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Amanda
01 January 2012 @ 12:40 am

0409
Vol. 83 "Dramatic"
We asked the star about his new drama, his first series after two years. On screen, Yamapi makes our hearts flutter, but he asserts that his day-to-day life is in fact completely normal. It seems his life is far from dramatic...
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Amanda
05 December 2011 @ 10:54 pm

0409
Vol. 82 "HIT!!"
Whether it's fashion or food, once Yamapi finds something he likes, he can't get enough of it. What's his latest fave item? We give you a look into his private life, from an interesting book he read to what's been on his mind lately.

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Amanda
11 November 2011 @ 01:10 pm

0409
Vol. 81 "Lies"
"I don't like lies, but then again, I don't usually notice them. Anyway, I would get tired of constantly suspecting a friend or girlfriend of lying." Yamapi says this with a smile, but explains that he only began thinking this way recently. We also asked him some burning questions about love and relationships.

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Current Music: Greeeen - Haruka
 
 
Amanda
16 October 2011 @ 01:26 am
Title: My Sincerest Apologies

I am truly sorry for recently making inappropriate comments that have offended and caused trouble
for you all.

I regret saying things that I had no right to say as an industry outsider.

My brother never talks to me about his work.
In spite of this, I selfishly wrote my own thoughts about the situation.
From the bottom of my heart, I offer my sincerest apologies.



There is no excuse for what I did.*

*[Very literal translation of moshi-wake arimasen-deshita, which can simply denote that someone is extremely sorry for their actions. Previously translated as I am truly sorry]

Source: Yamashita Rina's Official Blog
 
 
Amanda
On the 14th, KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya (25) participated in a press conference in Kawasaki city to talk about the upcoming Nihon TV drama Yokai Ningen Bem. Kamenashi stars in the drama, which will air on Saturdays at 9 pm beginning October 22.

Regarding the separation of fellow idols Yamashita Tomohisa (26) and Nishikido Ryo (26) from their former group, NEWS, Kamenashi commented, "I think it's a decision they came to after working together for many years." The KAT-TUN member is particularly close to Yamashita after forming the temporary unit Shuji and Akira in 2005 and together producing the hit single "Seishun Amigo", but he relayed that he had not spoken to Yamashita about the split before the announcement was made.

Last year KAT-TUN saw the withdrawal of one of its members, Akanishi Jin (27), but "the situations are different, so you can't compare the two", Kamenashi said. He shrugged off suggestions of his own departure from KAT-TUN, saying, "Absolutely not. There's zero chance of that."

Source: Sanspo

You know it's getting bad when people start trying to predict the next idol to abandon their group. But on the bright side, Kame is apparently seen as of the same level as Jin, Yamapi, and Ryo. I just thought this was funny, and I wanted to translate it so you could appreciate the humor as well. :)

Amanda
 
 
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Amanda
Update: This blog post was taken down shortly after it was published, due to negative reactions of many fans to Rina's words. Another post was made to apologize for this one, which I have translated and posted.

Title: Hm...

Hello☆

It's the holiday weekend! ♪ And we were blessed with such nice fall weather!

But I didn't feel like going out, so I stayed home and read books (lol)


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Amanda
08 October 2011 @ 10:48 pm
I'm sure by now you've probably heard about Yamapi and Ryo leaving NEWS to focus on other activities. It's hard to accept, but we must respect both of their decisions, because they have the right to live their lives the way they choose. I think that a new 4-member NEWS will be able to shine brighter now that all of its members have similar star status, Ryo will thrive in Kanjani8 as always, and hopefully, Yamapi will do well in his solo activities.

To be sure, I will continue to translate Yamapi's 0409 column as long as he continues to write it. I have always liked Yamapi for who he is, not for the group he was in or even the quality of his work. I hope that in reading these columns you have also come to love his personality, the way he works so hard for what he loves, and how he thinks very seriously about his life and career.

I hope that you will continue to support him as a solo artist and in his future activities, and cherish ;) the memories you have of NEWS' time as a 6-, 8- and 9-member group.

Thank you always,

Amanda
 
 
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Amanda
02 October 2011 @ 04:41 pm

0409
Vol. 80 "Refresh!!"
This summer, Yamapi has earned himself an extended vacation from work, the first since he joined Johnny's Jr. in 6th grade! Allowing himself to refresh by traveling Europe and doing things around the house is also a great way to get motivated for work!

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Amanda
02 September 2011 @ 03:55 pm

0409
Vol. 79 "Rebellion"
Later in life you come to regret not listening to adults and bursting out in anger. Yamapi recalls some bittersweet memories of his rebellious period.
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Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Ayaka - Kimi ga iru kara
 
 
Amanda
31 July 2011 @ 06:16 pm
0409
Vol. 78 "color"
"Every person has a certain color about them. You can tell if a child's gonna grow up to be a troublemaker just by looking at them!" Yamapi explains after the photo shoot. He tells us his favorite colors and scenery for this month's keyword, "color". 
    
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