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Comments from Yamapi, Ryo Nishikido, and NEWS members

23:43 JST October 7, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Comments from newly-departed and remaining NEWS members, reports TV Asahi.


Tomohisa Yamashita:

“One of my biggest achievements has been to be able to work in a group called NEWS, and to have had so many fans support us.  Going solo will be a challenge.  I know that it’ll feel different and I’ll go through hard times unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, but I want to use the skills that I’ve learned in NEWS to each and every job I do from now on.  I’ll do my best and stay focused so I hope I can stay good rivals with the other five guys.”


Ryo Nishikido:

“It has been an amazing experience to have been given the chance to work in both NEWS and Kanjani8, and I want to say a huge thank you to all of my fans who supported the Nishikido in NEWS.  Being part of two groups, there were scheduling conflicts that couldn’t be resolved no matter how hard I tried.  I felt bad because it was getting very difficult to plan CD releases and concert tours on both sides, which ultimately lead to this decision.  I wish Koyama, Kato, Masuda, and Tegoshi all the best in delivering a new NEWS.”


Keiichiro Koyama:

“We talked over and over again until we reached this decision.  We might be working separately now, but the four of us will carry on what we have all done for the past 8 years.  We promise to work harder than we ever have, and we will move forward.  I hope you will continue to support us.”


Shigeaki Kato:

“I want to take this decision in up front, and work as hard as I can to build a new NEWS.  I hope that you will continue to support the two and four of us from now on like you always have.”


Takahisa Masuda:

“I love the NEWS we have built together, and all these guys will still be my best friends.  And to all of the fans who have supported the group that I love, you’re still my best friends too.  These two will be working separately from us now, but I promise to work as hard as I can so that you’ll continue to support us.”


Yuya Tegoshi:

“I want to say I’m sorry to all of the NEWS fans who have waited so long for us to get together again.  But I want to think positively about this move, and work hard to be able to make great music because it’s for you, the fans who I love, and who have always supported us.  We’ll be different, but I hope we can still love one another.  I hope you will continue to support us.”

  1. kamemama
    03:51 JST October 8, 2011 at 3:51 AM

    Thanks a lot.

    • 14:38 JST October 11, 2011 at 2:38 PM


      You’re welcome (T_T)

      Momo xoxo

  2. 04:41 JST October 8, 2011 at 4:41 AM

    This is all I wanted to read… their thoughts! Thanks for sharing this. I will continue to support those 6 guys =3

    • 14:38 JST October 11, 2011 at 2:38 PM


      You’re welcome!
      I’ll keep supporting them too!

      Momo xoxo

  3. 11:48 JST October 8, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    The reasons cited by Ryo-Chan don’t make sense. If it were really that difficult to juggle he wouldn’t have lasted so long. He’ll probably would have told the jimusho about his difficulties instead of working so hard and persisting for so long.

    • Andrea
      00:42 JST October 10, 2011 at 12:42 AM

      Exactly. Cant help feeling that johnny is just up to something.

    • 14:39 JST October 11, 2011 at 2:39 PM


      A lot of the media here have been saying that Kanjani8’s increasing popularity has been limited because Ryo had to juggle between the two, so it was probably a decision made in the best interest of both groups… :s

      Momo xoxo

      • 20:10 JST October 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM

        @ Momo:

        The media in Japan is actually claiming that Kanjani8’s rise in popularity has been hindered by Ryo’s activities in NEWS? I don’t understand. That’s BS for me. NEWS has been doing nothing for almost a year now so how come it’s limiting Kanjani8’s popularity?

        BTW, thanks for translating all of these.

  4. sarahM
    14:50 JST October 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Sad… I don’t even follow this group closely- I’m more into Kpop. I do however like KAT-TUN and have watched bits of NewS concerts. I was disappointed with Yamapi’s comment because it seemed kind of empty. This translation is a bit sugar-coated, I think, because the other translations I’ve read are colder and less fluffy.

    Not that it’s a bad decision to go solo- he has more than enough talent. But it’s sad how Japanese idols who leave their groups (This happened with Jin from KT too) leave so… casually, for lack of a better word. I don’t know it’s just… The so-called “leader” never seemed that happy in NewS, but he doesn’t sound that sad about leaving.

    • 14:42 JST October 11, 2011 at 2:42 PM


      It’s hard to translate without seeing how they said it 😦
      The news reports I’ve seen had different people voice their comments, which were very neutral.

      It’s strange how the Asian entertainment industry works isn’t it? Hm…..

      Thanks for commenting!

      Momo xoxo

  5. Aysha
    20:22 JST October 10, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    it’s better this way…still love you guys!!

    • 14:43 JST October 11, 2011 at 2:43 PM


      Me too!!!

      Momo xoxo

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