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Tatsuya Ueda’s bittersweet crush

11:04 JST September 10, 2012 3 comments

KAT-TUN’s Tatsuya Ueda gave fans a look slightly sad, yet real story about his love life in the October edition of Poporo magazine, reports Johnny’s Kenkyukai.

 

It has been reported when pop stars talk about their love life, most of the time it is either brief or something which happened when they were at primary or junior high school.  But in this month’s Poporo, Ueda told a slightly different story, which is also likely to be recent.

“Once there was a girl I really liked, and when we had dinner together it was so much fun and we got along so well we lost track of time.  Then we went on dates, and I began to like her even more.  But after the fourth date, I began to think that something wasn’t right.  I really liked her, but I had this feeling that it wouldn’t work out if we started going out…  In the end, I never told her I had feelings for her, and that was that.  It was a really unfortunate decision because I did like her.”

 

While it is difficult to put a date to the word “once”, it is quite clear this is not a story from his childhood if they went out for dinner.  The fact they went on four dates could also indicate the lady had feelings for Ueda too.  It is also difficult to imagine a young Ueda, or any young person for that matter, being able to give up on a relationship while he still had feelings for her unless he had had enough dating experience to notice the small things he knows are important in a relationship.

 

Either way, even if the story did not have a happy ending, it did give a glimpse into how much Ueda values his relationships.

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What’s going on with Junnosuke Taguchi’s relationship with Rena Komine?

17:08 JST September 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Rena Komine

Rumor has it KAT-TUN’s Junnosuke Taguchi might be getting married to actress Rena Komine soon, reports Gekiura! Geino Japan.

 

Cyzowoman has reported the two had been spotted on dates since 2007, and had been caught going on holiday to Hawaii in 2009.

 

A July issue of weekly gossip magazine Shukan Josei had reported the couple were pretty much living together in Taguchi’s apartment in Tokyo, and have been seen together taking their dog for a walk.

 

But ever since the first scandals came out about Komine and Taguchi, Komine had been fading from the public eye.  By October last year she had even stopped writing in her blog.

 

It has been reported things started to change for Komine on July 15 this year when she re-launched her blog, and announced she had opened up her own beauty salon ELEMENTS OF FOUR SEASONS. The salon offers organic makeup products, organic foods, and even gives customers the chance to create their own power stone bracelets.

 

It has been reported Komine’s next move is to start thinking about settling down.

“Rena Komine hasn’t had any acting jobs lately and she doesn’t seem to have any regrets about it either.  Apparently she’s thinking about marrying Taguchi as soon as her beauty salon business gets on track.  The only problem is that he’s a Johnny’s talent so it won’t be easy.  Taguchi’s only options could be to either leave KAT-TUN or leave the agency altogether.  Taguchi doesn’t have too many jobs himself so it’s highly likely,” one source said.

 

Another source said Komine is already threatening Taguchi’s career.

“A number of times Johnny’s have warned Taguchi to break up with Komine.  Not because he’s a pop star, but probably more because Komine is a bad influence.  Some information indicates she used to work in something similar to the adult-entertainment business, and she’s been spotted walking down the streets wearing skimpy outfits.  The staff who work with Taguchi are worried these things could damage his reputation,” an publicity agency leader said.

 

Although neither have admitted to being in a relationship, for many Taguchi fans, Komine’s presence is not exactly welcoming.  Things might be different if she retires from the public eye completely, but in the mean time, all fans can do is wait and see what happens.

 

I wasn’t planning on writing this story, but because I’ve read stories about Rena Komine in a few different places, I thought I might as well – Momo.

Head’s up, Kamenashi sweat might fall on crowds during DREAM BOYS

14:55 JST September 3, 2012 2 comments

KAT-TUN’s Kazuya Kamenashi and the cast of stage show DREAM BOYS had their first full run through on September 2 and said they hope to have a injury-free season, reports News 24.

 

Kamenashi, Hey! Say! JUMP’s Hikaru Yaotome, Kis-My-Ft2′s Yuta Tamamori, Toshiya Miyata and Kento Senga will spend most of September performing the stage show, which has been performed by Johnny’s talents since 2004.  The coming of age story features songs, dance, flying acrobatics, and even boxing.

 

Afterwards, Kamenashi told reporters at the rehearsal he was happy there were not any problems during the rehearsal.

“It was my first time going through the whole show on stage.  I was a little nervous.”

 

It has been reported Kamenashi was not the only person who was nervous.  The production team have been double checking all safety measures for their lead man ever since Japanese kabuki performer Somegoro Ichikawa had broken some bones after falling during his own stage performance.

“You have no idea what could happen so we’re doing our best to keep an eye on things and I need to keep reminding myself that what I’m doing is dangerous.  I hope Somegoro-san make it back on stage as soon as possible,” Kamenashi said.

 

This DREAM BOYS season will feature flying acrobatics for the first time since 2010.  The stunt was taken out of last year’s season because frequent aftershocks from the March 11 Japan Earthquake had meant it was not safe enough to carry them out.  It has been reported fans will get to see some new flying acrobatic sequences too, and Kamenashi said he can do them because his fans are there watching him.

“To be honest, today was the first time I’ve been able to pull off this stunt.  It makes a huge difference when there are people in the seats, they give me confidence,” he said.

 

It has been reported one reporter at yesterday’s rehearsal noticed Kamenashi had the longest time in the air, and said to the Johnny’s talent that “you’re dropping ‘Kame-jiru (referring to his sweat)’.  Are you concerned some of it might fall on your fans?”

“I know.  But I take a shower at least four times a day so don’t worry,” Kamenashi said.

 

Kamenashi also said he was looking forward to how fans would react to his performance with Yaotome, Tamamori, Miyata, and Senga this season.

“The five of us made this stage to bring out the best in us, and I think you’ll be able to see different parts of it throughout the show.”

 

To see a video of the rehearsal on morning TV, click here.

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