Friday, November 12, 2010

[FANART] Shanghai Showcase - Shy Jaejoong


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Shared by: sharingyoochun + DBSKnights

[TRANS] 101112 MASTER POST - JYJ Twitter Updates

Jae feels the love ^^ + some random Jaejoong-type comment
(Jaejoong) @akionosuke As expected, I can’t sleep because of the bad cold. The jetlag with the suffering nose is the worst problem I guess ;; (12 Nov 1.18am KST)
(Akio) @mjjeje Are you alright? Take some medicine, otherwise you won’t get well! Did you take some medicine? (1.21am KST)
(Jaejoong) @akionosuke I took it ^^ but probably...I think I won’t get healed so soon(Laughs) It’s already the middle of the night over there isn’t it? (1.27am KST)
(Akio) @mjjeje I’m back, its 1.28 now^^. It’s the middle of the night^^. All your fans in the world are praying for you to get well! Isn’t that great? (1.29am KST)
(Jaejoong) @akionosuke I’m feeling…everyone’s love. ^^ (1.38am KST)
(Akio) @mjjeje After you have your lunch, take your medicine so you can only sleep~. Also, take lots of vitamin C! Good luck! (12 Nov 1.38am KST)
(Akio) @mjjeje You are a fortunate thing~^^ Tank tops are a no-no! (Laughs) Because it’s cold (Laughs) (1.41am KST)
(Akio) @mjjeje Bye, I’m going to sleep~(1.54am KST)
(Jaejoong / English) @akionosuke Have a good night^^ (1.57am KST)

(Jaejoong) Orchestra ^^ (1.46am KST)


Jaejoong gets deep, real deep, Yoochun deep
(Jaejoong) There are so many waves crashing down on us. Though the road we must travel down is so far and long, we must not stop.. The moment we do, we will be giving up on the road to becoming adults and we'll fall into a bottomless abyss. Though we are just beginning to experience what it's like to become adults, I want us to step into a bigger world that we can't see yet with the best weapon we could hope to have, the fact that we are still young. (5:42am KST)
(Jaejoong) Let's all be strong^^ I'm always thankful! (5:57am KST)
(T/N: These tweets were bumped up to this post though they should be included in yesterday's)

Junsu's done with his rehearsal and is eager to share that with fans
(Junsu) Done rehearsing~!!!!!!^^ hahaha http://yfrog.com/75369hyj (9:10am KST)

Jaejoong seems to be reading his fans' tweets and is conversing with like 200K+ people
(Jaejoong) What are you all up to? (9:58am KST)
(Jaejoong) Oh,, You're all surprisingly overflowing with energy?^^ (10:00am KST)
(Jaejoong) I've returned to the hotel after rehearsals~ I was able to learn the choreography quickly because I felt jet-lagged! (kidding~) (10:04am KST)
(Jaejoong) Though there are a lot of things going on here and there that are a little crazy, tomorrow we're performing, so let's pray with a happy heart^^ (10:12am KST)

WTF Jaejoong is bonkers T^T
(Jaejoong) Is everyone well? morning~~ (well.. even though it's night over here^^) (10:02am KST)
(Jaejoong) Thanks to everyone I'm extremely well (sorry..) (10:06am KST)
(Jaejoong) Everyone receiving strength from each other ^^ that's a good thing~! (10:14am KST)
(Jaejoong) What's a good way to make sure I won't forget Japanese? Do you know? (10:28am KST)
(Jaejoong) How~! (10:30am KST)
(Jaejoong) The answer can be found in everyone's comments! Oh (10:32am KST)
(Jaejoong) The answer is: I expect it can be found in everyone's heads! (10:38am KST)
(Jaejoong) If I attempt to answer.. There are too many reasons ㅠㅠ (10:49am KST)

Let the acronym poem mayhem begin!
(Jaejoong) Please, create acronym poems with Kim Jae Joong for me~! (10:31am KST)
(Jaejoong) I'll give stars to the lamest acronym poems~ I feel like giving some stars out already haha (10:35am KST)
(Jaejoong) I've starred one,,, Because it was so lame..that I just stared at it for a moment! Star! (10:40am KST)
(Jaejoong) I've given a star to another person ..I'll be giving stars to just three more people~^^ (10:42am KST)
(Jaejoong) I can see the tweets that I star in my favorte (T/N: I'm sure he means 'favorite' ...XD) list, right? (10:43am KST)
(Jaejoong) Five have been given! Congratulations to the lamest people! (10:46am KST)

Junsu gets pretty deep too
(Junsu) No matter what comes our way.. Let's go as far as we can, guys..^^ (10:35am KST)

Oh no, attack of the emoticons D:
(Jaejoong) ^^ (6:14pm KST)
(Jaejoong) (>_<) (6:16pm KST)

JaeSu are experiencing jet-lag, want me to sing you a lullaby?
(Jaejoong) As expected..I'm completely jet-lagged.. (6:18pm KST)
(Junsu) I thought I was the only one who couldn't seem to fall asleep.. But even Jaejoong hyung's having trouble too.. lol (6:27pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic Junsu, you couldn't sleep at all? (6:33pm KST)
(Junsu) @mjjeje I keep falling asleep and waking up and falling asleep and waking up..ㅠ And I keep having dreams.. (6:43pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic Me too,, I woke up after the worst nightmare I've ever had, tell me later what your dream was about ~ (6:45pm KST)

Jaejae gets around in Japan~
(Seira Kagami) You finally had your Twitter debu~t!! Congrats☆LOL Do your best for the tour~ Cheering you on all the way from Tokyo!!
(Jaejoong) Yeah I'll do my best for Twitter! Thanks~^^ (6:24pm KST)
(Seira Kagami) If you go into a swimming pool or into water, you'll get over the jet-lag easily~
(Jaejoong) But my nose is dripping too much ; ; (sorry) (6:49pm KST)

In case you didn't know, Jaejae is also needy
(Fuku to Seira) Oi!!!!!!!!!!! Seira!!!!!!!! Have you followed FUKUTARO~ (LOL)
(Jaejoong in reply to the tweet above) Why aren't you talking to me! (LOL) (6:55pm KST)
(Fuku) Eh!!!! I did~(LOL)For the sake of sleeping, if you laugh while falling asleep, you'll have good dreams~☆゛(ノ_・。)
(Jaejoong) Ah. Really! Sorry~(LOL) (7:03pm KST)

Jaejoong's taking a bath and wants to share the lamest acronym poem
(Jaejoong) I'll be back after a bath * (7:14pm KST)
(Jaejoong) Kim: Kimbapeun Jae: Jaeryoga Joong: Joongyohae (T/N: Translation: Ingredients are important for gimbap) Today's 1st place entry (7:15pm KST)

Jaejoong & Naoya from AAA
(Naoya) (^_^)→(>_<) Did your cold get any better? RT @mjjeje: (>_<)
(Jaejoong) I dunno... I'm completely out of it cos of jetlag... ; ; to the extent I had bad dreams ㅜㅜ (6:36pm KST)

Jaejoong’s fail at using the @reply confuses his friends
(Jaejoong) Se-ra, did you promise everyone that you would remember Korean? (7:52pm KST)
(T/N: He was talking to @seirakagami but he forgot to add the @ again -.-)
(Jaejoong) @seirakagami You have to keep your promise! (7:53pm KST)
(Seira Kagami) @mjjeje About what? (8:01pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @seirakagami About studying Korean? (Laughs) (8:05pm KST)
(Seira Kagami) @mjjeje Oh yes! I won’t be beaten! (Laughs) (8:09pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @seirakagami Work hard! (8:12pm KST)

Jaejoong talks to Nicole, and indirectly calls her fat while complimenting her mom's cooking
(Nicole) Oppa~~ You don't call me these days ~~ lol (7:47pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @_911007 Are you in Japan~? (7:50pm KST)
(Nicole) @mjjeje Yes!! keke You're still suffering from jet-lag ㅜㅜ Are you done with your bath (8:09pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @_911007 I feel like I'm going to die. My body's in a pretty bad condition,, I'm done with my bath and I finally feel a little sleepy^^ (8:11pm KST)
(Nicole) @mjjeje It's because you've been sweating in that bathtub. That feeling like you've just been blowing up a balloon really hard ..I really want to take a bath too, but I can't make myself stay in hot water for a long timeㅠㅠ keke What's the time difference between here and there, what time zone are you in? (8:24pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @_911007 Thirteen hours? Or is it eleven? (8:36pm KST)
(Nicole) @mjjeje So you're on the opposite side of the world.. A warm glass of milk ? keke If you put a little honey in it, it'll taste good ~~At least you can drink things like that!! (8:43pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @_911007 You guys can't eat much because you have to watch your figures, right,? Nicole, who likes to eat, must be suffering the most~ (8:46pm KST)
(Nicole) @mjjeje keke I used to eat a lot but now.. ㅜㅜ kekeke I couldn't eat sushi ㅠㅠ Oppa, you and I need to switch stomachs kekekeke (8:51pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @_911007 Your problem is that you eat too much. Conclusively, it means that your mom is too good at cooking~ (8:54pm KST)

Round 2 of acronym poems, Kim Junsu! and Yoochun participates
(Jaejoong) Please, create acronym poems with Kim Jun Su for me. I'll be giving just five stars! Ready, go~ (7:56pm KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje Kim Kimbbajineun sorihanae Jun Jundagohaetdungae Jaknyeoniya Su Suyo-ilggaji naedon 200manwon gapa!!!!!!(T/N: What a buzzkill, you said you'd give it back last year, pay me back my 2 million Won by Wednesday!!!!!!) (8:00pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @6002theMicky Yoochun, I gave you a star.. You're the best.. (8:01pm KST)
(Jaejoong) One star left~ (8:02pm KST)
(Jaejoong) The end~~~~~~~~ (8:03pm KST)
(Jaejoong) Go to my profile page to see who got a star! (8:04pm KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje hahahahahahahahahaha I'm guessing that everyone's awake right now~I just woke up^^ (8:06pm KST)
(Jaejoong) I'm so out of it.. This isn't good haha Is your cold going away? (8:07pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @6002theMicky Yoochun (8:12pm KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje Because I had five pills~ I'm out of it!©^^ (8:17pm KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje I want to eat ramen.... (8:19pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @6002theMicky Me too,, (8:34pm KST)

Round 3: Park Yoochun! and Yoochun scoffs at Jaejoong's attempt
(Jaejoong) Shall we start a Park Yoo Chun acronym poem competition? (8:53pm KST)
(Jaejoong) Park: Park (bakk)ae nagaseo ramyunsagajigo olgga? Yoo:Yoochunwonbakkae upneundae hyungeun... Hyung..nan Chun:Chunwonbakkae upseo (T/N: Shall we out and buy some ramen? I only have 6000 Won... Hyung.. I only have 1000 won) (8:59pm KST)
(Jaejoong) The end~~^^ (9:01pm KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje (referring to Jaejoong's poem) That's just bad... Sigh, learn from me (9:31pm KST)

Kang Sung Pil calls out for JYJ, and JaeSu seem to be mind twins (either that or Junsu's C+P-ing)
(Sung Pil) Jaejoong~~~~~~ (11:37pm KST)
(Sung Pil) Yoochun~~~ (11:39pm KST)
(Sung Pil) Junsu~~~~ (11:39pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @kangsungpil Yes~!^^ (1:00am KST)
(Junsu) @kangsungpil Yes~!^^ (1:05am KST)

Oh ho ho, what's this? No dirty thoughts girls!
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic I'll be going to your room later ~ (1:11am KST)


Yoochun feels left out.... GROUP HUG
(Yoochun) Alone Alone Alone, So.... (1:35am KST)

Ah In's Manager Checks up on Yoochun, and Sets up a Date
(Jae Min) @6002theMicky Are you doing well?! (1:45am KST)
(Yoochun) @forever4850 Are you doing well???^^hahaha (4:33am KST)
(Jae Min) @6002theMicky Wow, we're now chatting live lol The fact that you're tweeting at this hour means you're not in Korea. When you get back to Korea, let's all go out some time~lol (4:35am KST)
(Yoochun) @forever4850 I'm in New York right now!!!^^ (4:58am KST)

Source: [Jaejoong's + others' twitter]
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[ADMIN POST] JYJ - US Tour Publicist and F.A.Q


JYJ’s P1 Visas Denied for US Performance

Members to pay for showcase in honor of their commitment to US fans

11 November 2010 – JYJ has decided to go ahead and perform for their fans in the US despite being denied of their P1 visas. Cjes Entertainment, the representative company for JYJ has stated that it is of utmost importance that JYJ keeps their promise to their fans and they have been in New York since the 9th to await the decision only to be given the disappointing news.

According to US lawyers advising the team on the situation, JYJ will still be able to take stage on the condition that the performance is free and they receive no monetary benefit for the performance. Due to the fact that substantial costs has already been incurred by the promoters for production, flights, accommodations, there will still be a financial responsibility to be fulfilled which JYJ has decided to undertake this upon themselves to make the events happen.

Says Cjes Entertainment CEO, Mr Baek Chang Ju, “We are still awaiting the official reason to why their P1 visas have been denied since the band has followed every procedure required and also did their interviews accordingly. We are extremely puzzled by this matter and will continue investigations into it. For now, JYJ’s primary objective is to make sure that fans are still able to catch the showcase. Hence we have decided to step in on all costs associated with putting on the show to make sure that the events go on as planned. JYJ would like to invite all their fans to come to the showcase for free.”

All venues have been informed on setting up FAQs on how fans can receive a refund on the tickets they bought. In addition, fans who have paid for a ticket will also receive a ticket to the free showcase. The rest of the tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis from Ticketmaster.

Enquiries
Richard Nam
Contra Sports Marketing
Entitled Entertainment/JYJtour
Email: richard@entitledent.com

Richard Choo
Contra Sports Marketing
Entitled Entertainment/JYJtour
Email: rschoo@entitledent.com

Press Enquiries
mel@tinsel-pr.com

--

JYJ US TOUR FAQs

1. What cities will you have the JYJ Showcase in?
The complimentary shows will be in New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

2. What if I already bought a ticket?
If you have already purchased a ticket for the show, you can simply go to Ticketmaster’s website and request for a full refund for the purchase price of your ticket less the mandated service charges by Ticketmaster.
Please refer to the return policy for “Cancelled Events” http://www.ticketmaster.com/h/returns.html?tm_link=tm_homeA_i_rp or simply contact them through their “Contact Us”page. Refunds will be available on Monday for the Hammerstein show.

3. If I bought a ticket and got it refunded, how do I apply to get my ticket to the free showcase?
Ticketmaster will refund your money but you need to print out your initial ticket as proof of purchase and go towards the “pre-purchased line” for priority admission to the showcase on day of event.

4. Will the free showcases retain the original schedule of the previous showcase?*
NYC and Las Vegas showcase will start at 8pm and LA showcase will start at 7pm

5. Are Cameras allowed to the show?
General rule of thumb should be that no “professional” quality cameras should be allowed. If the camera doesn’t fit in your pocket, you will not be allowed to bring it into the venue.

6. Where will I sit if I have already purchased my ticket?
Current ticket holders will be given preferential seating for the show. A special VIP line shall be provided to allow current ticket holders to gain access to the best seats first.
7. How do I get my free ticket?
To get a complimentary ticket to the show, you must go to www.entitledent.com and select the venue of your choice. You will be required to provide a printed copy of your ticket purchase to attend the show. There will be a service charge assessed by Ticketmaster which is a mandatory third-party fee for ticket purchase.

8. Why are the Tickets Free?
JYJ was denied performing visas by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The management has decided to offer free tickets to the fans

9. Where can we get more info?
For the latest information regarding ticketing, please check our site at www.entitledent.com/jyj or join our Facebook page @ JYJUSTOUR. For ticket refund questions, please refer back to Ticketmaster.

10. Will Hawaii be getting a free show as well?
Unfortunately, we were unable to keep the venue to produce the Hawaii show. We’re very sorry that we weren’t able to meet our Hawaiian fans, but we’ll be sure to plan another visit soon.

11. How soon can I get the refunded money?
Refunds typically take from 1-3 business days. Please call Ticketmaster at
1800-653-8000 at for further verifications

[TRANS] 101112 Zhou Mi Webo (Chinese Twitter) Update

Zhou Mi_SJM:
I'm home after practice. I met with Changmin who practised in the same company with me. He always addresses me as brother, I feel shy. Haha.. I wonder why. :) Keep on with your hard work, I am going to pack my luggage to depart to Nanjing few hours later.

CST: 02:35


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[VIDEO] JYJ US Showcase Tour for FREE


Source: jyjtour

[INFO] Arden Cho will not be MCing JYJ New York show

Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Arden Cho, a model for Clinique and Shane Yoon from the webseries "Koreatown Cowboys" would be MCing the JYJ Concerts.

However, due to problems with the concerts as we earlier reported, Arden Cho will not be MCing the New York show. There has been no news to whether or not Shane Yoon will continue to MC the show, although he is in New York.

Check out the video below as Arden Cho explains the situation and gives some supporting words for JYJ:


Source: Arden Cho
Credits: Koreaboo
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[INFO] JYJ Message to Fans


How I love these boys~

Readers curious about what a P1 visa is and what it's requirements are
can read up about it HERE.

Source: JYJ Official Facebook
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[PHOTOS] 111110 Changmin - Elle Girl













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[INFO] US Tour Updates - FAQ

F.A.Q - Frequently Asked Questions

1. What cities will you have the JYJ Showcase in?
The complimentary shows will be in New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

2. What if I already bought a ticket?
If you have already purchased a ticket for the show, you can simply go to Ticketmaster's website and request for a full refund for the purchase price of your ticket less the mandated service charges by Ticketmaster. Please refer to the return policy for "Cancelled Events" or simply contact them through their "Contact Us" page. Refunds will be available on Monday for the Hammerstein show.

3. If I bought a ticket and got it refunded, how do I apply to get my ticket to the free showcase?
Ticketmaster will refund your money but you need to print out your initial ticket as proof of purchase and go towards the "pre-purchased line" for priority admission to the showcase on day of event.

4. Will the free showcases retain the original schedule of the previous showcase?
NYC and Las Vegas showcase will start at 8pm and LA showcase will start at 7pm

5. Are Cameras allowed to the show?
General rule of thumb should be that no "professional" quality cameras should be allowed. If the camera doesn't fit in your pocket, you will not be allowed to bring it into the venue.

6. Where will I sit if I have already purchased my ticket?
Current ticket holders will be given preferential seating for the show. A special VIP line shall be provided to allow current ticket holders to gain access to the best seats first.

7. How do I get my free* ticket?
To get a complimentary ticket to the show, you must go to www.entitledent.com and select the venue of your choice. You will be required to provide a printed copy of your ticket purchase to attend the show. There will be a service charge assessed by Ticketmaster which is a mandatory third-party fee for ticket purchase.

8. Why are the Tickets Free?
JYJ was denied performing visas by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The management has decided to offer free tickets to the fans

9. Where can we get more info?
For the latest information regarding ticketing, please check our site at http://entitledent.com/jyj or join our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/jyjtour. For ticket refund questions, please refer back to Ticketmaster.

10. Will Hawaii be getting a free show as well?
Unfortunately, we were unable to keep the venue to produce the Hawaii show. We're very sorry that we weren't able to meet our Hawaiian fans, but we'll be sure to plan another visit soon.

11. How soon can I get the refunded money?
Refunds typically take from 1-3 business days. Please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000 at for further verifications.



Source: Entitled Entertainment
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[PHOTOS] 111010 - Stalking JYJ in New York






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[NEWS] JYJ Denied US Visas - Will Pay For Showcases Themselves

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JYJ's P1 Visas Denied for US Performance

Members decides to pay for showcase themselves to honor their commitment to their fans in the US

11 November 2010 – JYJ has decided to go ahead and perform for their fans in the US despite being denied of their P1 visas. Cjes Management, the management company for JYJ has stated that it is of utmost importance that JYJ keeps their promise to their fans and they have been in New York since the 9th to await the decision only to be given the disappointing news.

According to US lawyers advising the team on the situation, JYJ will still be able to take stage on the condition that the performance is free and they receive no monetary benefit for the performance. Due to the fact that substantial costs has already been incurred by the promoters for production, flights, accommodations, there will still be a financial responsibility to be fulfilled which JYJ has decided to undertake this upon themselves to make the events happen.

Says Cjes Entertainment CEO, Mr Baek Chang Ju, "We are still awaiting the official reason to why their P1 visas have been denied since the band has followed every procedure required and also did their interviews accordingly. We are extremely puzzled by this matter and will continue investigations into it. For now, JYJ's primary objective is to make sure that fans are still able to catch the showcase. Hence we have decided to step in on all costs associated with putting on the show to make sure that the events go on as planned."

All venues have been informed on setting up FAQs on how fans can receive a refund on the tickets they bought. In addition, fans who have paid for a ticket will also receive a ticket to the free showcase. The rest of the tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis from Ticketmaster.

The refund process will start at 12pm on the 11th November 2010.

Source: Entitled Entertainment
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[INFO] 101111 Why JYJ Matters to Jrock



If there was one reason for Jrock fans to take JYJ’s venture into America seriously, it should be because JYJ is about to struggle with the same obstacles that Jrock bands are. Asian Americans have won acceptance as athletes, classical musicians, politicians, and writers. However, to date, nobody has managed to crack the top ten on the music charts. They have not won acceptance as pop stars.

It is definitely not because no-one has tried.

Gerry Woo once won a program called Star Search. This show served as that generations version of American Idol. He landed a recording contract and even released a music video. During a performance at the infamous Apollo Theatre in New York, he managed to outperform that night’s main musical guest. The classically antagonistic audience gave him a standing ovation. Yet, somehow, it was all short lived. Once the industry found itself a new novelty, promotions for Gerry moved towards another artist and he faded into an unfortunate obscurity.

Coco Lee is a vocalist who is also the former Ms. Chinese America. Even if you don’t remember who she is it is very doubtful that you wouldn’t remember her hit single, “Do You Want My Love.” She also recorded several tie-in tracks for movies like Disney’s Mulan or Runaway Bride, and also performed at one of Michael Jackson’s charity events. However, her success in America never rivaled that of other countries and she didn’t quite catapult herself into super-stardom.

Utada Hikaru is a superstar over in Japan and she has attempted to break ground in America several times. She did a very popular tie in with the video game Kingdom Hearts, and released two English language albums. She is bilingual because she was raised in the United States, which also means that she has less of a cultural barrier. She doesn’t really have to adjust to being in this country like another artist would because she grew up here. Somehow her American promotion has not managed to push her up towards the top of the charts.

In fact, the only super-stars in the pop industry to be of Asian descent are those who are mixed with another race that has already “made it.” Asian-nation.org notes that, “Many believe that record executives feel multiracial Asian American artists are more “culturally acceptable” or “marketable” to American consumers and therefore are more eager to promote them than mono-racial Asian American artists.” Even so, there are none who could be compared in fame to artists like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, or Rihanna.

Does this sound familiar? It should. For years Japanese rock bands have been edging towards the United States. Loudness is nearly a household name amongst the previous generation of Metal Heads, and Dir en grey have long since cemented themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the underground scene. Several times a year, bands come to tour here and pack the house with snaking cue lines but never seem to manage to get picked up by more than a local weekly or an Asian focused media outlet. There are no Japanese metal bands being played with regularity on the big radio stations or charting in the top ten. With the exception of a few knowledgeable music fanatics, the general rock loving public may not even know that it exists.

If an Asian pop act were to be able to transcend the barriers into the American music industry it would have a trickle down effect that helps us all. If you think back to the time when artists like Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were first coming out and dominating the scene, you might also remember that this was the time frame in which other Latin origin artists experienced a huge boom. We all remember mega hits from Ricky Martin, Enrique Inglesias, and Mark Anthony.

JYJ has a lot going for them. They have done this before. It wasn’t too long ago that they crossed over towards Japan and had to work hard in order to learn a new language and integrate with a different culture as part of Tohoshinki. They dominated in Japan, while still maintaining a strong following back home. The members were able to make many ties with the top entertainers in Japan. Songstress Ayumi Hamasaki is still an avid supporter. The fan-base that JYJ brings to the table is far larger, and more powerful, than any of the artists to attempt a crossover to date.

If an artist like JYJ is able to successfully step over and navigate to the top of the charts, then it will create a huge demand for other Asian artists. Korea, Japan, and China would finally have that foot in the door to launch more pop acts into the US market. The thriving Asian American hip-hop community would likely also experience a boom, and the rock side of the music industry would start looking for its own version in order not to get left out of the trend.


Jrock fans have to become aware that the issue of helping their artists cross over is a lot more complicated than scheduling a tour or releasing a domestic album. It’s further embedded in changing the way that our country looks at an Asian artist’s ability to compete with our own as sex symbols, award winners, and massive album movers. Japanese artists have to dig themselves out of the pit of segregated geek culture and take their place alongside other minorities who have infiltrated the industry. By the way, that place should be at the top.

So how can Jrock fans help?

Support Asian artists in general and broaden your musical landscape. Not just Japanese, Korean, or Chinese. If shows are booked in your area just go to it. Its not just about supporting a singular artist but supporting the scene as a whole. Chances are you have a friend who likes pop music who wouldn’t mind going with you anyway. Pick up albums if you can afford them in addition to your Jrock purchasing habits. Share artists like JYJ with your friends who are interested in dance music. They sing in English so there’s no longer a language barrier, and you have a backup plan for friends who are curious but don’t like rock music.

If everyone helps each other out, then we can all win in the end. There may come a time when this is all so big and amazing that we are no longer interdependent based off of an artists generalized race. Until that time comes, however, we are all in it together.


Special thanks to LinzerDinzerTV @ Twitter!

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[INFO] 101111 The Possibility of TVXQ Trio’s Return to Appear on Japan Live Stage?


According to EDGE STYLE magazine December issue that was printed on the 6th, the three TVXQ members Junsu, Jaejoong, and Yoochun whose Japan activities were suddenly suspended a while ago will plan to appear once again and conduct live performance in Japan in around mid-November.

On last October 12th the three members held a showcase performance at Korea University, Seoul. The showcase became a commemorative event that marked the official formation of the three members’ unit ‘JYJ’. Moreover, the group seems to have hidden desire to target the whole world as the goal of their activities. JYJ had traveled to Thailand, Hongkong, and many other countries including several United States regions to hold their worldwide showcase as a thank you event for all fans due to the smooth flow of their first album in market.

EDGE STYLE magazine successfully interviewed a relevant official of JYJ, and the official reported, “We actually have this plan under discussion. In mid-November, the three members will re-establish their status as foreign artists in Japan, and we will conduct several performances as many as possible.” Although the live stage is still under discussion, it looks like the days to finally watch ‘JYJ’ on stage again is not so far away.

EDGE STYLE’s editor in chief Watanabe Rio through his editorial model press stated, “We got this testimony from someone who has close relationship to TVXQ.” There are also other testimonies from the members’ staffs provided in EDGE STYLE December issue, forced us to gradually believe that the event will soon come true.


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sum. trans: sharingyoochun.net
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[INFO] 101111 The Beginning and SungKyunKwan Scandal OST Tops Hanteo Charts

Hanteo October Rank
JYJ topped and ranked 3 for October rank with "The Beginning".

2010 Album Award
Credits: Hanteo
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[INFO] 101111 Tohoshinki Expo 2010 ~ The Movie ~ On Big Screen Nationwide


This time, 「TOHOSHINKI EXPO 2010 ~THE MOVIE~」has been decided to be released.

This work is the compilation of footages from the 1st to 4th Tohoshinki Live Tour from year 2006 to 2009. The "Best Performance" footages were selected by fans and had been edited into a movie version where you can experience the power of the sound through the big screen.

In addition, you can experience the new sense of entertainment of their dance and singing just like you see them for live.

Through the big screen of the movie theatre, you can relive the touching and heartwarming moments from the live.

And, the screening and the 「TOHOSHINKI EXPO 2010」original collectibles are decided to be sold, fans should not miss this chance. We will be delivering lots of entertainment in it.

【Title】  「TOHOSHINKI EXPO 2010 ~THE MOVIE~」
【Casts】   TOHOSHINKI
【Duration】 102 minutes
【Disclosed Data】 Starts showing from 30th October 2010 in TOHO Cinema Roppongi Hills and nationwide (T/N. The start date of showing may differ for different cinema)
【Ticket】  Bought in Advance - ¥2,000 Bought on the day itself - ¥2,300

●For more information on the time of showing and tickets please go to the website:
http://www.tohoshinki-expo.com/index_pc.html

Translation: arielle_saki @ OneTVXQ.com
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