Last December 30, JYJ’s Kim Jae-Jung (31) who finished military service for about two years and started a concert tour over 8 Asian cities as soon as possible. After the performance in Yokohama held from February 7th for three days, he was interviewed
<Japan tour of Asia tour began. Please tell me the impression of Yokohama Arena performance?>
JJ: It was a really lively show in Japan, so I was happy to see everyone and it was fun. I was like “I came back!” But, honestly, I still feel strange. Even if I return from the army, I am not used to this life yet (laugh).
<There were a lot of calls from the audience seats, “Welcome back!”>
JJ: When a lot of people said “Welcome back!”, I felt like “I’m home!”.
JJ: Since Japan is also my second home country, I kept asking to return here as soon as possible.
<Talk about Military Enlistment>
JJ revealed to read 140 books in 1 year and 9 months, during his military service in Army.
<About the Live Concert and singing 19 songs>
JJ: My songs are generally high in key, so it’s tough to be honest. It goes from Ballads to Pop, R & B and Rock.
Because the genre’s range is wide, the way you use your voice depends on the song. The burden on the throat is also great.
JJ wants people enjoy the live concert and the fanmeeting, he value alot the interaction with everyone (fans).
<I think that you will be active in solo for a while from now, but what kind of figure do you want to show as an artist?>
JJ: I’m thinking that I have to show the appearance as an actor after the tour finishes in April.
Of course, as an artist I am trying hard to be able to do activities in Japan, but it is quite difficult.
<Do you have any genres or characters you want to challenge?>
JJ: The character I’ve played so far seems to have a lot of heavy feelings, so I’d like to do somewhat comedy-like things too. Fresh, bright, gentle character and so on.
<You became 31 years old on January 26th, what are your plans in your 30’s?>
JJ: After discharge, I feel like I can do everything. I want to act, make new album if i have time. I want to also release a Japanese album because fans hope so.
<In the live show, You wore a jacket and showed a splendid pectoral muscle.>
JJ: It is not superb (laugh)
JJ: I didn’t train after being discharged so I lost 14 kgs, My current weight is almost the same as 2 years ago. When I was in the army my weight was around 80 kgs, 90% was muscles.
<It’s been 13 years since your debut. what are your thoughts about your future?>
JJ: I want to run in the future 30’s with the feeling like a rookie! (to work harder like when he was a rookie)