Confession of a Wandering Soul

Jiro Wang loves X Japan; rushes to Japan to appreciate them for the first time

Posted by diopatra on May 24, 2009

Source: China Times
Translated by catalie @

Fahrenheit’s Jiro Wang (Da Dong) loves Japanese visual kei band X Japan and specially rushed over to Tokyo Dome to see his idols. Seeing his favourite guitarist Hide, who has passed away, on the big screen, caused him to cry very emotionally. In the end, he met lead singer Yoshiki at the afterparty which was an even more exciting experience for him!

Asks for time off work to meet the idols in his heart

In his heart, X Japan are Da Dong’s idols, when he heard that X Japan were coming to Taiwan for a concert on May 30, he immediately asked his company for time off work so he could see his idols live. He didn’t expect that on the day, Fahrenheit was arranged to go to Malaysia to promote and the date couldn’t be changed. Da Dong was very disappointed but later found out that X Japan were performing at Tokyo Dome, without hesitation, he asked his company for time off and flew straight to Japan!

Seeing two of his idols, he experienced both grief and happiness

Da Dong said, “I was really super excited to be able to see my idols perform in the place they grew up in.” Being able to see X Japan after waiting for so long already, exclaiming that it had definitely been worth coming. Especially when Hide the guitarist who had passed away after committing suicide, appeared on the big screen at the concert, Da Dong couldn’t help but cry saying, “It almost feels like Hide is still here.”

Also, he was lucky enough to meet one of the companies that was sponsoring X Japan’s concert in Taiwan who invited him to the after party where he got to meet lead singer Yoshiki in person. The very happy Da Dong didn’t forget his role as Taiwan’s tourism ambassador, taking initiative to introduce Yoshiki to Taiwan, also adding that if he needed someone to accompany him, Da Dong would be available whenever, completely forgetting that he had to go to Malaysia to promote.

Running around Tokyo completely depending on his two feet

Da Dong also took this opportunity to travel around Tokyo however, he decided to travel the streets of Tokyo the more difficult, thrifty way, only relying on his two feet. Trying to save on train and taxi fares as much as possible, he said, “Japan’s air is very fresh so I decided to walk more and take in the fresh air.” Walking requires lots of energy which he got from eating lots of barbecued food, did he do any shopping? Da Dong said, “It was okay, I only bought some clothes.” Sure enough he’s quite controlled.


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