Being afraid of girls and staring at duck tape were some of the things NYC members confessed to during a TV guest appearance on May 29, reports Techinsight.
It has been reported during the TV show “火曜曲 (Kayou-kyoku)“, Ryosuke Yamada and Yuri Chinen opened up about their personal problems with being shy to one of the show’s hosts, Makiko Esumi.
“I have trouble talking to girls,” Yamada said.
“I spent three months shooting a drama, but I never got used to the others,” Chinen said.
The drama Chinen had been talking about was the 2012 drama “最高の人生の終わり方〜エンディングプランナー〜 (Saikou no Jinsei no Owari-kata ~Ending Planner~)”, where Chinen’s senior Tomohisa Yamashita had been playing the lead character. Perhaps it was being in the same environment as his senior which got him nervous, but Chinen added he did not know how to talk his co-stars or production staff members.
“I spent my time staring at duck tape,” he said.
Although it might sound like a joke, it has been reported Chinen’s co-star and “火曜曲 (Kayou-kyoku)” regular Atsuko Maeda had said it was the truth.
“He’d sit in the corner of the dressing room and play with duck tape,” she said.
In response to their problems, Esumi told the boys that their own actions could not only push away people, but also themselves.
“I think that saying you’re ‘shy’ is acceptable for kids at primary school. If an adult says they’re ‘shy’, I think it makes you more closed off. So stop using the phrase ‘shy’,” she said.
Let’s hope the boys of NYC can overcome their problems!
NYC member Yuma Nakayama will start studying at one of Japan’s oldest universities from April, reports Nikkan Sports.
The Johnny’s talent had attended the world premiere of Disney’s latest movie “John Carter” in Los Angeles on February 22 where he had commented on his future plans.
“I’m going to graduate from high school, and now I’ve been accepted to start studying at Komazawa University from April. I hope I can balance my work between university and showbiz.”
Other Johnny’s talents who will be starting university this April include Hey! Say! JUMP’s Keito Okamoto, who will be going to Sophia University, and Kota Yabu, who will be going to Waseda University.
But for now, it has been reported Nakayama had been taking in his first time on the red carpet in Hollywood.
“I enjoyed taking each and every step,” he said.
The Johnny’s talent is making his voice actor debut for the Japanese version of “John Carter”, where he voices the main character, captain John Carter, who is mysteriously transported to Mars and becomes entangled in a conflict on the planet.
Hey! Say! JUMP’s concert in Yokohama was video linked to Kansai Johnny’s Jr.’s concert in Osaka as the two groups performed together on May 5, reports Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports Online, and web The Television.
“I’m getting goosebumps knowing that we’ve got twice as many fans here today!!,” said Hikaru Yaotome.
The video link between the Yokohama Arena and Osaka-jo Hall meant the east and west talents could perform “世界がひとつになるまで (Sekai ga Hitotsu ni naru made)” together and allowed NYC members Ryosuke Yamada (17), Yuri Chinen (17), and Yuma Nakayama (17) to perform their songs together.
It has been reported the latest fibre-optics technology had been used to link the east and west cities together in order to reduce the time lag between video and audio feeds as much as possible. A representative from Johnny’s & Associates had said this technology is used in TV these days, but it is the first time it has been used for a concert in Japan.
It was also a double surprise for upcoming birthday boy Yamada. The talent turns 18 on May 9, and to celebrate, the 15,000 fans in Yokohama and 15,000 fans in Osaka all sang Happy Birthday for him.
“I said I would get taller and cooler when I was 18 but I haven’t been able to so…can I delay this until I’m 30?” Yamada said.
While the other members teased him he wouldn’t grow any taller, Yamada said, “don’t you know that men keep growing until they’re 25!!”
During the concert Hey! Say! JUMP’s Kota Yabu reminded people about another upcoming celebration, Mother’s Day.
“We always go in groups to the florist to buy carnations because we’re all embarrassed to go alone…,” he said.
Yesterday’s concert was a surprise for fans, who got see 200 Johnny’s talents and Johnny’s Jr. talents in one concert including Hey! Say! JUMP concert guests Yuta Tamamori (Kis-My-Ft2), and Kansai Johnny’s Jr. concert guests Hiroki Uchi, Taisuke Fujigaya (Kis-My-Ft2), and Hiromitsu Kitayama (Kis-My-Ft2).
Another story that unfolded during the concert was when it was revealed professional baseball player Yuki Saito uses NYC’s “勇気100% (Yuki 100%)” as his entrance song during matches, much to the delight of NYC members.
“I heard about this during school when my mum text me, I was so surprised. It makes me feel confident,” Yamada said.
“Being in the same generation, I hope we can get everyone’s spirits up as well,” Chinen said.
“As a baseball fan I am so happy,” Nakayama said.
As part of the Marching J project, it has been reported 40 per cent of electricity was saved during the Hey! Say! JUMP concert.