Japanese Weekly Magazine “Josei Seven” (Woman Seven)
Kim Jaejoong made the cover of the November 16th issue of Woman Seven (Popular Japanese magazine for Women)
English Translation by @Angel33Wing
Jaejoong(31) Finally, his real voice is in this magazine!
The first work after the military discharge started out with “Getting rid of myself”
It was a mysterious love comedy that Jaejoong picked for his first work right after the discharge from the army on December 16th. In “Manhole ~Pill of Wonderland”, the part-time worker, Bon Pill tries to stop the girl of his long time, one-sided love from marrying another guy, and makes her love him in return, he keeps falling into the manhole to repeat the time travels. Sometimes, he becomes a high-school student, and other times, he becomes a gangster, soldier, and police officer…Jaejoong literally changes his characters seven times, and this is the reason why he chose this character.”
“Because each time when I do the time slips my character changes, I wanted to show how my facial expressions changes according to each character” said Jaejoong. When I asked Jaejoong, about the hardship of this acting, he said “First thing I did was to try hard to get rid of myself.” and he laughed brightly. Please pay attention to his wild acting performances, and how it is totally different from his charismatic stages.
Real name, Kim Jaejoong. Born on January 26th, 1986. Height 180cm Blood type: O
In 2004, he made his debut as a singer of TVXQ in Korea
In 2010, he began activities as JYJ member. He did acting such as Japanese drama “Sunao ni narenakute” in 2010 and Korean drama “Spy” in 2015. Jaejoong enlisted in the army in March, 2015 and discharged in December, 2016 and restarted his entertainment activities.
“Manhole ~Pill of Wonderland (original title)”
CS TV station ・Satellite Theater scheduled to start broadcasting from Japan from 23:00 on November 14th (broadcasts on every Tuesday) Exclusive special photos
Finally restarted his activities in Japan!
This day has finally come! Jaejoong (31 yrs old) of Korean popular group JYJ will start full-scale activities in Japan. The drama Jaejoong plays the leading role will finally be broadcasted from November. During the first time in 8 years of his music event in Japan, Jaejoong revealed his plan on coming to Japan, and we will deliver the truth with our exclusive interview. Please totally enjoy our 32 pages of of color gravure and 7 pages of interview!!
“2017 is the year that I received hope like I`ll have fun from now on”
<It`s been 8 years> Caught the moment of the tension right before his stage of the music event!
“When I was discharged from the army, I thought I would return to the same kind of activity as I did before, but I`m very happy that I could do a new kind of work like today (Performing on TV Asahi Dream Festival 2017)! 2017 was the year that I received hope. I’m looking forward to get more works. ”
It is the first time in eight years that Jaejoong made appearance in a music event in Japan. Jaejoong took a big step on this day
Comments under the gravures
- Before officially announced, Jaejoong accidentally talked about coming to Japan in December, and his panicked face was cute too❤
- ” I`m grateful that I was able to have such a fun time in Japan again!”
- In the last song “I`ll Protect you”, Jaejoong turned the microphone towards the audiences, and the people in the venue were singing all together.
- During “Good Morning Night” Jaejoong ran the stage back and forth, right and left,
Jaejoong totally expressed the way he truly is, and he had a greatest smile.
“Good evening~ I`m Jaejoong”
Immediately after singing the two opening powerful Rock songs, his humble and frank talk shocked the audiences. We can say, this difference is his attractiveness to his fans.
The set list is a familiar songs such as “One Kiss” “Good Morning Night”. On the other hand, he beautifully, emotionally sang Miyuki Nakajima’s “Make-up”, and his absolute singing skill was engraved in the ears of his new fans. Jaejoong revealed his official fan club site which will open in December and his plan to come to Japan. His days to amaze Japanese fans will no longer end.
Thanks for waiting!
Japan Official Fan Club Site
「JAEFANS」will open on December 1th
Japan official fan club site will open, and what Jaejoong is thinking and trying to do will be sent out and Jaejoong and his fans can create beautiful world. If you become the official member, you can get official goods and priority on early event tour booking.
Official site to join
Present of Jaejoong`s photo with real autograph to three people!
Exclusive interview (Page32~33)
That night, first time in eight years’ he reveals “future”
In the evening when professional baseball draft conference grew hot by “Kiyomiya Fever”, the Japanese music scene shook because of the appearance of his “first time in 8 years” event. He is JYJ Jaejoong. His leading drama will be broadcasted from November 14, and the official solo fan club site (Japan) is also be opened in December. Completely close-up covering of Jaejoong`s anniversary for his “Come back” to Japanese entertainment world!
“It looks like fun!”
“No matter which angle we look at him, he is beautiful”
“He can sing too good!”
“I thought he sang hard rock. Then again, MC is goofy; so cute~”.
Immediately after the end of the “TV Asahi Dream Festival 2017” held at the Saitama Super Arena on October 26, SNS began to overflow with such comments to Jaejoong (31 yrs. old).
One time, the word “Jaejoong” ranked first place in SNS’s hot word ranking.
We could tell how high his public attention was.”It’s been about 8 years since Jaejoong appeared with other artists in Japanese events, and of course Jaejoong’s appearance in Japan will be full-fledged anniversary of his comeback to Japanese entertainment world to the eye of his fans” Said a person in music industry. In the venue, when fans saw Jaejoong, they screamed loudly to express joy and broke down in tears.
“I always keep it secret”
“Good work today”
Entering the interview room with the perfect coordination of fashion in white T-shirt with denim, Jaejoong bowed with a bashful smile
All questions to him and answers were in Japanese. He carefully selected words to answer while showing a slightly nervous look.
People said that your appearance at “Dream Festival” this time is a “historical day”
“Well … There are many fans of other artists … I got a big pressure that I felt like I have to work harder..even during rehearsal today, I felt differently”
From now on, which direction is your music activity in Japan going?
“Rock is a genre that I like, but since I will be doing activities in Japan…Japanese pops … I’d like to try close to J-Pops. It may be different from what I did before. I want to try various things, I`m doing my best to prepare Japanese CD, so I can release next year. ”
CD! Looking forward to it.. Could you tell me the specific schedule?
“I don`t like telling such information in advance (laughing.) There are things that I can tell in advance, but other things I have to tell right before. I think if I tell in advance, my fans will expect for it. If I couldn`t do as I planned, I can cause disappointment. That`s why I always keep things secret.”
“I came to Japan to enjoy a short trip this time.”
Where is the most impressive place?
“Well … Well, I went to Monkey Park in Kyoto (Monkey Park Iwatayama at Arashiyama) I had never seen a monkey in front of me. We are not allow to touch them, but it`s okay to feed them. I wanted to see them in real. I went there and wanted to take pictures as well and imagined that I want to be surrounded by monkeys.. After buying ticket and climbed a mountain for a little while, I thought that the monkeys would come out soon, but no matter how many kilometers I walked monkeys did not come out. I was like `When would monkeys come out?’ (laugh)”
“I was expecting if I went to the top of mountain, there will be many monkeys, but there were only about a dozen or so, and there are more foreign tourists than monkey, “It was like a foreigner park” (laugh) “
On this day Jaejoong sang “One Kiss”, Miyuki Nakajima’s “Keshou(Make-up)” with overwhelming singing ability. And before his seventh, the last song, “I`ll Protect You” Jaejoong said “I feel sad when everyone says lonely, but I will come to Japan again in December! Eh? Is this something I was not suppose to say? Oh, sorry…Was that unannounced yet? Only I knew about that? Oh well! I`ll come in December!”
To the confused fans he was playful, and he stuck out of his tongue with naughty glance.
Accidentally revealing the schedule of his December visit to Japan, he made fans excited, and even after Jaejoong left the stage, the red light sticks was moving for a long time.
On December 1, his solo fan club site will start. Can`t keep eyes off of Jaejoong.