JYJ was sent off and welcomed by a big crowd of fans in Korea and Japan.
JYJ′s Park Yoo Chun, Kim Jae Joong and Kim Junsu left for Japan through Kimpo Airport in Seoul on March 27, a few days before its historical Tokyo Dome concert was to take place.
500 fans said goodbye to JYJ in Korea, and over 1,000 local fans welcomed the group to Japan at Haneda Airport.
An agency rep said, “We had to clear benches and set up a safeline for the fans who were crowding the airport after hearing the group would arrive in Japan. This is a very rare sight to see even in Japan, and it proved how popular the group is in the country.”
JYJ′s Tokyo Dome concert will take place from April 2-4, and is the group′s first in Japan since June 2010. All tickets sold out, with over three times the number of people allowed in the venue applying for tickets.
The last concert of the series will be relayed live to theaters across Japan. Over 210,000 fans are expected to join the group at its concert.
Photo credit: C-JeS Entertainment
I wasn’t planning to go and honestly, I think it’s a waste of time if I can’t see them. But I went in the end because I’ve been dreaming of seeing Yoochun and JaeSu for a couple of days already (lol!) and arrived at the airport at 2:10 p.m. I dragged my cousin with me and was glad once I saw the crowd of fans on the stairs; they haven’t arrive yet~
So we went up and joined the crowd. It’s the only way to the departures and fans were already forming lines along the way to the checking place. There’s a LOT of Japanese fans and I joined and talked to some of them there. There’s a Chun obasan [=ahjumma] fan who asked me who’s coming so I told her it’s JYJ.
Obasan: Only him?
Me: I think there’ll be all three of them.
She then went with her friend to wait in the line and I stood beside two other Japanese fans, one of them is also taking the flight back to Haneda at 3:50 p.m. and she kept waiting until it was the final call before she took her leave. Another one was a Junsu fan and she was so nice–curious of how I can speak Japanese and where I came from ^^ . There were a couple of false alarms though; it made me all jumpy and nervous. My cousin agreed to take a video and I’ll be taking pictures *which I failed terribly*.