I don't know if others have translated these or not, but since I didn't see any around, I decided to do it. Comments are very welcome^^ source Myojo Jan 2010
"I'm a type of person having strong pride. In another word, I want to be strong and hate to lose even if it's only a little game. In old days, When I had a fight with my friend, I always thought to apologize means to lose, so I was the one never apologized. However now I think it's too troubly to be so persistent, so if I'll have a fight with someone, I'll apologize immediately."
He talked about how important his private time is, and in his opinion, to have a successful career must be supported by sufficient private time (Very typical Jin-ish talk anyway, let's ignore it~XD). Then Jin talked about his friends...
"I'm very proud of the friends around me, as I feel very happy when I'm with them. Isn't that great to speak it out loudly? To protect those important ones, I can abandon my pride. Pride is a must, but sometimes it can be abandoned if necessary. It's difficult to make such a decision tho...but because of such dilemma, it makes me think a lot of things, and maybe I can learn through it. When we can control the right time to "abandon the pride", I think we learn how to deal with the relationship around us.
"Once I decide to do something, I'll keep doing it no matter what kind of obstacles I'll have to overcome. In this sense, I think I'm quite stubborn. It's the same in the case of studying English, ma, sometimes it's because everyone around is speaking English, I have to open mouth and speak English too. Now I still keep studying English. Recently I spent more time speaking English more than Japanese! Besides, I plan to start with Spanish too. Anything that interests me, I want to try. While about things I don't want to do, no matter what, I won't feel like doing them. As a result, I might get misunderstood badly. However, I don't care. Indeed I won't be bothered. Totally won't get into my mind. Whatever ppl want to say about me, let them do. For me, it's already enough if those, who I want them to know the truth, understand me
." TV Guide Nov 28 2009
Dark red text: the journalist's words "I've never thought about life as deeply as Natsu has." Akanishi just uttered some shocking words, "The thing I often talk about is, marriage and my happy life when I'm old (laugh). All I'm doing now is for that. Natsu is a very simple guy, in the end he still lives for working, while I'm working for living. If there's not enough private time for me, I won't be able to work well..." So this is his rule! Not pretending anything. Actually sounds not bad. Being surprisingly simple and in love with music, isn't he indeed quite like Natsu?! Akanishi Jin murmured "Kobayashi-san is a genius!" in the very beginning of the talk. The journalist basically introduced Kobayashi-san here and commented on the combination of the beautiful melody and Jin's voice in Bandage. "I'll only say it here, Kobayashi-sensei is very comfortable to be with (laugh). During the movie shooting and CD recording, he's always available to ask questions, and he always gave all he had. Basically, I firstly do what I want, then we discuss if there's a problem or not...which is different from other music producers I came across. I think he is the type respected/admired by other males (laugh). About the theme song, I was asked to present it in a different way. At first I was confused, but my suggestions were considered and eventually I sang it based on my own feeling. The genre of this song is totally different from what I normally listen to, so it's a very precious experience. However..." eh? However...what? "Whether the movie or the song, if I have to list the things need to think again, there will be countless. It's hard to express it, like "if I did it in that way, it's probably better", but it's different from being regretful or something..."
Now Akanishi puts on his rarely shown (?!) troubled face. "However I learned something new from Kobayashi-sensei's attitude towards music. That is--music is a happy thing. Of course I was totally overwhelmed by Kobayashi-sensei in the music field." Natsu is a character sometimes defeated by other people, sometimes defeated by music. Although he keeps making mistakes, I think he still learns something through those mistakes
. "Because of that, I'm now trying to compose songs too. Relationship between people is really important ne. For me, music is a must, and I hope it's always with me." Akanishi Jin, actually deep inside of your mind, you are more passionate than you think you are.