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[translation] Akanishi Jin in ViVi July 2008
May. 21st, 2008 at 5:08 AM


He seems like the type who isn't as fond of giving talks or interviews, but he participated energetically for ViVi. From his personal life to love, even about marriage, this is a must-read for its sense of raw-ness!!



ViVi 25th Anniversary Special Interview


AKANISHI JIN Rare Talk

He seems like the type who isn't as fond of giving talks or interviews, but he participated energetically for ViVi. From his personal life to love, even about marriage, this is a must-read for its sense of raw-ness!!


I will be a soccer player in the future!? If the offer came, I would accept it instantly (laugh).

--What kind of child were you during kindergarten?
I can't rememberrr~! (laugh) But, during elementary school, I was good at studying. I kind of remember that for most tests, I would average a score above 80 points [out of 100]... although all of that ended in junior high (laugh).

--Did you take any lessons for anything?
From kindergarten to second grade, I learned calligraphy. My handwriting is really sloppy now, though, so I don't think it helped at all. From third grade until my second year of junior high, I played soccer.

--Do you have any siblings?
I have a little brother; he's three years younger than me. We fought all the time when we were little, but now we occasionally hang out together. About four or five days ago, we went out to play darts.

--You seem to get along pretty well.
Well, since we've gotten older he is partly like a friend, and there are definitely times when I think of him as my kid brother.

--Who are you similar to in your household?
I'm told that appearance-wise, I have a little bit of both parents, but my personality is definitely from my father. We both have a tendency to just run headfirst into things-- like, when I make my own decision, I will definitely carry it out.

--At what age did you enter Johnny's Entertainment?
I was 14 years old. It all started when my mother sent a resume to the agency, but back then I didn't know much about Johnny's so I didn't understand. I was vaguely interested in the entertainment world, or generally just doing work like this, from before. But in reality, even now I still want to be a professional soccer player!! (laugh) Rather, when I grow up I'm really going to be a pro soccer player!! I'll take the offer the second it comes (laugh).

--How confident are you about passing the test to join the team?
Zero confidence!! It's surely impossible. I can't even beat a high school player.... (laugh). If I were to play now, I'd be worn out in the first 15 minutes. Professional athletes are really cool, though, aren't they?

--I think KAT-TUN is pretty cool, too, though?
Oh, well, I guess (laugh). But there are 6 of us, so I'm sure it would be fine if one of us went to be a soccer player! We already have Ueda, who's a boxer. Well, I guess that's enough of that (laugh).

--And, once you were accepted into Johnny's....
I never really thought I would actually get in, but after about a year, even though there was really no specific trigger, I began to think of it as an occupation. It was just a vague feeling, though. I gradually got busier and busier, and it was sad to have less time to see my friends at school.

--Is your outlook on work different now than it was before?
I've become able to separate out work as work, in a good way. Truthfully, there was a time when jobs were suddenly pouring in and I hesitated, but especially since I passed the age of 20, I have realized the importance of "creating a place where I can remain myself."


I'm not really emitting a "Don't talk to me!" aura while I'm out on the streets normally, though (laugh).

--What is your personality really like? Talking with you this way, I get the impression that you're very grounded.
I think that that's true. My strong point is that I hate to lose, and my weakness is that I don't have much of a strong point (laugh). Everything I have is in that hatred of losing. I don't really get into competitions per se at work with others, but I get very frustrated when I can't do something that I've set out to accomplish. Those qualities are very irritating for me... oh, I found another weakness!! My stories don't expand much, as you can see (laugh) [Unsure. Too small @_@].

--What are your friends like?
They're generally very earnest people. Also, very passionate (laugh). Many of them were my classmates from around junior high, which suits me well, and of course there are also people I've met recently, but the trends are similar.

--Who are your friends in the entertainment world?
Yamapi (Yamashita Tomohisa) and Nishikido (Ryo). I was always very close to Yamapi from when we were Juniors..... When we normally hang out together, we don't have any awareness of ourselves as celebrities, and it's really just very normal. We go out to eat, go drinking, things that other guys around the same age would be doing.

--Although you say everything is normal, don't you cause panics when you're recognized on the streets?
Actually, I don't get found out too often (continues P226). In fact, most of the time I'm not recognized. On the few occasions when someone does pick me out, I'll get things like, "Do your best!" and I respond, "Yup, thanks!" but outside of that, I'm not really emitting an aura of "Don't talk to me!" (laugh)

--What happens to you when you drink alcohol?
It depends on the situation, but I get very excited and make a big commotion!

--Are your friends very important to your life?
For me, friends are absolutely necessary. They're really very important. I can't go on without them. I generally don't have as many female friends, but there are girls whom I consider best friends.

--Are you the type who can talk to new people easily?
I can hold a conversation pretty well even with people I meet for the first time. I think I'm pretty good at getting along with people, in general. I'm the type who can talk to my parents about anything, too.

--Even if the person is a woman?
Yeah, it's still fine.

--Even if it's someone you have a crush on?
Huh!? Ummm, I think it's important to approach her from my side, but it takes me a while to really like someone.... well, I guess it depends. There are times when I like someone right away (laugh). That really depends on the person.


I think that I don't change much even when I'm in love. During arguments, I'm more diligent though (laugh).

--Is love an important part of your life?
It's very important!

--What changes when you fall in love? Do you become more diligent?
I think that I basically don't change. Do I become more diligent~!? It depends on the time and place. I think that I am, definitely, during arguments (laugh). I will apologize right away if I'm wrong, but if I'm not, then... If I think I didn't make a mistake, my partner has to come to that realization herself, too. I don't break up with someone right after a fight, though. My relationships actually tend toward the long side.

[I don't know how I feel about "diligent" as a translation for 忠実・まめ. I need to sleep on this, perhaps.]

--Would the cause of the argument be something like an affair!?
I have never cheated on any of my girlfriends!!! I'm serious!!!

--Isn't it a little suspicious that you're so adamant about that? (laugh)
No, no, it's true! No one believes me half the time, but it's really the truth!!

--How do you draw the line for unfaithfulness?
Once the feelings start to emerge. I will go out to dinner with female friends. Of course, I tell my girlfriend about it beforehand. For example, if one of your old friends told you that she needed advice about something, as a friend, you would go, wouldn't you!? If my girlfriend didn't like it, I wouldn't go. I'd think of something.

--Then, will you be true to your girlfriends in the future, too?
Hmm!? The future is hard to say.... (laugh). I can assure you that, as I am now, I won't ever cheat! I'm very confident about this.

--What do you think of the perspective that love = marriage?
Relationships are the starting line for marriage. It depends on the person, but after all, there are things about them that you can't really see until you're together. After experiencing the many things that happen between you, you learn a lot by surpassing obstacles. There's also your respective environments and friends. I would want to get along with my significant other's friends, too..... Marriage is about timing after all of those other things are established, in my opinion. If I got married, it would be fine if my wife were to work, but a little part of me also wants her to focus on the family.

--Are you satisfied with yourself as you are?
No. Umm, if you ask why, I don't have one specific answer, but if the question is whether I am or am not, I'm not. There are a lot of things I want to try in work, so I think it would be nice to try new things while consulting others along the way. I have a vision for myself.

--In a word, what do you think your "title" is?
I'm a furiita (laugh) [freelance worker, not really occupied full-time but floats from job to job to make a living]. Umm, honestly, I don't like being categorized as an idol at all. Or, rather, it doesn't seem like there's a need to try to systematically squeeze people into rigid groups like "idol" or "singer" or "actor." Entertainer? Hmmm, I wonder what the right word is. I'm no one but myself. That's right. My job is being "Akanishi Jin."

--At the end, to ViVi's readers. If there's something you think people should experience in their teens or twenties, please tell us about it.
Age isn't important, but going overseas is definitely something everyone should experience. It's totally fine if it's just a trip or vacation. If you go abroad even once, your perspective and world view will change, and you'll discover new things. I think you'll really begin to see "yourself."
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hmmm..i think he's grown a lot after his stay in LA.. :)
btw, i have a question..does this mean that jin already had a girlfriend before?i mean an official one?..
thnx 4 sharing this laurita(chan)..^^,
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lol...i was thinking that too when i read it. is he saying that he has had girlfriends before that we did not know off, like a girlfriend in LA or maybe he was talking about Kame.....lol...im obviously an AKAME fan....and im glad he is not cheater i think that comment makes him even hotter now.
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lol...i was thinking that too when i read it. is he saying that he has had girlfriends before that we did not know off, like a girlfriend in LA or maybe he was talking about Kame.....lol...im obviously an AKAME fan....and im glad he is not cheater i think that comment makes him even hotter now.


i wud be glad if he is pertaining to kame..haha..^^
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j_silver_k wrote:

lol...i was thinking that too when i read it. is he saying that he has had girlfriends before that we did not know off, like a girlfriend in LA or maybe he was talking about Kame.....lol...im obviously an AKAME fan....and im glad he is not cheater i think that comment makes him even hotter now.


i wud be glad if he is pertaining to kame..haha..^^


Yup i really hope so too....AKAME for life....but im also a PIN fan also....just love their friendship so im glad he mentioned him as well as Ryo because they are the cutest guys ever also im a RYOPI fan so Jin mentioning them together is just super cute.
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j_silver_k wrote:


eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:

lol...i was thinking that too when i read it. is he saying that he has had girlfriends before that we did not know off, like a girlfriend in LA or maybe he was talking about Kame.....lol...im obviously an AKAME fan....and im glad he is not cheater i think that comment makes him even hotter now.


i wud be glad if he is pertaining to kame..haha..^^


Yup i really hope so too....AKAME for life....but im also a PIN fan also....just love their friendship so im glad he mentioned him as well as Ryo because they are the cutest guys ever also im a RYOPI fan so Jin mentioning them together is just super cute.


they're really a bunch of bishies ne?...
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He grows on me more every time I read his answers wow he is a mature guy xD and the gf thing Im not mad or curios LOL he never cheats I love him more now thanks laurita chan
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eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:


eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:

lol...i was thinking that too when i read it. is he saying that he has had girlfriends before that we did not know off, like a girlfriend in LA or maybe he was talking about Kame.....lol...im obviously an AKAME fan....and im glad he is not cheater i think that comment makes him even hotter now.


i wud be glad if he is pertaining to kame..haha..^^


Yup i really hope so too....AKAME for life....but im also a PIN fan also....just love their friendship so im glad he mentioned him as well as Ryo because they are the cutest guys ever also im a RYOPI fan so Jin mentioning them together is just super cute.


they're really a bunch of bishies ne?...


they definitely are....i thinks thats why im sooooooooo attracted to them....drools** just thinking about them hanging out together at a bath house.....lol...im daydreaming about this at work
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j_silver_k wrote:


eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:


eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:

lol...i was thinking that too when i read it. is he saying that he has had girlfriends before that we did not know off, like a girlfriend in LA or maybe he was talking about Kame.....lol...im obviously an AKAME fan....and im glad he is not cheater i think that comment makes him even hotter now.


i wud be glad if he is pertaining to kame..haha..^^


Yup i really hope so too....AKAME for life....but im also a PIN fan also....just love their friendship so im glad he mentioned him as well as Ryo because they are the cutest guys ever also im a RYOPI fan so Jin mentioning them together is just super cute.


they're really a bunch of bishies ne?...


they definitely are....i thinks thats why im sooooooooo attracted to them....drools** just thinking about them hanging out together at a bath house.....lol...im daydreaming about this at work


that wud definitely be a nosebleed..lol..XD
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eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:


eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:


eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:

lol...i was thinking that too when i read it. is he saying that he has had girlfriends before that we did not know off, like a girlfriend in LA or maybe he was talking about Kame.....lol...im obviously an AKAME fan....and im glad he is not cheater i think that comment makes him even hotter now.


i wud be glad if he is pertaining to kame..haha..^^


Yup i really hope so too....AKAME for life....but im also a PIN fan also....just love their friendship so im glad he mentioned him as well as Ryo because they are the cutest guys ever also im a RYOPI fan so Jin mentioning them together is just super cute.


they're really a bunch of bishies ne?...


they definitely are....i thinks thats why im sooooooooo attracted to them....drools** just thinking about them hanging out together at a bath house.....lol...im daydreaming about this at work


that wud definitely be a nosebleed..lol..XD


Gosh one more nosebleed!
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Laurita wrote:


eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:


eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:


eeeney wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:

lol...i was thinking that too when i read it. is he saying that he has had girlfriends before that we did not know off, like a girlfriend in LA or maybe he was talking about Kame.....lol...im obviously an AKAME fan....and im glad he is not cheater i think that comment makes him even hotter now.


i wud be glad if he is pertaining to kame..haha..^^


Yup i really hope so too....AKAME for life....but im also a PIN fan also....just love their friendship so im glad he mentioned him as well as Ryo because they are the cutest guys ever also im a RYOPI fan so Jin mentioning them together is just super cute.


they're really a bunch of bishies ne?...


they definitely are....i thinks thats why im sooooooooo attracted to them....drools** just thinking about them hanging out together at a bath house.....lol...im daydreaming about this at work


that wud definitely be a nosebleed..lol..XD


Gosh one more nosebleed!


sometimes you just cant help it....thinking about Jin and other hot Je boys is just.....i cant even think of words for it......lol..... people at my work place are asking me why i keep blushing and look al flushed and dazed...i need stop daydreaming about Jin.
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haha even at work....tho i understand you! Demo they night then guess you are not wuite working^^ I guess nothing is done for blushing in your work itself!

But the new jin pics are.....kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaㅣ먼ㅇ뢰챻뮨잏류ㅕㅁㅇ뇿
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haha even at work....tho i understand you! Demo they night then guess you are not wuite working^^ I guess nothing is done for blushing in your work itself!

But the new jin pics are.....kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaㅣ먼ㅇ뢰챻뮨잏류ㅕㅁㅇ뇿


They are hot......heck im still trying to get over Jins hairstyle from Dont u ever stop PV. i love his hair like dat its different and sexy. but anythin jin is sexy sooo....kyaaaaa!!!!!
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Laurita wrote:

haha even at work....tho i understand you! Demo they night then guess you are not wuite working^^ I guess nothing is done for blushing in your work itself!

But the new jin pics are.....kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaㅣ먼ㅇ뢰챻뮨잏류ㅕㅁㅇ뇿


They are hot......heck im still trying to get over Jins hairstyle from Dont u ever stop PV. i love his hair like dat its different and sexy. but anythin jin is sexy sooo....kyaaaaa!!!!!


me too! Totally a fan of his DUES hair! Too bad it takes such a long time to do! We could have seen him more wth that!

However, i need to shoot his stylist! The lovejuice solo perf ,SHOT and the oxy CM and some of his outfits of CTKT are terrible!!! He still managed to look hot but still!!!!
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Laurita wrote:


j_silver_k wrote:


Laurita wrote:

haha even at work....tho i understand you! Demo they night then guess you are not wuite working^^ I guess nothing is done for blushing in your work itself!

But the new jin pics are.....kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaㅣ먼ㅇ뢰챻뮨잏류ㅕㅁㅇ뇿


They are hot......heck im still trying to get over Jins hairstyle from Dont u ever stop PV. i love his hair like dat its different and sexy. but anythin jin is sexy sooo....kyaaaaa!!!!!


me too! Totally a fan of his DUES hair! Too bad it takes such a long time to do! We could have seen him more wth that!

However, i need to shoot his stylist! The lovejuice solo perf ,SHOT and the oxy CM and some of his outfits of CTKT are terrible!!! He still managed to look hot but still!!!!


Totally agree....i first wen i saw tha lovejuice solo perf i was like wat is he wearing....my friend who doesnt kno him was like is that a girl. stupid stylist...i think he is only doing that so that the attention is not just on him but on the other members. but i think even junnos outift was ugly on him.
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