I.1-8: Interviewer 1-8
I.1: Hello, Yoshiki. I was in the Tokyo Dome…
Y: Yeah, I can tell *points
at X JAPAN t-short interviewer’s wearing*
I.1: Yeah, I’ve told you changed my life, yes.
Today I’m… it’s really my dreams come true. When I was a secondary student, this
is the first album, I bought. *shows the cover of X JAPAN’s album*
Oh my God, “Jealousy”. Yeah.
I.1: About 17 years ago. Once when I was a child
I’ve dreamt you’d come to Hong-Kong. Now you announced two days and the band.
This is very-very exciting.
Y: Thank you, I’m very excited.
Yes, I’ve been in Japan in Tokyo Dome and I’ve seen the stage…
I.1: It was very great. *in Japanese:* Watashi wa
I.1: So the stage – is it your idea about the construction of the stage? It’s
Y: Yes. The entire concept is my idea, but small details… I
had so many advisors and supporters and so many people working on this,
I.1: So what about this depending Hong Kong, the stage – is it the same as
Tokyo dome was?
Y: I’ll try to do that, try to match the impact, but we
have to vary together … the venue size and everything so Tokyo Dome might be
little bigger, so we’ll not be able to bring everything but try to have the same
impact what we … .
I.2: Yoshiki, welcome to Hong Kong. I am so glad that you recovered and
now thank you for the world tour. So how is everyone, how’re your other members?
And when are you going to rehearse for the tour?
Y: OK. So I just…
couple days ago I’ve talked to Toshi, Heath and Pata. Yeah, they are doing fine;
they are very excited as well. When I’ll start rehearsing… when I’ll start
rehearse… *thinks* …very soon, yeah. I still kind of recover from the injury so…
yeah. *points at his neck* may be next month or so. Yeah, ‘cause our first show
of world tour… well I mean in France… November 22nd this year.
I.2: So soon
will be rehearsing?
I.3: Hi Yoshiki. Are you happy with three concerts held in Tokyo Dome and
do you think you’ve played the concerts very well?
Y: Yes and no. Ah… It was great to… ah… meet, you
know, new fans, old fans. That was the best thing happened in past ten years,
but… ah… we… I don’t know, our condition was not perfect, so for the world tour
I think we can perform better so… yeah.
I.4: Do you think that before the tours… will you have something special to
prepare? Will you do something prepare for yourself?
Y: Yes, because I
haven’t recovered 100%. So I’m doing a lot of work to have strong… I have to
create strong body for the world tour. Ah… also… it’s the first time… I should
come to think of it! X JAPAN never performed outside of Japan, it’s the first
time. So we have to prepare mentally. *smile* But I’m not have success for…
‘cause I’m just doing to Taiwan. Last year I went to Paris. I just came here you
and I met those fans. It’s gonna be… ah… I .. *quietly:* how to say? Yeah… and I
feel like I can do a great concert, because our concert we create together, not
only X JAPAN’s members, so we create with fans, so it’s gonna be great.
I.5: Hi Yoshiki. Do you have more X JAPAN new songs? You’ve mentioned before
at the press-conference, you’re composing some new songs…
I.5: …and preparing your new album. This is very exciting for
Y: Yes, because before the Tokyo Dome shows, or not – before we
united I didn’t know… because I haven’t seen Toshi, the vocalist, for a long
time. He was doing some kind of healing music, like very soft music. So I didn’t
know if he could scream hard or not, so… But after we did the united concert in
Tokyo Dome, so I realize he can do even better. *laugh* So our new songs gonna
be pretty hard, I think. Yeah.
I.6: And how about the album? When would the date of releasing? Will it be
soon, this year?
Y: I would say… early next year.
I.7: (...) question in Chinese
Y: Yes. I would try to …. promotion in Los Angeles, but
progressed to try here.
I.8: (…) question in Chinese
Y: Yes. Because even though we’re touring so many places,
performing in so many places, for some audience that’s a one time show. So I use
entire of my energy for the each show, yes.