Star football players from Korea and Japan will play 박지성 “베트남 축구 꿈나무에 희망 주겠다”
June 15, 2011
Korean football star Park Ji-sung is set to participate in a charity football match in Vietnam tonight to help boost the development of the sport in Asia.
The 30-year-old Manchester United midfielder will join 15 other footballers in an “Asian Dream Cup” football match against Vietnamese club Navibank Saigon at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City tonight. Read More →
Global Star JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu) will gift dreams and hope to the Asian young boys soccer players with “Oxygen Tank” Park Jisung (Manchester United).
JYJ received invitations to attend the first-ever Asian Dream Cup that will be held in Vietnam’s Tong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on the 15th. This game is a charity game that is sponsored by JS Foundation established by Park Jisung. Park Jooyoung (AS Monaco), Ki Sungyong (Celtic), Jung Daesae (Bohum) and such famous players will form one team to compete with Butterfly Bank, a Vietnam Club Team.
JYJ who is leading the Korean wave plans to up the atmosphere by standing on the celebratory stage of the half time of the game and singing their hit songs. Furthermore, they will also themselves participate in the young boys soccer clinic to show their love for soccer. Aside from JYJ, the actress Han Hyejin will attend as Festival Lady. Read More →
JYJ Japanese Fandom Donates 1.73 Tons of Rice Wreaths as Support for the Pusan Concert
About a thousand Japanese fans of JYJ has made a donation. For the world tour concert that was held in Pusan on the 11th and 12th for two days, a thousand and few Japanese fans of JYJ delivered a rice Dreamie wreaths weighing 1.7 tons as support.
The director of the Pusan headquarters of Dreamie revealed: “The rice Dreamie wreathes that were delivered to Pusan Sajik Indoors Gymnasium to support the JYJ concert was the product of donations by about a thousand members—one domestic team and 6 teams from Japanese fan sites and fan clubs.”
According to an affiliate, on one rice Dreamie wreath weighing 500 kg, the names of 488 people who had participated in the donation had been written. The afterword is that some fans who had visited the concert venue looked for their names and took photos as keepsakes. Read More →
Kim Koo-hyun is a pro gamer. He is a member of the professional Starcraft gaming team named STX Soul. In Korea, the computer game Starcraft is very popular and some pro-gamers gain the status of celebrities.
In a recent interview, Kim Koohyun mentioned JYJ:
Question: You guys showed off the dance from (the girl group) Secret for your victory ceremony. I heard that in your living quarters Secret is popular.
Kim Koohyun: I also don’t watch the girl groups with that much interest. I like groups that are rooted in abilities and therefore I like JYJ. The songs are great and the singing ability is also great so Iisten to them a lot.
Translation Credit: JYJ3
Vietnamese Fangirls—When is JYJ Coming Out?
Around 12:30am on the 14th (KST) in Ho Chi Minh Airport of Vietnam, about 1,000 Vietnamese fans had gathered so that the airport was packed. The spot to which their attention was directed was the entrance of the incoming flights. The thing that they wanted was just one—to see the idol group JYJ land in their country. These fans who had gathered in the airport from 2 hours prior to their arrival time learned that JYJ had already left the airport and dispersed, showing disappointment. There were a few fans who showed tears. JYJ has flown to Vietnam in order to take charge of the celebration performance for the “First Doosan Asian Dream Cup” by Park Jisung Foundation that will be held on the 15th in Ho Chi Minh Thong Naht Stadium.
Source: Sports Chosun
Translation Credit: JYJ3
JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) successfully drew their world tour to a close with the performances on the 11th and 12th of June at Busan.
C-JeS representative Baek Chang Ju said on the 13th, “Themed as Kim Jaejoong’s ‘Creativity Challenge’, JYJ World Tour Concert in Busan has attracted 17000 fans and the two nights of concert were completely sold out.” The arrival of JYJ increased the occupancy rate of Busan’s hotels until most hotels were fully occupied, proving again JYJ’s alarming popularity.
The biggest attractions in Busan’s concert were the individual member’s solo stages and the interactive stage shared between the fans and members. The 3 members of JYJ displayed their unique vocals through ‘I Love You’, ‘I Can Soar’ and ‘Still In Love’ and the agile choreographs of the female dancers also showed a different charisma.
Park Yoochun’s solo stage of ‘I Love You’ attracted all the audiences with his vocal and the visual effects from the performance of the female dancers. Singing with his good vocal and the natural skinship interaction with the female dancers, it greatly emphasized the matured manly charisma. Kim Junsu who has great singing skills showed his usual awesome live singing ability with ballad ‘I Can Soar’, showing an atmospheric stage accompanying with neat choreography by the female dancers. The last R&B song “Still In Love” rang between Kim Jaejoong and the female dancers, the choreograph and the lyrics that sketched the unrequited love presented a mythical stage effect. Read More →
Despite being blocked and having a difficult time in showing their faces on TV and other media, JYJ is still among the most marketable stars in Korea ^__^!
Which stars make the most money from endorsements?
Recently, the top 7 male and female CF (commercial film) stars were revealed based on how many different products they had endorsed from June 2010 to May 2011. However, based on profits during a one year contract period, it appears that Lee Young Ae tops the money list with around $1.1 million USD earned as a CF model. Popular idol group Big Bang followed her up on the list with approximately $1 million USD from advertising products such as cell phones and beer.
‘World Star’ Rain and actress Go Hyun Jung are close behind the boys with $920,000 USD each. In places such as China and Thailand, Rain has even more advertising endorsements than some of their native people and despite being forty-years-old, Go Hyun Jung is still beautiful and creates a lovely atmosphere for her luxury make-up and coffee CFs.
Idol groups 2PM and JYJ each have earned about $740,000 USD. Read More →
“Official Letters of Request to Restrain JYJ’s Activities Violate the Fair Trade Act”
Park Sunsook, a member of the Parliament and of the Democratic Party, demanded that the Fair Trade Commission takes an active role with regards to investigating the unfair trade practices of the entertainment industry.
On the 13th in the National Assembly State Affairs Plenary Session, Park inquired to the Fair Trade Commission to investigate whether a violation of the Fair Trade Act had occurred, raising the fact that the Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Art Industry (hereafter KFPCAI) has sent to entertainment companies and broadcasting stations and such official letters of request that the entities refrain from asking the group JYJ to appear. Read More →
As reported earlier, the members of JYJ and actress Han Hye Jin will be joining Park Ji Sung’s soccer charity event in Vietnam.
Park Ji Sung, who previously established JS Foundation (charity foundation), will be holding his first ever “Asian Dream Cup” charity on June 15th at a stadium in Ho Chi Minh City.
The above-mentioned took part in a press conference today, and this was followed by an evening flight to Vietnam. JYJ’s Yoochun will be leaving on a later flight due to filming commitments for “Miss Ripley“.
JYJ have finally completed their two-month world tour! The group performed in Thailand, Taiwan, China, Vancouver, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and San Jose, and have just brought their tour to an end with a final performance in Busan, Korea.
The trio was said to have shaken Busan to its roots with their fantastic performances on June 11th and 12th. Every lodging place near the stadium were booked to nearly full capacity, thus proving once again that the “JYJ effect” was very real.
Baek Chang Joo, the CEO of C-JeS Entertainment, stated, “The concept of the ‘2011 JYJ World Tour Concert in Busan’ was Jaejoong’s ‘Creative Challenge,’ and it brought together 17,000 fans in the audience, with both concerts in Busan sold out.”