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17 May 2011 @ 02:51 pm
20110517. KAT-TUN’s Kazuya Kamenashi, the weird rule with money and the family he loves  

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08:00 May 17 2011

Kazuya Kamenashi has been known to publicly talk about how he loves his family and how he looks up to his parents with how they raised him.  Even though he was signed to the Johnny’s agency when he was 12, the talent had shown he was mature beyond his years, and has become more-or-less a leader type figure in KAT-TUN despite being the youngest.  It’s no doubt he got these qualities from his family.  On the May 13 show of his radio program “亀梨和也のKス バイ Kス (Kazuya Kamenashi’s K-s by K-s)” Kamenashi gave fans another look into his private life.

The catalyst was a letter from a fan during the “こんな女の子って亀あり?亀なし? (Konna Onnanoko tte Kame-ari? Kame-nashi?, Is this girl acceptable or unacceptable?)” section.

“(reading the letter) I’ve been saving my money consistently since I was in high school, but the other day 750,00 yen had been taken out and I found a note in my bank account book from my mother saying, ‘sorry, just borrowing’.  Do you think this is acceptable or unacceptable?”

Kamenashi didn’t hesitate as he said, “亀なしです!!!!! (Unacceptable)” and used his own experience to elaborate why.

“I don’t know about other people’s families, but I really hate it when someone uses 10,000 yen or even 1000 yen of my money and tells me afterwards.  Once someone in my family told me, ‘sorry, I just borrowed 10,000 yen,’ and I just went, ‘wait a sec, tell me before you borrow it alright.  Don’t take it without asking, don’t you think that’s wrong?’”

Kamenashi went on to say that ever since, his family calls him before they borrow even a few thousand yen.

“When we get pay-upon-delivery packages I’ll get a call saying, ‘using so-and-so-yen to pay for the mail’.”

“There are four siblings in Kamenashi’s family and he’s the third child.  His family hasn’t exactly been blessed financially and he seems to have had a tough time as a kid.  After getting into Johnny’s he’s been steadily climbing up the career ladder and he started helping out with his family’s bills during junior high.  There were rumours going around that he had bought his family a house before he turned 20.  But there was also talk that he didn’t like living like that, and at one point distanced himself from his family for a short time…but he seems to have made amends with them and gets along with them now,” said one source familiar with Johnny’s talents.

Until now the talent has revealed a number of other family stories, like how he had taken his dad out to golf and dinner.  Another story was during primary school, when he bought his mum a pearl necklace worth 2000 to 3000 yen for Mother’s Day.  Kamenashi had said even though the pearls were fake, he remembers his mum putting it on all the time, and how he felt really happy to be able to give her a real pearl necklace when he was 20.  It has been reported Kamenashi also used his Johnny’s Baseball Tournament MVP prize money to buy his three brothers all matching watches.  So perhaps the bottom line is that Kamenashi just wants to maintain a good relationship with his family.

“When I start my own family, you gotta have some boundaries right?  Think about how to put things into order,” Kamenashi said on his radio show.

So, is this acceptable or unacceptable?

Source/Credit: Momo-edgewood
smilechibismilechibi on May 17th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
hahahaha...~~ to be honest , i feel suprised ^_^ that his own way of living and remain contact with realated people ... then i not said it unacceptable or acceptable ^_^
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 18th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
kame & money & family
Well it's always good to have family around or to talk to over the phone or whatever... some days it's all you need... I'm happy he's close to his family XD
smilechibismilechibi on May 19th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
Re: kame & money & family
yeah ^_^ right ^_^
Mystical_Powers: Grey Kamemystical_powers on May 17th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
Kawaii!! xD xD
Kame always has and always will be my number one Mature Adult exmaple ^_^ He's amazing in everyway!
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 18th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
kame & money & family
Amazing indeed... like 'not because I have money' and 'you're family' means that you can just take it as you like.. be respectful ne... that's how I feel too.. loves kame!
Something similar happens to a friend of mine, her mother 'borrowed' her money and that was the end of it!
Mystical_Powers: Blue Sky Kameramystical_powers on May 18th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
Re: kame & money & family

I always offer money to my mom and those who desperately need it. No one ever asks me unless it mom who's like "do you have spare money for the window cleaner" or "do you have money for bus fare?" and she'd always pay me back with a little extra on top.
nishkidonishkido on May 17th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
I support him in every word.. Everything should be in order even with family..
No one knows what would happen in the future!!
I'm amazed..He is a real man!!
I wish him a happy and successful life.

thanks for sharing^^
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 18th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
kame & money & family
Yayy!! I wish him happiness and success in life as well... and he's working towards it... well grounded and focused.. just the right balance... xD
always happy to share Kame's insights!
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kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 18th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
kame & money & family
That necklace was the most beautiful thing ever.. and he was so happy that she wears it... so cute... It reminds me of how I used to buy mom a single rose every mother's day.. as a child that's all I could've afforded! hehhee
believetobefreebelievetobefree on May 17th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
hum hum, I just ended up staring at the photo! xD

so pretty, and such a great heart. this man <3
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 18th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
kame & money & family
I just ended up staring at the photo! xD

LOL, after I posted it.. I sat a while myself just staring at him!
he's Kawaiii indeed!!
Thx for coming by :)))
aoi_chou89jojojouna on May 17th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
waw, that's amazing... i hope my brother is like Kame... >.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 18th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
kame & money & family
i hope my brother is like Kame... >.

LOL, Kame would blush at that statement!
aoi_chou89jojojouna on May 18th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
Re: kame & money & family
and i will be so proud to be a member of Kamenashi family..^^
i'll say : "My name is Kamenashi and I'm so proud of my brother, Kazuya!:
truongthuyquynhtruongthuyquynh on May 18th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing this.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 18th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
kame & money & family
You're welcome XD
selsel90 on May 18th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
thanks for subbing.. whoa!! he had bought his family a house before he turned 20.. i'm amazed.. ^^
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 18th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
kame & money & family
Well at 20 Kame was an idol making money, maybe not as much as now but still enough to maybe buy a house... but that's still awesome! I need to become and idol too xD
thx for coming by and we thank Momo for translating.. she did great!
margie_arioka: dai-chanmargie_arioka on May 18th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
i agree with him~ hahahaha kind kame~
thanks for translating nee~ :))
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 18th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
kame & money & family
Totally agree with Kame cause I'm the same way with my money... I get crossed if it goes missing!
thx for coming by and we thank Momo for translating.. she did great!
enneagram_four on May 19th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
kept staring at the picture and almost forget to read the content XD
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 20th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
kame & money & family
You are not alone... after I uploading it I was just staring at it for a while.. he's just too 'picture perfect"!
Silviaylunio on December 8th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
I miss Ks by Ks.. :( <3
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on December 8th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
kame & money & family
Me too :-(

I haven't warmed up to 'hang out' yet >.
Silviaylunio on December 8th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
Re: kame & money & family
Me neither..
I still hope that this new show will be as awesome, entertaining and heartwarming as Ks by Ks was..