JYJ’s Jaejoong clarified the various scandals and rumors surrounding him and other Japanese top stars in his latest interview with IS Sports.
On Ayumi Hamasaki, he revealed, “It is true that I’m friends with her. We first met at Avex’s annual ‘A-Nation‘ concert and kept in contact since then. However, we are not of the relationship that people seem to think.”
A scandal first broke out between the two last October due to Hamasaki attending JYJ’s showcase despite her busy schedule. “At the time, Ayumi attended the showcase with another Japanese singer friend. It should be regarded as the upkeep of friendship between musicians. She also announced marriage plans in January.”
On actress/model Yamada Yu, he revealed, “She’s one of my closest friends, alongside Yamashita Tomohisa. We met at an after-party in LA and became friends. Like everyone already knows, she’s in a relationship with Oguri Shun.”
Jaejoong concluded, “I don’t have a girlfriend so I spend most of my time at home. It was an opportunity for me to learn Japanese and meet with other Japanese celebrities and develop friendships.”
Source: JoongAng via Daum