Korean group JYJ’s world concert tour was held in Taipei Arena last night. The great dance moves and singing by the three members of JYJ makes the full capacity of fans in the arena enjoyed the performance very well.
The minute the three members of JYJ suavely appeared on stage, fans went crazy. The three members danced and sang to their well-known songs. Along with the dazzling lightings, the charismatic stage and the arena that was filled with fans, the mood was high.
Due to the lawsuit dispute with their ex-agency, the three members left TVXQ and regrouped as JYJ. They came back to the music industry last October and this year they would be having their worldwide concert tour. The first two concerts in Bangkok has attracted 20000 fans, showing JYJ’s popularity.
[JYJ3 Note] Readers, the article says that Kang introduced JYJ to OKTA. Kang is a member of OKTA but he is not a decision-maker of OKTA– Kang has no power to decide whether JYJ becomes the ambassador to OKTA, he merely has the power to suggest JYJ as one of the many potential candidates– the decision will be made then by the board members or by some other decision-making means and not Kang.
Furthermore, the article talks about Kang and Junsu’s personal friendship but does not say that Kang chose to introduce JYJ because of that friendship– rather, it says that he introduced them because he believed that JYJ was a good candidate for the decision-making body to consider among many other candidates. The original article does not raise any questions about whether this is appropriate– the article does no more than explain how Kang and Junsu came to know each other. Again, Kang is just a regular member (and likely a junior one) among thousands and is not the decision-making body of OKTA.
“I pushed for JYJ in order to promote OKTA to Korea as well as to give them a helping hand on making their entrance into overseas markets.”
At the World-OKTA 30th anniversary event that was held on the 18th at the Walker Hill Sheraton Hotel, popular group JYJ appeared. This was because JYJ have been chosen to be goodwill ambassadors of World-OKTA.
This is the first time that Hallyu stars have been chosen to be goodwill ambassadors for OKTA. When we asked who had suggested them to World-OKTA [JYJ3 Note: <-- A more precise translation would read "introduced." However, the word "suggested" does not distort the meaning to the degree that one would deem it a mistranslation.], we found that it was none other than We#Plus director Kang Han Seung.
This was my first out-of-country concert so I don’t remember much due to the excitement (T/N: this Korean fan travelled to Taiwan to see JYJ), but I will write just a few things.
1. The most moving moment was when they sang “In Heaven” in the end. The Taiwanese fans all together held up the paper that said <JYJ, Beginning Again> and cheered… in one word, it was the emotion of being moved itself actualized. T__T It was about then– that Jaejoong, as white as snow, he became reddened with tears. Jaejoong almost burst into tears. T____T Because of that it seemed that there were many fans who were also crying.
2. During the Thailand Concert, it was said to “let’s just shout JYJ”… at that time there was some controversy among the international fans but I think it had a large influence. In this concert, everyone united into shouting JYJ!!!!!! I felt that now the acts of shouting the 5 in an abroad concert by (the 3 of) JYJ will decline fast. At least the Taiwanese fans—I think the Taiwanese at least grasped clearly how they are supposed to act in a concert. Read More →