Jaejoong: I feel like crying.. There are this many people waiting for us.. for me.. Yet the limits as to what I can do in return on my own, and the little time I have to do so are.... (T/N: He didn't finish the sentence here, but he's just expressing his frustration at how he can't do much anything for the fans) I feel sorry towards everyone.. It's regretful how much more tears are needed still in order to show you all the hard work that I'm putting in, and the sadness that I am feeling now..
Jaejoong: It's not something that can be expressed through just a few words alone, nor is it something that can be told as how many years or how many hours, but.. The years pass by little by little, and emotions change with time, but as all of us go through this same old feeling tens of thousands of times, I must be a really self-centered person..
Jaejoong: The difference between the fear from someone who acts like they're strong, and the look of unconstrained freeness from someone who seems weak..
JYJ’s Jae Joong recently released some pictures of himself taken at Junsu’s house.
On July 1, Jae Joong uploaded four pictures on his Twitter account with the comments, “With Todd.” “With the god of soccer.” “With Mozart.” “With Junsu, Xia, Todd, and Mozart.”
In the pictures, Jae Joong is making a V-sign with his fingers in front of some pictures, staring at them, and making funny faces in front of them.
JYJ’s fans responded: “Please upload more pictures if possible.” “Jae Joong is so cute.” “Junsu looks also good in the picture.” “Jae Joong, you must be a fan of Junsu. haha.” “Please update your news often.”
JYJ became friends with 22,000 fans over the course of 4 days.
JYJ met with 22,000 fans through the “2012 JYJ Membership Week”, which was held at the SETEC in Daechi-dong, Seoul, from 28 June to 1 July. The “2012 JYJ Membership Week” is a large-scale project, which the JYJ members spent 3.7 billion won to plan. It is an expo where fans can become one with JYJ, through various exhibitions and experiential activities.
In the “2012 JYJ Membership Week”, there were activities including a gallery displaying pictures and scupltures created by famous artists with JYJ as the theme, the screening of JYJ’s documentary, an exhibition of the JYJ’s members favourite collections, as well as special fanmeetings held by the JYJ members.
A representative of C-Jes Entertainment expressed, “Due to the restrictions with broadcast activities, we cannot hesitate. We have placed our focus on solidifying JYJ’s position in the world by expanding into a variety of activities such as dramas and musicals, as well as through activities such as world tours, but we also want to approach the fans more with our sincerity. In future, we will continue to plan a variety of content, so as to offer fans differentiated services, and we hope to enhance JYJ’s value through this.”
JYJ provided the fans with much enjoyment through a variety of programs during the fanmeetings this time, which were held over the 2 days. For instance, in the “Telepathy Corner”, the members played charades with their managers, and had punishments. Also, the “Wishing Tree” made an appearance, off which the members picked leaves which had the fans’ wishes written on them.
JYJ’s members said, “We are happy to have been able to bring happiness to the fans through the Membership Week. We hope to be able to create even more good memories with the fans in future. We hope to present more good music and good stages as JYJ. We always receive much strength and energy through the passionate support from the fans, and we want to express our gratitude to them for that.”
On another note, the “2012 JYJ Membership Week”, was the first fan expo of its kind to be held in Korea. With 7024 Japanese fans visiting Korea for it, it has set a record for the most number of foreigners visiting the country for a single event.
Source : [K Star News] Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net
Tohoshinki met with their Japanese fans through a large-scale event.
According to Japanese media such as Sankei Sports on 1 July, Tohoshinki began their large-scale fanmeet event tour in Saitama Super Arena on 30 June. The (fanmeet) tour this time, which will see 100,000 audiences, is of the largest-scale to ever be held in the history of the Japanese music industry.
Tohoshinki’s fanclub event this time, titled “The Mission”, includes segments such as a quiz corner with fans, allowing the fans to have a fun time.
In addition, Yunho made mixed noodles, showing off his cooking skills in front of the fans. Changmin played the guitar while singing the all-time classic, “More Than Words”, driving the fans wild.
They also performed the new single “Android”, which is set for release on 11 July, for the first time. Changmin expressed, “We have had many performances up till now, but I am the most nervous today. It will be an unforgettable memory.”
Source : [K Star News] Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net
With so many idols going overseas to promote in Japan, a survey was held in which 37 Japanese instructors were asked to pick the hallyu idol with the best command of the Japanese language. The survey took place over the course of a month, and the results were finally revealed on July 2nd.
In first place was TVXQ‘s Yunho who received 43% of the votes with his natural Japanese speaking skills. The reason why Yunho was chosen was because he is able to carry on fluent conversation, and is also capable of using various slangs and the modern speaking style of the young Japanese generation.
BoA and Girls Generation‘s Sooyoung came in 2nd place as they received 26% of the total votes. BoA is already known for her fluent Japanese speaking skills especially since she has long pursued her career in Japan. However, because she has more of an “artist” image than an “idol”, she was picked by less Japanese language instructors for this hallyu idol poll, thus coming in second. Meanwhile, Sooyoung also placed 2nd with her clean and accurate Japanese accent and her ability to use proper tone when speaking.
The survey also reviewed and rated the skills of other up and coming hallyu stars like Jang Geun Suk.
With Jang Geun Suk‘s appearance on a variety show in Japan without a translator gaining attention, they said, “He’s not proficient in long conversations in Japanese but he does have a good command of the Japanese that is used in Japan.” They also said, “He has a calm, low-tone and uses phrases that the young Japanese generation uses.”
The instructors also commented on KARA when they said, “Their ability to express themselves is still lacking, but they have that unique cuteness that girl groups have. Even with their word choices, they use cuter words than other hallyu stars.”
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