Some of you may already know of it by now, but the Japanese media has just reported today that Jin will be going on hiatus for a few months. The reason as to why is unknown, but it is speculated that Jin wishes to take time off to study language (English?).
The situation in Japan now is very messed up, I believe both the media and the fans are in a frantic frenzy over this sudden and shocking news. Not just because Jin is going on a 3 month hiatus, but there are many other speculations that I... really don't want to believe.
[Edit @ 9.12 pm] Rumours: Jin's say on this matter
News (TO BE TAKEN AS RUMOURS AS OF NOW) from Japanese forums, Japanese blogs
In A Kansai entertainment program, a reporter said that Jin feels worn out and weighted down by the obsessive money-making darkness of the entertainment industry. Further more, he just could not continue with the recording of the Tatta Hitotsu no Koi theme song and hence decided to take a break for 3 months to recuperate. The Jimusho is trying their best to convince Jin to return next year after 3 months.
Further more, Japanese fan(s?) have mentioned that schools that are related to the entertainment scene (sorry I don't really get this part either, perhaps it is a talent training school) have already received a fax from JE/Jin. The contents of the message is as follows:
Towards the end of last month, (I) began to feel that there was something wrong with my body (physical health?). Although I went for to the doctor regularly for checkups, but the doctor finally asked (me) to stop work. To all my supporters, all the crew and lastly, KAT-TUN members, I am very sorry. Please let me recuperate for 3 months. I hope that everyone can see my genkiness after 3 months, I promise to try my best and recover.
From what I gather, it seems that that the single release for the theme song of Tatta Hitotsu has been pushed back because of this matter. There are also further speculations that Jin did not take part in the recording of the single, which in turns leads to rumours that Jin's hiatus won't simply last for 3 months but for much longer. Which also leads to speculations Jin will be leaving the entertainment scene and so on... It'll be great if anyone could translate the above news... ^^