everyone’s personality is different, but Hey! Say! JUMP factors everything together and tightens our group up, so I think that is really good. My position in there? Erm… unexpectedly I probably don’t really know it myself too (laugh)
Hikaru: Our conversations don’t end, and it feels like a “boys dormitory” whom all of us understand each other. My feeling during such times feels like our relationship is one where we can just pop into anyone’s room.

Q. Something which a single person can’t do, but is able to accomplish when 9 people gather together?
Being able to speak without hesitating
Hikaru: I can stay silent. I have alot of work outside which requires me to talk, but with the members, I can leave it up to them (laugh). I like watching others speak.

Q. Something you don’t want to end, don’t want to put a full stop to it?
Eating breakfast everyday. Every morning, I work hard in waking up to eat, so I want to continue it.
Hikaru: My records collection. There are many which are not in production already, and I definitely don’t want to lose the ones I have now. I might probably not find them anymore.

Q. Something which makes you feel DEAR=lovable now?
My nieces and nephews. The eldest one is already 3 years old, and she is so cute, just so cute. My 4th nephew/niece will be born soon. Oh, I am just an old man already (laugh)
Hikaru: The banyan tree which I have been growing. It is already about 30-40cm.

Q. DEAR = high quality. What do you do when you feel like buying something on the expensive side?
I buy them immediately! I think it is a fated encounter with that item and so I will buy it, and after that, I don’t research on similar items at all! Because, I will regret (laugh)
Hikaru: I will do research and check why it is expensive, and whether there are alternatives with a same function. I guess in the end I will choose based on a function which I like, that balances up with its price.

Q. A message to the fans for the concert.
I think this time everything is compressed into things that Hey Say JUMP is able to do, so I hope everything leaves a deep impression on you.
Hikaru: I want you to see the JUMP which has become adults, and the JUMP which has climbed another step higher. Also, I want the place to be one where the fans and us become one, so I hope you can enjoy with us.

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