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When JY Park appeared in the studio, he greeted, “I’m really happy to meet you in person. Thank you for your continued support today.” Shinya Ueda (Cream Stew) complimented me, saying, “You’re fluent and good at Japanese!”, but he said, “Don’t get me wrong. I hurriedly and intensively learned only the words that would be used in the audition program.” So, I can’t even order at the store,” he said, much to the surprise of the studio.
JY Park loves Japanese songs from the 1980s. “Even though Japanese music was rare in Korea at the time, I managed to get my hands on it and it really influenced me,” he says. When Ueda was asked, “What was it about J-Pop that attracted you so much (at the time)?”, he answered, “It felt familiar but new.” In class, he thoroughly explains seven songs from his favorite J-Pop that particularly moved him, including famous songs by Toshinobu Kubota and Anzenjitsu, including his own singing and dancing.
NiziU also commented on the VTR while listening to the song. Even though the song was written before he was born, NiziU’s body can’t help but move. She empathizes with the song by saying, “This is exciting” and “JY Park seems to like it,” and when she introduces a certain song, all the members improvise and sing live.
One of those songs is KUWATA BAND’s “Skip Beat” (1986). Keisuke Kuwata of the Southern All Stars said, “I want to try some random rock music,” and JY Park highly praised the band’s third single, which was active for only one year in 1986, saying, “They’re more groovy than American musicians!” He loves it so much that he even sang it on stage himself. “Of course I know about the Southern All Stars, but the music from when they were active with KUWATA BAND really suited my tastes.When my father went on a business trip to Japan (at the time), he said, “This song is not sold in Korea.” I don’t have any, so please definitely buy it!” I will never forget the emotion I felt when I saw it and when I heard it on LP,” he passionately said.
He even mentions Keisuke Kuwata as the artist he most wants to meet, and says that when he meets him someday, “I’d love to talk to him about how much he influenced me,” but says, “If I like him so much, I’m a little afraid to meet him.” “I am,” he added shyly.
Ren Nagase (King & Prince), who took the class, was impressed and said, “I had no idea that Mr. (JY Park) had so many favorite J-Pop songs! I was so happy.” Teppei Arita (Cream Stew) also gave his honest impressions, saying, “Songs that I listened to in my youth (80s and 90s) kept popping up.Of all the programs I’ve been watching for about 20 years, this is the most fun class!” There was a scene where he was scolded by Ueda, who said, “You should apologize to all your previous teachers!”
On this day, with the theme of “Can you become healthy by exercising just one minute a day?”, classes will also be broadcast in which students will be able to test the effects of a one-minute abdominal exercise or a one-minute facial treatment.