That came with bit of a shock. （笑）I mean…I didn’t think he’d wear stuff like that…
Yamada: I’ll just keep this clear before the crosstalk starts…Keito! Make sure you don’t stain that yellow sweater you’re wearing, ok? I’m planning to buy that. Don’t you even leave a drop of sweat on it!
Okamoto: O,okay but dude…the more you pressure me the more I sweat. （笑）
Nakajima: What was it that you liked so much about the sweater?
Yamada: The colour and style. I kinda like how it has that rough touch to it.
Okamoto: And most of all…I’m the one wearing it
Yamada: Shut up. It’s going straight to the washing machine once I get home. （笑）So, do you guys buy the clothes that you wear in shoots? Or do you just go out and buy them normally?
Nakajima: I remember Chinen buying a Hawaiian shirt last year…that bright red one.
Yamada: That came with bit of a shock. （笑）I mean…I didn’t think he’d wear stuff like that…
Chinen: Oh yeah that shirt I wore in WINK UP. It was before the summer season and you know…I felt aloha. I wore that one quite a lot…
Nakajima: Didn’t you wear that in Thailand too? You were fitting in perfectly!
Yamada: Yeah he did~ you know, even if you know it’s for work, you get high when you go overseas. （笑）
Chinen: Speaking of which, apparently BEST were talking about SMAP’s 5-person trip in their crosstalk. I saw that episode too!
Yamada/Okamoto: Me too!
Nakajima: Shoot, I’m the only one here who hasn’t seen it…
Yamada: Haven’t you seen Nakai-kun balling over?
Nakajima: I’ve seen it in the spoilers. （笑）
Yamada: He starts to cry as everyone sings “BEST FRIEND” in karaoke.
Chinen: I reckon Ryosuke would be the one sitting at the counter singing his heart out. （笑）
Yamada: That might be quite true. Like, I’m the one who likes to sing first in karaokes. （笑）
Chinen: See! And when we become SMAP’s age, Keito would be the one ordering wine. （笑）
Okamoto: So I’m like that in character?
Nakajima: I wonder what it would be like if us 4 go on a trip together.
Okamoto: Oh NO. NO. NO. TOO. MUCH. TROUBLE.
Yamada: What are you so afraid of? （笑）
Chinen: I really want to go for a trip though! You know, like a driving trip!
Okamoto: You sound extremely enthusiastic but you’re not going to do anything, are you? （笑）
Yamada: Just casually. （笑）What if you were told to deicide on somewhere to eat?
Chinen: NO. I can’t take that sort of responsibility! I mean, I’d rather starve.
Okamoto: But I’m kinda starting to think it might not be too bad to have a go.
Nakajima: Sounds fun. Alright then, well when we’re going on a trip, I’ll come pick you up at your door on my car. （笑）
Yamada: Except the problem is; can Yuto-kun wake up early enough? （笑）
Nakajima: I’ll do my best- I’ll even set two alarms!
Yamada: The other day in the Shizuoka performance I was in the same hotel room as Yuto-kun…he just would not wake up.
Nakajima: Nah, I wake up when the alarm goes off.
Yamada: Uh, no you don’t. It was vibrating for about 20 minutes.
Chinen: 20 minutes is quite intense（笑）
Yamada: And his phone was on the desk, so it was making this weird sound…but I didn’t stop it cause it was his phone…and it went off for 20 minutes. （笑）
Nakajima: My apologies. （笑）
Chinen: I was in the same room as Ino-chan & Keito. I said “Let’s wake up at half past 8” and then Keito was like, “Okay…can you wake me up?” （笑）
Yamada: Yeah, Keito & Dai-chan don’t wake up very well at all! On top of that they’re in a bad mood…as if they’re about to step on your face.
Chinen: Yeah, Keito…even if you wake him up, he’d be like, “Yeah, yeah, okay.” And then he goes back to sleep. I swear he could sleep for another 2 or 3 hours straight.
Nakajima: Lol ikr! Chinen’s impression is so like him. （笑）He like, puts a bothersome smile on his face and goes back to sleep.
Yamada: Eh, what, he smiles? Acting so differently as he does to me! （笑）And you too Chinen! You’re making it sound as if you’re the sensible one but you don’t wake up either!
Chinen: Eh, I was awake on time you know?
Yamada: What’s with you guys…do you guys just decide to leave it all on me when I’m in your room? （笑）
Nakajima: It’s cause Yama-chan’s the sensible one. You’re never late. Like, the three of us have quite a few problems with time management.
These days BEST are being the jokers. （笑）
Yamada: Yeah true, I’m not usually late to things…except I remember once I was SUPER LATE to a drama shooting. It was like a scene where I was supposed to draw something in the art room…I think I caused a lot of trouble for Chinen & Yuto-kun.
Nakajima: Oh~ yeah, such a long time ago!
Yamada: When I woke up, I was lightly going, “Gosh, gotta be kidding me~”（笑）
Chinen: How does one feel when one is that late?
Yamada: You’re like, “Shit…end of the world” but then you somehow calm down and you’re like, “maybe I should take a shower.” （笑）
Okamoto: Ikr! （笑）
Nakajima: Yeah, I guess people panic the most when it’s a time when you just might make it if you rush.
Yamada: Yeah. Anyway after that I became much more cautious of sleeping in.
Nakajima: Cuz really, Yama-chan is never late to things! Hey~ are you sure we can get this trip planned with only Yama-chan being able to get up? （笑）
Yamada: That’s a bit of a concern…Well, let’s do this after we’ve all learnt to wake up properly. （笑）
Chinen: And…at this point in time we’ve finished the Shizuoka performances.
Okamoto: Yeah, I guess it went quite smooth-you know, not very many troubles.
Yamada: Just Yuya fooled around with “I’m tired, OVER” （笑）
Nakajima: That was pretty funny! I think that kind of fooling around the fans would like.
Chinen: These days BEST are being the jokers. （笑）
Okamoto: We’re the sensible team.
Yamada: True; we’re the team who likes words like, “on time” and “smooth” –so I guess we’re actually more mature than BEST. （笑）
Okamoto: We get into trouble if we joke around too…
Yamada: Uh, no, BEST are being more stupid than us. （笑）
Nakajima: Ikr! As soon as they’re told in the rehearsal not to do things-they do it in the next performance! They even make us laugh! （笑）
Chinen: Like what?
Nakajima: In “OVER” where there’s a beep right at the end of the song, I was like verbally saying “beep”. （笑）
Yamada: Yeah, um, NO. （笑）
Nakajima: I just had the sudden urge to say that! （笑）Anyway, even we give advice to our kouhai’s like in JOHNNYS’ WORLD.
Yamada: Yeah. We were like, “Maybe you should do this…like this, and keep that…ok yep.”
Nakajima: Especially with our sword art cause it’s dangerous if you don’t do it right.
Okamoto: Me-never. Like, I don’t have the ability and experience to give advice.
Yamada: Yeah, true.
Okamoto: Hey! That’s where you’re meant to say, “Nah, Keito, you’re so good! What are you talking about?” （笑）Except…I’m a completely different person to who I am now when I’m at “Hyakushikiou”!
Chinen: What kind of Keito exists there?
Okamoto: I like, full on tease Takada(Sho) and like Sanada(Yuma). I’M teasing them!
Yamada: WHAT!? …sorry I can’t imagine that.
Nakajima: You should bring that kind of Keito out within JUMP too
Okamoto: yeah, but who do I have to tease? （笑）
Yamada: Well it’s kinda hard because 7 are the peacekeepers who hate ups and downs. （笑）
Chinen: In BEST, yabuhika sometimes fight. …And we really don’t know what to do when that happens. （笑）
Yamada: Ikr! They don’t go easy on each other at all…they like, full on throw each other knives without starting with like…rocks. （笑）Even with just telling each other that their positions are wrong, they’re like, “Hey. Position. WHY THE HELL ARE YOU STANDING THERE?” and then the other is like, “FUCK THAT JUST SHUT UP, I DON’T CARE” Like, in 7, we’re all like, “Hey, aren’t you meant to stand there?” we don’t even throw anything. （笑）
Chinen: But then it’s not like they’re fighting- they just chatter away after that. （笑）
Nakajima: I guess it’s beacause they’re good friends that they can throw knives at each other and not care. （笑）
Okamoto: True. Except…if knives came flying at me I’d tear up. （笑）
Chinen: Yeah, Keito’s like that. But seriously, within JUMP, 7 & BEST are so different. I wonder what chaos it’s going to be if we go on a trip with JUMP. （笑）
Nakajima: Gawd I have no idea!…wait, maybe it is a little forseeable. （笑）
Yamada: Thought so. Except I guess it’s going to be BEST fooling around and 7 the peace makers. （笑）
Okamoto: Well then let’s get that on camera like SMAPxSMAP when that happens. （笑）
Q. What are three things you would want your “ideal girlfriend” to have?
-A nice smile
-Displaying random acts of kindness
Q. Do you want to text your crush 24/7?
Yeah of course!
Q. Your girlfriend wants to go to a pancake shop that’s so popular you’d have to wait in line for 2hrs. Would you wait?
I would wait! I’d hold her hand when we’re waiting in line too<3
Q. What would you like your girlfriend to call you?
Q. You’re on a date with her and you bump into your members. What would you do?
I would introduce her to them.
Q. What would you do if your crush happened to have a boyfriend?
I would steal her!
Q. If you were to ask for advice from one of your members, who would you ask?
Yuya. Because he’s mature, and he has a different way of thinking to Daichan.
Q. If you were to sing a love song to your crush, what would you sing?
Lion heart (SMAP)
Q. Out of JUMP, who do you think would change the most through love?
Yuto. I think he’ll change if he gets a girlfriend…he’s so straight forward!
Q. How would you recover from a broken heart?
Q. Can you allow your girlfriend to eat out with her guyfriends?
I don’t want her to! But I’ll still let her.
Q. What would you cook your girlfriend?
Anything she wants. As long as I have the recipe, I can make practically anything.
Q. Your girlfriend told you she wanted to see you really badly…but it’s midnight, and you have work tomorrow. What would you do?
I would just go say hi to her.
Q. If you were to buy something matching with your girlfriend, what would you get?
Q. Give us a kanji to represent “love”.
「成」Because I believe that through love people grow.
Yuto: So today, we have a special guest with us…Yamada Ryosuke-san!!
Yama-chan: We-i. Hello hello.
Yama-chan: So, what’s the theme this time?
Yuto: Umm, well…”Relationships”
Yuri: So, to kick off, we must make a point that within us three, Ryosuke has the most relationships, as in, he knows so many people. Cause you’re pretty good friends with (Tanaka) Kouki-kun, right?
Yama-chan: He’s been taking care of me like a brother since a long time I ago. You two both have senpais like that too, right? Who have you met recently?
Yuri: Yutie hasn’t met anyone, I think. I mean, you only step out of the house when you have work.
Yuto: I get too into my hobbies and I don’t hang with people. My social status is like, zero at the moment. I do eat out with Koyama (Keichirou)-kun sometimes, but I haven’t gone for ages.
Yama-chan: Oh yeah I remember the other day you were like, “Oh I think I’ll go shopping with Hasshi (Hashimoto Ryosuke)” Have you gone already?
Yuri: You haven’t with Hasshi yet, have you? I know you went with Yabu-kun and Totsu. Hasshi had some other thing that day, right?
Yama-chan: Oh right. …wait a minute. Why the hell does Chinen know of all this? （笑）
Yuto: I’ve gone out with Yabu-kun and Totsu quite a few times already. Like to the movies, karaoke…the other day we went looking for jeans. So even Yabu-kun’s like,”We’re like the Golden Trio”
Yama-chan: Then which senpais do you hang with Chinen? Ohno-kun?
Yuri: Nope, I actually haven’t met Ohno-kun in my private life before. I guess the only senpai I have a connection with in private life is like, Yabu Kota. The other day we ate out with both our mothers being there.
Yama-chan: I guess the Chinen family and the Yabu family are good friends then.
Yuri: The Chinen family’s also pretty good friends with the Yamada family too, I reckon. I remember about 3 years ago I went to sleep over at yours with my mum and my sister.
Yama-chan: I remember! The three of you!
Yuto: Eh!? Why!? Why!?
Yuri & Yama-chan: Why…we don’t know, actually.
Yuri: But our parents are good friends…
Yama-chan: And our sisters are good friends too.
Yuri: And, I’m supposedly good friends with Ryosuke.
Yama-chan: Oi! What are we gonna do without you & I being the best friends out of everyone!?
Yuto: Seems fun~Jelly~
Yama-chan: You know, random chain of thoughts, Yuto-kun actually says “Jelly~” quite a lot. Whenever you want something, you’re not like, “I want that” and whenever someone’s eating something you don’t clearly say you want it, but you’re just like, “Jelly~”
Yuto: Ah-. Come to think of it…
Yama-chan: If you wanted some, then you should be like, “Seems nice…can I have some?” Asking someone for something brings communication and that’s where relationships start, I reckon.
Yuto: Yeah, that’s actually true-!
Yuri: In my case, if Yuto-kun was like, “Jelly~” I’d be like, “I know right-?” and finish all of it.
Yuto: Hahaha! That’s Chinen!
Yama-chan: Hahaha…what the hell were we talking about? （笑） Wait a minute…it doesn’t end here, does it?
Yuri: It ends here.
Yuto: Yeah, it’s about time.
Yama-chan: You’re kidding, right!? Is “YY” this loose in time!? Gawd that’s scary~
Takaki: A Friend
I guess I hang with him the most in my private life. He just calls me “Yuya” at those times. As a friend, you must call them by their first name. It’s a rule!
Inoo: Uni Buddies
These days all we talk about are our own unis. （笑）But seriously, just the fact that we’re both uni students makes us feel closer.
When he dyed his hair a lighter shade, I told him he didn’t suit it. The next day, he dyed his hair a darker shade. Kawaii, right?
Yabu: Ramen Buddies
Whenever I feel like having ramen I always call Keito. He’ll be all complaining like, “Really~You sure you wanna go today~?” but then he’ll still come along with me. （笑）
Yamada: Similar Senses
When we look at a magazine, and we point at whoever we think is the cutest, we usually pick the same girl. （笑） Me? Oh I just push away his finger. （笑）
Chinen: Good to Hang With
I don’t have to think about being considerate towards Keito, and he’s good to hang with. I can just randomly call him to ask if he can hang, and he’ll just be like, “Okay.” （笑）
Nakajima: Music Buddies
We often talk about music. …Keito doesn’t return all the CDs I’ve lent him though. （笑）Even with movies, we give each other information on which ones are good, or even go out to watch them together.
Arioka: Go-with-the-flow Buddies
On the 9th of February we were like, “It’s Meat Day! (translator’s note: February 9th=2/9=niku=meat) so we went out to eat meat, or we randomly go out karaoke and sing JUMP’s songs…it’s good we’re both go-with-the-flow sort of people.
Takaki: Wild Friends
We just go wild together. （笑）We’re often together for Shoukura, so after the filming we go crazy.
Inoo: I have the urge to tease him
When we have a conversation, we always seem to be talking about ourselves…and every single time I feel a sudden urge to tease him. （笑）
Yaotome: Band Buddies
It’s fun playing my bass to Yuto’s drums, and these days I can tell if it’s one of his good days, or his bad days when I listen to him.
Yabu: Shopping Buddies
I go out shopping with Yuto and Tottsu- quite often. We wait for each other for fitting too. （笑）We’re also movies and karaoke buddies too.
We’ve been together since we were little, and we used to be the same height…being coupled together for everything. We both know the path to follow, and we’re definitely moving forwards!
Chinen: A Friend
I reckon I spent most of my time out of work with Yuto. At school we ate lunch together everyday, and we both studied hard, helping each other.
Okamoto: Music Buddies
With Yuto I talk the most about music. Recently, we haven’t had time to do this, but we used to rent a studio and had sessions together!
Arioka: Percussion Buddies
Once at break time we had some sort of session with hitting our knees and it was so cool. Since then we do it quite often.
Takaki: Eye contact
We got a little closer through our trip to France, and even now we still talk about our experiences. We make more eye contact and we were looking at each other throughout our stage too.
Inoo: Kindness No.1
When I was busy doing the stage and writing my graduation thesis Chinen was being so considerate of me. Chinen’s the kindest person in Johnny’s. （笑）
Yaotome: Break time Buddies
During break time at our stage, we had juice together. We were both sucking on our straws as we got onto the lift. （笑）
Yabu: A Friend
I don’t know, Chinen seems more like a friend to me than just a member. We go out to eat, and talk about our private life too. We can tell each other anything really!
He’s really JUMP’s otouto, so he’s let off with anything. Just…he’s smarter than me, so I’m such a bad oniichan. （笑）
Nakajima: My Advisor
Even if it’s something out of his interests, he listens to me and gives me advice. He can look at things from a third-person view and see the things around him. I really rely on him, since I’ve been with him the longest.
I feel like I have to be watching over him. Sometimes I feel like if Chinen’s smiling, nothing would really matter. When Chinen’s happy, I feel happy too.
We’re all spoiling Chinen too much. In “janiwa” Chinen would come to the prep room Keito & I are using, and sleep on our special mattress, but we just can’t wake him up…he’s too cute. （笑）
Takaki: Talk Serious
We often go deep into the topic when we talk these days, maybe because we’re both adults now. We talk about work, and often we talk about how we are now.
Inoo: No.1 on my List of People I want to go on a Trip with
He’s a bit similar to me on how he likes the nature and going on trips so he’s no.1 on the list of people I’d like to hang out with. So, no.1 on my list of people I want to go on a trip with too.
Yaotome: The Serious One
He’s the serious one who goes along with all the stupid jokes I make. He’ll be all like, “I’m tired of being serious~” but then he’ll still pick up my jokes in the prep room too.
Yabu: Talk Serious
With Yamada, I talk about work in depth. Quite often we’re coupled together to do MCs, so we discuss what we’re going to talk about, too. We talk about more serious stuff as well!
Chinen: My Partner
We’ve been together for a long time now, so he’s my partner. He’s a dear existence to me; we’re always together for work.
We exist to stimulate each other into thinking in different ways. We acted together in dramas, and we talk about work quite often. I want to be able to make our fans laugh through Yama-chan & I hanging around each other.
Okamoto: Café Friends
We go out quite often and have tea together in cafes. （笑）I can tell Yama-chan pretty much anything. He gives me motivation!
Arioka: Glad I met him
We can talk about serious stuff as well as stupid stuff and I can stay myself around him. I thank my life that I’ve met someone like him.
Arioka: My Brain
He’s smart, so whenever I watch the news or something and there’s some word I don’t know, you can always ask him and he’ll explain accurately. Maybe he’s more of JUMP’s brain than just mine. Let’s go on a trip together again!
Takaki: Same Hotel Room
When we go to other areas for work, we’re quite often in the same hotel room. Yabu-kun watches sports live on his laptop so I usually watch it with him.
Inoo: Fun Facts Oniisan
He tells me fun facts about soccer and other things that I never knew about. He’s the master of making things that are out of your interest seem fun.
Yaotome: Childhood Friends
We’re like childhood friends, really. We don’t have to say hello or goodbye to each other, and we don’t even have to make eye contact with each other to understand
I always rely on him. When it comes to things like stage greetings, I ask him for advice on what to say. We call each other “Chanyabu” and “Chanyama” these days. （笑）
I don’t have to worry so much about being considerate around him, and we often eat out together. I feel we have the same sort of lifestyle. （笑）
He knows so many things! Even when we’re talking, he points out things at me clearly, and quite often I nod at his words.
Okamoto: Ramen Friends
I mean, we went out to eat ramen about 3 times in a week before. Yabu-kun watches over me, right? …I’ll just keep to that thought anyway. （笑）
Arioka: Comedy Skit Buddies
Because we did this comedy skit together for the stage. Ino-chan was surprisingly enthusiastic about it, and he went along with any joke. I was quite a chicken there. （笑）
Takaki: Prep Room Buddies
We shared the same prep room for the stage, and Ino-chan was studying at the second half of the stage, so he was teaching me stuff. Architecture is a whole new world for me; it’s so complicated!!
Yaotome: Food Friends
We were always food friends who went out to eat, but these days Ino-chan seemed busy studying, so we haven’t gone out as much. I want to go again though…
Yabu: Maniac Buddies
Ino-chan knows a lot about various genres, so it’s always fun talking to him. We often show each other funny videos and have a laugh.
Yamada: My Guide Book
He’s a mysterious and a weird kind of guy, but he knows heaps of places to hang out, so I’m pretty much always asking Ino-chan whenever I’m going out. Oh yeah, are there any good hot springs around~?
Chinen: A Funny Person
Ino-chan is so funny, and you never know what he’s going to be like in the future. You feel something deeper in him than what he displays.
Nakajima: Talking about Oizumi-san
He likes Oizumi-san, so whenever I talk about backstage stories of the drama, he seems really interested. （笑）We also talk about dogs too.
Okamoto: Uni Buddies
I often ask him about things that only uni students understand. Ino-chan gave me advice about my units too.
It’s me, Arioka, who had this food called nasi goring for the first time in his life!!
SO, it has come again.
Why is it always so big and scary and everything!!!
This year’s HAY FEVER!!! （笑）
Hey! you may think,
WTF, you’d say.
Some may recall; last time Keito’s JUMPaper started off with hay fever too.
Yes, I’m sorry.
Anyway, by the time this is updated I’m guessing JOHNNYS’ WORLD Thanksgiving has started!
But still, let me talk about hay fever too!
In rehearsals at Tokyo Dome, JUMP was trying so hard…fighting against hay fever. （笑）
Seriously, JUMP’s chain of sneezes are so amazing! （笑）
I mean, sneezes display personality.
Personally I like Hikaru-kun’s sneeze the best. If I had to put it in letters it’ll be like..
So, we were rehearsing, while I had this tape thingy that Tsuka-chan gave me that…apparently widens the nasal holes so it’s easier for you to breathe. I’m pretty sure I looked like one of those kids in shounen mangas that I’ve read in primary school! （笑）
Yamada was wearing that tape too…around his eyes. （笑）
He was being legit, actually. （笑）
He’s like that sometimes-（笑）
All of JUMP, A.B.C-Z, Sexy Zone, Jrs. And our staff are working hard with runny noses for the Thanksgiving, so Osaka people-look forward to it!
If we accidentally sneeze on stage, just give us a thumbs-up and just smile and nod. （笑）
Yep, and after the hay fever season’s gone, JUMP is going to have a national tour~!
There’s going to be places we’ve never been to on the tour, so it’s the largest scale tour that’s ever been, and even from the meeting we can tell you that there’s so much effort going into this thing!
Since there are members reaching legal age in the tour we’re thinking of some “matured” contents too…?
So much fun guys-!
Make sure you look forward to that too!!
Anyway, I’ll leave you here for now.
P.S. Dear everyone who has graduated this year, CONGRATULATIONS!
Dear Takaki- seems like you’re into cooking these days. You promised me you’ll make an omrice for me, so make sure you practice cause I’m going to be a critic for that!