YT videos courtesy of TheJoongjoong
Japanese to English translation by Lafone / liezle.blogspot.com
Kim Hyun Joong
2005 :Debut as Leader of Idole group SS501
2007: Debut in Japan with his single album “Kokoro“ (=Heart)
2007: 1st career as actor in BOF
He participated in DaTV’s charity event, “Smile Project” which many top stars from Asia joined.
This charity event is to contribute to the disadvantaged children in Asia. It is just a small project but it will give hope for them. I hope that there will be more and more projects with good objectives like this in future. I would like to have another opportunities to join.
Question: What is your impression of Tokyo Dome?
Leader : It was an honor to be on such a huge stage of Tokyo Dome. I have been dreaming of performance at Tokyo Dome, and therefore, my dream came true.
I would like to do my best so that I will be able to have an exclusive concert there in the future. (While he was talking about his dream about Tokyo Dome, his eyes sparkled )
** Be nice to me performance **
Question: What kind of impression about Japanese fans do you have?
Leader : I am impressed that they became so passionate. When we had a
Concert in Japan, they just quietly applauded. But with growing popularity of Kpop here in Japan, they are now passionate as much as Koreans. As I felt such drastic change directly, I was able to enjoy the performance by myself. (* Many Japanese fans screamed “Leader!” each time he was on a stage. Actually, the majority of penlight was green!)
Question: What made you to decide to join this project ?
Leader :I have been recently interested in charity event and I happened to hear about Tokyo Dome charity event. For me, it was a good opportunity as I have been dreaming of stage at Dome.
** Presentation scene of Auction item of Leader **
FYI, he donated the suit he wore when he sang “Sunshine Again”
Question : What kind of charity event, would you like to participate ?
Leader : Not only for smile project, I would like to do something for children, as I have many opportunities to visit foreign countries.
** BYI ssi on the stage **
Question : Could you tell us about BYJ ssi ?
Leader : This is the first time that I was on the same stage with senior Yong Joon. I was much impressed and understand now why he was called “ Yongsama (=nim) “ in Japan. I would like to follow Young Joon Hyun who have implementing many charity events, and will work harder so that I will be able to have some events by my name in the future. It will be nice if I could have an event to invite not only Asian but also world-wide artists there.
Question : Any episode with Bae Yong Joonssi ?
Leader : He told me in joke that he would like to challenge for singing and dancing the next year. I said that I would help him then as a senior in singing. (laugh) In 2011, I am going to release solo albums, I would like to show you much powerful perfful and various performance.
** Mr. Tetsuya Komuro, Producer’s speech and Leader’s singing of the theme-song.
Question: Any episode with Mr. Komuro?
Leader : It was a great honor for me to sing a theme song made by Mr. TestuyaKomuro, one of the greatest producers in Japan. I was so happy that he created this song especially for me. I would like to work together with him when I have a chance to release an album in Japan.
Question : Impression on the artists at Dome ?
Leader On Vaness : As he has activities in Korea, I met him a few times. So I feel him very close.
Leader on Gackt (Japanese Rock singer ) : I met him for the first time yesterday. I felt that he was so unique, having his own charm we can only see in him.
Leader on Hwanhee : I could not see him for a long time. Therefore, I was so happy to see him again at this kind of event. I am happy to be able to be on the stage with such fantastic artists this time and I would like to appreciate for it.
Question : Any message for fans ?
Leader : First of all, I would like to extend my appreciation to those who came to this event yesterday, and I do hope that they would support this kind of event in future as well. I will work hard so that I will be able to implement some event with charity, not just performance. (End of the first video)
Question : What made you smile recently ?
Leader : Ah ~~~ Beef bowl ! (his favorite Japanese food)
As I like Beef bowl, I naturally smile while eating it (in a laugh)
Question : What’s your favorite Japanese food except for beef bowl ?
Leader : Ramen and curry rice (in a smile )
The real Indian curry use many spices, which are not palatable to Koreans.
We, Koreans rather like Japanese curry .
Question : Japanese word you like the best?
Leader : Japanese ? “ Hurry up ! “ (HayakuHayaku in Japanese, and in a laugh)
Reason why I like it ? As I am rather impatient, I prefer to do anything
Question : When do you feel happy?
Leader : Singing a song at stage as well as acting, and learning about acting.
I enjoy all of this and feel happy. Happiness is not something special.
If I do something I like, I feel happy. Also, in order to achieve my goal,
I work hard together with my fellows, and that’s the moment I feel happiness.
Question: Appreciation about fans’ consideration?
Leader : Including male fans, they always support me.
In spite of the opposite views from surrounding peple, they have continuously been on my side with belief in me which touched me a lot.
Question : Base for future activities?
Leader : Not only in Korea, I would like to work in Asia as singer, and I would like to expand my acting activities.
Question : Future plan ?
Leader : I will continue to be singer as well as actor. For those who like me as actor, I would like to do my best so that they will love me as singer, and for those who like me as singer, I would like to attract them as actor. I am going to release my first solo album in May or June which includes a Japanese title song. Please give it your support. After promotion activities of the solo album, I have a plan to act again.
Question : Message for Japanese fans, please !
Leader : I will continue to work hard as singer and actor. I appreciate your support. Also, I can assure you much expectation for the first solo album. Thank you !