Rarely and difficult to be heard on broadcasts, group JYJ’s song emanated during the relay between Chelsea and Swansea City that Ki Sung-yueng participated in.
On September 13, SBS Sports had launched game highlights after relaying the match between Chelsea and Swansea for Round 4 of the 2014-2015 English Premier League, opening at Stamford Bridge [stadium] in London, England; and selected JYJ’s ‘Chajatta’ as the background music.
JYJ’s ‘Chajatta’ is the song that gained huge popularity as the theme [song] of KBS2 drama ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ which aired in 2010. JYJ had been experiencing restrictions at appearing on broadcasts ever since their debut to great popularity, and in broadcasts to introduce their own music.
The match between Chelsea and Swansea City focused on Ki Sung-yueng having played an active, full-time role; and Korean soccer fans’ interests in the match between the teams contending for the lead in the Premier League. The fact that’s emerging and attracting curiosity, is JYJ’s music on a prominent relay broadcast on a weekend night in this way. Furthermore, SBS is also grabbing attention for the fact that they used the song to their competitor KBS’s popular drama OST about Gwageo*.
[T/N: the national civil service examinations to recruit ranking officials during the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty]
Fans of JYJ′s Park Yoo Chun have opened up a second library.
In celebration of the fourth year of Park Yoo Chun′s fan community, ′Blessing Yu Chun,′ fans gathered together to participate in this good deed.
Organizers of the 2014 Asian Games promised Monday an opening ceremony filled with programs that will help highlight the central message of 45 participating countries becoming one during the continent’s largest sporting event.
Spectators will be able to feast their eyes on numerous music and cultural performances that will kick off the 16-day sports competition on Friday evening in Incheon, a metropolitan city west of Seoul, according to the organizing committee.
Folk dancers and singers will showcase a traditional Korean performance with drums and gongs before fireworks are set off for the beginning of the main events.
The mayor of the hosting city, Yoo Jeong-bok, will make welcoming remarks in the first part of the ceremony, followed by cultural performances with the common theme of Asia’s past, present and future converging into one.
A poetry reading by South Korean poet Ko Un, a routine front runner for the Nobel Prize for Literature, will cap off part two of the ceremony, along with several musical enactments that will help build up the atmosphere for the forthcoming act.
Thousands of participating athletes, who have been training for the pancontinental multisport competition, are to appear before the audience in part three of the event and send the message “Dream of 4.5 billion people, One Asia,” as well as take an oath to play fair.
The highlight of the entire event will be the lighting of the Asian Games cauldron, and while the identity of the final torchbearer and how the flame will be lit have been kept secret, the committee hinted that South Korean star athletes will take part in signaling the official opening of the 17th Asiad.
The opening ceremony will end with performances by popular K-pop groups EXO and JYJ, the organizers said, as well as with a finale by rapper Psy, who shot to global stardom in 2012 with his music video “Gangnam Style.”
South Korean cinematic master Im Kwon-taek took charge of organizing both the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2014 Asian Games, according to the organizers.
Group JYJ will put on a ‘big caliber’ concert stage.
Gathering attention for holding a large, free fan exhibition every year, JYJ will hold a large, free concert this time. They are expected to grace ‘2014 Gangnam Hallyu Festival’ stage –to be conducted on a special stage on Yeongdongdae-ro [/street] in front of Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO)– on their own for over 2 and a half hours in Samseong-dong, Seoul at 7 pm KST on October 5th.
This concert is the Seoul encore concert of JYJ’s ‘THE RETURN OF THE KING’, that is underway in parts of Asia by JYJ currently. In particular to be held for free-of-charge, it is raising expectations of fans already very much so.
In regards to the artists who are representing K-pop, JYJ; Seoul’s Gangnam-gu Office –who is sponsoring the event– is expecting 3,300 people to be arriving on that day. The number of people is 10% more than last year.
On September 14, an official of the event said, “It was not an easy decision for JYJ, who boasts ticket power, to conduct a free concert,” yet, “Their stage on that day can even be viewed as the definitive stop of their Asia tour to be held in the meantime”.
Meanwhile, continuing on with their Asia tour in Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, etc.; JYJ will proceed with a concert also in Shanghai, China on September 20.
Source: Sports Donga
Translated by: rilanna of JYJ3
Gangnam Festival is the biggest festival held in the district, and integrates a series of major festivals. The district hosts held annually this festival since 2007 to attract foreign visitors and contribute to regional economic growth.
The festival includes a Hallyu Festival (K-Pop Concert – JYJ!), Gangnam Grand Sale (up to 60% discounts at participating department stores, accommodations and concert halls), International Peace Marathon and Fashion Festival.
About 2014 Gangnam Hallyu Festival usually there’s a number of artists who perform each year, but for this year (2014), it will be only JYJ! ^__^ Since this is a free concert and open to the public. Let’s support JYJ!
[NEWS] JYJ to Hold Exclusive Street Concert for Gangnam Hallyu Festival
Heading to the streets of Yeongdeungdaero, JYJ will be showcasing an exclusive concert.
Idol group JYJ strongly denied a local report that a conflict had broken out with the Taiwanese press during a conference on Thursday.
A Korean report stated that Taiwanese photographers and reporters declared a boycott against JYJ, with about 50 of them leaving the press conference. The agency, however, responded that the report was “exaggerated” and “misleading.”
“There may have been a slight misunderstanding in communication when the emcee asked that camera flashes not be used. Five to six photographers were displeased by his attitude and filed complaints, but came back to the press conference and proceeded with the interview,” an official of JYJ’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment, was quoted as saying.
- [JYJ3 Note: The exact translations of the MC was: "Friends of the press, I'd like to ask you to please not take pictures during the interview. In a bit, we will ask the 3 of them to remove the table so you can take pictures to your hearts content." (via @ohmyjunsu)] -
“JYJ actively participated in the interview despite the unexpected situation, and held poses for the photographers,” the agency added.
JYJ is currently participating in its world tour “The Return of the King,” and held concert in Taiwan on last Thursday.
Credit: Korea Herald
Group JYJ are on a continuous streak with their Asia Tour concert stop in Taiwan.
On Sept. 12th, C-JeS Entertainment reported, “JYJ successfully completed their Asia Tour’s Taiwan concert amid 9,000 fans’ enthusiastic responses at Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taiwan on September 11″.
Taiwan fans showed responses at understanding the members’ stories, not needing an interpreter whenever JYJ commented during the concert intermissions [T/N: ments]. Fans answered they were studying hard in Hangul because they love South Korea and JYJ.
On this JYJ replied, “We think it is truly gratifying to feel the empathy in this place; like it is uniting us into one among people who use different languages, with music and passion,” and said thanks to the fans.
The JYJ members attended a press conference in Taiwan for its Asia tour.
C-JeS Entertainment stated on September 11, “JYJ met with the reporters prior to the concert in Taiwan to introduce the album. During the press conference, JYJ shared on visiting Taiwan in three years, stories behind the Asia tour and the meaning of the new album.”
Park Yoo Chun said, “We released a full length album after three years and it has been a while since we came to Taiwan but I feel happy. We supported each other as we carried out the Asia tour and I’ve been enjoying every single concert. The three of us are so precious to one another to the point that words like family, friends or brothers are not good enough.”
Kim Junsu shared, “I feel good every time I visit this city. I recently let go of ‘Dracula,’ which I spent the past 3-4 months doing and it was a project that allowed me to learn many things and was a meaningful time.”
Han Ye-ri and Park Yoochun as Dong-shik showed a fresh yet sad love line within the thriller. The melo[drama] of the two people is said to create drama in order to have more tension. Han Ye-ri portrayed the character Hong-mae, who possesses mysterious charms to gain one man’s love, perfectly.
Han Ye-ri has many experiences getting to work with singers-turned-actors, as the only co-actress. Including JYJ’s Park Yoochun this time, she had worked with BIG BANG’s Choi Seung-hyun(T.O.P) in ‘The Alumni’. So what does she think about singers-turned-actors?
“I don’t think I am necessarily prejudiced toward singers-turned-actors. Because I watched Park Yoochun so much through the screen as an actor than a singer, I already had the notion that he’s an actor. Despite whether I was shy or I took time to somehow get acquainted [with him] when I actually met him for the first time; I had the impression he was prepared to be Dong-shik and wanted ‘to do well with just me’. He had a lot of passion toward the movie.”
Han Ye-ri was the only woman on ‘Sea Fog’ filming set. She worked with crew members Kim Yoon-seok, Moon Sung-geun, Kim Sang-ho, Yoo Seung-mok, Lee Hee-joon; including Park Yoochun. According to Park Yoochun’s account, Han Ye-ri was a stronger actor than anyone on the filming set.