Boy band JYJ on Thursday made their first public appearance as a group after two of the members enlisted in the Army earlier this year for their two-year mandatory military service.
The trio received the Prime Minister’s Commendation at the 2015 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Award held in Seoul for their contribution to the spread of Korean pop culture, or hallyu.
“Thank you so much for inviting us and giving us such an honorable award. We will try harder to contribute to introducing Korean culture worldwide,” member Kim Junsu said.
Thirty artists will be honored this year with several titles, including the Culture Medal, the Presidential Commendation and Minister’s Commendation.
K-pop girl group Girls Day, a recipient of Minister’s Commendation, will perform during the ceremony.
Source: Kpop Herald
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JYJ received the prime minister citation at ‘2015 Korean Pop Culture Awards’.
Its agency CJeS Entertainment said, “JYJ received the prime minister citation as the first one among idol groups. The three members united to attend the award and delivered their appreciations for the fans.”
The group appeared at the event site as a whole group after Kim Jaejoong enlisted in the army in March. Many fans from all over the world came to the event site to support the group.
JYJ said, “We really appreciate everyone for inviting us to this honored site and the award. It took seven months for us to gather at an official site. We will try our best to spread Korean culture to the world.”
Source: BNT News UK
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