Friday, November 19, 2010

[PHOTO] 111910 John Yoon's twitter update

Cute Junsu blushing when I told him the fans want a remake of OH MY GOD SUN!!! Classic Junsu!

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[VIDEO] 101118 JYJ - MTV Taiwan Interview

Don't really have time right now to translate the whole thing but I could do it over the weekend if you guys desperately want it ^^;

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[ADMIN] EDIT - Sale of "The Beginning" is NOT Fraudulent

A tweet from JYJ's close friend John has confirmed that JYJ did in fact release "The Beginning" on iTunes today. Again - THE MUSIC ON ITUNES IS NOT FRAUDULENT.
Please support JYJ on iTunes!

Please accept my deepest apologizes. I personally accept complete responsibility for the mishap.

I will leave my original article up for you to read. Perhaps you will understand my reasons for believing what I did.

Please feel to contact my at

Again, my deepest apologies,
Rachel (MrCKDexter)


American JYJ fans, please be aware that the JYJ "The Beginning" album available for download on iTunes is in fact STOLEN music.

Notice that the publishing company is listed as "Show shop entertainment co. ltd". If you search for it, you will find that it does not exist. This is not JYJ's company, but a fraud making money from the illegal upload of JYJ's music.

The Beginning is produced by Show Shop Entertainment and distributed by Warner Music worldwide - NOT "Show shop entertainment co. ltd."

Sadly, this is not the first time this has happened. Check out Koreaboo's article about fraudulent sales of Kpop songs on iTunes from last month.

Also notice the lack of announcement from JYJ's official sources on twitter, facebook and elsewhere. If JYJ officially made their music available on iTunes, there would be news!

Please do not be fooled. This is stolen music!

[VIDEO] Best Live Solo Performances (fanmade)

Jaejoong's performance of "It's Only My World" is one of the best!
I love how the boys range out into other genres with their solos ^^
How about Changmin's epic rocker "WILD SOUL" from Tokyo Dome? HOT!

[PHOTOS] Changmin - A-Team

These photos were taken on September 7th but weren't released until a few days ago

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[INFO] NEW Limited Edition of 'The Beginning' Now Available

They're finally printing some more!
Check out the links below -

This New Limited Edition of JYJ's The Beginning includes a 36-page photobook with lyrics, a rolled poster (94cm x 64cm), and two bonus remix tracks. Rolled poster is shipped separately in a protective cardboard tube; poster and CD shipments may arrive at different times.

[TRANS] 101118 The Whole Story of NHK Today’s Close-up (Nov 16)

Behind the Storm Attack of Korean Idols
This article summarizes the whole contents of the 30 minutes' program.


Behind the Storm Attack of Korean Idols
Great Deal of Investment on a worldwide basis in order to discover artists
November 17, 2010 18:34

Everyday, you can hear the group names of the Korean K-POP artists such as KARA and SNSD in the media. This year (2010), it is said that 25 K-POP groups came to Japan.

According to the program “Today’s Close-Up”, this is not a peculiar phenomena in Japan. K-POP has evoked enthusiasm in Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, and other Asian countries. It has been said for the umpteenth time, but even in this field, Japan has been replaced by another country.

“I do not know Japanese singers. I know SNSD.” (Male, Thailand) is an example.
“The days that J-POP dominated to the chart has ended, and these few years, K-POP has replaced them.” says Masayuki Furuya, a music journalist.

Kim Young Min, the CEO for SM Entertainment (which brought to market Tohoshinki, BoA, SNSD) says, “There is an ideal style in order to achieve popularity in Asia”.
They are focusing on dance music which has performance power, even though the language may be different.

Gather 100 thousand for auditions, and only a few pass

CEO Kim boasts “We are investing large sum of money for discovering/training artists, as the same as the research and development costs in general companies. Yearly amount of 200 million yen (approx US$2394400) are spent on discovering new faces. 100 thousand gather for the auditions, and only a few people pass them.

Even when you get to be the trainee, there will be out and out lessons and training for 5 hours every day, for a maximum period of 7 years.

“(During the trainee period) We were only able to sleep about 4 hours each day.
We cleaned up the training room early in the morning, and practiced for more than ten hours.” (Tohoshinki, Yunho)

When the debut approaches, they will study the language of the country they will make the debut. The contents seems to be difficult, not easy contents like half-listening.”
Spending money for discovering new faces and giving Spartan education--- these are stories which can be heard of Japan’s idols’ educating system. However, we rarely hear about attracting talented people on a worldwide basis, and think about their overseas activities even before their debut.
According to Furuya, the original Korea music market is small, and CD sales are extremely unfavorable, so it is necessary to target overseas. Those “one’s back against the wall” situation may be the road to success.
Additionally, their vision is to make profit not only by CD sales but through total performances such as concerts, events, and TV appearances. It is in contrast with Japanese entertainment, which is cautious in breaking through the Asian market regarding copyright issues.
When the program focus on Japan oriented contents, Japanese animation (cartoon film) is popular overseas. The anime songs have a high standing. In the end, music also finds a way out in two dimension (animation).

(Written by Bond Yagyuu)

NHK Today's Close-up (broadcasted on November 16, 2010, "Behind the Storm Attack of Korean Idols")

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[INFO] 101118 Japan NIFTY 2010 Search Engine Rankings

1. Arashi
2. Tohoshinki
4. Mukai Osamu
5. Fukuyama Masaharu

*History of Tohoshinki rankings
2008 - 4th place for men
2009 - 2nd place for men

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[TRANS] 101119 MASTER POST - JYJ Twitter Updates

Yoochun Uploads a Picture and Thanks John
(Yoochun) (6:20am KST)
(Yoochun) @elbowyeish I sincerely thank you~hyung!! I'm sure you feel this way about us too but to us, you are an asset and a joy!! (11:13am KST)

Followed by Junsu Thanking John as Well and Nawwww
(Junsu) @elbowyeish When I see you and Misook noona, you make me think 'When I get married, I want to live just like them'..^^ I'm always grateful~ (12:00pm KST)

Junsu NEEDS to Follow Brian Joo, and Then Does
(Junsu) Brian hyung!!? Anyone out there know his username so I can follow him!!???? (12:15pm KST)
(Brian) @0101xiahtic Junsu... it's me~!! Follow me kekeke (12:19pm KST)
(Junsu) @Brianjoomuzik Hyung!! Are you in LA right now!!?^^hahaha (12:24pm KST)

Who's dat? I don't get this conversation....
(Ung Uh) @0101xiahtic Just now..Sitting in front of my laptop..I thought about the Big Mac I'm going to eat tomorrow.. I don't know why I suddenly feel like eating a burger..I'm going to sleep tonight treasuring this delicious thought.. What I'm feeling today.. I will show it all.......... at McDonalds tomorrow (4:01pm KST)
(Junsu) @ung_uh haha I thought I'd read this before somewhere.. I can't not reply to this...hahahaha (4:09pm KST)
(T/N: This is a parody of a tweet Junsu wrote on October 30th "(Junsu) Just now.. In my hotel room.. I wrote the lyrics for the first song we will perform at the concert.. I don't know why I was suddenly flooded by memories of the past.. (3:18am KST)")

Junsu shows off his Dance Crew Again, Entices us to Come to the Jamshil Concert
(Junsu) The best tumbling man..who showed off his amazing tumbling skills at Michael Jackson's last concert!! I seriously think he turns at least 10 times in 4~5 seconds..I couldn't help but watch with my mouth open.. his twister etc..It's like he's levitating in (4:32pm KST)
(Junsu) Look out for him at Jamshil~ The 18-year-old tumbling boy!! You will all be amazed.. (4:37pm KST)

(YeJi) @0101xiahtic Junsu, right now, I feel like I could type till my fingers break and send you any kind of mention you Does Jaejoong hyung want some too...? lol Anyway, let's all meet in the timeline right now, go go go go~! Let's go in search of mentions Ah, it's hard to sync this to your tweet.. Throw me a mention, please... kekekekekeke (4:36pm KST)
(Junsu) @JangYeJi Oh, oh~ Ms. Ye Ji, pass!! (4:40pm KST) (T/N: He uses '통' which was from SungKyunKwan Scandal, meaning 'Pass')
(T/N: This is a parody of a tweet Junsu wrote on November 14th that goes like this "(Junsu) Yoochun, right now, I feel like I could rip all the hairs out of my head and give you as many as you want... lol Does Jaejoong hyung want some too..? lol anyway, let's all meet in Yoochun's room right now, go go go go~! Let's go search for the GeumDeungJiSa. (6:16pm KST)"

Junsu Promotes JYJ's Album Release on iTunes
(Junsu) JYJ's songs have finally been officially released on iTunes today. Please listen to our songs~^^ (4:48pm KST)

(Jaejoong) This is bad.. (10:25pm KST)
(Jaejoong) It's going to be all right. (10:42pm KST)

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