KAT-TUN Nakamaru entered to Waseda University: "I want to learn about the environmental problem."
On 11 (*May), it was found that this spring, Yuichi NAKAMARU(24), the member of the popular group 'KAT-TUN', entered to Waseda University, the School of Human Sciences, the Department of Human Behavior and Environmental Science(correspondence study course)
After his graduation of high school, with overcoming the about 6 years blank from schools, he won the exam with the magnification of 2.55.
He declared to stay stoic that "I won't join in neither gokon
(a party with several boys and girls to encounter their new boy/girlfriend) nor club activity", and promised to manage to do both his entertainment work and study saying "my job is my first priority. I absolutely want to graduate even if I need 8 years(*limit of college register)".
On April 1, at the entrance ceremony
(*from 11:45) at Toyama Campus Memorial Hall
(* no.37) in Waseda University in Tokyo.
Among freshmen for 3 faculties including Human Sciences, there was Nakamaru.
"I was about the third raw from the front, and those around me thought that why I was there(LAUGH)".
In December 2006, he decided to apply for the entrance examination as "I want to learn more about the environmental problem" which he had been interested through reading books since before.
After about 1 years, he was succeed in the general entrance examination consists of the selection by the documents and interview, and he had a new spring as a 24 years old student of Waseda.
He joined in Johnny's and Associates when he was at the 3rd grade in his junior high school, and when he graduated a public high school managed by Tokyo in 2002 "I wanted to concentrate on only my job".
As he wished his more grow up as a human, since 2005 he intended to go to college.
He debuted by releasing CD in March 2006, and to manage his study with his busy work, he chose the correspondence course of Waseda University since its classes can be taken by the internet at 24 hours of anytime he wants.
He was anxious about his about 6 years blank of study since his graduation of his high school, but "as there was lots of old students on the faculty introduction movies
, I thought age isn't a problem when to study".
On his application form about his reason to study there, he wrote 4000 letters(Japanese papers don't count by the words) with passion such as about his experience as a host of NTV broadcasting network '24 hours TV', and he went to the school about how to take the interview.
He resolved that that was his first and last challenge to have an entrance examination, and at the moment when he saw the announce of his success on the website on December 20 in the last year, he jumped up.
He reported it to the members of KAT-TUN whom he kept it secret from, and he was given a rough celebration "You, is it true?".
After his entrance, he wakes up about 6 in the morning.
Before and after his work at his home he is in front of the computer for about 3 hours per a day.
He brings his textbooks even at the working place and for English which he has the most difficulty, Jin AKANISHI(23), who has an experience to study in the United States in his group, is his 'temporary teacher'.
He has been studying only for 1 month, but his double works is "I have a sense of fulfillment".
As it is possible to graduate without taking classes at the actual campus, "I won't meet the other students", and he is passive for the class activities and gokon
"My first priority is my job" and his group will release the newest song 'DON'T YOU EVER STOP'.
from June 21 he will go to the nation wide concert tour.
"If possible by 4 years, but I want to graduate even if I will need 8 years. My next visit to my campus will be at the graduation ceremony".
At the School of Human Sciences in Waseda University, Yuya TEGOSHI(20) in NEWS is his senior(3rd year of the Department of Human Informatics and Cognitive Sciences). (* he is in the different department)
Nakamaru couldn't ask him for advise as he was ashamed, "I want to ask him for advise about the student life, but as he is younger than I, it's hard for me. I don't want him to call as 'Tegoshi-senpai
◆TANAKA left from his university
It was also found that Koki TANAKA(22) in KAT-TUN has left from Josai International University
(3rd year) in last March.
According to the one who is concerned, "it seems that as he had his debut and entrance at the same time, he couldn't go to its campus in Kujukuri area
(Togane-shi, Chiba prefecture) that he gave up".
(*From Tokyo station, 41 minutes by the rapid train, 20 minutes by the local train, 13 minutes by another local train, then 5 minutes by walk. 79minutes and some more minutes for transfer in total.)