“I have 80% of the Japanese next album completed. When will it be released? Please, wait a little more”
(Talking about his new house) “I didn’t move yet. I thought I would be able to move on January 1st, but I think I will do it around mid-January because the construction/reform are not finished yet”
“I casually met a group of (Japanese) celebrities who are promoting in Korea at the same restaurant (I was). I got to know Yuto (Pentagon) and Yuta (NCT) and exchange phone numbers. We contact each other about once a month, but honestly, we can’t meet that often”
“Initially, when the role was offered to me, I assumed that there would be only a few lines in Japanese since I was playing a Korean. But, as I was reading the script, I realized all the words are in Japanese, and even worse, they were all in the honorifics. I worried“whether I can do it or not”. I could sleep only a bit the night before”.
Jaejoong (32), who resumed activities in Japan early January of this year, will be featured in a variety show “Sukatto Japan SP” on March 26 as a guest (Fuji TV, Monday 19:00~). He will play a convenience store and a cake shop staff in the program section called ”Store Clerk’s Incredible Response,” a short drama reenacting the viewers’ actual experiences.
“I think all the fans who have been waiting (for my TV appearance) will be pleased because it’s been a very long time. Of course, I am happy too!”
In Korea, Jaejoong got back to dramas scenarios after his discharge from army in December 2016, and his return as an actor was a seamless one, too. He moved the stage to Japan, and worked with the filming crew for the first time. He engaged them without fear and even had a smile on him. Though he confessed some sort of nervousness lurking inside him.
“I felt my heart flutter. It feels like I’ve returned to my rookie days.”
This drama depicts an episode a contributor went through. An unexpected, god-like response of an ikemen (good-looking) clerk made a lasting impression to this viewer.
“The highlight is the deciding dialogue in this show. Since this is my first time taking on the roles of a store clerk at a convenience store and a pastry chef, please look forward to it.”
During the filming that day he played cat’s cradle with the child actor he hold, and made faces that he cannot show on stage.
“I had a little spare time recently and I could relax a little bit. As I start living in Japan again, I take walks around the place I used to live a long time ago, meet friends, such little things give me joy.’ He can not help but hold big expectations for his new beginning.”
The other day he appeared in the halftime show at the opening game of the J League. With a full performance, he received big applause and cheers from the soccer fans.
“It is my first experience to sing in front of a lot of people who do not know me, I was very nervous, I also want to sing live in Japanese soon and I want everyone to listen to new songs.”
English translation cr: DC_Jellery Shared by: Alice from JYJ3 Team
Born January 26, 1986. Singer. In February last year, he resumed the activities in Japan that he earned for. He released his first solo album in Japan “Flawless Love” on April 10 and started “JAEJOONG ARENA TOUR 2019 ~Flawless Love~” on the same day. Starting from Aichi Prefecture, it will be held in 6 cities across the country.
The meaning of the album title is “Perfect Love”.
JAEJOONG: “Is about ‘Love’ being polished and perfected like diamond gemstones are. At first, we meet in a state of nothing, then we get to know each other and, gradually, are shaped as we gain experience.” He put that feeling in the album title.
Jaejoong is now active in variety shows, showing his fluent Japanese and a friendly character. So we asked him about his current activities, since he just started an Arena Concert Tour for his first full album in Japan.