[It's alright to cry when you want to cry, no need to force yourself. when you tears dry your smile will open-up]
Tohoshinki’s [Begin] resounded in Tokyo Dome. There is a special meaning in the song [Begin] flowing with JYJ’s voices.
The concert, first performance of JYJ’s [2014 JYJ Japan Dome Tour ~ Ichigo Ichie~] in Tokyo Dome, was held on 18th and 19th. This is the first time that members used JYJ’s name for a Dome Tour.
To meet JYJ, 100,000 people filled-up the audience seats with 50,000 per day in Tokyo Dome, and they were waving penlights with the words [Ichigo Ichie]. The tour title [Ichigo Ichie] means [once in a lifetime encounter], and it includes how members feel towards their fans.
JYJ’s Kim Junsu expressed his affection towards Kim Jae Joong and Park Yoo Chun.
The JYJ members launched a press conference prior to JYJ Japan Dome Tour Ichigo Ichie, which took place on November 19 in Tokyo Dome, and shared their thoughts about each other.
On top of promoting as a singing group, the JYJ members have been carrying out individual activities in various fields, such as dramas, films and musicals. About coming together as a group to perform on stage in a long time, Park Yoo Chun started, “It’s exciting. It’s been a lot of fun. Since I don’t have be chased by time and can act comfortably, that gives me more room to relax.”
Park Yoo Chun said, “When the three of us perform on stage together, I feel very grateful. During yesterday’s concert, we didn’t discuss what to do on stage and just said, ‘Let’s try to go for this feel for opening stage,’ but we naturally created an atmosphere where we talked to each other so I enjoyed it so much,” adding, “I felt like I was being comforted during yesterday’s concert, instead of having fun. Being together with the members itself is enjoyable.”
About the members who are always by his side, Park Yoo Chun said, “The moment I was the most thankful for the members is not something huge, but very personal. I feel thankful when they try to talk to me first when a problem comes up or when I need to talk to someone. I feel thankful when they are there for me when I really need someone to talk to.”
JYJ expressed its excitement on the upcoming promotional activities in Japan.
During press conference for 2014 JYJ Japan Dome Tour Ichigo Ichie in Tokyo, which took place on November 19 in Tokyo Dome, Kim Junsu responded to the question about choosing TVXQ’s Begin as the concert ending song saying, “I’ve really wanted to sing it during every concert until now but the situation didn’t allow it,” adding, “As the situation got better (by solving conflicts with Avex company), we prepared it as a gift for the fans.”
He continued, “The lyrics to the song represent what JYJ wants to convey to the fans. Also, the song contains a lot of memories from the time of TVXQ so we judged that it’s appropriate in many ways.”
Korean popular group [JYJ] talked about why they still receive unchanging love after debuting for 10 years.
JYJ held a press conference before their performance in Tokyo Dome in the afternoon on 19th. Questions were asked by reporters on the secret of them maintaining and boasting this unchanged popularity, despite the slump of Hallyu in Japan.
[JYJ] debut in 2005 as the group [Tohoshinki] in Japan officially, and will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. Jaejoong said “We did not enter the Japan market riding on K-POP Hallyu book. Our case was a start by capturing a base in the Japan system, and this seemed a little different from those Hallyu artists in the Japan market now. Because we started with music written in Japanese right from the beginning, the mass probably view us differently”. After this, when asked to give some advice to those junior singers, he advised “I think it should be in a sequence where you start performing in a small space with fans, and then making it bigger gradually”.
[JYJ] performed in Tokyo Dome in 2010 and 2013, but Japan Dome Tour is a first this time. This is also the first time they performed in front of the Japanese media.
The Dome Tour and single release this time has a deep meaning being the start of full-scale Japanese activities of [JYJ], who could not conduct Japanese activities freely until now.
[JYJ] held 2 performances in Tokyo Dome on 18th and 19th, attracting 100,000 audience. 50,000 people in 1 performance is the largest capacity Tokyo Dome can accomodate, and the sold-out concerts is proof of their unchanged popularity.
[JYJ] will continue their Dome Tour from November into December in major cities Osaka and Fukuoka, and has plan to release their first Japan single in December.
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Three Santas found in Tokyo Dome, JYJ’s special performance gift
JYJ prepared a Christmas gift beforehand for fans on their ’2014 JYJ Japan Dome Tour Ichigo Ichie in Tokyo’ held on November 19. The three men –Kim Jaejoong, Park Yuchun, Kim Junsu– as an integral whole for 3 years, presented a 180-minute show for fans, filled with gift-like moments. ‘Ichigo Ichie’ gifted by the three Santas for 50,000 fans, paid the visit of ‘once-in-a-lifetime meeting’ in Korean.