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NYC are literally very shy guys

17:30 JST June 1, 2012 1 comment

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!

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Yuma Nakayama becomes another Johnny’s talent starting university this April

11:53 JST February 27, 2012 4 comments

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.

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Hey! Say! JUMP and Kansai Johnny’s Jr. perform together in two different cities

11:07 JST May 6, 2011 2 comments

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.

Every Johnny’s talent to take part in relief project

14:04 JST March 20, 2011 12 comments

Johnny’s & Associates will launch a new relief project involving every one of their talents to support the victims of the Japan earthquake, it was revealed on March 19, reports Sponichi Annex and Sports Hochi.

It has been reported the project will include a charity CD sale and events.

On March 18, a truck originally intended to transport concert equipment, instead transported everyday needs like disposable baby diapers and disinfectant to affected areas in Iwate prefecture.  Johnny’s talents Hideaki Takizawa (28), Tsubasa Imai (29), and Yuma Nakayama (17) helped to load the goods onto the truck.

“Our fans have supported us, now we want to give something back to them,” Imai said.

“If we can help motivate people to do something by doing it ourselves, I think there’s a need for all of us (at Johnny’s) to get together and ask our fans to help out as well,” Takizawa said.

Following the 1995 Kobe earthquake, 13 Johnny’s talents from the Kansai region, or with connections to Kansai had formed “J-FRIENDS” (TOKIO, KinKi Kids, and V6).  The special group released CDs and held performances to raise money for earthquake victims.

It has been reported that other talents had said they wanted to help out if another charity group were to be formed, and it is expected that this project will be bigger than ever.  The group will even include Johnny’s senior Masahiko Kondo, Shonentai, SMAP, and Arashi.

Johnny’s General Election 2011: The results (translation 8/8)

16:15 JST January 29, 2011 24 comments

Who’s Number 1 in each category?

Is it surprising?  Did you expect this?  The general election has brought some interesting results!

Monthly TV Guide (January 27 – February 28 2011)

Best Singer

1. Tsuyoshi Domoto (KinKi Kids) – 10 votes

2. Masayuki Sakamoto (V6) – 8 votes

3. Yuya Tegoshi (NEWS) – 6 votes

4. Satoshi Ohno (Arashi) – 2 votes

Best Dancer

1. Noriyuki Higashiyama (Shonentai) – 9 votes

1. Satoshi Ohno (Arashi) – 9 votes

3. Go Morita (V6) – 5 votes

4. Tomoyuki Yara (Musical Academy) – 4 votes

5. Tomohisa Yamashita (NEWS) – 2 votes

5. Jin Akanishi – 2 votes

Best Actor

1. Kazunari Ninomiya (Arashi) – 10 votes

2. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (SMAP) – 5 votes

3. Tomoya Nagase (TOKIO) – 4 votes

4. Takuya Kimura (SMAP) – 3 votes

5. Junichi Okada (V6) – 2 votes

5. Satoshi Ohno (Arashi) – 2 votes

5. Ryo Nishikido (NEWS/Kanjani8) – 2 votes

Talent I spend a lot of time hanging out with

1. Yuichi Nakamaru (KAT-TUN) – 7 votes

2. Shingo Murakami (Kanjani8) – 3 votes

2. Koki Tanaka (KAT-TUN) – 3 votes

2. Junnosuke Taguchi (KAT-TUN) – 3 votes

2. Hey! Say! JUMP members – 3 votes

Talent I most admire

1. Masahiko Kondo – 6 votes

2. Koichi Domoto (KinKi Kids) – 5 votes

3. All seniors – 4 votes

3. Everyone in Johnny’s – 4 votes

5.  Takuya Kimura (SMAP) – 2 votes

5. Shingo Katori (SMAP) – 2 votes

5. Tomoya Nagase (TOKIO) – 2 votes

5. Masahiro Matsuoka (TOKIO) – 2 votes

5. Satoshi Ohno (Arashi) – 2 votes

5. Hideaki Takizawa (Tackey & Tsubasaa ) – 2 votes

Most athletic

1. Yuri Chinen (Hey! Say! JUMP/NYC) – 8 votes

2. Noriyuki Higashiyama (Shonentai) – 5 votes

3. Tatsuya Yamaguchi (TOKIO) – 4 votes

3. Masahiro Matsuoka (TOKIO) – 4 votes

5. Takahisa Masuda (NEWS) – 3 votes

Most spoilt

1. Yuri Chinen (Hey! Say! JUMP/NYC) – 10 votes

2. Ryo Nishikido (NEWS/Kanjani8) – 2 votes

2. Ryosuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP/NYC) – 2 votes

2. Yuya Tegoshi (NEWS) – 2 votes

Talent with most number of hobbies

1. Junnosuke Taguchi (KAT-TUN) – 5 votes

2. Tomoya Nagase (TOKIO) – 4 votes

2. Shota Yasuda (Kanjani8) – 4 votes

2. Yuto Nakajima (Hey! Say! JUMP) – 4 votes

5. Taichi Kokubun (TOKIO) – 3 votes


1. Sho Sakurai (Arashi) – 9 votes

2. Yoshihiko Inohara (V6) – 3 votes

2. Shigeaki Kato (NEWS) – 3 votes

4. Kazukiyo Nishikiori (Shonentai) – 2 votes

4. Koichi Domoto (KinKi Kids) – 2 votes

4. Yuto Nakajima (Hey! Say! JUMP) – 2 votes

4. Kota Yabu (Hey! Say! JUMP) – 2 votes

Talent I want to collaborate with

1. Tomoya Nagase (TOKIO) – 3 votes

1. Yuichi Nakamaru (KAT-TUN) – 3 votes

3. Shingo Katori (SMAP) – 2 votes

3. Tatsuya Yamaguchi (TOKIO) – 2 votes

3. Taichi Kokubun (TOKIO) – 2 votes

3. Koichi Domoto (KinKi Kids) – 2 votes

3. Tsuyoshi Domoto (KinKi Kids) – 2 votes

3. Satoshi Ohno (Arashi) – 2 votes

3. Yu Yokoyama (Kanjani8) – 2 votes

3. Kajani8 – 2 votes

3. Anyone – 2 votes

Fave TV show starring a Johnny’s talent

1. “ザ!鉄腕!DASH!! (The! Tetsuwan! DASH!!)” – 5 votes

2. “僕らの音楽 (Bokura no Ongaku)” – 3 votes

2. “世界の果てまでイッテQ! (Sekai no Hate made ItteQ!)” – 3 votes

4. “SMAP X SMAP” – 2 votes

4. “中井正弘のブラックバラエティ (Masahiro Nakai’s Black Variety)” – 2 votes

4. “ぷっすま (Pussuma)” – 2 votes

4. “学校へ行こう (Gakko he Ikou)” – 2 votes

4. “嵐にしやがれ (Arashi ni Shiyagare)” – 2 votes

Fave movie starring a Johnny’s talent

1. “ピカ☆ンチ (Pikanchi)” movie series – 4 votes

2. “SPACE BATTLESHIP Yamato” –  3 votes

2. “木更津キャッツアイ ワールドシリーズ(Kisarazu Cat’s Eye World Series)” – 3 votes

4. “HERO” – 2 votes

4. “SP 野望篇 (SP Yabo Episode)” – 2 votes

4. “花より男子F (Hanayori Dango F)” –  2 votes

4. “硫黄島からの手紙 (Letters from Iwo Jima)” – 2 votes

4. “スノープリンス 禁じられた恋のメロディ (Snow Price Kinjirareta Koi no Melody)” – 2 votes

Fave Johnny’s song

1. “オレンジ (Orange)” by SMAP – 3 votes

2. “Bonnie Butterfly” by KinKi Kids – 2 votes

2. “きっと大丈夫 (Kitto Daijyobu)” by Arashi – 2 votes

Johnny’s General Election 2011: NYC (translation 7/8)

15:41 JST January 29, 2011 10 comments

For our momentous first edition of “月間TVガイド (Monthly TV Guide)”, the super popular stars of Johnny’s have come together to congratulate us!  And we’ve finally been able to do the, perhaps, unimaginable!?  It’s a Johnny’s ranking chosen by Johnny’s talents.

Monthly TV Guide (January 27 – February 28 2011)


Q1. Best singer

Q2. Best dancer

Q3. Best actor

Q4. Talent I spend a lot of time hanging out with

Q5. Talent I most admire

Q6. Most athletic

Q7. Most spoilt

Q8. Talent with most number of hobbies

Q9. Smartest

Q10. Talent I want to collaborate with

Q11. Fave TV show starring a Johnny’s talent

Q12. Fave movie starring a Johnny’s talent

Q13. Fave Johnny’s song


Yuri Chinen

A1. Satoshi Ohno (Arashi)

A2. Satoshi Ohno (Arashi)

A3. Satoshi Ohno and Kazunari Ninomiya (Arashi)

A4. Ryosuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP/NYC) and Daiki Arioka (Hey! Say! JUMP).  Other than the members, I play online games with Yuichi Nakamaru-kun (KAT-TUN) too.

A5. Satoshi Ohno (Arashi)

A6. Me.  I don’t think many people can beat me.

A7. Me.  I’m still and probably always will be spoilt.

A8. Yuto Nakajima (Hey! Say! JUMP).  He plays the drums, photography, tap dancing…he’s got a lot of hobbies.

A9. Kota Yabu (Hey! Say! JUMP).  He knows a lot about music, like genres.

A10. Satoshi Ohno (Arashi).  I want to make a duo called Satoshi&Yuri!

A11. “嵐の宿題くん (Arashi no Shukudaikun)”.  I loved the way how it was a really relaxed midnight show.

A12. “花より男子ファイナル (Hanayori Dango Final)”.  It was fun.

A13. “素晴らしき世界 (Subarashiki Sekai)” by Arashi.  It’s a song from their album, but I really love it.

Yuma Nakayama

A1. Masayuki Sakamoto (V6).  I once had the opportunity to see his stage show and hearing him sing amazed me.

A2. Tsubasa Imai (Tackey & Tsubasa) and Tomoyuki Yara (Musical Academy).  When I worked with them on “PLAYZONE” I thought they were amazing.

A3. Takuya Kimura (SMAP).  He’s invincible.  He was so cool in “Pride”.

A4. Everyone in 7WEST.  I meet a lot of them in my spare time and we have lots of fun.

A5. Masahiko Kondo.  He’s so mature, natural, and friendly.  I admire him as a person and a man.

A6. Yuri Chinen (Hey! Say! JUMP/NYC).  His acrobatics are amazing.

A7. Yuri Chinen (Hey! Say! JUMP/NYC).  I see him getting spoilt by Yamada a lot.

A8. Me.  I’ve always loved fishing and walking.  I play the violin and I’ve started learning the piano.

A9. Sho Sakurai (Arashi).  Because he’s in the news, he looks smart.

A10. Yu Yokoyama (Kanjani8).  As another Kansai-born talent, he’s the senior I admire.  I want to play the drums with him.  (In terms of acting characters) I want to do a bad guy role competition.

A11. “関ジャニ8のジャニ勉 (Kanjani8’s Janiben)” .  Eight are in it, and it’s so funny.  I was invited to go on the “ほんじゃに! (Honjani!)” part of “Janiben” a few times when it was still on.

A12. “スノープリンス 禁じられた恋のメロディ (Snow Prince Kinjirareta Koi no Melody)”.  I went to Belgium with Shintaro (Morimoto).  It’s a good movie.

A13. “関風ファイティング (Kanfu Fighting)” by Kanjani8.  This song means a lot to me because it was on when I joined the agency and I was a back dancer for it during their concerts.

Ryosuke Yamada

A1. Yuya Tegoshi (NEWS)

A2. Satoshi Ohno (Arashi).  Of course Ohno-kun, but there are also lots of good junior dancers too.

A3. Kazunari Ninomiya (Arashi)

A4. JUMP members.  I don’t think I get the chance to hang out with anyone else…

A5. Koichi Domoto (KinKi Kids).  He’s always been the senior I admire!

A6. Yuri Chinen (Hey! Say! JUMP/NYC)

A7. Yuri Chinen (Hey! Say! JUMP/NYC).  He still hugs me a lot.  But, I can’t help but forgive him (laughs).

A8. Yuto Nakajima (Hey! Say! JUMP).  He plays the drums, cajon, does horseback riding, lots of things!

A9. Yuto Nakajima (Hey! Say! JUMP).  He knows a lot of trivia facts.

A10. Koichi Domoto (KinKi Kids).  I wish I could go on stage with him for “SHOCK” but…I’m not ready for that now!  What I’d be capable of right now would be a stage show that’s happy with a few serious scenes scattered about (laughs).

A11. “天才!志村どうぶつ園 (Tensai! Shimura’s Doubutsuen)”.  I love animals.  They’re so cute!

A12. “ごくせん (Gokusen)”.  I saw it because Takaki-kun was in it, but it was fun.

A13. “愛のかたまり (Ai no Katamari)” by KinKi Kids.

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Oricon Weekly Charts January 17 (Single, Album, General DVD)

13:42 JST January 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Johnny’s Single Charts Top 50 (Japan)

10. 「ありがとう」〜世界のどこにいても〜 

(Arigato ~Sekai no Dokoni itemo~)

Hey! Say! JUMP Last week: 8
Peak: 1


13. 果てない空 

(Hatenai Sora)

Arashi Last week: 11
Peak: 1


35. CHANGE UR WORLD KAT-TUN Last week: 34
Peak: 1


46. Monster Arashi Last week: below top 50
Peak: 1


47. よく遊びよく学べ NYC Last week: below top 50
Peak: 1


Johnny’s Album Charts Top 50 (Japan)




(Boku no Miteiru Fukei)

Arashi Last week: 19
Peak: 1




All the BEST! 1999 – 2009 Arashi Last week: 41
Peak: 1


Johnny’s DVD Chart Top 20 (Japan)



Peak: 1




Peak: 1




We are SMAP!  2010 CONCERT DVD SMAP Last week: 16
Peak: 1




ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5 X 10 Arashi Last week: below top 20
Peak: 1



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