When we have our country tour everyone goes out and eat together. When you eat with 9 people together on the same table, the distance between the opposites is pretty huge. You don’t just talk to the 2,3 people sitting near to you, but talk amongst everyone. “Right now, is it weird if we don't talk?” (laugh)
Because there is no seating arrangement it’s pretty varied. It’s alright no matter who sits because you so there is no awkward atmosphere and it’s fun. It might be different from a “bond”, but these kind of relationships seems good when we are doing our tour.
With regards to relationship, I heard a little from Takaki’s interview and I have the same opinion, that I don’t develop love from friends. Friends are Friends. Even if you discovered something good in a friend, you are already on the friendship track that it's hard to change that to the feelings of lovers. That's probably why, I often fall in love at first sight. Though the conditions of the love at first sight is the same as Takaki, it's the visual. I mean, what you can see at first is just that, but what is important is what comes behind. The conversations and atmosphere must be a match with your frequency, and you'll start to like the person. With that said, infatuations are instinctive so you'll never know what happens when it really comes. My apologies for my light comments. (laugh)
For me, a good encounter would be my university friends. It's not like in middle or high school, where everyone is of the same age, even our birthplaces are from all over japan and even overseas and that really broadens everything. Being friends with people that you don't get to meet often is a really important experience. I don't want that to end with the university, right now we still meet every now and then too.