Original source: http://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=213&aid=0000967115
English translation: Zoe from ECI
Jang Keun Suk appeared on a TV-show in Japan.
Japanese media such as Cinema Cafe, Sponichi and so on reported on the 27th (May) that Jang Keun Suk appeared on Fuji’s variety TV show ‘Downtown Now’ that was aired on 26th. In this show the great Japanese comedy duo ‘Downtown’ meet guests and talk over drinks with them.
When Jang Keun Suk was asked what made him start working in Japan, he said: “In Korea, an actor is just an actor, and doesn’t do other things beside acting. But all of the members of Japanese SMAP were acting, singing, working as a MC, playing in a theatre. I wanted to become a real entertainer like them.” He added that SMAP had been the reason why he started to think about working in Japan, learned Japanese, and entered Japan.
About the news that SMAP has split up he said he was sorry to hear that, and added “I was really surprised. They were seniors in Japanese entertainment.”
The conversation over drinks in the show led naturally to secrets about Jang Keun Suk’s dating. He said that unlike Korean artists, Japanese artists hide when they date someone, and he asked the hosts what was the reason for that. Minami Minegishi from AKB48 who also was on the show that day counterattacked, taking him aback by asking “Will you tell everything then?”
When he was asked if he had ever dated a Korean celebrity, he answered “I’ve never been caught”, and made everyone laugh. When he was asked about dating a Japanese celebrity he said he wanted to do that too, “anyone would be good”, which made everyone burst into laughter. He picked Keiko Kitagawa when he was asked about his ideal type.
The conversation continued for more than 20 minutes in a friendly atmosphere while they were eating Korean meals such as samgyeopsal (pork belly meat), jeon (korean pancake) and drinking Jang Keun Suk’s original wine.