Kondo Masahiko is currently on his national tour for his 30th year anniversary and he gave a comment about Akanishi Jin as a senpai, or more senior member of Johnny’s Entertainment.
Masahiko said, “I’m sure Jin knows that it’s not easy to be successful in the US Many singers have challenged the US and got beaten up, but I still support his courage. If he really wants to do it, I hope he does not give up.”
He also cheered for other KAT-TUN members saying “I hope the 5 members put each of their powers to one and become even more successful.” (tokyohive)
These two seem to share a special relationship... Remember this article where Jin defended Masahiko?