MBC announced through its morning news program today that Yoochun has been confirmed for Ripley.
Please remember that C-JeS said that it will give its final answer this week. We will update you when it does.
One of Korea’s “Big 3” newspapers, Chosun Ilbo, has recently done a favorable feature on JYJ (see here). Joong Ang Ilbo, one of the others of the “Big 3,” also featured JYJ today.
See below for the translation:
[Earthquake in Eastern Japan] JYJ Donates 600 million KRW… With Fans around the World, “Take Heart, Japan”
[Joong Ang Ilbo, Reporter Jeong Kang Hyun]
Korean Wave Idol group JYJ donated 600 million KRW (approximately 600,000 USD) for the restoration of the damages from the large earthquakes in Eastern Japan. Junsu, Jaejoong, Yoochun (from left in the lecture) also sent their messages of their sorrowful hearts in Japanese on their home page.
The idol group JYJ, comprised of the former TVXQ members Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu, donated 600 million KRW to the international relief organization world Vision in relief funds for the damages due to the large earthquakes in Eastern Japan on the 16th. JYJ, who in their days as TVXQ had risen to be the top of all Korean Wave stars, are still enjoying a constant popularity in Japan after their reorganization into JYJ. On top of the donation, JYJ plan to also enthusiastically lead the effort to build awareness for the seriousness of the damages due to the Japan earthquakes through their 9-city World Tour that begins in Bangkok, Thailand in April 2nd. They will also carry out a ‘Leave a supportive comment–“Take Heart, Japan”’Campaign on their World Tour SNS website (www.facebook.com/jyjworldtourconcert). They revealed with an interview with this newspaper (Donga) that: “Japan is a place that has fans who have loved us for a long time. The decision to give was only natural, there was no need to even (consciously) decide.”
Here are some cute JYJ at their White Day event. So happy and cute that we’d like to put them in our pockets T__T….
The Japanese staff member who participated in the making of 3hree Voices 2 blogged again, this time after learning of JYJ’s donation to Japan. He details his memory on how JYJ’s interviews showed their true love for the country of Japan.
Here is the translation:
Their Heart for Japan is true, one that needs not be questioned.
They donated 600 million KRW (600,000 USD) for Japan’s disaster.
With gratitude, thank you.
Below is an Excerpt from Entertainment Korea:
(…Article Excerpt is substantially similar to one found here.)
Their comment on C-JeS home page was also one that was very clean, wearing suits.
Each and every comment had love and consideration, they were beautiful (T/N: literally, “magnificent”).
They are still in their twenties, yet they’ve done so much. I was moved truly, to the point of tears.
What I wrote up to here has already been reported officially. Because you readers also know what they say, there is nothing that I should necessarily add.
I think I also understand the reason that you cannot help but love JYJ.
Let’s feel their love with all of our body, and overcome this hardship.
They are with (T/N: next to) us. From that only, even, how much courage will we derive.
I am thankful for their existence.
Here, I introduce a bit some episodes that involve JYJ.