Wednesday, May 4, 2011

[TRANS] 110504 Korean drama costume exhibition at Roppongi

1000 fans gathered within 5 hours, at the Korean drama costume exhibition at Roppongi/Tokyo

4th may (wed) 12pm

The "Tokimeki Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal costume exhibition" was
held at Tsutaya Tokyo Roppongi from the 1st of may at Tsutaya tokyo roppongi. (Roppongi economics news)

"Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal" is a drama where Yuchun, from JYJ, and also previously from Tohoshinki, made his debut as an actor in. In Japan, the company TSUTAYA started the renting of the drama's DVDs from the 20th of April, 2011. "sung Kyun Kwan Scandal" has reached the 10th spot on the Asian Television Drama rankings there.

At the exhibition, the costumes at the four main characters wore, as well as other traditional korean costumes were exhibited, along with original stickers that were made by the staff. These stickers, along with a free drink per person, were given out at "Tokyo Sundubu"'s Roppongi Hills branch.

On the first day, 1000 people came within the 5 hours of the event, and at the peak period, there were more than a 100 fans gathering there. Some of the fans there were cosplaying as the characters, while others were taking photos with the Board that had the characters photos on them. All of them were having a great time.

This exhibition is opened from 1pm to 5pm, until the 5th of May.
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[TRANS] JYJ’s Appointment as Jeju’s N7W Ambassadors On Front Page of Jeju’s Local Newspaper

JYJ’s appointment as the honorary ambassadors for Jeju’s bid to become one of the New 7 Wonders of the World has made the front page of the newspaper prevalent in Jeju– Hanra Ilbo.

Idol Group JYJ is also the Honorary Ambassadors for N7W

The popular singer JYJ has been appointed as honorary ambassadors for the New 7 Wonders for Jeju. Jeju Special Self-Governing Province revealed on the 3rd that at the point in time in which the selection for the 7 Wonders has only 190 or so days left, in order to pull up the international recognition, they appointed JYJ as honorary ambassadors on the 15th of last month.

JYJ is a 3-man group consisting of Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu and are the former members of TVXQ which was a popular idol group that debuted in 2004. TVXQ which had JYJ as members has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as having more than 800,000 official members (in their fan club) in 2008.

At this, attention is gathering to see whether (Jeju) can pull out a high participation in voting for Jeju by appointing JYJ as honorary ambassadors. Further, JYJ released its first album in October of last year and has formed a fandom with varied levels domestically and abroad.

The honorary ambassadors initiation ceremony is planned to be held after mutual negotiation with JYJ.

At the same time, currently the 7 Wonders of the World Selection Nationwide Commission and Jeju Island has until now appointed 35 famous domestic and foreign personalities as honorary ambassadors, including Park Jeesung, Hines Ward, Yoon Dohyun, and Kim Hyunjung.

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[NEWS] 110504 On Ju-hwan, Turned to be Former SM Dance Teacher “U-Know Yunho was my student”

On Ju-hwan’s past as SM Entertainment’s jazz dance teacher was revealed.

Only discharged from military last December, actor On Ju-hwan made an appearance in May 3rd broadcast of SBS TV ‘ Strong Heart’. On the filming day, he revealed his past profession as jazz dance teacher to the attending casts who entirely shocked from the story.

The surprise was even multiplying when he threw the fact that TVXQ leader U-Know Yunho was before his dance student. According to On Ju-hwan, he taught U-Know Yunho jazz dance that was completed in 3 months during his trainee days.

On Ju-hwan said, “I’ve always been interested in dancing since my school days. I began to dance at the age of 2″ and “When I danced with my school dance group, girls would blew paper airplanes, we also collected money by our own for 4 weeks to have proper costumes.” as he recalled his days as a dancer.

Meanwhile On Ju-hwan put on a brilliant dancing performance during the show that easily surpassed the casts whose dancing skills had been proven until then.

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[NEWS] 110504 JYJ ‘Son-Daughter Silly’ Group Shot

The new JYJ’s NII summer clothing pictorial print ads are unveiled.

The concept for this summer pictorial was ‘EAT’, covering simply natural look of them while having the human instincts to eat as well as expressing their trendy and light feeling.

In this summer filming, people can discover the new side of JYJ which gives different feel than ones in their Spring photo spread. In particular, the photo shooting was done with child models, where the pictures were already spread earlier through twitter and put search keyword ‘JYJ Ttalbabo’ (T/N: Ttalbabo is a term used to describe someone who love his/her children to the point one looks silly) on the top of search rank.

The ad cuts of JYJ summer photo spread is scheduled to be revealed in early May through the clothing brand’s homepage.

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[VIDEO] HoMin - Making of 'Why' Japanese Version

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[TRANS] 110503 JYJ G-Dragon And Other Male Artists’ Tattoos Revealed

What is the story behind the tattoos on male artists?

JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun, Big Bang’s G-Dragon, B2ST’s Yong Junhyung and Park Jaebeom have tattoos on their bodies – phrases or quotes that reflect their beliefs, ideologies and goals meaningful to them. Tattoos usually give people a rebellious image, but on these stars, tattoos become a stylish object used to express their feelings and ideas. To change something negative into something positively and stylish is what star power can do. In this article, we will reveal the stories behind the stars’ tattoos.

JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun: Always keep the faith

JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun had tattooed the same phrase on the same part of their bodies – their chest – with the phrase “Always keep faith” to symbolize their persistence on keeping their beliefs. Kim Jaejoong had revealed the meaning behind the tattoo in his interview with the TV channel of the fashion magazine ELLE, stating, “I realized that there are many inconveniences after getting my tattoos. However, even though there are inconveniences during acting, I don’t regret getting them. They are signs of my existence – to commemorate things that I don’t want to forget, things that consoled me, people/things that I want to thank. I can’t see the tattoos on my back but they remind me to remember what’s important, reflect on what is needed and thank those that need to be thanked.”

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[PHOTO] 110504 Junsu - Mozart Poster

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[PHOTO] 110504 Yunho - Kiss and Cry

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[NEWS] SM Entertainment plans for South American tour in July!

"This time, it's South America!"

TVXQ, BoA, Super Junior, SNSD, SHINee, f(x) and other SM Entertainment artists are preparing for a tour in South America. According to SM Entertainment representatives, the company is currently planning to hold a series of "SM Town Live" concerts in South American countries such as Brazil and Chile in July.

The South American tour has been in the planning stage since last year, when SM Entertainment artists embarked on the "SM Town World Tour" and held an unforgettable concert in Los Angeles, USA.

Due to the popularity of Kpop and SM Entertainment artists in South America, the company plans to tap into this untouched market with a series of concerts in the continent. In February, a Brazilian program asked viewers "Which Korean singer do you want to come to Brazil?" and SM Entertainment artists dominated the results, with Super Junior, BoA, SNSD and SHINee taking the #1 to #4 spots.

SM Entertainment is already taking major steps in making their mark in foreign countries, as it was recently announced that on June 10th, SM artists will hold "SM Town in Paris" and mark the continent's first Kpop concert ever. Tickets for the show sold out within 15 minutes and large-scale protests are happening all over Europe for SM Entertainment to add another concert date.

Last year, SM Town held concerts in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo. This year, SM Entertainment will expand into two continents that Kpop artists have never stepped into, Europe and South America.

SM Entertainment representatives stated, "SM's ripple effect is really amazing. They have already taken over USA, China and Japan and are now accomplishing the unheard precedent of going to Europe and South America. Isn't this the path of a true 'World Star'?"

Source: Sports Seoul
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Congrats, South American Cassies! You may be seeing HoMin soon!

[NEWS] 110505 JYJ's Japanese fans release statement against Avex

In response to the escalating controversy over JYJ's cancelled charity concert and recent lawsuit against Avex Entertainment, JYJ's Japanese fans expressed their support for the trio by releasing a statement.

The Japanese fans posted a statement against Avex in hopes that it will stop the restrictions on JYJ's TV appearances in Japan. The statement reads, "Since September of 2010, the restrictions set upon by the company has started. The restriction rips the right of JYJ fans to listen to their songs. During this period, the fans patiently waited for the restriction on JYJ's Japanese activities to stop and we had expressed our request to your company. However, to this day, we received no reply or explanation in regards to that matter. JYJ, who has lived in Japan for a period of time, had wanted to attend a charity concert [planned for the Japanese earthquake] but could not due to issues on the contract between management companies. They were given the reason of possible dangers at the event and was denied the opportunity to perform. We feel that Avex's need to prevent their appearance on events such as charity concerts is too farfetched. We feel that Avex is using all its powers to prevent JYJ any means of exposure in Japan and we hope that JYJ will be able to resume their musical activities soon."

Excerpts from the original statement are provided:

1. C-JeS was established in Korea in December of 2009, and its company records could be requested by anyone. Avex [herein after referred to as 'Your company'] had previously claimed that the Vice President is close friends with a C-JeS representative. Yet, your company claims that they did not know about details of C-JeS when signing the contract and uses this as the reason for contract termination. Isn't it common procedure to research on the other party before signing a contract with them?

2. JYJ are now the ambassadors for World-Oka, and they represent Korea in events that garner international attention. Their activities and public involvement in Korea were never interfered due to the reason that their management company is C-JeS. How is it that JYJ's activities in Korea occur without issues, yet there is such a big social stigma against them in Japan due to their Korean management company?

3. JYJ started their Japanese activities in April of 2010. The three members' lawsuit with SM and their exclusive contracts were solved in October of 2009. However, your company uses the reason of "possible complications with JYJ and SM's exclusive contract clause that could render our contract with them null" to cease their Japanese activities. The issue with Tohoshinki and SM is different with the problem of JYJ with your company - associating them as the same thing causes public confusion on the matter.

4. Avex disregards all the circumstances stated above, and uses non-commercial logic to cease the management duties for the three members. This already nullifies the contract they have with JYJ. It is mind-boggling that [your company] did not provide accommodations and arrange events for the three members according to the contract. To ignore the wishes of JYJ and their fans to resume their Japanese activities and remain in this hiatus for eight months is simply unfathomable.

5. Your company has ceased all JYJ activities but is still selling their CDs and DVDs. Yet the Oricon pamphlet that are included in the CDs states, "Before sales, the management company has requested that the numbers will not reflect on the rankings in the Oricon Chart." This is a blatant public deception - fans will continue to support and buy the products but the popularity of JYJ is not reflected publicly.

JYJ's Korean fans have already expressed their frustration and attempts on resuming JYJ activities but Japanese fans have remained calm during this period. However, this statement released by the Japanese fans clearly shows that they have reached a breaking point and has garnered attention from around the world. An expert in the field states, "This event shows the Japanese fans are fed up with the way Avex is interfering with JYJ activities."

Even before the fans released their statement, C-JeS's CEO Baek Changju released a statement on the company's Japanese site on April 28th, stating, "This concert was organized to thank the fans that have been waiting so patiently. I will use whatever means possible to ensure that this concert will be held successfully. No matter how many obstacles JYJ will face in the future, as long as it can provide fans with JYJ's music, we will be there. We will fight until the end no matter what costs it may bring."

Source: TV Daily and Korea Star
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[TRANS] 110503 Yoochun’s ‘TV Restriction Rumor’ Escalates With The Sudden Cancellation Of His ‘On A Roll’ Appearance

Many are voicing the opinion that JYJ’s Park Yoochun is suffering damages due to the nation’s variety programs.

It was found out on the 3rd that Park Yoochun was told his appearance on KBS 2TV’s ‘Kim Seung Woo’s On A Roll’ was cancelled the day before filming was to occur. Park Yoochun was chosen to appear in the ‘Secretly Visiting Guest’ corner of the show when Kim Kap Soo was invited to appear as a guest star.

But it has been found that KBS notified Park Yoochun that he could not appear on the program the day before filming was to occur. The MC, including Kim Seung Woo, who is currently filming the same as Park Yoochun, as well as the guest stars such as Kim Kap Soo became aware of this fact in the morning of the scheduled filming day. A representative of KBS did not say much on the matter as he said, “We were all surprised because this wasn’t a decision made by the staff of ‘On A Roll’,” and “We don’t know the reason behind the cancellation of his appearance.”

A similar event broke out with a MBC variety program. It has been revealed that during the process of inviting the leading roles of the broadcasting company’s new Monday-Tuesday drama ‘Ripley’, ‘Come To Play’ excluded Park Yoochun from the list. Even ‘Section TV Entertainment News’, which always promotes its company’s dramas before they air, did not appear on location of ‘Ripley”s poster-shoot.

A representative of MBC cautiously brought up the speculation that, “It seems that someone is trying to hinder JYJ’s activities in the entertainment industry.” A PD working in MBC variety programs, who wished to stay anonymous, stated, “It’s disheartening to see an entertainment news program ignoring its own company’s drama.”

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[PHOTOS] 110503 JYJ - Lotte Duty Free

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[NEWS] 110503 JYJ’s Yoochun – Appearance On “Seung Seung Jang Gu” Cancelled Also?

Regarding the controversy of the cancellation of group JYJ’s Park Yoochun and MBC’s new drama “Ripley”‘s lead actors appearance on t.v. program “Come to Play”, greater controversy has resulted from the fact that Park Yoochun had previously been rejected from appearing in KBS program “Seung Seung Jang Gu” also.

At the time, Park Yoochun was supposed to appear on the episode of “Seung Seung Jang Gu” that was featuring actor Kim Gapsu as a guest, and was chosen to appear in the “guest that arrived in secret corner” of the episode.

However on the day before recording of the episode, KBS delivered a sudden notification that his appearance on the show would not be possible. This information was reported to Kim San Woo and other actors of the drama and also to Kim Gapsu on the morning of the recording day.

Previous to this incident, a similar incident swelled with MBC’s entertainment program. MBC’s mini series on Mondays and Tuesdays for the actors of the drama “Ripley” on “Come to Play” ended in failure, and it has been said that these are further restrictions that have been made on Park Yoochun’s activities through external pressures.

Netizens who came across this information reacted by saying, “Because of the external pressures from all these companies, are all appearances by particular artists going to end in failure?” “Something suspicious is going on..” and has led to other negative reactions.

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[INFO] Dramabeans: Ripley’s leads shoot their first scene together

Another contender for May Madness & Mayhem: Battle for Viewers’ Hearts is upon us. (I’ll rename it in June. I just need thirty days to come up with something.) Ripley has released stills of its lead actors Lee Da-hae and Micky Yoochun shooting their first scene together. (This time it’s him. I checked. Or… possibly his evil twin. Drat!) (Note: Author girlfriday is referring to the time Dramabeans accidentaly posted a picture of Yoochun's brother Yoohwan instead of the man himself. LOL)

Lee Da-hae plays Jang Miri, who is loosely based on Shin Jeong-ah, a now infamous professor who faked her academic credentials to climb the social ladder. Her character is described as a femme fatale, which is quite broad, but we can expect her to be a dark heroine, who “tells a lie that changes her life.” And then has to perpetuate that lie, which is always the problem with lying, isn’t it?

Micky Yoochun plays Yutaka, a Korean-Japanese hotel chaebol son. Hm. Yunno, on paper, this drama sounds EXACTLY the same as Lie to Me. Hotel chaebol son, heroine who tells a really big lie, then romantic entanglements ensue. Is Lie to Me just Ripley plus comedy? Or will Ripley be Lie to Me minus the fun?

To her credit, Miri doesn’t know that Yutaka is a gazillionaire’s son when they first meet, in this scene. But she reportedly tells an eensy weensy lie by mistake, which begets another lie, and another, and another, eventually snowballing into a massive avalanche of fraud that she can’t undo. Interesting. Yutaka falls in love with her (early on, pre-avalanche), which sounds like it might pose a tiny problem for him. Or yunno… be the source of his tragic demise. Life Lesson: First comes kissing, then comes background check, verified by a third party, followed by a waiting period of ninety days… and THEN comes love.

Ripley premieres Monday May 30 on MBC, following The Duo. If you’re making brackets, it’s up against Lie to Me and Baby-Faced Beauty. Place your bets!

Credit: Dramabeans

Hmm, seems our boy is up against some tough contenders~ 
I bet the Japanese fans are looking forward to
seeing Yoochun use his Japanese skills, though! ^^