Tuesday, February 03, 2015


Translation to English thanks to OhnoDiscovery@tumblr

2015.02.02 AD - Regress of progress.

Good morning. This is Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi.
Here’s today’s thought of the day; come on!

"Even when I’m in bad form, I hate regaining the sense from before. The thought of that point in time is like a regression."

[BGM ‘Imaging Crazy’]

Certainly. Of course. Yeah.

This is a quote by the Japanese professional baseball player who went on to flourish as a Major Leaguer in America, Matsui Hideki-san.

Ohh. In order to keep progressing forward, Matsui-san kept transforming his batting form every year during his period of active service.

That’s incredible. Transforming it every time’s gotta be tough work. But if you don’t, you’ll be easily read by your opponents. If you always stayed the same. But even so, there are risks. You’ve gotta rebuild your body, too.

Man, naturally that’s where…

I’ve worked with Matsui-san once. When JAL had the event for their new seats. It was just Matsui-san and I. (laughs)

And then just before we were to appear, behind the curtains, we were sitting on the seats, the two of us, and honestly I didn’t know what to talk about. (laughs)

"Ahh, so what are you up to these days?"
"Now I’m more or less taking it easy."
 So his wife is also in New York. "Yeah, she’s in New York. And man, I watch Arashi shows a lot. I’m an Arashi fan."

The moment he said that, I was seriously surprised. Seriously! He knows of us! I was surprised.

Often, right, for people we’ve never met before, occasionally they appear as guests, right? So when that happens, even though it’s our first meeting, the other party’s been watching us on TV so when they say,"I often watch your shows," it’s surprising! Despite the fact that it’s our first time meeting.

"Ohno-kun fishes, right?" They know stuff like that! That sort of thing often happens.

In general, even if I strike up conversation with people on the street, they’d be like, "Ahhh, Leader".

Eh? Do I know you? But I don’t remember the face, though. "Ah, thanks."
"I always see you on TV! Do your best!"

They’ll just talk to me like they’re friends and for a moment, I’ll be wondering whether I know them. I’m grateful, though. That’s the sort of contact I get.

Still, the next time you meet me, I’d like you to start off by saying, "You don’t know me, but…"
"You don’t know me, but I often watch Leader on TV."
 Like that.

Otherwise I’ll be a little startled. So asking your favour please!

That’s all; this was Ohno Satoshi! 


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