[TRANS] 160204 U-Know Yunho’s Korean Fans Donate 2 Million Won For His Birthday

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‘DC Inside U-Know Yunho Gallery’, a fanpage of TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho (Jung Yunho), has decided to donate 2 million Won to the Community Chest of Korea (CCK) to celebrate the star’s birthday (February 6th).

Since 2013, the ‘U-Know Yunho Gallery’ has donated a total of 32 million Won’s worth of rice and money.

This year’s donation is set to help children with rare and incurable diseases pay for their treatments.

A representative of the fanpage stated, “With this donation, we’re following the footsteps of U-Know Yunho, who is well known for his volunteer work and donations,” and “We will continue to make these donations.”

Source: [donga sports]
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[TRANS] 160204 U-Know Yunho’s Japanese Fanclub Donates 1,000kg Of Rice To Celebrate His Birthday

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The Japanese fanclub of TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho recently donated 1,000kg of rice to celebrate the star’s birthday.

According to the Gwangju branch of the Community Chest of Korea (CCK), U-Know Yunho’s Japanese fanclub ‘Circle of Bigeast’ donated 1,000kg of rice (valued at approximately 3 million Won) to celebrate the star’s birthday (February 6th).

U-Know Yunho’s Japanese fans have been making donations of rice, scholarships and CDs to help those in need in Gwangju, U-Know Yunho’s hometown, since 2011.

One Japanese fan who participated in the latest donation stated, “We decided to make this donation as it’s the first birthday U-Know Yunho is spending as a soldier in the 26th division,” and “We want to say happy 31st birthday to U-Know Yunho, who is currently protecting his country in the military. We’re happy to be making this donation to his hometown.”

They also added, “We hope that U-Know Yunho stays safe and healthy till the end of his military service and we hope he knows that his Japanese fans will be waiting for him till his return.”

Source: [wowtv]
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[TRANS] 160202 Donghae, Choi Siwon And Max Changmin Join The Police’s Special Promotions Unit

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Super Junior’s Donghae (30, Lee Donghae) and Choi Siwon (29), and TVXQ’s Max Changmin (28, Shim Changmin) are currently fulfilling their military requirements at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s special promotions unit (formerly the Whistle Troop).

According to the special promotions unit, Donghae, Choi Siwon and Max Changmin were recently moved to the division.

Donghae enlisted last year on the 15th of October at the Nonsan military training facility in the Southern Choongcheong province. After receiving his basic training at the SMPA’s recruit training center, he moved their full time.

Choi Siwon and Max Changmin enlisted last November and are currently working in the SMPA’s special promotions unit.

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Max Changmin made his debut as a member of TVXQ in 2004 and has since gained popularity both in and outside of Korea. He gained the title of a top Hallyu star when TVXQ held a concert in Tokyo Dome in only four years since the group’s debut in Japan.

Donghae, Choi Siwon and Max Changmin will complete their military requirement of one year and nine months, and return to the entertainment industry late next year.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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