[Senpai(senior)] The first time where I had felt the existence of the word “senior”, wasn’t in school but at the company. When I’d just entered the company, I had done quite some back dancing for Kattun, News and K8. I had also done butais with Kattun’s Nakamaru-kun and Koji-kun, on our way back, they have even treated me to meaks. They were kind and individualistic , I was thinking that they were such cool seniors and really admired them. The time when I had felt like I was a senpai was when the juniors started adding the “kun” suffix to my name. Because everyone just calls me “Inoo-chan”, it was kind of hair-standing.(laugh) By the way, in universities my juniors call me “Inoo-san”. Calling guys near your age by “-san”, it’s not really frequent that this happen so initially, it was rather awkward. During the architecture course, I had worked a lot with the members of the same lab. I’m really grateful to the juniors and seniors that have helped me with my school work.
[Kouhai(junior)] I think I’ve mentioned this before, but me and Jesse are actually distant relatives. He’s my dad’s cousins’ brother’s wife, something like that? When I first learnt about it, I thought, “Which means, I have foreigners’ blood too!” for a moment, it felt like a good dream.(laugh) My dreams right now, is to build up our related relationship! Recently in Japan, interaction between relatives seems to be decreasing, that is pretty sad. I think building relationships between families is a really amazing thing. For starters, I would want to hang out with Jesse more. But actually, until now I still don’t have any of his contacts. (laugh)
[Doukyusei (classmates)] Recently I went to watch [PLAYZONE] with Yabu and hung out at their green room, THEY budou’s Yamamoto and Eda-chan was there. And Yabu went, “Arent the four of us the same age?” and when we realized that we got really excited. I remember riding the same elevator with Yabu for our auditions. With the JUMP members, we’ve known each other since we were young so it feels like we are childhood friends. With work, we also have long interactions, that might be a negative side but, for our case, it feels like we are working along well at work. With that much people, there are many possibilities. Not leaving it only as a possibility, but gradually turning it into reality, that I think, is the homework from now on.