[TRANS] 130913 Post of JYJ SNS Updates

This post will be updated throughout the day with Twitter, Naver LINE and Instagram updates by JYJ. A time will be added with each tweet, LINE message and Instagram update as our translators will not always be able to provide instant translations This post includes updates from 6am KST, September 13th to 5:59am KST, September 14th.

Ooooooh Interesting 😀
(Jaejoong, 8:44pm KST, Instagram) Get out wasn’t originally a dance track~ http://instagram.com/p/eMwogPknhH/

(Jaejoong, 8:55pm KST, Instagram) It was completely differentㅡㅡ http://instagram.com/p/eMx17TEnjH/


Source: [Jaejoong’s Instagram]

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Petition for JYJ Participation in Korean Music Programs

Here is a link to a petition to sign for JYJ’s opportunities on Korean Music Programs.  Thanks for all your hard work…  🙂

drmkhanJul 30, 2013 at 4:31 am

Please sign the petition to allow JYJ to perform on Korean music programs!

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[TRANS] 130727 Test Your Idol Knowledge, ‘What Number Is My Bias?’


An ‘idol knowledge’ post is quickly garnering much popularity amongst idol fans.

 A post titled ‘Idol Knowledge’ was recently posted on an online community forum.

 The post took the characteristics of 30 idols and expressed them through drawings. Popular idols such as TVXQ, Psy, 4Minute, IU, Super Junior, Girls’ Day and SISTAR were included in the depictions.

 Though the facial features don’t match the idols at all, one can make guesses based on dance moves and outfits. Fans are expected to find their favorite singers instantly to be considered a ‘real’ fan.

Though the person who created the post didn’t reveal the answers, netizens exchanged answers to come up with a final list. This list is also spreading throughout online communities.

Netizens who saw the post left comments such as, “I burst out laughing as soon as I saw it”, “The person who made this is a genius”, “What’s the answer~”, “I only need to be able to find my biases!”, “I must be getting old… I’m not sure who’s who,” and “The answers are popping up in my eyes… This is the power of fandoms.”

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Can you guess who is who? I can see both TVXQ and JYJ 🙂

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[Vid] 130726 K-Pop’s JYJ with SBS PopAsia (Extended Version)

Our Three came through again. You weren’t extremely comfortable, language barriers were there, but I believe you did well.  A bit of zoning out at the end? Just pull together for that new JYJ album we’ve been looking forward to.  🙂 <333

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[TRANS] 130726 Even Though JYJ Won, Korean Entertainment Agencies Won’t Change… Why?

Heon Shik’s Culture Twist> The notions of gratitude, loyalty, and repayment between stars and agencies must disappear first


In the first model of Korean entertainment agencies, one person had full authority as the CEO of the company. In fact, there was no division between managers and CEOs. This model still makes up the majority of entertainment agencies in Korea. But large-scale agencies have begun to move away from this point.

Agencies such as Sidus and SM prefer a method of division and specialization rather than such a vertical relationship. But this doesn’t mean that the decision process is perfectly horizontal and equally divided. Unlike the US, Korea’s entertainment agencies have a strong sense of possession rather than acting as an agent.

Ten years ago, when singers stood on stage at various awards ceremonies, the media was flooded with images of them crying and thanking their agencies’ CEOs. But these crying singers who expressed their gratitude have disappeared. Why did they cry and thank the CEOs then, and why have they disappeared now?

The singers couldn’t help but be thankful as these people were responsible for providing them with transport and housing, as well as allowing them to release album and appear on television programs, taking them to up to stardom. Were these agencies’ CEOs social philanthropists for providing an unlimited investment for these strangers and helping them attain fame and fortune?

But these grateful youths soon found out why these people had invested so much to train them. The act of discovering them, training them and helping them make their debut as stars was not an act of philanthropy, but for pure profit-making purposes. In the early 90s, SM had already invested over 3 billion Won in the debut of BoA, who was a fifth grader at the time. Of course, one can question if all that money really did go into helping her, but the bottom line is, they invested so much to the point that they were in debt. The Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI) claims that BoA’s current value can be estimated at around 1 trillion Won.

During an interview, CEO Lee Soo Man of SM stated, “The budget for that project was 3 billion Won. But our company didn’t have 3 billion Won and had to borrow money. If I look back on what we did, I find it crazy that we did that, but it was something I really wanted to push forward.” According to data, other entertainment agencies invest around 2~3 billion Won for 4 to 5 years before and during their respective idol groups’ debut.

At least 400~500 million Won is invested in each person. Though it may be difficult to accept this value as it is the one that entertainment agencies release to the public, it is undeniable that a large sum of money is put into each person. The larger and more specialized an agency, the more money that is invested.

Their motivation behind putting themselves in debt and getting monetary investments to feed and clothe singers, and give them a chance to perform, is nothing but to collect profits. The moment when astronomical amounts of profits start coming in is also the moment when the gratitude turns to resentment.

Celebrities who are trained through various investments are considered the agencies’ assets. They cannot make the decision to move on by themselves. Because that is when they become disloyal beasts who bite the hand that feeds them. Slave contracts are just one of the risk hedges that agencies take on.

In the case that singers don’t become popular even though a lot of money and resources have gone into their careers, or if too much money has had to be used, agencies have to be able to extract that profit from them without them moving somewhere else. The reason why an unlawful slave contract exists, even when the profits are high, is because of a strong sense of possession that agencies have. The concept of ‘Because I made you what you are’ is very predominant.

This Korean reality can be seen in the possessive obsession that parents have on their children. Jang Yoon Jung’s disputes with her family is a clear example of this. If such obsession occurs in a family to such a degree, it must be worse in entertainment agencies. You can earn between 100 billion to 1 trillion Won if your initial billion-Won investment in an idol goes well.

This is the reason why they put themselves into debt, and push debt onto others. Because once a star rises, they bring in an exponential amount of profit. This strengthens the agencies need to bring in more for themselves. The stronger the belief that these singers are the products and possessions that the agencies created, the more unlawful the contracts become, at least, for the members in these idol groups.

In July of 2009, JYJ claimed that their exclusive contract with SM was unlawful and filed an exclusive contract nullification injunction. The contract period was 13 years, too long to be fair, and the income distribution favored the company too much. When JYJ left TVXQ, the Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Arts Industries (KFPCAI), which SM is affiliated with, sent an official notice to broadcasting companies and ordered them to not allow JYJ to appear on their shows. Pushed by the wish of the agency, the broadcasting companies accepted this request and didn’t allow JYJ to appear on their shows. JYJ were even stopped from airing their documentary and chased away from showing it in cinemas. They were unable to approach the public through the media. Although the KFPCAI’s influence reached the album and online music file distribution companies as well, JYJ sold over 300,000 copies of their first album. The reason why such an amazing feat could take place was because of JYJ’s domestic and international fans. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) came to a verdict that found SM and the KFPCAI guilty of interfering with JYJ’s album distribution and broadcasted television appearances, and this was thanks to the active participation of JYJ’s fans.

Paradoxically, these groups of fans are formed through the resources and marketing of large-scale agencies. If they had not laid down a sturdy foundation, singers would not have been able to attract fans both domestically and overseas. This is the point that entertainment agencies drive home. On the other hand, agencies are not needed to create idols anymore like before. This is because the product rotation cycle in idol stardom has gotten very short.

The US agency system invests less energy in the training of talent. They have a model that takes people who are already on their way to becoming singers, and increasing their value to collect their profit. They are not of the mindset to start from scratch and perfect the package like Korea is. We cannot say which is right and which is wrong, but thinking of people as mere products and restricting them from gaining their own independence for the sake of profit is not an act of fair business transactions, but a violation of human rights.

Therefore, JYJ’s current predicament makes one wonder if Korea will be able to transition into the US agency model. However, the reason why the Korean model was able to create the Hallyu Wave is not because of this agency mentality, but because of a business asset mentality. The possession mentality has overpowered a sense of being the connector or representative.

A collective production process has its own pros and cons. It works in some markets but doesn’t work in others. If it stops working in the markets it used to flourish in, and is unable to expand into new markets, the Hallyu Wave will meet the same fate as Hong Kong movies. If profits don’t match expectations, regardless of the large sums of money invested into projects, and standard contracts are obeyed, investment capital will actually decrease.

We will have to wait and see if any broker-like agency models will arise in the 21st century that connect independent contents rather than producing and creating their own music. But this will only be possible if more opportunities are given to talented people to stand in front of the public and show off what they’ve got. Only then will independent contents, bolstered by each individual’s unique characteristics, be created.

Without such a thing, the tragedy of not being able to reach the public without getting along with certain people will perpetuate, creating even more inequality. Creative contents cannot be created in such an environment. “Let go of your obsession with your children. They are not your property.” Excessive affection and involvement will become a thing of the past. Loyalty and faith, gratitude and repayment will disappear as an outdated mentality.

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[TRANS] 130724 JYJ’s FTC Verdict, 180,000 Fans Come Together To Solve The Problem

– SM and the KFPCAI have received a rectification order, the efforts of fans in the past three years has been tremendous
– 80,000 people participate in petitions during 3 weeks of 2011. Total participants in the movement is 180,000 people


The fans move, and the fans succeed.

The Fair Trade Commission (hereafter known as the FTC) has sided with JYJ’s Kim Junsu, Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun, aided by a whopping 180,000 signatures from JYJ’s fans. On the 24th, the FTC prohibited SM Entertainment (hereafter known as SM) and the Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Arts Industries (KFPCAI) from interfering with JYJ’s activities. In their announcement, the FTC stated, “We received many petitions from fanclubs, asking us to allow JYJ to appear on broadcasted programs.” It was found that these ‘petitions from fanclubs’ were the work of both domestic and overseas fans. Some people on Twitter wrote, “The petitions mentioned by the FTC are those that were signed by 180,000 international fans. We were told by the judge that our petitions had been accepted.”

In an interview with edaily StarIN, Lawyer Lim Sang Hyuk, who was in charge of legal advice for JYJ, stated, “The latest decision by the FTC was a result of the fans’ efforts, rather than the work of C-JeS Entertainment or our legal team.” Lawyer Lim stated that the fans were the ones to collect and submit the petitions, as well as file the initial report, and today’s verdict was a result of the FTC investigating exactly what the fans had reported.

JYJ’s fans submitted their petitions to the Seoul District Courts and the Fair Trade Commission on the 28th of February, 2011. One fan who was studying in law school in the US at the time headed the petitions, which were translated into ten languages including French, Portuguese, Turkish and Spanish. Starting on the 2nd of February, the petitions collected a total of 86,418 signatures from 118 countries in a mere three weeks. The petition was submitted to the FTC as a report that required a legal solution. More petitions were added later to bring the number up to 180,000 participants.

The results led to the FTC announcing on the 22nd, “JYJ released their first album in October of 2010 and tried to resume their activities as singers, but SM and the KFPCAI interfered with their activities in the entertainment industry by releasing an official notice that asked those in the industry to refrain from inviting or allowing JYJ to appear on televised programs.” C-JeS Entertainment expressed their welcome for the verdict as they stated, “We believe that the FTC’s recent order to rectify such actions will shed light on the tyranny of super powers in the industry who go against the innovative economy policies of the current government.”

Regarding this, SM stated, “It is unfortunate that such a verdict was made, although there was no evidence to prove that such interference had taken place,” and, “SM is currently reviewing the option of pursuing legal action against this latest decision.”

Kim Junsu, Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun, who are former members of TVXQ, brought up the issues surrounding their exclusive contract with SM in June, 2009 and entered a legal dispute with the entertainment agency. Both sides were then locked in a legal battle regarding the validity of their exclusive contract, which finally came to an end on the 28th of November, 2012 through a settlement.

Source: [edaily StarIN]

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[TRANS] 130724 Post of JYJ Tweets

You guys deserved it and more bb <3

(Jaejoong, 8:46pm KST) Thank you so much…


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Chunnie. I’m surprised that you didn’t pull your English skills out of the hat. Smile Loveys. 🙂

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[Vid] 130717 SBS PopAsia: JYJ and Crocodile Pizza [Teaser #2]

I remember this reference from Junsu’s vacation to Australia   😮

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[Trans] 130717 JYJ Appear On Australian Public TV, “Talking About What We’ve Been Doing, And The World Tour”

[Trans] 130717 JYJ Appear On Australian Public TV, “Talking About What We’ve Been Doing, And The World Tour”


JYJ appeared on an Australian public TV show and gave an official greeting to their fans down under.

According to C-JeS Entertainment, JYJ appeared on the Australian public TV program ‘SBS Pop Asia’.

Australia’s SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) is a government-funded program that is aired in all corners of the country and is viewed by 8 million people, 40% of the entire population of Australia.

‘SBS Pop Asia’ is Australia’s biggest Asian-pop program that has recorded a high viewership since it began airing in 2011.

A representative of the program stated, “We introduce singers from all over Asia for an hour every Saturday and Sunday, and we’ve been receiving a lot of requests for JYJ for a long time. Therefore, we decided to fly to Korea to interview them.”

JYJ will appear in the episode of ‘SBS Pop Asia’ that will air on the 21st to greet their Australian fans and talk about what they’ve been up to, as well as the things they experienced during their world tour.

Specific information can be found on the ‘SBS Pop Asia’ homepage (http://www.sbs.com.au/popasia) and their YouTube channel (http://youtu.be/MqnDq4W8LGQ) as well.

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[Trans] 130702 U-Know Yunho Is Chosen As The Honorary Ambassador Of The Gwangju Design Biennale

[Trans] 130702 U-Know Yunho Is Chosen As The Honorary Ambassador Of The Gwangju Design Biennale


Gwangju’s Hallyu star U-Know Yunho (27) has been chosen as the honorary ambassador of ‘the 2013 Gwangju Design Biennale’.

The Gwangju Biennale Foundation announced that they have chosen popular Hallyu group TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho (Jung Yunho) as the honorary ambassador of the 2013 Gwangju Design Biennale.

The foundation stated that they have chosen U-Know Yunho as their honorary ambassador because his image as the center of the Hallyu pop culture goes well with the image of the Gwangju Design Biennale.

With BoA singing the logo song and U-Know Yunho acting as the honorary ambassador, this year’s Gwangju Design Biennale is set to be more approachable to visitors.

This year’s biennale gallery will feature the special ‘My Favorite Gwangju’ corner, which will be designed by U-Know Yunho himself through his reminiscence of his hometown, Gwangju. U-Know Yunho’s participation is meant to work with the biennale’s ‘Anyone can be a designer’ theme and has been created to initiate communication between designers and the masses.

Meanwhile, the main theme of the 2013 Gwangju Design Biennale is ‘Whatchamacallit, Thingamajig’ and will be held from the 6th of September till the 3rd of November for 59 days at the Gwangju Biennale gallery.

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[Info] 130521 TVXQ To Hold A Concert in Peru on July 13th

[Info] 130521 TVXQ To Hold A Concert in Peru on July 13th

On May 21st the Kpop Association in Peru, Korean Nexus, surprisingly announced a coming concert of the south Korean kpop group TVXQ on July 13th with a message on their Facebook.

“Good afternoon,
We are pleased to announce that TVXQ will be holding a concert in Peru on July 13th this year!!
From now it’s the only information we are allowed to say. We won’t be answering any questions.
Next week prices, place where the concert will be held and the name of the organizers who will be bringing them will be revealed.
Congratulations to all TVXQ fans in Peru.]”

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[TRANS] 130512 [TVXQ] At Nagoya Dome On The 11th Of May~^^

[TRANS] 130512 [TVXQ] At Nagoya Dome On The 11th Of May~^^


To everyone who participated in the Cassiopeia Tour for the Nagoya Dome performance on the 11th of May, 2013

To. Cassiopeia~^^*
Did you enjoy our Nagoya Dome performance~^^*
Seeing you all for the first time in a while~
Gave me so much strength~^^*
Thank you~

To. Cassiopeia^^
It must have been rough coming so far to see us~
Thank you!
We’ll work hard to repay you with a great performance~^^

Source: [TVXQ Official Homepage]

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[TRANS] 130513 JYJ Begin Recording Their Song For The 2014 Incheon Asian Games On The 12th

[TRANS] 130513 JYJ Begin Recording Their Song For The 2014 Incheon Asian Games On The 12th

JYJ have officially kicked off their work as honorary ambassadors for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games as they began recording their song for the event on the 12th.

JYJ were chosen as the honorary ambassadors of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games on the 19th of February and announced that they would be working on an ‘Incheon’ song, dance and music video to create more hype for the event.

Recognized for their immense popularity all across Asia through their various solo concerts and fanmeets, JYJ visited 15 cities across the world, including cities in North and South America and Europe, during their 2011-2012 World Tour. Considering this, the group is expected to increase global recognition and interest in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games through their new song.

The group plans to finish filming the music video in June and release the song in Asia during the Summer. They will also be holding showcases in Hanoi, Vietnam and Guangzhou, China in October and November respectively.

Source: [sports chosun]

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