Q1 : What is your favourite country in the world?
Japan. Isn’t it obvious?! The best country is the one you live in!! Probably the 2nd one is Hawaii.
Q2 : Your best 3 country you want to see?
1st place: America, or better, Hawaii. 2nd place: India. I want to see its culture. 3rd place: China. It’s the country that has force right now.
Q3 : What’s your favourite dish in the world?
White rice with miso soup. I like potatoes most among all the ingredients. As side dish? Uhm, if there’s fish, it’s ok.
Q4 : What is the foreign dish you are able to cook?
Since omuraisu is called “western food”, is it ok for “foreign dish” too? (laughs) My pride is boiled eggs!
Q5 : The first foreign country you went to?
Hawaii. During Jr. time we went there for work[*], and I enjoyed myself so much that I though “It’s good I entered in the Johnny’s company”.
Q6 : The greatest happening you lived when you were in a foreign country?
Not long time ago, when I went to Korea for work, I realized at the airport that I had forgot the passport, so I returned at home to pick it up, and I take another flight (cries).
Q7 : The most important memory you have about a trip outside for work?
I enjoyed myself every time, wherever I went, but I guess it’s Hawaii. Because I’ve got memories about how we were extremely noisy during our Jr. days.
Q8 : The best trip in a foreign country you did privately?
Macao was good too, but the best was Hawaii. I could feel the untouched nature, that is, volcanoes and the true charm of nature.
Q9 : The souvenir that made you happier?
It may be me, but when I bought clothes of a brand not yet selling in Japan, and then after 2 months they landed to Japan, I felt a bit of sense of superiority. (laughs)
Q10 : What do you absolutely carry with you during a trip?
Sandals. They’re comfortable when appropriate shoes are troublesome, for example when I go from the hotel to the supermarket!
Q11 : A memory or a challenge in Asia you want to make from now on?
Even the concerts outside Japan we’re doing this time are a challenge. First of all, now I want to enjoy with everyone the concerts in Korea and Taiwan!
Q12 : “When I’m travelling, I suck in this”: what is it?
Uhm, to me food is absolutely indifferent… Even the culture, I’m “when in Rome do as the Romans do”… So, nothing particulary.
Q13 : What’s the fact that occurred when you went outside Japan with the members that you remember most?
When, in the middle of the night, we did a sudden acrobatic competition on the shore. I did the filming, since I can’t do acrobatics.
Q14 : The world news that right now you’re interested in?
Of course the World Cup! It’s a feast for the whole world. I think it’s a chance for South Africa to develop the economy too.
Q15 : Tell us the plan of the journey you suggest to do!
Personally my first suggestion is Hawaii Island, but if you want to enjoy shopping too, it may be good Oahu Island too.
translations credit to iside89