[News] 140216 C-JeS Entertainment and AVEX come to an agreement on JYJ-related matters


C-JeS Entertainment and AVEX‘s long legal battle has been resolved.


On the 16th, C-JeS Entertainment wrote on their official homepage, “C-JeS (JYJ) and AVEX has agreed to end all the legal battles we have had. C-JeS (JYJ) and AVEX will no longer meddle in each other’s affairs.


Last year in January, AVEX was told to stop asserting their sole management rights for JYJ in Japan, and were told to pay C-JeS Entertainment 660,000,000 JPY (about 6.5 million USD) in damages.


C-JeS said, “After our win last year, AVEX appealed the ruling. In the end, through the Tokyo High Court’s mediation, we were able to settle on an agreement.

C-JeS’ CEO Baek Chang Joo said, “We’re thankful that the Japanese judicial branch gave us the 1st ruling of securing JYJ’s Japanese promotions, and also for them for leading the 2nd agreement. With this, we have finished all fights related to the Japanese promotions. Now that AVEX and JYJ have agreed not to interfere in each others’ business, it means a lot in that JYJ’s Japanese promotions are officially confirmed as being secured legally. We are happy that JYJ’s long legal fight has all finished, and we hope to meet Japanese fans more often and closer through stages.

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[Trans] 130124 JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, “There Exists An Unjust World That People Can’t See”

[Trans] 130124 JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, “There Exists An Unjust World That People Can’t See”

– His lawsuit comes to an end in 3 years… His first solo album in 10 years

JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong (27), who we met at the Seoul Plaza Hotel on the 21st, seemed to be cautious of his words. When we asked him how he felt about his recently ended lawsuit, he seemed to shake a bit before he spoke up. He said, “I’m really happy,” and “You probably don’t know how big my smile was when I heard the news.”

The lawsuit of JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu), who broke away from TVXQ in 2009, against SM Entertainment ended in November last year with a settlement. The group also won their exclusive contract invalidity and indemnification for damages lawsuit against Japan’s biggest music agency AVEX on the 18th. AVEX signed a contract with JYJ in February, 2010 to help them with their Japanese activities, but then announced that they would be halting all of their activities in September. The Tokyo District Courts gave the verdict, “Avex can no longer claim that they are the sole management agency of JYJ.” AVEX must pay 7.8 billion Won (660 million Yen) to JYJ for the indemnification for damages charges.


“In our point of view, this was something we knew would happen, but we were frustrated because it was taking so long to resolve. The three of us told each other ‘It’s been rough, but we got through it.’”

But there’s a disappointing note to all of this. Kim Jaejoong said, “Unjust things. They’re not limited to the laws and contracts,” and “There’s an unjust order that people can’t see, there exists a world where such ridiculous things are accepted.”

As soon as their lawsuit began, it became more difficult for JYJ to appear on TV. He stated, “Whenever PDs or screenwriters say, ‘Why don’t you appear on TV?’ I say to them, ‘Muster the courage to be the first to call us in.’”

The situation isn’t that different in Japan. When they borrowed a concert venue, they would be blocked in various ways. He said, “Most of all, I really want to hold a concert in Japan as soon as possible.”

Though JYJ have been faced with so many obstacles, they have collected a string of achievements. Kim Junsu and Park Yoochun have been shining in the musical and drama industries respectively. Kim Jaejoong, who took on the role of the stage director for JYJ’s world tour, released his solo album on the 17th and has stepped up on his individual activities. He has always filled JYJ’s albums with emotional compositions, and he has now put his all into his own solo album.

The theme of the album is ‘rock’. Of the five tracks in the album, ‘MINE’ and ‘One Kiss’ were created through a collaboration with rocker Kim Bada, who took on the melody while Kim Jaejoong took on the lyrics. Kim Bada also helped direct the vocals and chorus of the songs.

Kim Jaejoong said, “I know that it’s dangerous for a singer with roots in an idol group to sing rock songs. Kim Bada was also concerned about this,” and “Regardless of this, I really wanted to work with great rock musicians, and I wanted to create an intense, rock-inspired performance.”

He has always introduced a rock element to JYJ’s world tours, creating songs with rebellious messages. Regarding his title song ‘MINE’, he explained, “It’s a story about my small domain, and it’s a song that warns others not to take even that freedom away from me.” He added, “I was worried that underground artistes would reject my work and say, ‘A kid who doesn’t know the first thing about rock is singing rock’. But there were a lot of people who gave me good reviews,” and “I think it’s because I mixed K-pop with rock, instead of fully going the traditional rock route, or because of Kim Bada.” The other two songs ‘Comfort for Myself’ and ‘All Alone’, sincere and sophisticated songs, were composed by Kim Jaejoong.

Kim Jaejoong made his debut as a member of TVXQ in 2004 and it has been 10 years since his debut. He said, “I couldn’t fall asleep yesterday (20th) so I listened to all the songs I’ve sung till now, and I found that there are 120~130 songs,” and “I looked back on the past 10 years by listening to all the songs, and I found that the good memories came to mind before the bad ones.” He also smiled and said, “This is my first solo album since I made my debut 10 years ago, and it makes me happy to feel like I’ve become a rookie all over again.” Kim Jaejoong will be focusing on his individual activities in the first half of the year and will resume group activities with the rest of JYJ in the second half of the year.

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[TRANS] 130118 Avex Press Release – Regarding The Lawsuit About The Activities Etc. Of JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN

[TRANS] 130118 Avex Press Release – Regarding The Lawsuit About The Activities Etc. Of JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN

Today, the Tokyo District Courts have released their ruling on the 4 counts of lawsuits against the artists JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN, who are exclusive to our company’s wholly owned subsidiary Avex Management Group (AMG) and C-JeS ENTERTAINMENT CO.LTD, as stated below :

1) Tokyo District Courts 2011 No. 17612 Injunction against defamatory actions
2) Tokyo District Courts 2011 No. 20390 Request for compensation against damages
3) Tokyo District Courts 2011 No. 25447 Request for compensation against damages
4) Tokyo District Courts 2011 No. 8301 Request for compensation against damages

As AMG does not agree with the ruling of the court, we have appealed against the rulings to the Tokyo High Courts, and this is what we would like to report.

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[TRANS] 130118 JYJ “Win Their Lawsuit Against AVEX” – Guaranteed Freedom In Their Japanese Activities

[TRANS] 130118 JYJ “Win Their Lawsuit Against AVEX” – Guaranteed Freedom In Their Japanese Activities


It has been found that JYJ have won their exclusive contract invalidity lawsuit against Japan’s biggest music management agency ‘AVEX’.

A representative of JYJ’s management agency C-JeS Entertainment stated, “At around 2pm, our Japanese legal representative gave us a short call to inform to us that we won the lawsuit,” and “They have stated that they will send us the detailed verdict and content of the lawsuit, so we will wait for that.”

JYJ’s fans are already busy sending their congratulations online. The rumor of, “The Courts made the verdict that Avex must pay JYJ 600 million Yen and can no longer block any future JYJ activities,” is spreading fast amongst fans. Regarding this, C-JeS stated, “We can’t confirm anything until we receive the full verdict.”

JYJ, who had also been locked in a legal battle with SM, signed an exclusive management contract with AVEX in February, 2010 for their Japanese activities. However, AVEX changed their attitudes completely in September, 2010 and conflict emerged between the two sides. AVEX suddenly began taking up an issue with the controversies surrounding JYJ’s representatives and announced that they would stop all activities. In October, they joined hands with SM Entertainment’s singers such as TVXQ and Super Junior and began supporting their activities.

JYJ and AVEX’s legal battle began in the early months of 2011. JYJ planned their own Japanese concert in Saitama, Japan as AVEX was no longer following through with their exclusive contract, but AVEX blocked the concert in a variety of ways.

In April, JYJ filed an activity hindrance prohibition injunction, as well as an exclusive contract invalidity lawsuit, and have been waiting for a verdict.

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Editors Note: Whew! Is it Really Over?

While in the process of rejoicing over the resolution of JYJ’s lawsuit with SM, I think the fact that they still needed to find closure with Avex got downplayed a little? To be honest, I completely forgot that they were also in litigation with Avex over the charity concerts. Sorry Boys, no neglect intended 🙂

    I am so happy that this is also resolved. Our Guys deserve opportunities to go to Japan and to be able to perform there. Hopefully, this will release the iron band that still seems to surround JYJ. Just a word to the wise–use your freedom to create good products and good memories. Sometimes in the giddiness of freedom after a long imprisonment there is a tendency to want to fly as high as possible. Please take it slow and make it meaningful for us all.

    Japan has a lot of memories good and bad for Jaejoong, Junsu, and Yoochun, but I believe the good predominates. What’s also important is the fact that the Japanese fans have not ceased in their ardor for DBSK or JYJ. The Boys will be welcome.

Addendum: It seems as if Avex is filing an appeal of today’s court decision. Par for the course.

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[Info] 130118 JYJ Wins Lawsuit Against Japanese Management Avex

[Info] 130118 JYJ Wins Lawsuit Against Japanese Management Avex

Following their settlement with SM Entertainment last year, JYJ seems to have rid themselves of another lawsuit by claiming victory against their former Japanese management, Avex.

C-JeS Entertainment confirmed the news by commenting, “During the trial in Japan on the 18th, it was ruled that Avex cannot interfere with the Japanese promotional activities of JYJ.”

They added, “Once the exact decision documents arrive, we will send out a press release.”

The group has been battling Avex since 2011 on the basis of interfering with the group’s attempt to put on a charity concert for the Tohoku earthquake.

With this ruling, it seems that JYJ may be able to start promoting in Japan again.

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120124 TVXQ Reunion Through AVEX?

TVXQ Reunion Through AVEX?

Recent news on the possibility of TVXQ‘s reunion is sending shockwaves throughout the industry.

On January 22nd, a Japanese article titled, “Will Avex act as the savior? TVXQ’s reunion project” surfaced. It reported of rumors of a reunion concert at Tokyo Dome orchestrated by Avex, who was previously accused of hindering JYJ‘s Japanese activities. In light of Avex’s recent under-performing releases, it is said that they are willing to go head with this project and stop hindering JYJ’s Japanese activities. Japanese superstar Ayumi Hamasaki is rumored to be negotiating on behalf of both sides.

While the news of a possible reunion is being met with enthusiasm by fans all over the world, many are skeptical of the chances of such a reunion actually occurring. The fact that this reunion is being orchestrated by Avex instead of SM Entertainment is also a cause of skepticism.

The article goes on to state, “While the reunion of TVXQ is something that many fans are waiting, the small possibility of this actually happening is an indicator of Avex’s desperation,” hinting that Avex’s recent lack of success may be reason for pursuing such a unlikely project.

TVXQ fans responded to the news with, “While it would be great if reunion happens, it seems unlikely“, “They say Avex will lead the project but I can’t trust them“, and “I hope they stop writing these pointless reunion articles“.

As no official statements have been released from any parties, it’s important to wait for these rumors and speculations to be confirmed. Stay tuned to allkpop as we await developments on this matter.

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[TRANS] 120122 “Will This Become Avex’s ‘Saviour’”? Tohoshinki Reunification Project Emerges

[TRANS] 120122 “Will This Become Avex’s ‘Saviour’”? Tohoshinki Reunification Project Emerges

Written by TheRarasaurus

This article is from a Japanese site/magazine called Nikkan Cyzo, which is rather commonly considered a tabloid. This article does NOT represent the opinions and/or beliefs of the translator and of the site, and was translated for informative purposes (and the fact that a slew of Korean articles are coming out due to information from this one)

I must once again reiterate that
(1) This is from a tabloid, please take what they write/accusations they state with a suitable pinch of salt, and
(2) we are translating to inform, and are in no way trying to back up the authenticity of the information which is written below. Please make such judgements by yourself 🙂


 In the days of the New Year, Avex, which has been shaken by Hamasaki Ayumi’s announcement of her divorce, is said to have finally begun talks of the Tohoshinki Reunification project.

“Avex released a DVD-BOX on New Year’s day which records all of Hamasaki Ayumi’s PVs and special videos since her debut. Even with the outstanding topic of ‘divorce’ being released at this stage, the success of Avex and Hamasaki Ayumi still looks hopeful“ (Music Industry Personnel)

Furthermore, another of Avex’s aces alongside Hamasaki Ayumi, EXILE, released a PV collection set at the same time as their album, but it seems that they can no longer allow sales to remain in its current state.

“On top of the long-running poor situation of the music industry, this is a time where selling just songs is not enough anymore. To this, Avex has been releasing first press editions and giving away premiums, and selling PVs on a large scale, as a change in strategy. However, despite it being good that Hamasaki Ayumi is from their company’s management, other “cash cows” artists such as Amuro Namie and Exile are under other management agencies, so they do not bring in that much money.” (as above)

Speaking of other management agencies, Avex and Korea’s SM Entertainment-managed artist has been holding large scale promotions in Japan, and are developed as artists under Avex’s own management. However, 3 of the members have broken away from the original 5 due to issues surrounding their contract with SM Entertainment, and are holding activities as JYJ, and it is said that there are talks of a project to re-unify the 5 members.

“Although currently Tohoshinki is made out of the 2 members Yunho and Changmin, the most popular member in Japan is JYJ’s Jaejoong. Initially, Avex had a contract with JYJ’s management, but due to suspicions of a person with a “dark past” in the company, the contract was disrupted. Because of this, not only has JYJ not been able to hold activities in Japan, last year there was a court dispute surrounding the charity event that they held for the Tohoku Earthquake disaster recovery. Furthermore, more trouble followed with the occurrence of the fake disaster relief charity party at the end of last year. Despite their limitations in being unable to appear in programs within Korea due to the pressures from SM Entertainment, their draw is massive. Therefore, before the troubles surrounding JYJ have been resolved, a project to get the 5 members reunited in a live performance at Tokyo Dome has emerged. If this is true, this will be the “saviour” for Avex, which has nothing left to “sell.” However, with rumours of JYJ’s “dark ties” still left unresolved, it seems that it will be hard for this project to move forward.” (Weekly Magazine Reporter)

Also, it is said that Hamasaki Ayumi is part of the team helping in this project.

“Hamasaki has close ties with JYJ from before, and has even recorded a collaborative track with (JYJ) member Junsu’s twin brother, Junho. In last year’s a-nation, Avex’s live event, due to the powerful influence of Tohoshinki’s two members “not wanting to stand on the same stage as Junho,” (Junho and Hamasaki Ayumi) were not able to sing their collaboration song and to oppose this, Hamasaki rejected the role of closing the show. She also spoke of her dissatisfaction with Avex in this matter, on twitter. Even with all the disorder, Hamasaki stands between the two sides, and is apparently negotiating for a compromise between the two sides for a reunification.” (as above)

There are many fans that hope for a reunion of TVXQ, but even with this project which is extremely difficult to realize emerging, it seems that the current situation of Avex is tough.

Source : [Nikkan Cyzo]

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120111 [Timeline 2011] Avex Repeatedly Obstructing JYJ’s Efforts To Hold 2 Charity Concerts in Japan for Earthquakes

[Timeline 2011] Avex Repeatedly Obstructing JYJ’s Efforts To Hold 2 Charity Concerts in Japan for Earthquake Relief

The JYJFiles’s Note: This timeline is translated from Toshiro Ono’s blog. Toshiro Ono is a freelance nonfiction writer who writes mostly about the mafia and crime.

The JYJ Concert, Timeline

I made this to sort things out. It is based on court records and investigation records. I believe there are no errors..

2011.3.14 Cjes and Zak formally conclude/signed a concert contract. Cjes and Zak agree to split the balance 50/50 after expenses are subtracted from the concert proceeds as their profit. [Cjes is to donate their portion of the profits to charity.]

2011.3.23 Attorney for Avex sends Zak content-certified mail* protesting and warning against holding the concert

2011.3.28 Avex sends Yokohama Arena a notice

2011.3.30 Zak receives notice in Yokohama Arena’s president’s name that they cannot grant permission [for JYJ] to use the Arena

2011.4.1 Attorney for Yokohama Arena sends a content-certified mail to Zak

2011.4.5 Presale of tickets (soldout)

2011.4.5 Attorney for Avex sends Zak content-certified mail concerning the concert to be held in Saitama Arena

2011.4.11 Saitama Arena notifies Zak that they cannot grant permission for the concert

2011.4.14 A notice appears on the Saitama Arena homepage stating “We were initially preparing to give permission for the use of our facilities. However we decided that it was not appropriate to give permission when the artist has contractual problems.”

2011.4.21 Zak submits a request for the use of Ryogoku Kokugikan.

2011.4 Zak mobilizes right-wing organization

2011.5.2.~5.6. Planned sales of additional tickets are postponed due to server problems

2011.5.10.~5.12. Additional ticket sales

2011.5.10 Attorney for Avex sends Japan Sumo Association (JSA) content-certified mail demanding cancellation

2011.5.11 Attorney for Zak sends JSA content-certified mail

2011.5.12 Attorney for Zak sends JSA content-certified mail stating “At this time when Japan is in a dark mood and many foreign artists are avoiding performing in Japan, JYJ has offered to hold a concert in Japan; moreover a charity concert for the victims in earthquake and tsunami. In face of this goodwill from JYJ, we believe that it is the mission of the companies managing concert venues to cooperate in holding JYJ’s concert without giving in to pressure from Avex.”

2011.5.18 Zak signs a pledge to JSA stating “We promise to solve the problem between C-JeS Entertainment Co.,LTD and Avex Group Holdings concerning JYJ’s exclusive contract entirely by Cjes and Zak without involving the Japan Sumo Association in anyway, so please allow us to use Kokugikan on June 7th.”

2011.6.2. Avex sends content-certified mail to the Chairman of the JSA demanding cancellation again

2011.6.3 JSA makes inquires to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Organized Crime 3rd Department as to whether Zak has ties to organized crime and receives the answer that there are no ties. They also make inquiries to the National Center for the Elimination of Boryokudan database and come up with no ties.

2011.6.5~ Sale of cancelled tickets

2011.6.7 Concert held

2011.6.20 Avex sues three companies including JSA

2011.7.7 Avex sends notice to Northroad Music Inc. **

2011.8.2. Cjes sues Avex for 1.4 billion yen

2011.8.30 Avex sends notice to the management office of Hitachinaka-kaihin Park

2011.9.8 Attorney for Avex sends JTB content certified mail stating “Therefore through this document we (Avex) demand that you (JTB) cancel the event mentioned above and also refrain from being involved in events that JJY participate in without our mediation.”

2011.10.5 Attorney for JTB sends Avex content certified mail “We have received your warning and have decided to resign from the executive committee of the event stated above. Our resignation from the executive committee has been formally accepted in the meeting of the committee on Sept. 30 and we have notified all the parties involved.In your notification to us you stated that we were the company in charge of organizing the event mentioned above. However our position in the executive committee was administrative office so we believe that your statement that we were the organizing company is incorrect.”

2011.10.15. 16. JYJ holds concert in Hitachinaka Ibaraki

Looking this over, it’s pretty relentless. If there is anything that needs to be added please contact me. (but I do not need anymore groundless rumors.)


* In Japan, sending content-certified mail is considered a pretty threatening gesture.
** Northroad Music Inc. is a small concert and event promotion company with offices in northeast Japan (which is the region that was heavily damaged by the earthquake and tsunami).

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Translation 110725 Avex Sues The Sumo Association For 143.4 Million Yen

[Trans] 110725 Avex Sues The Sumo Association For 143.4 Million Yen

(T/N: This article was translated from the magazine Shuukan Genzai. It’s a rather disorganized article and contains factual errors, so please take this article with a pinch of salt. Also, additional translator notes had to be added to make more sense out of this article, so please bear with me)

Even if you’ve never heard of the popular Korean idol group JYJ, you would probably be familiar with the name “Tohoshinki.” 5-man boyband Tohoshinki is a highly popular group that was ranked as the no.2 best selling artist for CDs & DVDs last year in Japan, with earnings close to 9.4 billion yen.

However, unexpected trouble has arisen due to their “Charity concert” which was held in the Ryogoku Kokugikan on 7 June this year.

Tohoshinki’s management company in Japan, the large recording label Avex has announced that they are currently suing the Japan Sumo Association, who owns and manages the Kokugikan. We will talk about the details of this lawsuit a little later, but Tohoshinki has been facing various issues within the year.

During spring of last year, 3 of the 5 members in Tohoshinki revealed their unhappiness with the low amount of remuneration they were receiving, and broke away from their (Korean) management company, which is one of the largest entertainment companies in Korea. They became independent and started activities as “JYJ.” At the same time, they also left their Japanese management company Avex, and started doing activities independently. Currently, the two remaining members are continuing their promotional activities as “Tohoshinki.”

(T/N: This is a factual error. JYJ signed a new contract with Avex initially as JEJUNG/JUNSU/YUCHUN (JJY), which led to the release of the “The..” album as well as the “Thanksgiving Live in Dome” concerts, with Avex announcing the suspension of JYJ’s activities later in the year citing reasons as stated below)

However, it was later discovered that JYJ’s management company C-Jes Entertainment’s representative was involved in gang-related activities, and this was picked up by the sports papers. (T/N: Sports papers = Japanese tabloids)

Sending Propaganda Vehicles to Avex

Furthermore, this issue became complicated in May this year.

“On the morning of 6 May, in Tokyo’s Bunkyo City, near Avex’s Executive Vice President Chiba Ryuhei’s home, right-wing propaganda vehicles turned up in an aggressive manner.

While yelling “AVEX!” they continuously played the Japanese anthem at a loud volume in the quiet residential area. These propaganda activities would happen for around 15 minutes at a time, and occur several times a day, continuing for a week. Chiba’s family were emotionally run down, and were too afraid to even step out of the house. Naturally, the police officers in the area came and gave repeated warnings about this.

Around the same time, the same propaganda vehicles visited the Avex head office in Aoyama, shouting about the nuclear plant and other unknown issues before leaving. The volume could be heard so loudly that it affected the operations within the office.”
– Representative from the Police

The famous right-wing group that sent the vehicles explained that the protest was due to Avex’s actions to demand a prohibition.

According to this right-wing group, JYJ had been planning for this charity since May of this year.

“Initially they planned to hold it at Tokyo Dome, and we received an inquiry from them. However, we hold the management rights within the country, and having this concert with such disregard would be a breach of contract, and therefore could not be allowed. The event location was informed that they would be held responsible as well, so Tokyo Dome refused to give its approval (for the event.)

C-Jes then approached Yokohama Arena, Saitama Super Arena and others, for a location to hold the event. We received inquiries from various locations and we gave the same explanation, requesting for them to desist. “
– Avex related personnel

Saitama Super Arena, who had already started selling tickets, panicked and withdrew (from the agreement) after receiving this notice from Avex.

Immediately after this, the protests happened. Where the right-wing group heard about the event is unclear but, “After so much effort in organizing a charity event that could raise 100 million yen for the disaster victims, why are you raising objections and preventing the event from happening,” they argued with good reason.

It was around this time that suspicious people started “paying visits” to Avex.

Just before Golden Week, a man claiming to be from another right-wing group visited Avex, saying “The Koreans are helping to raise relief funds for the Japanese, so why are you causing problems for them?” and other things, raising his voice at the staff who served him.

Also, there was an incident of a man holding a name card of another group visiting the head office building, but was stopped by the security personnel.

Warnings Were Issued To (Japan Sumo Association) Chairman Hanaregoma

All of a sudden, the 7 June concert was to be held at the Kokugikan.

“An email came, with contents that said something similar to, “To the fans, this wouldn’t exactly be called a concert but more of a fanmeeting.” Although this was announced just before the event was held, most of the fans participated very happily. The tickets cost 8,500 yen per person. Compared to the time of Tohoshinki, the trio’s dances may seem a little lacking in power, and it was a pity that they couldn’t sing Tohoshinki songs, but the fans were really passionate as they were finally able to see the three members after a long time.“
– Female fan who attended the concert

However, Avex was enraged by this sudden concert. “We informed all concert venues that JYJ and C-JeS were in breach of contract, and requested for them not to hold the concert. However, the Kokugikan silently pushed through with it.

“On 10 May, we issued a warning letter addressed to the Executive Director of the Japan Sumo Association(JSA) and distinctly requested for a cancellation. But a representative of the Sumo Association called us on 12 May and said “Settle the problem among yourselves,” “Because we have already given them approval to use the venue, and also received payment.” in a hostile manner. On 2 June, just before the concerts, we sent another warning to Chairman Hanaregoma, but was completely ignored.”
– Avex related personnel

Avex even applied for a provisional disposition to prevent the concert from happening, but it was held nonetheless. And now, they are now suing the Sumo Association and its management partners, requesting for 143.4 million yen in compensation at the Tokyo district courts.

This compensation amount was calculated from the expected profit that Avex would have earned as the rightful management company, if they had held the concert.

“All of the concert venues in Japan refused to hold this concert because they knew about the problems between ourselves, the right-wing groups and gang-related people. But for some reason, the Kokugikan agreed (to hold this concert.) We suspect that it’s possible that they may be connected to those (right-wing groups and/or gangs) sides”
– Avex management staff

The Sumo circle have always seen gang-related people sitting in the “ijiin” seats (T/N: the best seats closest to the sumo ring) , and there has been rumours that the “oyakatas” (T/N: Sumo coaches) have gang connections as well. With regards to this lawsuit, the Sumo Association said, “ We have yet to be able to verify this writ, so we are unable to reply to your inquiries.”

For the Sumo Association, who were finally able to hold their “Grand Tournament,” after being plagued by misfortune, a popular idol group concert would definitely have been something that they would want very badly. However, it resulted in them antagonizing a big record company.

Source : [Shuukan Genzai]
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NEWS Translation 110608 JYJ’s Japanese Charity Concert Ends In Great Success

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[TRANS] 110608 JYJ’s Japanese Charity Concert Ends In Great Success
Posted on June 10, 2011
by melodiamuse

JYJ’s Japanese charity concert ended in great success.

Having already donated 600 million Won for the victims of the earthquake that shook the nation of Japan in March, JYJ held a successful charity concert on the 7th at 2pm and 7pm with 20,000 fans at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo.

This was JYJ’s first Japanese concert since Avex put a halt on all JYJ activities last October so the two-hour performance was meaningful for both JYJ and their Japanese fans.

Hiroko Saito(25), a fan who attended the concert, stated, “I was nervous because I thought the concert was cancelled due to Avex’s obstructions. I was so happy to see JYJ performing in Japan.” Yuko Yoko(37) stated, “I received a great amount of courage from JYJ who were sincere in their worries throughout the concert of the victims of the earthquake. I will continue to support JYJ’s future activities.”

CEO Baek Chang Joo of C-JeS Entertainment stated, “The fans played a big role in holding this concert,” and “Though others tried to stop us from using certain concert venues, they were unable to break down the passion of the fans who support JYJ. Please think of this performance, not only as a charity concert, but the signal that signifies the start of JYJ’s Japanese activities.“

JYJ, who successfully ended their charity concert in Japan, will be greeting Korean fans at the Busan Sajik Indoor Gymnasium on the 11th and 12th of this month.

JYJ’s popularity continues to soar as their music essay ‘Their Rooms, Our Story’ was deemed the best seller of celebrity-written books of this year by Kyobo Books.

Source: [mydaily]

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Translation 110608 U-Kiss “To Continue The Legacy of TVXQ”

[Translation] 110608 U-KISS “To Continue The Legacy Of TVXQ”

U-KISS will reenact the legacy of TVXQ in Japan.

Recently, U-KISS announced that they would be entering the Japanese market with Avex. Avex gave U-KISS’s potential high praise and gave Watanabe-san, who used to be in charge of TVXQ, full reigns to U-KISS’ Japanese activities. Avex also appointed all staff members who helped TVXQ reach the top spot in Japan to help U-KISS as well.

U-KISS’ agency NH Media stated, “Avex has confidence in U-KISS. They have discovered potential that comes close to that of TVXQ. We have confirmed their plans to provide the best and most active support possible.”

The support from Avex is fuelling U-KISS’ Japanese activities. Their first album, which is to be released on August 24th, includes the title song <0330> of their Japanese license album . They plan to have a major debut single release in December and hold a nation-wide tour early next year. They plan on maintaining a packed schedule as they fly back and forth Korea and Japan.

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Translation 110603 C JeS Press Release – Regarding…

[Translation] 110603 C-JeS Press Release – Regarding The Lawsuit Filed Against Avex Management

With regards to the yesterday’s withdrawal of the provisional injunction, it was withdrawn due to the following case.

Currently, Avex is asserting that JYJ’s exclusive management contract termination is not valid, and used unfair influences to conduct obstructive measures against the charity event in question.

We have decided to take action against this, and from now on, will assert the legitimacy of our company in the courts of law.

About The Lawsuit Filed Against Avex Management

With regards to our company and our company’s artist JYJ’s activities, we would like to report that we filed a lawsuit against Avex Management for an injunction against the obstruction of our company’s management activities.

Our company had been planning to hold the JYJ Tohoku earthquake charity event which is scheduled for 7 June, and although we had gotten consent from the planned venue Saitama Super Arena (SSA) and sold tickets, it became a situation where the SSA homepage put up a notice stating that “it was decided that it would not be appropriate to approve the use of our venue.” The change in venue brought about inconvenience and confusion to everyone who had purchased the tickets, and we apologise for the worry caused.

This situation was a result of a message from Avex to the SSA side, with the key point being that “Without Avex as a proxy, JYJ cannot hold activities as artists in Japan,” so “we request that the use of venue for JYJ’s artists’ activities be denied,” and this was how things started.

However, our company and Avex’s exclusive contract for JYJ had been terminated on 22 February of this year, due to the non-fulfilment of obligations, and with this termination, Avex had lost their exclusive rights over the management of JYJ in Japan. Accordingly, Avex’s reason given to SSA for the request to not approve the use of their location was actually an untruth.

Our company had been in preliminary discussions with Avex, with the consideration of the fans and artists’ wellbeing as our top priority, and were in discussions with Avex with the aim of resolution. However, Avex had unilaterally announced the suspension of JYJ’s activities in Japan, and Avex had not fulfilled any of its promised management duties in Japan as per the contract for over half a year, so we were forced to terminate the contract with Avex due to breach of contract.

Despite this, Avex insists that the termination of the current contract is invalid, and for this charity event and personally, without taking any form of legal action, used their influential power as a big corporation and told untruths to the venue side from the background, utilizing unfair influences to obstruct this charity event.

In light of the abovementioned actions from Avex, our company had requested for a proper verdict from courts, and although we had been forced to seek a preliminary injunction against Avex from the Tokyo District Courts a few days ago, given the current circumstances of the charity event being just around the corner, it was decided that we would not continue with the lawsuit against Avex, as stated in the topic (of this press release).

In the future, we will be asserting our company’s legitimacy in the courts of law, but for this charity event, and with the fans’ and artists’ wellbeing being our priority, we will continue to do our best. We thank everyone for their understanding.

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