[TRANS] 160205 Park Yoochun Shows His Support For Park Yoohwan On His ’Laws Of The Jungle’ Appearance


JYJ’s Park Yoochun recently showed his support for his younger brother Park Yoohwan.

The episode of the SBS variety show ‘Laws of the Jungle in Panama’ that aired on the 5th showed Kim Byungman, Oh Jiho, Lee Jangwoo, Park Yoohwan and Ahn Seha setting foot on their expedition to El Camino Real.

Park Yoohwan held an interview with the staff before getting on his flight and said, “My brother really wanted to go to the jungle with us. He told me I had to go and suffer in his place.”

Cameras also caught Park Yoohwan having a phone conversation with his brother at the airport.

When his younger brother said, “We’re leaving now,” Park Yoochun replied by saying, “Oh~ Be safe and take care of yourself. Make sure you don’t get hurt.”

Park Yoochun also seemed to be envious of his brother when he added, “Take some pictures too. I’m curious about what it’s like there.”

Source: [tvdaily]
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[TRANS] 160202 Kim Junsu To Hold A Japanese Ballad Concert, “A Special Gift-Like Performance”

JYJ’s Kim Junsu will be holding a ballad concert in Japan.

Kim Junsu will be holding his ‘2016 XIA The Best Ballad Spring Tour Concert vol.2 in Japan’ concerts at the Nagoya Gaishi Hall on the 15th and 16th of March, and the Tokyo International Forum A Hall on the 30th and 31st.

The upcoming concerts will be a Japanese version of Kim Junsu’s Ballad&Musical concert, which is held at the end of the year every year in Korea.


Kim Junsu’s Ballad&Musical concerts began in 2012 and over the past four years have become a brand of their own, creating a stage for the singer to showcase various musical and ballad numbers for his loving fans.

His first Japanese ballad concert tour was held in May of 2014 in Tokyo and Osaka, and successfully drew a total of 60,000 fans. Since the end of the first tour, requests have been flooding in for another one, and that was what finalized the decision to hold another round of concerts in Japan.

One representative stated, “Added to the fact that a large group of Japanese fans fly to Korea to attend Kim Junsu’s musical performances and end-of-the-year concerts, the demand for Kim Junsu’s ballad concerts in Japan continues to grow.”

They continued to add, “The Ballad&Musical concerts have a charm that differs from his regular album tours, and will give the singer an opportunity to perform various musical numbers, Japanese ballads and OSTs for his Japanese fans,” and “It will be a special gift-like spring concert for Kim Junsu’s Japanese fans who have been waiting a long time for his return.”

Source: [news1]
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[TRANS] 160128 Mayor Park Won Soon Releases An Official Statement Regarding Kim Junsu’s ‘SMA Controversy’

Seoul Mayor Park Won Soon has promised to make sure that Kim Junsu’s ‘SMA Popularity Award Controversy’ does not happen again.

Mayor Park Won Soon took to Facebook on the 27th of January to give his official statement on Kim Junsu being unable to appear on stage during the Seoul Music Awards (SMA) to accept his popularity award.

Mayor Park stated, “My memory of JYJ can be described in two photos. One is a picture of them made up of 1,500 photos collected during a voting campaign. I didn’t know much about JYJ back then, but I remembered them for their fans, who stepped up to get more people to vote and participate in society. The second photo is of when I met Kim Junsu (Xia Junsu) after his performance in the musical ‘December’. It was then that I realized he was someone who deserved to have such a great fandom.”


He continued to say, “It hurts my heart to think of how much it must have hurt JYJ and their fans, who have gone through so much, to go through the SMA popularity award controversy. The city of Seoul cannot excuse itself from the anger of fans by stating that we were not involved in the awards ceremony except by name association alone.”

He emphasized, “The city of Seoul has notified the organizers of the Seoul Music Awards that if such a controversy happens again, we will not allow them to use ‘Seoul’ in their name. It is difficult to accept this controversy as a simple mistake. We know that this is not enough to heal the wounds that JYJ and their fans have sustained. We will always be there for those who have been hurt by this controversy.”

On the 14th of January, JYJ’s Kim Junsu was awarded the popularity award at the Seoul Music Awards, but was not allowed to attend the event to receive the award. His fans requested an official statement from Park Won Soon as the city of Seoul was a sponsor of the event. The mayor’s initial response was, “We are currently looking into it.”

Source: [newsen]
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[TRANS] 160128 Park Yoochun Tops The Oricon Weekly Charts For Foreign Albums

JYJ’s Park Yoochun recently showed that his popularity is still strong, despite currently being in the military.

Park Yoochun topped the Oricon Charts’ weekly foreign albums chart for the 3rd week of January. His album ‘How much love do you have in your wallet’ is full of songs Park Yoochun prepared before his enlistment last year.

The album holds sincere messages for his fans, and has been met with much love from both Korean and Japanese fans.


The title track ‘How much love do you have in your wallet’ is a melodious ballad that showcases a calming piano melody and Park Yoochun’s warm voice. The song depicts the daily lives of normal people, living life with hope and dreams in their hearts.

The album also contains a live version of ‘Walking in Spring with her’, a composition he first performed for fans in Tokyo Dome in 2013, as well as a sorrowful ballad and a song that contains a message for his fans.

Famous Japanese pianist Yuhki Kuramoto and vocalist Yozo collaborated with Park Yoochun on his album, adding another layer of depth and emotion.

Meanwhile, Park Yoochun enlisted last August and is currently working at the Gangnam borough office.

Source: [news1]
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[TRANS] 160127 Kim Junsu, The King Of Ticket Power, Where Does He Get It From?

From TVXQ to JYJ and now the musical stage…

Kim Junsu is an idol star ‘raised’ by a giant entertainment agency, from SM Entertainment to C-JeS Entertainment. However, Kim Junsu is no longer called ‘Xiah Junsu’ when people talk about his musical stage career. They just call him ‘XIA’, which is derived from ‘Xiah Junsu’. Fans have taken that nickname and applied it to his various roles, giving him new names like ‘XiaTod (Elisabeth)’ and ‘Xiacula (Dracula)’.

During the press call of the musical ‘Dracula’ that was held on the 26th, Kim Junsu looked confident and at ease, as expected from a man who has been in the musical industry for six years. Kim Junsu performed songs from the first half of the show like ‘She’, ‘A Perfect Life’ and ‘Loving You Keeps Me Alive’, showcasing his explosive vocals.

Kim Junsu’s voice is very unique and quite different from other musical actors. His vocal tone is closer to rock than classical opera. His unique ‘husky voice’ sounds like traditional trot music at times.

Since his days as an idol star, Kim Junsu has been known for his husky voice. His voice has gotten even huskier and rougher since he first stood on stage in the 2010 run of the musical ‘Mozart!’. He has morphed his husky voice to better suit the musical stage. Continue reading

[TRANS] 160125 Kim Junsu On Making His Musical Comeback, “The ‘Dracula’ Production Always Gives Me Chills”


Singer and musical actor Kim Junsu (JYJ) has returned to the musical ‘Dracula’ for the first time in two years, and recently expressed how he felt about his return.

On the 25th, C-JeS Culture stated, “Kim Junsu had his first performance in the musical ‘Dracula’ on Saturday (January 23rd), marking his return to the drama for the first time in two years. He dominated the stage with his talent and skill,” and “Kim Junsu showcased a deeper and more complex interpretation of his role, and his explosive vocal talent had audience members giving him thunderous applause by the end of the show, marking the return of ‘Dracula’.”

During the first run of ‘Dracula’ in 2014, Kim Junsu drew the attention of many with his red hair and provocative makeup. His haunting gaze and shocking visuals fit perfectly with the character of ‘Dracula’, and left such a great impact that it gave birth to the nickname ‘Xiacul’.

After his first performance, Kim Junsu showed his affection for the production as he stated, “It feels great to stand on stage as Dracula again for the first time in two years. The musical production always gives me chills whenever I stand on stage.” He continued to add, “I’m really happy to be able to greet my fans as Dracula once again, and I will do my best to move my audience members every performance.”

The musical ‘Dracula’ is a fateful love story that transcends time, and is an reinterpretation of the famous Bram Stoker novel by the genius composer Frank Wildhorn. The musical was first performed in 2004 on Broadway and has since been a much loved production.

Meanwhile, Kim Junsu’s musical ‘Dracula’ will be performed at the Sejong Culture Center till the 9th of February.

Source: [osen]
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[TRANS] 160118 [Opinion] The Two-Faced Broadcasting Industry That Ignored The JYJ Law

Used as a source of entertainment but unable to appear on TV… Till when will this be the reality?

‘The act of a third party, who is not the person wishing to appear on the broadcasted program or the broadcasting company representative, making a request that violates the original decision-making, adjustment or arbitration process, therefore resulting in the person wishing to appear on the broadcasted program not being able to appear for reasons unrelated to the production of the broadcasted program’ is now prohibited under the Broadcast Act (newly-created Broadcast Act Section 85 Clause 1 Sub-clause 8), and any broadcasting companies found violating this law will be subject to a correction order or a fine, up to 2% of the company’s sales, issued by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC).

This is the law that was passed on November 30th, 2015 by the National Assembly under the Broadcast Act. Headed by Congresswoman Choi Minhee, the law was created to stop large entertainment agencies from abusing their status in the industry following the acts of JYJ’s former agencies and other organizations blocking JYJ from appearing on music programs, and the law was thus named the ‘JYJ Law’,


A reality that ignores the law


However, it seems that this law, that was passed by the National Assembly, has already been violated. The Seoul Music Awards (SMAs) were held on the 14th and although Kim Junsu won the Popularity Award, he was not able to appear on stage. The SMAs included Kim Junsu as a nominee for their poll, which required payment to cast votes, but then excluded him from the awards ceremony after notifying his entertainment agency.

Congresswoman Choi Minhee brought up the issue on her official SNS account on the 14th ands stated, “I heard that the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism committee that was in charge of the event did not discuss the matter of Kim Junsu’s appearance with his entertainment agency in advance, and simply notified the agency that he would not be invited as they were only inviting those that had received the main awards,” and “Although it is not directly covered by the JYJ Law, the matter should be looked into if Kim Junsu was unfairly barred from attending the Seoul Music Awards as it can be considered as a relevant matter to the law.”

It is as if someone was definitely hit, but the perpetrator is unknown. Though the committee is said to have only invited those who won the main awards, the ceremony was attended by all award winners, including those who won the Hallyu and overseas popularity awards, except for Kim Junsu.

Of course, although it is up to the individual singer whether he or she will attend an awards ceremony or not, it is understandable for fans to feel cheated when they paid to vote for an award their singer was not even invited to receive. The issue of popularity awards becoming a way to make money is also an issue that needs to be reviewed. This is especially important for JYJ, who have been blacklisted from the entertainment industry for 7 years now. The reality hadn’t changed, even up till the moment that two of the members enlisted in the military last year. How bleak the situation must be for fans to open their wallets for 47 days just to get their singer on stage.


The two-faced broadcasting industry


This unfair treatment had Kim Junsu take to his Twitter account to say, “My heart aches. Although I’m okay, I hate myself for being unable to repay you for your love and care when I think about how you are all feeling right now.” Around the time that the awards ceremony was going on, his agency aired a live internet stream to give him an opportunity to give his acceptance speech. During this broadcast, Kim Junsu did his best to console his fans, who had worked so hard to get him on stage but ended up getting hurt in the process. It was a moment of camaraderie with the singer, marred with years of scars but much stronger now because of it, helping his fans get back on their feet.

In complete contrast to the somber reality that Kim Junsu and his fans face, MBC’s ‘Radio Star’ recently invited EXID’s Hani, who was revealed to be currently dating Kim Junsu, to talk about their relationship. It is true that ‘Radio Star’ has always used gossip to keep the conversation flowing on their show. However, it is cruel of them to profit off of a singer who can’t even appear on their show. This cruelty continued at the awards ceremony as well. Jeon Hyunmoo, who was a MC that night, made jokes about Kim Junsu to Hani, causing her to tear up on stage.

Watching Kyuhyun, a SM singer who didn’t say a single word when Kim Junsu was brought up on ‘Radio Star’, and Jeon Hyunmoo, a SM C&C celebrity who used Kim Junsu as the punchline of his jokes, leaves a bitter taste in one’s mouth. This is the two-faced nature of the entertainment industry, that uses people as sources of entertainment but refuses to let them appear on stage at awards shows.

Source: [ohmynews]
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