Post Reply Akanishi Jin on 'World Wide' - potato April 2008
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In this month's issue of potato, the members of kat-tun were asked questions on theme 'World Wide'.

You need strong conviction in order to play an active role in the world!

The first image I have when you say the word ‘World’ is Hollywood. On a world scale, I feel it’s the place where the big stars that play an active role gather. Of course the me right now is long long way away from there but in doing this job, I feel that want to become a star so that can get involved there.

If I had to say what I should do to achieve that, it would be just using all of my real ability and getting recognised. Well, it just takes time, faith and moving forward at your own pace. Yeah, I think conviction is important. For example, there are a lot of athletes who fly out of Japan to take on tournaments in the world aren’t there? When it comes to those people, I think it’s definitely because they have a strong conviction to accomplish what they want to do that that they can work so hard.

The truth is that they’re probably carrying anxiety too but what is more, they have a strong belief that they cannot lose and continue to do their best. I think I’d like to learn that attitude so I too can go on with conviction. That would be an incentive too. A country I’d like to visit for the first time? I guess I’d like to try and slowly go around Europe. Actually, up until now I’ve never been to Europe. By all means, I’d like to feel the culture of different countries. Inside of Europe, I’m charmed by Spain. I’d like to try eating the authentic Spanish dish Pokenesu (‘ポケロネス’ - Sardine marinade), which I love (laughs).

About the state I’m in recently, well I want to go out someplace with friends and go all out... which is what we talk about together everyday (laughs). If we’re going to, I think it’d be nice to go to a place far away from Tokyo but the reality is that nothing has been decided on. Well, right now it’s still cold so I guess it’s ok to carry out the plan once it gets warm (laughs).

Translator's Corner

My magazine subscriptions started! Now I don't have to trek to Kinokuniya on a fortnightly basis to get the magazines I want; they get delivered to my door. I have subscriptions to Potato and Duet, but if I want Popolo I still have to go and get it...

Anyway, this month's issue of Potato had an interesting theme for the KT section, but Jin's answers were not so interesting. =p Sorry, I'm posting it anyway, because I spent time on it. It was hard to translate because there were a lot of expressions and grammar structures that could not easily be looked up. I tried my best though.

Oh, but I agree when he says that you need conviction to go far in life. People that strongly believe in something are leaders and everyone else just follows them. I kind of wish I was more opinionated about things.

By the way, does anybody know what ポケネス is in English? I just romanised it, but I tried googling Spanish food and everything.

Thanks for supporting my translations! Your comments are appreciated. Credits to L.Jseishun_banzai

Vocabulary Builder

活躍する かつやく take part in; play an active role in

信念 しんねん belief; faith; conviction

規模 きぼ scale

かけ離れる かけはなれる be far apart; be along way from

位置 いち place; position; location

実力 じつりょく ability; true strength

認める 認める to recognise; acknowledge

飛び出す とびだす make an appearance; fly out of

勝負 しょうぶ match; bout; contest

絶対 ぜったい definite

遂げる とげる achieve; accomplish

抱える かかえる carry; hold (sth) in your arms

姿勢 しせい attitude; posture

見習い みならい learn by watching

貫く つらぬく go through with; remain

刺激 しげき incentive

触れる ふれる touch; feel

引かれる ひかれる to be charmed by

本場 ほんば genuine; authentic

近況 きんきょう recent state (condition)

Sorry if it wasnt that neat cause my pc doesnt read jp plus i`m too sleepy 3:43 a.m.
i think that jin has grown alot & wants to go to Europe ,US,Spain (lucky fans jin wants to visit your countries ^_^)
Akanishi pic for ending this Topic XD
how hot can he be??<33


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Posted 3/18/08
where did you get the intrview?
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Posted 3/20/08

Laurita wrote:

where did you get the intrview?


I READ IT & I THOUGHT I SHOULD POST IT IT`S IN THE MAGAZINE WHICH THE PIC ON THE TOP IS:blush:
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Posted 3/21/08
sugoi! your nihongo is way better than mine!
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Posted 3/23/08
erm, when japanese slowly gets bored by Japan.
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Posted 3/23/08

neuroneuster wrote:

erm, when japanese slowly gets bored by Japan.


i think cause japan has everything (nature& technology) so they want to know why are those other cities pretty & want to dicover it
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