“The things I gained during solo activities… the preciousness of JYJ members and the desire to explore music”
Starting from June 24th, JYJ’s Jaejoong will be performing his last concerts of his Asia tour in Yokohama Arena for three consecutive days. Now Kstyle will use “Jaejoong x KStyle Special Edition” as the theme, focusing on this fanmeeting and gather questions that the fans want to ask Jaejoong.
Jaejoong accepted KStyle’s interview for this fanmeeting! He talked about his drive for fanmeeting and his thoughts towards all his fans. Our editors also held a Q&A session with Jaejoong about things that he cared about. Here’s a very realistic side of Jaejoong.
Q: Regarding the last stop of your Asia tour, the next three days at Yokohama Arena, could you elaborate on things that are particularly worth watching, listening and looking forward to?
Jaejoong: This is my first solo album since debut, and I received a lot of love while I delivered the Asia tour. It was decided at the Tokyo Dome performance that the last stop of my tour will be in Japan. Since it is my first solo tour, I felt a lot of pressure; but at the same time, I had high hopes, and wanted to deliver a good performance as well as spending a wonderful time with my fans.
Q: Are the Japanese songs in this fanmeeting’s track list picked by Jaejoong? Do they carry special meanings?
Jaejoong: I hand-picked them myself, but I also asked people around me to suggest Japanese songs that they liked. Originally, I wanted to sing Japanese songs that are light and have left strong impressions on most Japanese audience. Even though I am a foreigner who sings in a foreign language, I’ve always received love and support from everyone. Thus in order to repay this love, I wanted to create wonderful memories with my fans, so I picked songs that have been loved by everyone.
Q: Yuna Ito’s “Precious”, Chihiro Onitsuka’s “Moonlight” and Ayaka’s “Crescent Moon” are all very difficult songs by female singers. What are your thoughts on them? Please talk about your feelings, the difficulties when performing and the parts worth listening to.
Jaejoong: They are extremely difficult. Since they are all originally sang by female artists, rather than the vocal difficulty, the more difficult part is that just singing will not do the songs justice. Not only do I have to have full comprehension of the lyrics, I have to consider my thoughts as well as the audience’s perspective, so I need to deliver my feelings well during performance. Most importantly, since it is a live performance, I have to focus on bringing the audience enjoyment and happiness rather than on the stage.
Q: Do you listen to Japanese music normally? Have you sung them at Karaoke?
Jaejoong: Yup, I sing them often. When I was at Tokyo with Yoochun, we often sang “Sai Ai”.
Q: Have you prepared anything special for the last performance?
Jaejoong: The biggest thing I’ve prepared is the seven Japanese songs I will be singing in the live performance; it is also the portion that I pay the most attention to. At the same time, since I have enough time, so I will deliver a brand new fanmeeting since I really would like to have some interactions with the Japanese fans. I want to hold an exuberant fanmeeting, so please have a lot of fun!
After starting in January, JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong finally completed his solo concert tour.
From June 24 to 26, Kim Jae Joong held the Kim Jae Joong Grand Finale Live Concert and Fanmeetingat Japan’s Yokohama Arena, where he met with 45,000 fans.
The first half was conducted like a fanmeeting, while in the second half, Kim Jae Joong performed songs from his first solo album, as well as popular Japanese songs.
“I really missed you a lot. Thank you for coming to see me like this and I hope to see you soon. I love you,” said Kim Jae Joong in the last show.
[TRANS] Congratulations on the success of JYJ Jejung’s Yokohama Arena concert.
Translated by: Ruby of JYJ3
Shared by: JYJ3
[TRANS] Today was the last day, was worried because it was raining so hard but thank you to the many people who came today. The best concert was over today. This, I think, is the photo of Jaejoong crying at the end.