[great interest in Japan’s hot spring]
Korean popular group Big Bang will release their single ‘My Heaven’ on 24th June and make their major debut in Japan, and now we are about to reveal their press conference that is hold on 13th May in Japan.
#Big Bang’s press conference will be revealed from the moment of [Kinda nervous due to those dazzling photoflash]
— Don’t you feel tired as you just arrived in Japan?
VI & Sol: We directly came here once we reached Japan, it’s our pleasure to be standing here and have interview with you all, therefore we don’t feel tired at all.
— What do u like about Japan, and what are you interested in?
Sol: Every member in Big Bang likes Japan very much, not to mention about the Japanese cuisine, but we are also having great concern toward the culture and such, therefore we hope to come across and get to know more about these kinds of things in the future.
D-Lite: I have a great interest in hot springs, Japanese hot springs are really amazing.
TOP: I like sushi and wine, and since the other members love shopping, so I like ‘green mountain’ very much. (I’m not so sure what’s the green mountain, it can be either a brand o really a mountain =.=)
Sol: I heard that Japan has large ski resorts, and I have never been there before, so I was thinking when I can go for at least one time.
GD: The ‘My Heaven’ MV was filmed in Japan too, I think the place we used for shooting that time was Odaiba, the scenery was gorgeous, I like it.
VI: 1 year ago, due to our concert tour, we have been to Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo for 1 round, and the scenery of Osaka and Nagoya was great too, and always give me this very peaceful feeling. The people over there are very nice, therefore I like Osaka and Nagoya.
— What is the aim for the upcoming music activities in Japan?
GD: Although whatever we have been doing until now is not because we are having any special aims, but I think it has been our hard works that give us the achievement as a return. Continuously making the music that without thinking about the future, hoping people around will understand about it, and listen to our music, this was our previous aim. So, as an overseas artist, local audiences are willing to listen and understand the music we make in Japan, is our aim now.
— Have you heard of the Japan ‘Red & White Song Battle’ that will be held in every year end?
Sol: I know that not only our senior DBSK has participated in Red & White, we ourselves also have watched the show for few times. We will also work hard in order to become the artist that can appear in that kind of show.
— In Japan, ‘龍のようなsmile’ is very popular, can you show us ‘Big Bang smile’? Show us the most brilliant smile please.
GD: (show his brilliant smile) One, Two, Three.
Every member: smile while saying ‘it’s embarrassing (laugh)’.
— Among the hit songs, what is the reason for choosing ‘My Heaven’ as the debut song in Japan?
Sol: We have released many songs in Korea, and some have been chosen and included into our Japanese album ‘Number 1’ (released on 22nd Oct, 2008). ‘Heaven’ received the best response among these songs, is not only us who like this song, there is good response from Japan too, therefore we choose this song as our debut song.
— Please deliver your message to the Japanese fans.
GD: To every Japanese fan that has been anticipating for us, we are really grateful and thankful. We have been promoting in Japan on and off in the past, from now on we will focus in Japan, and will promote for a longer period. Hence, compare to last time, we will have more time to carry out activities and be around with our fans. If you can accept our music happily after listening to it, that will be the happiest thing ever.