Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I arrived late at the venue yesterday due to the hot weather and another thing was, I wanted to prevent myself from over purchasing their merchandise. The subway station near the venue was crowded with fans, when I got out from there, the red sea of BIGEAST blankets flooded my field of vision. The blankets were pretty. I would like to have one, but I couldn’t afford it. Japanese fans were too rich... I couldn’t compete with them...

Squeezing through the crowd, and after racking my brains to find a way to smuggle in my camera, I succeeded in doing so! But... unexpectedly, a staff appeared and stood in front of me throughout the concert =.= So, sorry, no photos from me...

I turned around in my seat to look at the venue. There were too many red towels and red glow sticks around me that I thought I was at Tohoshinki’s concert.

So, the concert began with KARA’s performance. (omitted)

I was a bit worried of Homin before they appeared on stage, as other groups like UKISS, BEAST had received tremendous support from the crowd. When it was SNSD’s turn, one could easily notice that they had the highest popularity. Especially during the song ‘Gee’, the fans were chanting ‘Gee’ along throughout the whole song. Frankly speaking, I was a bit worried of how would it turn out to be when it was Homin’s turn. Well, the fact proved that my worry was a complete waste of imagination! When the word ‘Tohoshinki’ appeared on big screen, I jumped off from my seat, pulled down the towel which hanging around my neck, turned on the glow stick, and shrieked! A primary school kid beside me was startled by my reaction. In his mind, I must have transformed into some kind of monster.

The songs performed by Homin were Before You Go and Why. At first my eyes only fixed on Homin. Then, unintentionally I turned my view to the audience and I was surprised to find out I was in the middle of red sea! Tears crept into my eyes. The venue which was initially composed by various colours of glowstick, had turned into a sea of red! As I recall what I saw before the starting of concert, I realised each person had 2 different colours of glowsticks in their hands, and one of them was red! Everyone seemed to have reached an agreement to turn on their red glowstick at the same time!

I was overwhemled with mixed emotions! I was both happy and sad at the same time! I wanted to tell them badly: Look! There are still so many people supporting you! There are still a lot of us waiting for you, we never forget about you! The most beautiful red sea will be always and only for you! Please come back together! Five of you!

It was the most enjoyable moment to be able to watch Yunho and Changmin singing on stage, while immersed in the red ocean.

After two songs, Yunho greeted us, ‘How are you? It has been a long time (then paused for a while)... Dome!’
I could feel the nostalgic feeling hidden underneath when he said the word Dome.
My memories flashed back to their 4th Live Tour, the same place where five of them ever standing together, singing ‘Begin’, singing ‘Wasurenai’...
I burst into tears... Not only me, but the cassies around me as well...

After few words from Changmin, whilst everyone was still trying to figure out what would be the next song, the introduction music of the next song was played. It was Rising Sun!
‘Why? Why is this song?’ while I was chanting along, I couldn’t stop myself from crying. T.T The other cassies and I, our initially low hiccuping sobs became loud cries.
The cheering for Tohoshinki was the loudest. Two Sone who sat 2 seats away from me couldn’t help but kept on praising, ‘They are awesome! They are Tohoshinki in fact!’
I thought I have heard Jaejoong & Junsu singing in harmony in the background music. When reaching Yoochun’s rap, for a moment I thought I saw Yoochun singing on stage.
As if time has flown backwards and stopped by the moment they were holding their 2nd & 3rd Live Tour...

Yunho, after witnessing the red ocean, thanked us, ‘Thanks for giving us so much support! But this is not our concert, so please support the other groups as well! Thank you very much!’

Yunho ah! Is the support we gave you has made you feel like you are having your own concert?


I couldn’t hold back my tears even after the concert ended. I might have happily enjoyed their performance till the end and not crying a river now if they didn’t perform Rising Sun. It was too heartbreaking just to listen to it.
Despite of getting sorethroat after all the shouting and cheering, I feel satisfied. I’m looking forward to the a-nation which will be held on 27th of August!

Tohoshinki... When are you going to hold your own concert? I have been waiting for it...

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The picture below was tweeted today (7/20/11) by @StarBell87,
a former famous starcraft player.

[Trans] Our Jihae who’s worked so hard [throughout the shoot]~^^ Thank you for your hard work~!!! You seem to be very tired hahahahaha sorry……http://yfrog.com/kgm5xrtj
T/N: the person in YC’s tweet is his stylist

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JYJ members revealed their feeling with regards to cancellation of their performance in KBS “Wish for 7 Wonders – KBS Special 5 Live”. Representative company CJeS Entertainment stated that Jeju’s honorary ambassador JYJ was slated to perform 2 songs at the “Wish for 7 Wonders – KBS Special 5 Live” and to go through the ambassador appointment ceremony on the 20th, but they received the broadcast cancellation notice on the 16th.

JYJ Kim Jaejoong tweeted on the 16th with, “If there are going to be obstacles blocking us from promoting our nation’s natural wonder, then this time, I’ll just promote it alone (like this).” He tweeted again on the wee hours of the morning on 18th with, “I don’t believe that the 7 Natural Wonders of the World Declaration Committee chooses beautiful locations in the world as a means of publicity for the profit and losses of a specific nation. Finding beautiful things in the world is a “happiness” that everyone in the world shares. Wouldn’t the purpose of choosing these natural wonders be to preserve them for a long time? But if there are complicated conditions existing beyond this significance, then the simpleness ..of everyone finding happiness will not be a smooth road.” Kim Junsu also expressed on his Twitter, “We cross mountain after mountain.. but ahead looms another one” and “Why are you all sorry.. we’re the ones who should be sorry”
(T/N: all tweet translations are credited to dongbangdata.net)

CJeS Entertainment stated through their homepage that JYJ was supposed to be appointed as ambassadors through the Special broadcast but with Jeju’s local government proceeding with the promotional activities, they (CJeS) officially announced their stance that “In this situation where there are no negotiations with the artistes and performance was one-sidedly canceled just four days before, we will file a complaint to Korea Fair Trade Commission.” CJeS Entertainment has yet to hear any response from Jeju’s local government or KBS Jeju.

On the other hand, KBS had ever stated in their homepage’s message board regarding JYJ’s unability to perform on KBS Music Bank that it is due to the on-going lawsuit between JYJ and ex-company SM Entertainment and yet contracted with current representative company. They also stated, “The continuation of allowing JYJ to perform would cause legal problems and damage the cultural development and order. Until the judgment between JYJ and their company is passed or a mutual agreement is agreed upon, broadcasting activities will be stopped as what was stated before and would be further discussed depending on the judgment.” They further explained that, “The stance before the judgment of invalidity of the contract was a mistake in our management.”
(T/N: This refers to KBS’s change of stance stating that “the previous ‘restriction’ stance was in February.” They later on released another statement that JYJ would be able to appear when they release a new album since JYJ did not released an album since February.)

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T/N: The reporter of this article was not aware that the Chinese artist in question, Zhuo Qi Bo, might not actually be an official AVEX artist. Please take any mention of Qi Bo being part of the AVEX family lightly, as we do not know the full case so far.

Kim Jaejoong, a member of the group JYJ, is involved in the controversy of the year over an unauthorized remake of his self-composed song that has been made by a Chinese singer.

Zhuo Qi Bo (Ray Cho), a member of AVEX group China, relased two songs, one of which fans found the chorus to be strikingly similar to Kim Jaejoong’s composed song, TVXQ’s “Wasurenaide”. Fans complained that the remake was created by Zhuo Qui Bo without discussion or permission from Kim Jaejoong’s side, which prompted a quick apology and explanation from Qi Bo.

Zhou Qi Bo wrote in an entry on weibo “Regarding the unhappiness of fans over the remake of Kim Jaejoong’s self-composed Japanese song “Wasurenaide”, I want to greatly apologize. I know for many of you this song carries precious stories and memories, and I believe I can join you in that thought, because I am also a fan of Kim Jaejoong and his talents. He is not only my idol, but also my role model, so therefore I will carefully handle all matters for this song “Redundant” and will try to form a consensus”.

However, the fans continued to ask AVEX for an apology over the matter. Chinese JYJ fans have been searching for proper credit of copyright and composition rights over this matter. Fans have even created a signature campaign, entitled “Protect Jaejoong’s Right to Wasurenaide”.

In response to this situation, Kim Jaejoong wrote a tweet in Japanese stating “Wasurenaide is not mine, nor any singular person’s song. It is a song that belongs to the 5 members of TVXQ, therefore I do not want only one or three people to sing it”.

“Is there any deal to be made in the future?” is the question OSEN (T/N: the reporting company who wrote this article) has to ask. “It seems as though in China remakes without prior approval happen quite often”. However, for now, no legal action has been taken in this matter.

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As the top singer in Republic of Korea, how is the feeling about debuting as a new actor? JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong will be acting as a chaebol successor in SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Protect The Boss’, challenging his first role in domestic drama. Topics such as comparison to Hyun Bin in SBS’s ‘Secret Garden’ starts the conversation.

Kim Jaejoong said, “It feels like the time when I was a newbie debuting, I think the the crucial part is to adapt to the environment. 10 years of activities and I feel as though I have reached andropause, it is both body and mentally exhausting. Although there are a lot of pressure and burden debuting as an actor, as compared to that, this development of anxiety… it feels good.” Kim Jaejoong’s straighforwardness and honesty were felt through the interview.

Why did you choose to debut as an actor through ‘Protect The Boss’?

After acting in Japanese drama ‘Sunao Ni Narenakute’ last year, I have no hurry to plan about acting in domestic drama or movie, thus I thought and researched about it with due considerations. But the schedules and timing were not suitable thus good works were shelved. But after I received the script for ‘Protect The Boss’, I have strong feelings for it suddenly. The plot is very interesting and I feel that the role suits me.

The comparison of “Cold Urban Guy” Cha Mu Won and Hyun Bin

Although Cha Mu Won is good with business and treats others gentlemanly, he always gave a cold and cool impression to others. A bit mysterious too. The role of being a chaebol’s successor is similar to Hyun Bin’s Kim Joo Won but there are differences in the acting and personality.

How do you grade your own acting currently?

This, about 1 mark? I’m still unable to rate my own acting right now. I do not wish to leave an impression to everyone that my acting is a distance from the veterans during filming. I hoped to reduce this difference and co-operate better with the veteran actors.

The prediction for the viewer ratings is…

The higher the better! Keke~~ The previous slot ‘City Hunter’ has very good results, so our ‘Protect The Boss’ shouldn’t “shrink” right. Rather than consideration for the viewer ratings, I would like to place my emphasis on leveling up my acting.

How is the atmosphere at the filming site?

Although I am the youngest at the filming site, Ji Sung hyung holds the role of the atmosphere-creator. I want to receive praises from the veteran actors through good acting. Cha Hwa Yong Sunbae and Teacher Park Yong Kyu, they have given me a lot of opinions and suggestions. When reading of the lines, I tend to laugh and the atmosphere is really amicable.

Harsh words said to sasaeng fans (stalking fans)

Sasaeng fans have their wrongdoings for sure, but there are also lots of problems that lies with some of the rented car drivers which makes us worried. They persuades those who waited for us in front of our house and the overseas fans who followed us. “This is nothing, it is okay to follow them. If found out, just don’t continue to follow, it will do.” Once they catch up on us, it is difficult to get rid of them. Speeding up is dangerous. It is a common sight to follow us on highway till Gyeonggi-do.

The 2 months long world tour has successfully concluded.

This tour is very interesting. After it ended, members and staffs were very happy. Sang our own compositions, and personally involved in the production, and no additional help from other companies, we are very happy, and very proud!

Activities in Japan is still difficult

Not long ago, we held a charity concert for the earthquake relief in Japan. To the members who were able to have a performance in Japan after a long while, it was a very meaningful matter. Although we were pressurized by our ex-company in Japan, and the lots of problems appeared, but we did not mind and I think we would have a lot of issues to settle in the future.

It is still unable to find JYJ’s albums in the record stores in Japan

We are deeply affected by it on why is our JYJ’s album not able to be sold on the market. As a hallyu forerunner, we are saddened by this issue. If we can put in more effort and time and would be able to withstand these tests, then I think we will insist to work hard till the end. If things are still not able to resolve, we would want to apologize to our Japanese fans.

You sang Im Jae Bum’s For You at the concert in Japan and this create a topic

After singing For You at the concert, Im Jae Bum sunbae sang it again in the programme ‘I Am Singer’ and also attracted attention and topics. Although it is not my own song but I was very happy about it. I would like to hold a concert with remake songs or to produce a rock genre album.

Is there anyone you are dating? What’s your ideal type?

Right now there’s no one. There is a big change in my thoughts regarding the opposite sex. In the past, if I were to date with my girlfriend, I would spend a lot of time preparing some gifts, write letters or write a diary and give it as a present to her on our anniversary. But I do not wish to spend time on this now. Am I going to transform into a bad guy? Hahaha. In the past, there would be pre-requisites for my ideal type but there are none now. I think I need a long time to understand the opposite party well.

The Chinese translation where we got this article has 12 Q&As while we can’t find the 12th Q&A in the original Korean article, thus we also decided not to reveal the 12th Q&A in account of its lack of reliability.

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Tohoshinki performed Maximum and Superstar at Nicofarre.

Full (Maximum + Talk + Superstar)
Watch this before it’s blocked and download a copy!

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Recently, a picture of actor Lee Min Ho and JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun smiling with their eyes is uploaded on an online community photo gallery, making female fans’ hearts flutter.

Their smiles are known as best smiles. In SBS’s drama series City Hunter, Lee Min Ho often expresses apathetic faces while playing Yun Seong; however, he smiles brightly with his eyes almost closely when the camera is not running.

On the other hand, Park Yoo Chun, who plays Song Yu-hyeon in MBC’s drama series Miss Ripley, also features a cute smile with his eyes in a formal suit.

Netizens comment: “I guess good-looking guys must be good at smiling with their eyes.” “Their smile…. Oh my gosh.” “They are charismatic and cute.” “They are really attractive.”

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According to media reports, popular K-pop trio JYJ plan to file a complaint against Korean TV station KBS for cancelling the group’s scheduled TV appearance on Wednesday night in a concert to promote Jeju Island, which hopes to be one of the New7Wonders of Nature. In May, JYJ became honorary ambassadors for Jeju.

Responding to the KBS cancellation, band member Kim Jaejoong tweeted: “If there’s an obstacle in the way blocking the promotion of our country’s natural landscape then I’ll just promote it myself.” He then added: “@gentlechan If 100,000 people tweet a picture of Jeju Island, won’t at least 20 million people learn of it?” Kim Jaejoong also changed his Twitter profile picture to a picture of Jeju Island.

The KBS cancellation is seen in some quarters as collateral damage in a broader battle between JYJ and SM Entertainment, an independent Korean record label, talent agency, producer and publisher of pop music. A Soompi.com profile of SM Entertainment founder, Lee Soo Man, created the picture of an ambitious, visionary K-pop figure, who is not afraid to drive a hard bargain
“However, there are also some concerns over SME’s growing control over the entire industry. One of them is the on-going lawsuit with JYJ, or the three former members of DBSK. Since the fallout from DBSK last year over contract disputes with SME, JYJ has not been able to land much TV spots nor freely promote their album in Korea — and many fans suspect SME might be putting ‘backdoor pressure’ on local broadcasters as well as industry officials in order to hamper the trio’s promotions as a group. There’s no proof to it, but the recent controversy over KBS and JYJ may also be an indication to the ‘backdoor pressure,’ since JYJ was replaced by SNSD and f(x), two SM artists, on a special KBS TV show. It was reported that KBS abruptly canceled JYJ’s scheduled appearance on its special show for Jeju Island’s Seven Wonders Concert, four days prior to the live broadcast, and JYJ is currently planning to file a compliant as well as a lawsuit over this issue.
Despite the dispute, JYJ management, C-JeS Entertainment, stated on Allkpop.com: “JYJ will be cheering on Jeju Island’s effort, regardless of the current situation.”

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The impact of the unilateral cancellation of JYJ’s performance by KBS Jeju and Jeju island is growing larger.

On July 17th, The 7 World Wonders project, lead by the New7Wonders Foundation, sent a tweet on their official twitter to KBS stating “To all our friends in Korea, time to kiss and make up!” in regards to the protests.

They also followed by sending a tweet of praise to JYJ member, Kim Jaejoong, saying “that is the right spirit!”

KBS’s controversial unilateral cancellation notice towards JYJ prompted Kim Jaejoong to tweet “If there are obstacles in prompting our own country’s natural scenery, then under these conditions I will have to promote it by myself” as well as changing his profile photo to a picture of Jeju’s landscape, causing much praise for his actions.

Last May the Jeju Provincial Government and the New7Wonders Foundation appointed JYJ to be Honorary Ambassadors for Jeju in the 7 World Wonders campaign. JYJ were to appear on July 20th as part of the KBS Jeju Special Broadcast Concert. But on the 16th, four days before the show, KBS issued a notice of cancellation to JYJ. There was not a clear reason stated, but it was also announced that SNSD and f(x) would be making an appearance.

A representative of KBS Jeju stated “In our final stages of our broadcast preparation, our plans for SNSD and f(x)’s appearances became possible and we have expressed out greatest apologies to JYJ’s representatives”. However Cjes, who is in charge of JYJ’s management, have said “we have yet to receive an apology”, leading to a second controversy.

Netizens have voiced out in anger, stating “This is an international embarrassment” and “I do not understand what is going on. If you knew from the beginning this would happen, why did you use them?”

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Popular group JYJ received a notice today that their concert appearance has been cancelled without prior warning. The concert they were schedule to appear in is the ‘KBS Special Live Show Supporting Jeju’s 7 Wonders Nomination’ that is to be held on the 20th.

CEO Baek Chang Joo of C-JeS Entertainment stated, “We suddenly received the notice today(16th) and even I don’t know the reason behind the cancellation.” JYJ have been active as honorary ambassadors for Jeju’s 7 Wonders Nomination for the past month. They’ve been quite active, singing a logo song and recording videos, asking fans to vote for Jeju. This upcoming performance was meant to be another promotional activity for them as honorary ambassadors.

In a phone conversation with ‘OhmyNews’, one of JYJ’s public relations representatives stated, “We’ve already received the cue sheet for the performance and bought plane tickets as well,” and “We are taken aback by this cancellation as JYJ rescheduled other activities to make room for the performance, thinking of the event as a duty to their nation, regardless of the fact that the members are very busy right now because of activities such as the two members’ filming schedules for their dramas.” He continued to say, “We are frustrated because it feels like JYJ’s scarcity and their fandom’s powerful influence has been used and thrown aside.”

This representative continued to raise controversies over the issue by stating, “The manager who talked to KBS was told, ‘The event might become impossible if JYJ appear.’” JYJ have had restrictions placed on their activities in the entertainment industry since their legal dispute with their former entertainment agency began, unable to appear on variety shows of the three main broadcasting companies of Korea.

Currently, JYJ and their representatives are waiting for the reason why the group’s performance has been cancelled. On the 16th, C-JeS Entertainment posted an official notice on their homepage that said, “We ask for your understanding of our situation of having to notify the fans, who have been waiting for this performance, of the sudden cancellation, and we will post another notice as soon as possible once we have confirmed the details behind the situation.”

As Jeju press, such as ‘The Sound of Jeju’ and ‘Jeju Daily’, have already reported JYJ’s performance on the 20th, KBS’ move to prohibit JYJ’s appearance is expected to have a great impact in the industry.

CEO Baek Chang Joo stated, “We will post another official notice as soon as possible as there are fans who have already purchased plane tickets to Jeju, and please look out for further updates on the issue.”

Jeju Island’s Seven Natural Wonders of the World industry is an event sponsored by the ‘New 7 Wonders’ Foundation and has been controversial in terms of the foundation’s identity as well as the industry’s economic effect.

Voting for the Seven Natural Wonders of the World will end on November 1st.

Source: [Ohmynews]
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Monday, July 18, 2011

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From Kikuchi P's Blog

In the evening,
I will go back to Odaiba.
There will be a filming scene tomorrow for the

For the program to be broadcasted on Jul 30 (Sat)
starting 18:00-
(T/N: we will have live performance rehearsals this evening for ) Miliyah Kato
x Shouta Shimizu.

For the program to be broadcasted on Aug 6,
there will also be a live performance rehearsal (T/N: tonight).
Suga Shikao-san
(x Mayu Watanabe)
Of course, for the real take (T/N: tomorrow),
Watariroukatai7 will appear.
Tohoshinki will appear, too!

there will be a live broadcasting for
pre 700th anniversary.
Please look forward!

See you~

Source: Kikuchi P's Otogumi Blog
Translation: smiley @ OneTVXQ.com
Special thanks: LeeKeiX @ twitter
Credits: OneTVXQ.com { One World. One Red Ocean. One TVXQ! }

To have caused so much inconvenience to all of you, I sincerely apologise! I’m sorry!

I would also like to apologise for my error in spelling for “Cassiopeia.”

Please do not blame any companies, because I represent myself, and it has nothing to do with them.

I chose the song, and it is currently being removed in large quantities. This may take some time, and it so happens that it is a weekend.

I believe that we will remove the song as quickly as possible, and with sincerity, returning to your idol the song that belongs to him.

I also hope that everyone can stop (pursuing) this matter.

Rest assured that the song will definitely be removed!

Please give me some time.

(T/N: In Chinese, Cassiopeia is“仙后” but apparently he made a mistake and called them “仙贝”(Senbei) instead. )

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There is a male idol group that has been in the spotlight even before their debut because of the fact that Sony Music, a global music company, participated in their making. They take on ballads, dance songs, hip hop and even a capella. They seem to be similar to the nation’s best idol group that debuted in 2003, TVXQ, in some ways. TVXQ began as an a capella group and later started the generation of evolving idols.

Here are others who dream of becoming evolving idols. Male idol group HITT debuted on the 6th with the album ‘Here Is The Top’ and are currently performing their title song ‘Good night’. HITT is the acronym for ‘Here Is The Top’, which shows the determination of the members to work hard to get to the top.

With leader Hayong at the core, the group is composed of members Hyun Joon, Joon Taek, Wooram, Jae Hoon and Ho Won. Their vocal talents surpass that of other any other idol group, with five of the six members taking on the role of the vocal of the group.


◆TVXQ are their role model… They will not be remembered as imitators
HITT’s role models are TVXQ. Ho Won said, “TVXQ’s vocal talents and dance skills are outstanding,” and “They’re role models we want to emulate.” Hayong also added, “TVXQ are the direction and destination we’re headed for,” and “But we won’t be remembered as imitators of TVXQ, we’ll do things that they haven’t done before and show our own color.” Jae Hoon said, “I want us to be remembered as HITT, not the 2nd so-and-so,” and “I don’t want us to merely imitate, I want us to show our own style to the masses.”

Currently, the idol market is heavily saturated. Countless idol groups are sweating it out even at this moment, fighting for that top position. This is why HITT need to establish their own unique color.

Wooram said, “I want to hear that it would be a waste for our group to just stay in Korea.” Ho Won added, “I want us to be called evolutionary idols who have perfect dancing and vocal skills.” Last of all, Hyun Joon said, “We will become a group who don’t forget our beginning, even if we get to the top.”

Source: TV Report
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The cancellation notice of KBSʼs TV special on 7 World Wonders…protest comment call Jeju a disgrace.

Appointed as honorary ambassadors to the 7 World Wonders, Hallyu Wave stars JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu), have sparked controversy among thousands of people over clarification for the cancellation of their performances by KBS as well as recent legal action.

With JYJʼs agencyʼs legal action as well as the storm of protests from fans, a strike against the image of [Jeju] island is inevitable.

On the 16th, JYJʼs entertainment agency, CJeS, reported that they received a unilateral notification regarding the cancellation of participation in the KBS Jeju Special Broadcast.

Last May, Jeju officially appointed Hallyu Stars JYJ as GoodWill Ambassadors of the 7 World Wonders in order to improve voter participation throughout Asia.

The date in which CJeS received an email confirming JYJʼs roles as honorary ambassadors as well as the reasons behind why they were chosen was April 26th.

Because at the time JYJ were on their world tour and would not be able to participate in appointment procedures, CJeS declined the offer.

However, Jeju stated that there would be a special program in July in which appointment procedures would be carried out in, and asked for JYJ to begin promotions for Jeju since they needed higher publicity.

On May 4th, the Jeju Island Government released through the press a statement about appointing [JYJ as] their new Honorary Ambassadors.

KBS then scheduled a TV broadcast entitled “Wishing for the 7 World Wonders” to be held on July 20th.

JYJ originally was to participate in this Special Jeju Broadcast concert, performing two of their songs.

However, on the 16th, 4 days before the performance, CJeS was delivered a sudden unilateral notification of cancellation from KBS.

CJeS stated “The reason we received was that if JYJ appears, it might not be possible to air the program” and that “JYJ has been active in their promotion duties, however we have received a unilateral cancellation notice from KBS Jeju.”

They followed by saying “Since the program, Wishing for 7 World Wonders, was meant to be for the appointment of JeJu and also because JYJ have been selected as honorary ambassadors for this cause and have been promoting for 3 months, we require an official position regarding the cancellation.”

CJeS said “we will report KBS Jeju, who have sent a unilateral cancellation notification, to the Korean Fair Trade Comission”

Because of such news, Jeju, the Jeju Provisional Government, and the Jeju official forums, have been hit with with a storm of negative comments.

Indignant commenters stated “This kind of behavior is an embarrassment to the citizens of Jeju and should not be shown again” as well as “I am now canceling my plane tickets to Jeju and have no plans of revisiting in the future!”

CJeS said in this regard “We will take legal action against this situation, in which JYJ were promised to be included in a special broadcast program for their appointment, but were cheated by a unilateral cancellation after they were used for promotional purposes”.

In addition they stated “JYJʼs current lawsuit is a civil lawsuit based on unfair contracts.” and “no matter the situation, as Korean citizens, JYJ will continue to promote Jeju for the 7 World Wonders”

Some comments left by Korean netizens on this article include: “There is a lack of common sense, this is indeed absurd”

Ambassadors who work hard to promote for urgent publicity as well as gather fans support will get a unilateral cancellation notification from KBS as well? It seems the KBS Public Broadcast and the Jeju Provincial Government are really promoting fraud and deceit

“I am a fan of JYJ and really disappointed what happened. I donʼt think I will visit JEJU again, never” (english comment)

Source: MediaJeju
Translated by: DoctorJaee of JYJ3
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Before the commence of JYJ’s topic, there are a few preconditional claims that have to be announced. This is because although the topic that I want to discuss starts with JYJ but the gist of the whole topic is not just about JYJ.
(JaeTime’s T/N: It meant that the discussion and thoughts from the commotion with regards to Korean entertainment agencies and unfair law judgment through the regrouping of JYJ and the lawsuit dispute.)

Preconditional Claim 1: JYJ are idols

JYJ is a new group formed comprising of TVXQ’s Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun and Hero Jaejoong, who left the group. TVXQ has attained the highest spot in the idol industry. This is a status achieved by all members of TVXQ and as an idol, they have their significance and their appearance would meant a significant meaning. Of course at the same time where they have their group of loyal fans, anti-fans would be present as well. Therefore upon any appearance of JYJ-relevant topics, the personal judgement of the issue, fans’ and bystanders’ views have to be clearly differentiated. I do not want to simply discuss about JYJ but to direct at the things happening right now and to talk about my views. Therefore before the beginning of discussion of this issue, We have to understand the slight bias that is present in the term ‘idol’.

Preconditional Claim 2: JYJ are wealthy

JYJ have accumulated lots of wealth. This can be known from the assets that were pronounced in news articles. But the main point of the problem is the unfair contract lawsuit between them and SM. Many people think that given the enormous wealth that JYJ had gotten yet the decision to sue the company was nothing different from being a ungrateful betrayer, with the lack of appreciation towards the company’s initial training for them and instead sarcastically said that themselves are slaves. Whether the truth to this is such, I am not in the position to say anything. But this issue is simple, whether their contract is justifiable or not, the court has its judgment. How much has the trio earned as members of TVXQ, there is no way to certify it now. Stealing 50 thousand away from 100 thousand is the same nature as stealing 50 thousand from 1 million. Because to someone who have earned 1 million, losing that 50 thousand, he would still feel unease.

Thus with these two preconditional claims, no matter they are wealthy people or betrayers, there are no basis. “How will the law be judging it?” This is the most important. Therefore before any conclusion is out, there should not be any clear judgment passed on them. Be it from ethical or law point of view, there are a lot of injustice towards the current JYJ. The weirdest that happened in JYJ’s activities was the unability to appear in news articles, television dramas and not able to participate in variety programmes, in addition to the frequent “sudden cancellation without a reason” incidents. The trio of JYJ recorded QTV’s programme in 24 hours and in the end this programme was unable to be broadcasted by QTV itself. Park Yoochun, who was supposed to attend KBS’s Win Win was canceled, together with this time’s “sudden cancellation” of Jeju island promotional performance even though the receipt of the cue sheet.

Not only such, on normal circumstances when a new drama is due to be broadcasted, the cast of the drama would appear in many variety shows for promotional purposes. But in ‘Miss Ripley’ situation, there are no interview of production company’s press conference from the start, and no appearance of the cast appearing on variety shows such as ‘Come To Play’.

Appearing in drama and news but nowhere to be seen in the entertainment circle, this is obviously an incomprehensible issue. Of course there would be such a situation where fans would express that it is the doing of a certain agency preventing the broadcast, but as the “agency” did not reveal anything, there would not be thoughts of accusations or suspect of the certain agency.

On the contrary, I think the problem lies with the broadcasting company. Because the television company or the news agency would invite guests to make their programmes more interesting. As for drama, the cast’s participation in variety shows would definitely allow the drama to be sold overseas with a higher price.

But the situation of Jeju’s promotional performance is completely different. With them being appointed as ambassadors, they have greatly influenced the promotional effects but was yet omitted in performance. The sudden cancellation was incomprehensible, especially when the schedule was already confirmed. There are lots of overseas fans who have planned to fly over to Korea for this public performance and this has worsen the problem. It feels so regretful especially when this happened in national-managed broadcasting company KBS.

Pre-appointed ambassadors scheduled performance was yet suddenly canceled without any special reason, this is obviously an injustice issue. Gaining the promotional effects and omitting them in the end, this shows the vile side of the establishment. This has to be brought up together with the harm inflicted to many fans. This is not what a national-managed television company should do.

The invisible backdoor pressure rumours were unbelievable. It is obvious that there is special reason and this reason have caused the cancellation. Before any judgment by the court is passed, there should not be any obstruction to their entertainment activities. Korea is a lawful country. In Korea, it is unimaginable to know of power who disregard law and there are no way to confirm if such power existed. If they say that there are not outside pressure, then wouldn’t it be impossible to stop the broadcasting based on one’s effort?

Therefore I hoped that KBS television company will give a proper explanation to this sudden cancellation of JYJ’s broadcasting. What is the exact reason for canceling JYJ’s broadcast. I hoped to receive a convincible reason.

Hopefully KBS can relay to the public the message that “Republic of Korea is a lawful society and there are no injustice.” If KBS’s reason is not convincible, that would be very regretful, very pitiful. This proves that under the law of our Republic of Korea, there are still certain power existing or that KBS has to depend on certain establishment’s power to produce programmes. If it is really so, then undoubtedly, JYJ has bear the injustice sacrifice and they have became the symbol of injustice.

Source: mediaus + JaeTime
Translated by: rachui@sharingyoochun.net
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JYJ member Park Yoochun is garnering much attention for texting in to a radio station to support Kim Jaejoong.

Park Yoochun sent a text message to KBS radio Cool FM ‘Choi Kang Hee’s Raise the Volume’ on the 13th. Choi Kang Hee will be acting alongside Kim Jaejoong in the SBS TV drama ‘Protect the Boss’ from the 3rd of August.

Choi Kang Hee read the text, saying, “Mr. 6004! It says, ‘This is Yoochun. I’m enjoying your show. Hwaiting on your upcoming drama and please take good care of Jaejoong hyung,‘” and then commented, “Could this really be Yoochun? Oh, what do I do. His number is right in front of me too. Puahahaha.”

When the text was read out, Park Yoochun sent another one that read, “Thank you for reading my text. I’ll visit once with some fried chicken.” Netizens were split on whether or not it was really Park Yoochun who was texting in, but the opinion that, “Yoochunsa! It really is Park Yoochun,” backed itself up with the fact that the phone number’s last four digits 6004(YookChunSa) sound like Yoochun’s name. Park Yoochun’s Twitter username is 6002themicky, reading ‘Yoochunthemicky’.

To this, netizens said, “Even if it isn’t Park Yoochun, that person better visit Choi Kang Hee with fried chicken”, “This is kind of fun. It’s nice to see the two members’ close relationship”, “Choi Kang Hee is loving this~ Tell me what his number is!”, “It’s great to see him taking care of his hyung.”

Meanwhile, Park Yoochun is currently acting in the MBC TV drama ‘Miss Ripley’ as Song Yoo Hyun.

Source: [enews24]
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Group JYJ member actor Park Yoochun and his younger brother Park Yoohwan’s television activity has been noticeable.

Park Yoochun is currently playing the role of a world famous resort heir Song YooHyun in the MBC TV Monday,Tuesday drama “Miss Ripley”. He also shows a love line with Jang MiRi (Lee DaHae).

Park YooHwan is currently acting on the MBC weekend drama “Sparkling” as Han Seo Woo . These two recently caught attention for the odd relationship with talent Jang Yong.
In the drama “Sparkling” he played the role of Park Yoohwan’s half-brother, and in “Miss Ripley ” he played Park Yoochun’s father role.

Park Yoochun recently tweeted on his personal twitter, “Han Seo Woo’s brother is my father” and showed a surprise towards the odd relationship.
Not only that but Park Yoohwan is planned to play in the historical drama ” Baekje” that will start after “Miss Ripley”, and catch the baton from Park Yoochun.

The agency staff said “In order to play in that time table, Park Yoohwan is working hard going to action school and learning to ride a horse. Also even though he doesn’t play a very important part in “Sparkling” with the feeling of an new actor, he will play any role showing his best.”

Park Yoohwan will be playing the role of a member of the death/murder squad, who works for Baekje.

” Baekje” is the story to show the life of Baekje once again, the writer of “Damo” Jung HyungSoo, and director of ” Queen Seondeok of Silla” “Jumong” came as one. It will air after “Miss Ripley” starting the 25th as the first episode.

On the other side Park Yoohwan and Park Yoochun both visited the press conference of each others drama “Sparkling” and “Miss Ripley” and showed their very close brother love.

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Poor bb must be having a hard time :( *hugs*
(Jaejoong, 11.42pm KST) “Wasurenaide” is neither my song nor anyone else’s song. Because it is the song that belongs to the 5 members of “Tohoshinki.” Therefore, I don’t want it to be sung, neither by one person nor by three people.

…and yet he still doesn’t forget to promote Jeju island T____T

It IS pretty :) I wanna go to Jeju now..
(Yu Shirota, 12.46am KST) @mjjeje nice pic! It’s pretty( ´∀`)
(Jaejoong, 12.53am KST) @U_and_YOU Yes! It’s really something isn’t it? (Laughs)
(Yu Shirota, 1.03am KST) @mjjeje Yes! It’s really something! (Laughs)

Source: Jaejoong's Twitter
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This is C-JeS Entertainment.

We are announcing our stance on KBS’s one-sided cancellation notification of JYJ’s appearance in KBS Jeju N7W Special Promotional Program.

Mid-April, through a phone call with the Jeju provincial government, we received their wish to appoint JYJ as an honorary ambassador to promoting Jeju’s selection in New 7 Wonders. The date in which we officially received the roles of an honorary ambassador and their reason for selecting JYJ through e-mail was April 26th.

However, it is customary for honorary ambassadors to begin their promotional activities after being appointed through an appointment ceremony and official press statements are released. Because the time in which we received the offer was during JYJ’s World Tour, we first politely declined their initial offer because we would be unable to hold an appointment ceremony.

However, the local government of Jeju-do stated that they were preparing a special broadcast program in July and that because they are preparing an appointment ceremony to be held then, they proposed that JYJ begin their promotional activities [before the ceremony] since they urgently needed publicity. JYJ, as Korea’s artist, accepted the position of honorary ambassador with responsibility in letting the world know of the domestic brand and Jeju’s 7 Wonders.

On May 4th, the Jeju local government notified the appointment of new honorary ambassadors through the press and [JYJ] officially began their promotional activities. JYJ, who was at the time holding their world tour, promoted Jeju Island and actively cooperated by filming videos encouraging on-line and phone voting as honorary ambassadors. Furthermore, last May, Jeju local government sent us a thank you mail stating that Jeju N7W were being publicized nationwide thanks to JYJ. In addition, the special broadcast program was decided to be held on July 20th, and JYJ was supposed to perform two songs and be officially appointed as honorary ambassadors.

However, on July 16th, 4 days before the concert, we received sudden one-sided notification that our appearance on television has been canceled. The reason was, “if JYJ appears, the program itself may not air,” a final notification without specific explanation. Today, although KBS claimed to have apologized to JYJ, we have only received one-sided cancellation and never an apology with official explanation.

We believe the broadcasting networks have the right to decide on the people that appear for the sake of their program. However, as this program was a special program wishing for Jeju’s appointment as the New 7 Wonders, and since JYJ has been selected as the official honorary ambassadors and have been holding promotional activities for three months, we insist on an official position from Jeju government and KBS regarding this one-sided cancellation notice.

Furthermore, C-JeS Entertainment will report the organizer, who has one-sidedly (without previous consultation with the artist) sent us a cancellation notice 4 days before the performance to the Fair Trade Commission, and will take legal action against this incident where the party promised JYJ a special broadcast program on their appointment ceremony, but deceived the artist by one-sidedly cancelling their appointment ceremony after using them for promotional activities.

Finally, JYJ’s current lawsuit is a civil suit regarding unfair contract with their previous management company, and is in reality, a weak artist’s fight against the unjust nature of exclusive contract, and thus is not a lawsuit which causes social problems or has moral issues. Furthermore, the courts have already decided that while this lawsuit is undergoing, JYJ has the right to resume their activities as free artists.

Most importantly, we apologize to JYJ fans who have received great shock through this unacceptable situation, andregardless of this situation, JYJ will continue to support promoting Jeju’s N7W as Korean citizens.

Thank You.

Source: C-JeS
Translated by: WithJYJ
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

“In viewing the program as a whole, Girls Generation and F(x)’s appearances are effective.”

On the cancellation of appearance by JYJ from the Jeju 7 Wonders KBS Special Live Broadcast, KBS Jeju Broadcast Agency (hereafter “KBS Jeju”) revealed its position.

The KBS Jeju affiliate who is producing this broadcast said in the telephone conversation with MyDaily on the afternoon of the 17th relayed that due to the appearance of Girls Generation and F(x) the cancellation of JYJ’s appearance had taken place: “We were propelling the appearance of Girls Generation and F(x) from before but they fell through due to scheduling problems. But at the end of the preparation stages for the broadcast, they said that they could appear. The duty of our broadcast station from the perspective of culture is to introduce many stars to the region’s society. In viewing the program as a whole, we considered just what is effective.”

The affiliate continued: “To the side of JYJ, we respectfully revealed our apologetic position.” He explained further “The group SpringSummerFallWinter will appear as planned. But in this broadcast, aside from SpringSummerFallWinter, Girls Generation, and F(x), other artists such as popera singers are planned to appear.”

The local government of Jeju, who is one of the hosts of the event, revealed through an affiliate on the telephone: “We do not know. What kind of power or abilities would we have to procure a celebrity. It is something that KBS Jeju pursued.”

Further, they relayed that they felt they were falsely charged: “Due to this situation, there are posts of protests raining on the bulletin of Jeju’s local government. But this is not something that we have done.” In particular, Jeju worried about there being potential ill effects on the voting for Jeju as one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

Before this, JYJ’s agency C-JeS Entertainment had revealed through its official webpage on the 16th: “JYJ had been looking forward to appearing on the 20th on the special broadcast as honorary ambassadors for Jeju as a member of the 7 Wonders. But today we suddenly received the notification of cancellation. We have currently requested the precise reason for the sudden cancellation of appearance to the hosts. We ask for your understanding on our sudden announcement of cancellation to the fans who had been waiting. We will soon make an additional announcement after confirming the situation.”

Source: MyDaily
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Eric Moon is the leader of the group Shinhwa. Shinhwa is well-known as the first and the only one of the “first generation” idols from SM to survive as a unit beyond a certain age. All of Shinhwa, under the lead of Eric, left SM.

Fan: Eric Oppa, what do you think about the things that have happened to JYJ Oppas? What do you think about the things that SM is doing right now, also?

Eric: @Fan1 Erm… I’ll just tell you that things that are very much beyond fans’ thoughts/imagination are happening on this front (the Korean Entertainment industry). You have to win and survive. There is no way other than that.

Source: @miclarge1
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After JYJ’s appearance on KBS’s Jeju Island special was suddenly cancelled, Jaejoong took it to his personal Twitter account to promote Jeju Island.

Jaejoong tweeted, “If there is an obstacle for me to promote our country’s natural landscape, I’ll promote our country myself.” He then changed his profile picture to a photo of a mountain in Jeju Island.

JYJ was initially confirmed to perform on KBS’s special program to promote Jeju Island as one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World.” Despite the program’s scheduled broadcast date of July 20th, JYJ’s appearance was suddenly cancelled.

On July 16th, C-JeS Entertainment’s homepage was updated with an announcement stating, “JYJ was scheduled to perform on KBS’s Jeju Island special on the 20th, but we have received a notice of cancellation. We have requested an explanation for the cancellation from the organizer.”

Netizens reacted, “I would like to know the exact reason,” “Does it make sense that the ambassadors of Jeju Island don’t appear on the special?”, “I’m going to promote [Jeju Island] too,” and “You didn’t give up, so I won’t give up either.”

In support of Jaejoong, fans of JYJ have began changing their Twitter profile pictures to photos of Jeju Island’s landscape.

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Jeju event hosts do not give a clear answer, but instead have aired a (TV) advertisement that declared that “Girls Generation and F(x) Will Appear in the KBS 7 Wonders for Jeju Event” and is thus growing the controversy.

Further, it has become unclear as to whether JYJ’s appointment ceremony as honorary ambassadors will be held or not, and so the dissatisfaction is forecasted to grow. JYJ’s affiliates relayed: “Originally we heard that the appointment ceremony as honorary ambassadors will be held on the 20th, matching the schedule of the performances on the 20th. But as the schedule is entirely cancelled, we do not know what will happen to the appointment ceremony either.”

JYJ Kim Jaejoong also poured out his bitter heart through his Twitter: “If there are obstacles in promoting the wonders of our country, in this case I will promote it even if by myself.”


Source: Chosun
Translated by: JYJ3
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