Tuesday, January 31, 2012


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2nd February - 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit Goodwill Ambassador Appointment Ceremony (JYJ)

5th & 6th - Kim Jaejoong: Turkey's South Korea Cultural Event

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Tohoshinki’s TONE was awarded one of the “Best 3 Album” under the Asian artist category at the 28th Japan Gold Disk Awards, which was held on the 27th at Nicofarre in Roppongi.

K-pop swept the awards, with popular Korean singers such as KARA and Girls’ Generation, winning 13 awards in total.

Some of the media attributed the addition of the new category of “Best Asian Artist” this year , to the existing Japanese and Western music categories, to the fact that “The high popularity of K-pop made it necessary (to create a new category), as it would otherwise inevitably reduce the number of awards that were going to Japanese singers.”

(irrelevant portions omitted)

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“Ever since restarting their activities in January last year, we have always wanted to do their own solo live tour. We wanted to show our thankful feelings to those who gave us their support even when we couldn’t do activities as Tohoshinki, so we worked really hard in preparation for this tour.”

On 18-19 January, Tohoshinki started their largest tour in Tohoshinki history, the “Tohoshinki Live Tour 2012 ~TONE~”. With 24 performances at 11 location, it is expected to attract a total audience of 450,000 people.

It has been 3 years since their last solo tour. For Yunho (25) and Changmin (23) , this is the first time they are doing a tour as two. And Yunho spoke about these thoughts during the opening MC.

The location was covered in red penlights, from the seats in the stands that extended to the ceiling.

“Tickets this time were hard to obtain, even for fanclub members. Although a ballot was held after submitting their entries, they mostly couldn’t get tickets (weak laugh). Eventually, just before the concerts, not only “standing seats” but also “restricted view” and “restricted experience” seats were sold.”

Often unheard of, avex explains what these “restricted view seats” (8,500 yen) and “restricted experience seats” (8,000 yen) are, on their website, explicitly stating that they are “Seats where members cannot be seen during the performance and videos, and ‘restricted experience seats’ are seats at the ends of the stage, where there is a high chance that you cannot see videos as well as the main stage performances.”

However, this was still great news for fans who “want to see the movements of the two people,” and those seats were completely sold out as well.

Ms A, (45 years old, housewife) who was actually sitting at the restricted view seat, testified that, “Although there were stage equipment placed nearly, but actually compared to those at the back of the arena, and those at the 2nd and 3rd levels of the stands, I think we probably had a better view. I don’t really know why such good seats were considered as restricted view seats.”
Also, Ms B (48 years old, office worker) who sat at the “restricted experience seats” said, “For the performance at the hanamichi (t/n: the part of the stage that extends into the audiences’ seats) and the main stage, I could only see the backs of Yunho and Changmin. But as the two members walked in and out from the ends of the stage very often, the view then was so clear that we could even see the sweat on their faces. “
(Josei Seven, 9 February Issue)

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Monday, January 30, 2012



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[Musical Elisabeth's Lead Kim Junsu]

To compare me, who has only participated in three works, with the best senior…

Due to the pressure received for being an idol and overcame it in debut work, ‘Mozart’.

If were to reborn, I would not be an artiste.

During the later half of 2009, musical ‘Mozart’ production team’s EMK musical company had the last contractual discussion with TVXQ member Xiah Junsu. Xiah Junsu was the best as an idol singer but the experience for musical was naught. The performance fee that the company proposed was different from the request by Xiah Junsu’s representative. The 3000 seatings in Sejong Cultural Centre for the performance was considered to be a large hall. “The 3rd floor won’t be filled up anyway,” this was what the production company thought. The situation ended with Xiah Junsu’s representative’s , “Our Junsu can do it.”

“Our Junsu” made it. At the opening of ‘Mozart’ on January 2010, the crowd filled up the three floors of Sejong Cultural Centre. There were hundreds of Japanese middle-aged ladies who held the air ticket in one hand and the other hand holding onto to a binoculars, flying across the sea to see him. Xiah Junsu gained the title of ‘Running Guarantee’ (Performance fee received based on the tickets’s sales) with 30 million won fee. Last year, the online ticketing system crashed for his second work, ‘Tears of Heaven’ and the tickets were sold out within 5 minutes.

“Our Junsu” Xiah Junsu (Kim Junsu) will be the male lead Tod for ‘Elisabeth’ that is opening next February 9th. When we met on the 27th in a cafe at Seoul’s Jeong-dong, Jong-gu, his seemingly thin frame made others curious about the charm that made his noona fans lost their mind over this 25 year-old young adult. He reached 8 minutes later of scheduled time and lowered his head, saying ‘sorry’. His sincerity about punctuality during the practice sessions was complimented by many.

- Your ticket selling power was compared with ‘Musical Sage’ Cho Seung Woo. How do you feel about it?

“It’s really crazy. Please don’t do this. Isn’t Seung Woo hyung the best in musical industry? Although I am thankful, it’s best not to compare with me who is only just about to start my 3rd musical work. If the comparison was made after I acted in more than ten musicals, probably I wouldn’t be wanting to hide away (like now).”

- When you debuted in musical, nobody expected Xiah Junsu to be such successful. Personally, what is the reason behind your success?

“When I received the musical proposal, I did not sleep well for a week. Because this is my first step after independency (from the previous company SM Entertainment), thus I was very troubled. I did heard of discrimination against idols in musical industry too. However, other than me myself, nobody can protect me. Moreover there’s no existence of protective barrier at all. I am very clear about it.”

- The part where you worked hard due to your status as an idol?

“Being an idol is a double-sided blade. Although you are able to easily attained the lead and received the limelight but there’s the enormous hinder. Due to the performance in musical and overcame the obstacle and learnt about life. ‘In this world, having a dream will need to accept the woes as well’, whenever I am listening to the songs in Mozart, I would cry a lot inside me. As an artiste and to face the public judgement, the pressure is huge, and he (musical/Mozart) speak it out for me.”

- Other than the songs in musical, there were a lot of elements added in, which is your favourite?

“When I first stood on the musical stage, I crazily felt that it’s embarrassing. After I have done it, the joy that it brought me was totally different from a concert. In the two hours on stage, I am not idol Xiah Junsu but as someone else. I like this point a lot.”

In July 2009, after the successful injunction filed by him and two other TVXQ members towards SM Entertainment due to unfair contract length and income etc, they emerged as JYJ. However after that, as singers, JYJ are unable to appear on national broadcasting companies. In the one hour, he has been friendly answering everything, however he paused for a while towards such an inquiry.

“One can’t live (in the past). Have to keep holding on and rough it out. I had the thinking that I have to work even harder. To be able to do what we want, I think this is the happiest to us (JYJ).”

- Many teens dreamt to be the next Xiah Junsu?

“I would not be an artiste in my next life. (He repeated this thrice) Of course as of now, I have no regrets in my life. It is very happy to receive love and concern. But after I passed the audition when I was 15, I have never been in my relaxed mode the minute I went out the door. I have never been to Lotte World either. Sometimes I do felt that I’ve wasted it. It is very tough to be receiving provoking comments from others too. However I have to admit that it’s normal to have losses in life and to understand the surroundings and into thankfulness.”

With regards to new work ‘Elisabeth’, “Working with (Ryu) Jung Han hyung who also acted as Tod, (Song) Chang ui and Kim Sun Young noona and Ock Joo Hyun noona who acted as Elisabeth, is the biggest subject (to learn).” “Recently I am only listening to music from musicals. I would like to try choosing works for small-scaled musicals.”


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(T/N: only JYJ’s part from the article was translated)

The boy group that released their worldwide album ‘The Beginning’ in 2010 has announced plans to release their second worldwide album this summer.
JYJ officials stated, “During the second half of this year, there are plans to have a worldwide tour and to release the second album before this. Similar to the year before, the members will advancer their album work in America. Furthermore, JYJ has successfully completed their tour in North America, so rather than it being like they are trying to enter a new market (America), it is more of a continuation of their previous activities.

America’s famous artist Kanye West and Rodney Jerkins collaborate with JYJ’s first album, and attracted enough attention to be introduced as hot topic on America’s billboard charts. In regards to this, JYJ’s second album will also be produced in America, and there is also a high chance of more collaborations with other American artists. “However as of now, who will be collaborating and how has not been decided”, officials added.

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(T/N: only JYJ’s part from the article was translated)

The boy group that released their worldwide album ‘The Beginning’ in 2010 has announced plans to release their second worldwide album this summer.
JYJ officials stated, “During the second half of this year, there are plans to have a worldwide tour and to release the second album before this. Similar to the year before, the members will advancer their album work in America. Furthermore, JYJ has successfully completed their tour in North America, so rather than it being like they are trying to enter a new market (America), it is more of a continuation of their previous activities.

America’s famous artist Kanye West and Rodney Jerkins collaborate with JYJ’s first album, and attracted enough attention to be introduced as hot topic on America’s billboard charts. In regards to this, JYJ’s second album will also be produced in America, and there is also a high chance of more collaborations with other American artists. “However as of now, who will be collaborating and how has not been decided”, officials added.

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The screening of JYJ’s (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) documentary has suddenly been cancelled.
The documentary that was filmed at QTV was not aired on broadcast, and so JYJ’s management, CJES, announced that a documentary titled “A Day” would be screened on February 9th.

JYJ had begun holding meetings to discuss details with CGV since December 15th, and their second meeting was on January 16th where they discussed further details. On the 19th, contract details were examined and on the 20th the contract was received. But it was after this day that CGV gave a sudden notice of cancellation by telephone.

JYJ management stated, “At that time, CGV said that the final authorization for the contract had not been given so they needed to initialize that. But on the 25th we received a notice that the contract had been cancelled.”


CGV management stated in this notice, “To the new managers, in regards to the process of briefing that we have conducted for the screening of “The Day”, internal reports and further progress have not been appropriately conducted according to the rules. Internally, to focus on the innovation of “The Day”, it has not been done well according to specific processes, and therefore due to strict regulations we have fallen into this kind of a difficult situation.

JYJ’s management stated, “The business people that own the channel and are abusing their position, CJES will be taking action against CGV for this sudden one sided breaking of a contract through the Fair Trade Commision by filing a complaint to the committee of grievances and complaints.” They added, “For this situation that CGV has created that we don’t understand, we demand for a viable answer.”


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rumor: Filming for a Japanese movie. Changmin is a shopboy selling tofu xD

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Dang, how much weight have you lost?? No me gusta :(
(Junsu, 8:03pm KST) It’s cold…

lol you’re bestowing him with such a great honor, Jun-chan XD
(Sung Kwang, 7:11pm KST) Today’s the day that our new (skit) corner begins airing on TV~~!!!!! Please watch Gag Concert!! hahaha Ah, I hope the viewers find it (the new skit) funny…. haha
(Junsu, 8:04pm KST) @skpark81 I’ll watch it lol

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Saturday, January 28, 2012



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