Monthly Archives: September 2011


MBC Monday/Tuesday drama “Miss Ripley” ended with the drama rating #1.

The results from the rating company AGB Nielsen Media Research, “Miss Ripley” that aired on the 19th got 15.4% of the national rating. It was a 0.4 point up from the day before, which was 15%.
“Miss Ripley” has made a critical difference from the SBS drama “Warrior Baek Dong Soo” which is becoming very popular right now, and protected and beautifully took the #1 spot.

In the last episode, the conflicts between the main characters had forgiven each other and made a settlement. Jang Miri (Lee DaHae) forgave her real mother Lee Hwa (Choi MyungGil), and confessed her love to Song Yoohyun (Park Yoochun) from the bottom of her heart. Also she admitted all the suspicions at the investigation, and started a new life.

On the other hand, SBS drama “Warrior Baek Dong Soo” that aired on the same time, got their best rating of 15% , and KBS2 drama “Myungwol the Spy” got 5.9%

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On July 18th, next generation live house “nicofarre” grand opened, and Tohoshinki was the guest for the very first stage.

Nicofarre opened at the Velfarre in Roppongi Hills, the live house walls and ceiling has full LED. There is a complete equipment to stream Niconico Douga, and this day they invited 100groups, 200 people from their premium members for free. Not only that but 682550 people came(streamed) online.

Tohoshinki was picked as the very first person to have a live because they’re a big artist that is popular from many age, and from internet,music users. Yunho and Changmin appeared in the beginning of the event, and performed ‘Why?(Keep Your Head Down)” and the song after “MAXIMUM” which was released January 2011, they also performed “Superstar” that is going to be released on July 20th and showed a strong performance with 6 dancers .

At the press conference before the live, the two greeted with their voices matching “Hello, we are Tohoshinki. It has been a while(long time no see)”. This place actually was the venue(hall) when they did their 6th single “Begin”s event. (Before it was Velfarre) The press conference started with the comment “We came here after a long time but the view has changed, and its gotten nicer.” they said looking around at the Nicofarre that has changed drastically from before.

They talked about their new single ‘Superstar” that’s being released on July 20th. “Its a song about wanting to be your Superstar. When we say Your, we mean everyone. We want to do anything that you wish for.” “The single before (“Why?-keep your head down-”) had a strong dance, so this one is more stylish” they said.

Since Nicofarre is a place related to Niconico Douga, they were asked about how they used the internet. They answered “we constantly use internet.” but when it comes to Niconico Douga, it seemed as they found about it from this event. But they said “its cool that everyone can get together (by the comments [kind of like chat]). I want to try it.” which can be taken as Tohoshinki might be use Niconico Douga. When they were asked what they want to try, they said “On my music video i want to try commenting ‘they are handsome’.” and showed a mischievous expression.

Also, Yunho said he is taking amino acid supplement to take away his exhaustion.
When the interviews asked “Is it harder to take the tiredness away compared to before?” Changmin answered “even though he is still young, he has aged compared to before, and i think he probably lost his strength.”
this made Yunho laugh hard on stage.

When asked about the girls soccer team Nadeshiko JAPAN winning, Yunho applauded “I really think it was a wonderful game. Congratulations.” Changmin on the other hand who watched the news this morning said
” Congratulations. but, to be honest… … I’m a little jealous… …. yes, I’m jealous *laugh*. Congratulations.” and shared his honest feelings through the microphone. This comment the left the reporters with laughter.

other than Tohoshinki, AKB48 came as a guest, and the niconico douga user came. AKB48 performed 「Everyday、カチューシャ」 and 「ポニーテールとシュシュ」, also their new single “「フライングゲット」.

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JJ: I can feel it. Very much. They fly from Japan to the venues or events. A lot of fans came to Junsu’s musical, and also to Yoochun’s drama film site. They are so passionate on both Twitter and internet, that I can feel they are waiting for us…

JS: There was some moments when it was harder because of the fans’ love… It made us want to go, go to Japan, and meet with all fans. Also felt sorry too.

Q. How does it feel different with when you were active in Japan?

JS: (Thinking carefully) The feelings is not that different.Being active as a singer in Japan…(can’t read well) really want to do my best. Like I did before, it feels like..starting it over again..

YC: I would just like to be able to work normally as before… we can’t right now because there are some little problems.. I want to be on a tour in Japan again too. Tour..and other things besides tour. I also want to have many, many chances to meet with the fans.

Q. You had concerts not only in Korea or Asia, but also in the U.S. What’s your plan now?

JJ: It’s not decided. We will be on a worldtour starting in April, and when it ends, that’ll be the start.

Q. Jaejoonssi, you’re the worldtour director, right?

JJ: Ah, yes! I think up the specific formation, or make the set list. The live we had in Seoul last year was the first time. The change in performance and songs’ order when the song was a bit (can’t read). I hope it goes well.

Q. You guys also make (can’t read).

YC: Hmm..I don’t think much about it. I try it when I get a thought “let my try~”

Q. When do you feel happiest now?

YC: Everyday. I can go out with my friends or family. Now I have the time to do it. Because that became possible, I became more generous to myself(translator’s note: he means he became more relaxed)

JS: For me..well..I think there are different kinds of happiness, but I’m the happiest when I’m on the stage, singing. Now I have less chances to feel that kind of happiness…Including stages in Japan, I hope we could get more chances to sing on many stages…I’d like to feel the happiness coming from that.

Q. Last December 31st, you three sang “Found You” at KBS Acting Awards, where Yoochun was awarded the Rookies of the Year

YC: Yes. Shortly.
JS: I was nervous, since it was the first time we sang on TV last year^^

Q. How did you feel?

JS: It was kinda strange…of course I was happy. I was sad of myself, feeling ‘sad’ with this difficult, but single appearance. But I was glad to congratulate Yoochun. I wanted to think happy things only.

JJ: I think it was good in a way, making me think again performing on a stage is not something “normal” but “very very precious” to an artist. That meant very…much to the three of us. I could feel many things from it, so I thought maybe I’m a grownup than two years ago.. Because the things I thought was natural turned out to be not.

JS: (can’t read)..but you fans are supporting us…

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Japanese Translation: DX TVXQ GALLERY 유랑랑
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Singer-Actor Park Yoochun is giving his all in his role as world resort’s group heir Song Yoo Hyun in the Monday-Tuesday drama “Miss Ripley.” Possessing a kind, thoughtful and sensitive character, the young master of the world resorts group possesses the ability to make decisive decisions and the leadership qualities that help to push the company forward, a modern day prince charming.

Making his grand appearance as the youngest in the resorts industry, with his good looks and displaying equally impressive perfect abilities. However what differentiates him from his superior background is his preference for street markets and food stalls, and his belief that these would help to show a person’s real character, and that he can truly love someone.

Park Yoochun’s fluent English during his ceremony for appointment as director attracted a lot of attention. In the drama Yoochun is born in Japan, and is able to communicate perfectly in Japanese, English and Korean, with the viewers calling him “perfect man.”

In the drama, he displays a pure love and affection for Jang Miri (Lee Da Hae) who is trying to move up in society. Song Yoo Hyun’s (Park Yoochun) who is deeply in love falls in a whirlpool of lies but doesn’t realise it, and despite finding out that Miri could be using his love for her own benefit, he still continues to love her. When Jang Miri, who doesn’t believe in society and people will be exposed is something that the viewers are looking out for.

Producers said, “In Miss Ripley, playing the role of Song Yoo Hyun, who always has a warm smile for Jang Miri, the woman he loves, and Lee Da Hae’s Jang Miri who gradually changes because of (Yoo Hyun’s) love, creates a beautiful imagery; Song Yoo Hyun’s unconditional love for Jang Miri, and Jang Miri who starts off lying but this slowly turns into true love, this is the kind of love we care about and are watching for.

Along with his appearance in “Miss Ripley,” Park Yoochun is also singing one of the theme songs, “An Empty Space Left For You.” It was released online on 21 June and not only did it take the top spot in real-time searches, but also became no.1 real-time in the main music distribution sites, as well as no.1 for downloads, displaying the power of a “clean sweep” and received a lot of love.

Park Yoochun’s “An Empty Space Left For You” is a passionate ballad which brings the drama’s level of completion to the next level, and received a lot of praise. A beautiful melody that draws the listener in, coupled with Park Yoochun’s voice thick with emotion helps to raise the viewer’s involvement level with the drama.

JYJ’s Park Yoochun who showed good acting skills in the drama “Miss Ripley,” greeted the fans cheerfully at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards, appearing in a black suit and white t-shirt.

At the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards, he took the Best Male Newcomer and Popularity awards in the drama category, shining as a “double-crown” winner. Park Yoochun played the main role of Lee Seon Joon in “SungKyunKwan Scandal,” his display of acting skills gained recognition, and started a popular trend called “Seon Joon Fever.” “It was hard to hold on the chances than we have, and we haven’t had many chances, so I am very happy to be able to get such a good project and receive so much love,” he said, showing is gratitude. After receiving the popularity award, Park Yoochun thanked his fans and fellow JYJ members, and revealed his deep intentions, saying “After falling ill, you will turn out even stronger.”

Rewriting his own viewership ratings record, “Miss Ripley” takes the top spot in ratings for dramas in its time slot. As the overnight shoots continue, Park Yoochun shows a change in image, and it is expected that the drama will continue to unfold rapidly, increasing the audiences’ interest. Due to Park Yoochun’s change in hairstyle, Song Yoo Hyun’s image changes as well, causing a big shift in the plot of “Miss Ripley,” and increasing the anticipation level for both the drama and the change in Park Yoochun’s acting.

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JYJ members revealed their feeling with regards to cancellation of their performance in KBS “Wish for 7 Wonders – KBS Special 5 Live”. Representative company CJeS Entertainment stated that Jeju’s honorary ambassador JYJ was slated to perform 2 songs at the “Wish for 7 Wonders – KBS Special 5 Live” and to go through the ambassador appointment ceremony on the 20th, but they received the broadcast cancellation notice on the 16th.

JYJ Kim Jaejoong tweeted on the 16th with, “If there are going to be obstacles blocking us from promoting our nation’s natural wonder, then this time, I’ll just promote it alone (like this).” He tweeted again on the wee hours of the morning on 18th with, “I don’t believe that the 7 Natural Wonders of the World Declaration Committee chooses beautiful locations in the world as a means of publicity for the profit and losses of a specific nation. Finding beautiful things in the world is a “happiness” that everyone in the world shares. Wouldn’t the purpose of choosing these natural wonders be to preserve them for a long time? But if there are complicated conditions existing beyond this significance, then the simpleness ..of everyone finding happiness will not be a smooth road.” Kim Junsu also expressed on his Twitter, “We cross mountain after mountain.. but ahead looms another one” and “Why are you all sorry.. we’re the ones who should be sorry”
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CJeS Entertainment stated through their homepage that JYJ was supposed to be appointed as ambassadors through the Special broadcast but with Jeju’s local government proceeding with the promotional activities, they (CJeS) officially announced their stance that “In this situation where there are no negotiations with the artistes and performance was one-sidedly canceled just four days before, we will file a complaint to Korea Fair Trade Commission.” CJeS Entertainment has yet to hear any response from Jeju’s local government or KBS Jeju.

On the other hand, KBS had ever stated in their homepage’s message board regarding JYJ’s unability to perform on KBS Music Bank that it is due to the on-going lawsuit between JYJ and ex-company SM Entertainment and yet contracted with current representative company. They also stated, “The continuation of allowing JYJ to perform would cause legal problems and damage the cultural development and order. Until the judgment between JYJ and their company is passed or a mutual agreement is agreed upon, broadcasting activities will be stopped as what was stated before and would be further discussed depending on the judgment.” They further explained that, “The stance before the judgment of invalidity of the contract was a mistake in our management.”
(T/N: This refers to KBS’s change of stance stating that “the previous ‘restriction’ stance was in February.” They later on released another statement that JYJ would be able to appear when they release a new album since JYJ did not released an album since February.)

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Before the commence of JYJ’s topic, there are a few preconditional claims that have to be announced. This is because although the topic that I want to discuss starts with JYJ but the gist of the whole topic is not just about JYJ.
(JaeTime’s T/N: It meant that the discussion and thoughts from the commotion with regards to Korean entertainment agencies and unfair law judgment through the regrouping of JYJ and the lawsuit dispute.)

Preconditional Claim 1: JYJ are idols

JYJ is a new group formed comprising of TVXQ’s Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun and Hero Jaejoong, who left the group. TVXQ has attained the highest spot in the idol industry. This is a status achieved by all members of TVXQ and as an idol, they have their significance and their appearance would meant a significant meaning. Of course at the same time where they have their group of loyal fans, anti-fans would be present as well. Therefore upon any appearance of JYJ-relevant topics, the personal judgement of the issue, fans’ and bystanders’ views have to be clearly differentiated. I do not want to simply discuss about JYJ but to direct at the things happening right now and to talk about my views. Therefore before the beginning of discussion of this issue, We have to understand the slight bias that is present in the term ‘idol’.

Preconditional Claim 2: JYJ are wealthy

JYJ have accumulated lots of wealth. This can be known from the assets that were pronounced in news articles. But the main point of the problem is the unfair contract lawsuit between them and SM. Many people think that given the enormous wealth that JYJ had gotten yet the decision to sue the company was nothing different from being a ungrateful betrayer, with the lack of appreciation towards the company’s initial training for them and instead sarcastically said that themselves are slaves. Whether the truth to this is such, I am not in the position to say anything. But this issue is simple, whether their contract is justifiable or not, the court has its judgment. How much has the trio earned as members of TVXQ, there is no way to certify it now. Stealing 50 thousand away from 100 thousand is the same nature as stealing 50 thousand from 1 million. Because to someone who have earned 1 million, losing that 50 thousand, he would still feel unease.

Thus with these two preconditional claims, no matter they are wealthy people or betrayers, there are no basis. “How will the law be judging it?” This is the most important. Therefore before any conclusion is out, there should not be any clear judgment passed on them. Be it from ethical or law point of view, there are a lot of injustice towards the current JYJ. The weirdest that happened in JYJ’s activities was the unability to appear in news articles, television dramas and not able to participate in variety programmes, in addition to the frequent “sudden cancellation without a reason” incidents. The trio of JYJ recorded QTV’s programme in 24 hours and in the end this programme was unable to be broadcasted by QTV itself. Park Yoochun, who was supposed to attend KBS’s Win Win was canceled, together with this time’s “sudden cancellation” of Jeju island promotional performance even though the receipt of the cue sheet.

Not only such, on normal circumstances when a new drama is due to be broadcasted, the cast of the drama would appear in many variety shows for promotional purposes. But in ‘Miss Ripley’ situation, there are no interview of production company’s press conference from the start, and no appearance of the cast appearing on variety shows such as ‘Come To Play’.

Appearing in drama and news but nowhere to be seen in the entertainment circle, this is obviously an incomprehensible issue. Of course there would be such a situation where fans would express that it is the doing of a certain agency preventing the broadcast, but as the “agency” did not reveal anything, there would not be thoughts of accusations or suspect of the certain agency.

On the contrary, I think the problem lies with the broadcasting company. Because the television company or the news agency would invite guests to make their programmes more interesting. As for drama, the cast’s participation in variety shows would definitely allow the drama to be sold overseas with a higher price.

But the situation of Jeju’s promotional performance is completely different. With them being appointed as ambassadors, they have greatly influenced the promotional effects but was yet omitted in performance. The sudden cancellation was incomprehensible, especially when the schedule was already confirmed. There are lots of overseas fans who have planned to fly over to Korea for this public performance and this has worsen the problem. It feels so regretful especially when this happened in national-managed broadcasting company KBS.

Pre-appointed ambassadors scheduled performance was yet suddenly canceled without any special reason, this is obviously an injustice issue. Gaining the promotional effects and omitting them in the end, this shows the vile side of the establishment. This has to be brought up together with the harm inflicted to many fans. This is not what a national-managed television company should do.

The invisible backdoor pressure rumours were unbelievable. It is obvious that there is special reason and this reason have caused the cancellation. Before any judgment by the court is passed, there should not be any obstruction to their entertainment activities. Korea is a lawful country. In Korea, it is unimaginable to know of power who disregard law and there are no way to confirm if such power existed. If they say that there are not outside pressure, then wouldn’t it be impossible to stop the broadcasting based on one’s effort?

Therefore I hoped that KBS television company will give a proper explanation to this sudden cancellation of JYJ’s broadcasting. What is the exact reason for canceling JYJ’s broadcast. I hoped to receive a convincible reason.

Hopefully KBS can relay to the public the message that “Republic of Korea is a lawful society and there are no injustice.” If KBS’s reason is not convincible, that would be very regretful, very pitiful. This proves that under the law of our Republic of Korea, there are still certain power existing or that KBS has to depend on certain establishment’s power to produce programmes. If it is really so, then undoubtedly, JYJ has bear the injustice sacrifice and they have became the symbol of injustice.

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Please read from bottom to top.

I don’t have anything to do with it, and I don’t know anything about it. But there are those who send me childish complains anonymously, selfishly misunderstanding the situation. It sucks, and also lame… This time, we are the victims. Thanks for your understanding.

YES! RT @kana_tw5: @masatomatsuura Everyone was blaming avex without knowing anything. I also thought a little bit “Maybe avex is wrong”, and I am very sorry about that(>_

To tell the truth, this story is as a bolt from the blue. I don’t know why I have to hear complains about the things which they did without permission. I will take necessary actions in order to protect all the artists. I did not know anything about this case, but I will deal with this issue. For the time being, this is my word.

RT @masatomatsuura: RT @abendjpn: Recently, a Chinese singer covered Jaejoong’s song. I became interested, so I investigated the case. I found out that the Chinese singer who has no relation whatsoever with company a (T/N: avex) translated and sung the song without permission. As usual, the people in that country is interesting. The video in YouTube has a different logo (of a company), they are stealing and it is really tricky.

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This is C-JeS Entertainment.

We are announcing our stance on KBS’s one-sided cancellation notification of JYJ’s appearance in KBS Jeju N7W Special Promotional Program.

Mid-April, through a phone call with the Jeju provincial government, we received their wish to appoint JYJ as an honorary ambassador to promoting Jeju’s selection in New 7 Wonders. The date in which we officially received the roles of an honorary ambassador and their reason for selecting JYJ through e-mail was April 26th.

However, it is customary for honorary ambassadors to begin their promotional activities after being appointed through an appointment ceremony and official press statements are released. Because the time in which we received the offer was during JYJ’s World Tour, we first politely declined their initial offer because we would be unable to hold an appointment ceremony.

However, the local government of Jeju-do stated that they were preparing a special broadcast program in July and that because they are preparing an appointment ceremony to be held then, they proposed that JYJ begin their promotional activities [before the ceremony] since they urgently needed publicity. JYJ, as Korea’s artist, accepted the position of honorary ambassador with responsibility in letting the world know of the domestic brand and Jeju’s 7 Wonders.

On May 4th, the Jeju local government notified the appointment of new honorary ambassadors through the press and [JYJ] officially began their promotional activities. JYJ, who was at the time holding their world tour, promoted Jeju Island and actively cooperated by filming videos encouraging on-line and phone voting as honorary ambassadors. Furthermore, last May, Jeju local government sent us a thank you mail stating that Jeju N7W were being publicized nationwide thanks to JYJ. In addition, the special broadcast program was decided to be held on July 20th, and JYJ was supposed to perform two songs and be officially appointed as honorary ambassadors.

However, on July 16th, 4 days before the concert, we received sudden one-sided notification that our appearance on television has been canceled. The reason was, “if JYJ appears, the program itself may not air,” a final notification without specific explanation. Today, although KBS claimed to have apologized to JYJ, we have only received one-sided cancellation and never an apology with official explanation.

We believe the broadcasting networks have the right to decide on the people that appear for the sake of their program. However, as this program was a special program wishing for Jeju’s appointment as the New 7 Wonders, and since JYJ has been selected as the official honorary ambassadors and have been holding promotional activities for three months, we insist on an official position from Jeju government and KBS regarding this one-sided cancellation notice.

Furthermore, C-JeS Entertainment will report the organizer, who has one-sidedly (without previous consultation with the artist) sent us a cancellation notice 4 days before the performance to the Fair Trade Commission, and will take legal action against this incident where the party promised JYJ a special broadcast program on their appointment ceremony, but deceived the artist by one-sidedly cancelling their appointment ceremony after using them for promotional activities.

Finally, JYJ’s current lawsuit is a civil suit regarding unfair contract with their previous management company, and is in reality, a weak artist’s fight against the unjust nature of exclusive contract, and thus is not a lawsuit which causes social problems or has moral issues. Furthermore, the courts have already decided that while this lawsuit is undergoing, JYJ has the right to resume their activities as free artists.

Most importantly, we apologize to JYJ fans who have received great shock through this unacceptable situation, and regardless of this situation, JYJ will continue to support promoting Jeju’s N7W as Korean citizens.

Thank You.


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Eric Moon is the leader of the group Shinhwa. Shinhwa is well-known as the first and the only one of the “first generation” idols from SM to survive as a unit beyond a certain age. All of Shinhwa, under the lead of Eric, left SM.

Fan: Eric Oppa, what do you think about the things that have happened to JYJ Oppas? What do you think about the things that SM is doing right now, also?

Eric:@Fan1 Erm… I’ll just tell you that things that are very much beyond fans’ thoughts/imagination are happening on this front (the Korean Entertainment industry). You have to win and survive. There is no way other than that.

Source: @miclarge1
Translation Credit: JYJ3


A corner that can’t be avoided in our interviews is the ‘bag opening’ corner.

We ask stars to open their bags without prior notice in order to get one step closer to these famous faces.

Some interesting items were caught on camera in the first half of this year.

What stuck out most were Gong Hyo Jin’s pink tumbler, Kim Jaejoong’s blue pack of Hwatu cards, Yesung’s two pairs of jeans and Kim Ah Joong’s ID card from her drama.

Idol Kim Jaejoong made those around him laugh when he brought out an item that was unexpected. What he pulled out was a pack of Hwatu cards; what was most interesting about the pack was that the backs of the cards were blue. He said that he uses them to pass time when JYJ are performing overseas, adding that he usually wins most of the time when he plays with the other two members.


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