Work-wise, the overseas tour left the biggest impression on me. Korea, Taiwan...and of course Japan was fun too but every fan in their hometown has a different culture so to speak. Every country had a completely different atmosphere and that was really refreshing. This was just my impression but, in Korea it seemed there were a lot of people with stylish pucci black glasses and dark hair. Anyway you put it, Taiwan was closer to Japanese people, their hair and clothing styles seemed more similar to Japan. Everyone's reactions to our songs were all different in their own respect. Not only was I happy to learn about those differences but to have made it overseas was something special; I was able to receive huge motivation and encouragement from it.
This year? Of course I want to tour again with KAT-TUN. There was a bit of talk about a concert outside of city at a complex some time this year but whether we will be able to or not, I look forward to hearing the results. Little by little we've been having more talks about it. If we could produce another album that'd be great too. If I were to speak selfishly, there's a lot that I want to do (laughs). I want to do a play! Last year I was able to act in the drama "Hanchou" but from all of that I was able to learn one thing. I'm much better during rehearsals! (laughs) You know, I'm someone who puts 100% effort into rehearsal. Of course I also intend to put on a better show than rehearsal when it's for real but in the end I'm always better during the rehearsal (laughs). That's why this year, I think it'd be nice if I could learn to control that part. In my private life, school is number one. If I could go at this pace this year with my graduation thesis and seminars, I'll graduate if I can get those credits. I hope to get all my credits without any misses. You say you want me to predict this year for the other members!? Yeah, Kamenashi will hit a home run at the Tokyo Dome! Taguchi will...anyway (laughs). Kidding kidding, I guess his wide amount of hobbies will narrow down!? That guy has a whole lot of interests you know, I think it'd be good if he could narrow them down a bit. Koki will get tired of his long hair and it'll be time that again when he turns into a buddhist monk I guess? Ueda's body fat percentage will drop again! And I will safely graduate from college!
translations credit to daphuni