JYJ Membership Week will run once again this year.
CJES Entertainment stated, “The ‘2013 JYJ Membership Week’ will happen between June 27th and June 30th at SETEC by Hakyeoul Station. Membership Week is a large-scale ‘fan service’ event for fans who hold ‘JYJ membership,’ which is managed by CJES Entertainment. Last year, 22,000 members attended this event.”
This event is free for members, with all business related aspects being irrelevant and Japanese fans being able to attend at a minimum price. It is a huge ‘service’ for members.
CJES Entertainment representative Baek Changju said, “We have the confidence to say that this is a large-scale fan service that only we can put on. Access to fan meetings, exhibitions and JYJ film contents will be free and there will be no merchandise sales. Thanks to the huge response from fans, we’ve received many offers of sponsorship from public organizations as well as corporations. However, we rejected them all. This time is for JYJ and fans to create precious memories and is a festival for JYJ to express their gratitude and love for their fans.”
The organizer for the event said, “Last year’s Membership Week was done at a cost of 3.7 billion won (3.4 million USD) . Cutting edge exhibitions at SETEC and the two fan meetings scheduled, as well as the cost to support Japanese fans coming to Korea will make this year’s total cost even higher.”
Since June of last year, JYJ has spent the last year working on dramas, movies, solo albums and tours. They recently put on three sold out concerts on weekdays in front of 150,000 fans at Tokyo Dome, proving their ability. What stories JYJ will reveal this time around is receiving attention, while CJES prepares to soon announce how Korean and Japanese fans can participate in the event.”