from J-point Magazine 1998
What kind of girl are you attracted to?
A hardworking girl. Even if it is a very small and insignificant
thing, she use all her effort to finish it .... about looks:
I like girls who wear short dresses and nice lips (?!?) I think I'm
like all other guys and will be aware of "that" part of a girl.
Did you ever want to kiss anyone that you've just met like the character
you played in Love and Eros?
No! (smiles) In my place, it isn't possible to
happen to me! If the feeling is set by destiny, then one should
really treat the other person very well. Even doing it isn't
It is possible to be going out with two girls at once?
I think so... every guy should have this feeling also. But this
isn't very fair to the girl and I feel very guilty that's why I hope
that this situation will never happen.
Until now, have you expressed your "special" emotions to a girl?
How many times have
Yes! Actually I've done it many times before! Around 7
to 8 times! But I've failed 3 to 4 times so on the average,
I've suceeded 50/50. Am I a person with a lot of emotion? maybe...but
everytime I expressed it, it's true from my heart. Having to
tell a girl about your feelings isn't a easy thing!!
Have you ever liked anyone who is older than you?
Yes, but the age isn't very far apart. If I like someone, I
think that age is not a matter at all, just as long as I can be with
the person I like, then it's ok. We can help each other grow
and be with each other when we are happy. Even if tired, it
doesn't affect it....and if I have any unhappiness, we can face it
What kind of girl do you like to be with you always?
It doesn't matter how much you like a person, you have to have a private
life to yourself. Maybe no girls like my type of guy!
Because when I'm playing my guitar, I will be in my own world...so
don't ask me to choose between the person I like and my guitar!
Which girl will you pick? Gentle but naive or smart but says a lot
of unpleasant things.
I would pick the girl who is more open and smart because in front
of your girlfriend/boyfriend, you shouldn't have anything hidden from
each other. About the unpleasant words, I would prefer not to
Kissing in public is now increasing. What is your opinion about
Not bad! But I wouldn't kiss on a busy street in the public...it
is very uncomfortable! Sometimes when I'm driving, I see couples
holding hands. The feeling is so sweet and it is to be envious
When you have a girlfriend, will you introduce her to your family
Yes, but when I'm out with my friends, I wouldn't be with her.
Because my interests are more masculine, for example, riding motorcycle.
If she comes along to give in to me, then it will be too unfair to
her. Maybe I'm too spontaneous, but I would be happier to hang
out normally with guys.
Did you ever think of what age you want to get married at?
Isn't the trend in the modern society now get married at a late age?
At World Cup 98, a persontold me that I would get married at 22.
Taichi Kokobun (keyboard player in TOKIO) would get married at 28,
Inohara Yoshihiko (V6) at 26, and Go Morita (V6) at 24. If it's
really true.....only 2 more years (smiles). But, I think that
living together at least one year before getting married is better
because living together isn't a easy thing, for example, will you
eat breakfast before brushing you teeth or brush your teeth and then
eat breakfast. If we always argue about these little things,
then it isn't worth it.
Will be become a male chauvinist when you get married?
I don't think so! But this isn't set in stone, I will help with
the cleaning and the laundry. But don't ask me to cook because
I don't know how too!
What is she doesn't know how to cook either?
Then we will learn together!
After breaking up, how will you recover?
My memory isn't very good so I will forget things very fast.
About being depressed, I think that it is useless. On the other
hand, try to smile to solve the problems! Of course, being dumped
is a hard feeling. I have had this feelings before. At
those times, I just rode my motorcycle to past my time.
Is a girl's tears your weak spot?
I'm really afraid of a girl's tears. Crying won't solve any
problems, actually, I think that it's very sneaky of the girl.
Have you cried in front of any girl before?
No. I don't want to cry in front of people, guys shouldn't cry.
Have you said "I Love You" before?
No, only "I like You". Saying "I Love You" is very adult, but
saying "I like You" something that a younger person would say.
I don't think it is time for me to say "I Love You" yet.
Did you ever talk about these problems with TOKIO or good friend,
Koichi Dohmoto before?
Of course! We always talk about these problems. A bunch
of guys together cannot escape talking about these things...this is
a normal thing.
Do you believe in "endless love"?
Yes, even if life is ended. Even if one person is no longer
here, the other person will keep their feelings in their heart forever...so
romantic! When will we encounter with "endless love"!