[TRANS] 130717 D-50 Till The Gwangju Design Biennale ‘The U-Know Yunho Effect


Concept art from the ‘My Favorite Gwangju’ exhibition, a collaboration with U-Know Yunho’

There are fifty days left till the 2013 Gwangju Design Biennale and it’s already become the talk of the town.

With a two-top strategy of inviting ‘Hallyu stars’ BoA and U-Know Yunho to participate in promotional activities, it was revealed on the 17th that requests about the convention are flooding in from China and Japan.

This year’s event is expected to write a new page in ‘Gwangju Tourism’ history as a map of tourism in Gwangju is set to be created on the heels of the biennale’s expected success.

When it was reported that U-Know Yunho would be attending his honorary ambassador commencement ceremony on the 5th of September, fans both in Korea and overseas began calling the foundation to secure seats for the event.

Ticket reservation sites in Asia are experiencing a ‘Gwangju Boom’ from Japanese and Chinese fans, and travel agencies are working on holiday packages that include the commencement ceremony at the Gwangju Design Biennale for U-Know Yunho’s overseas fans.

After attending the commencement ceremony, Asian fans are planning to visit U-Know Yunho’s ‘My Favorite Gwangju’ exhibition, as well as his old school.

With requests coming in for Japanese and Chinese leaflets for the 2013 Gwangu Design Biennale, the foundation in charge of the event is set to print more leaflets soon.

The ‘Gwangju Map Project’, which will study the history of Hallyu stars and famous designers from Gwangju, is expected to be popular with fans.

The project will feature a collaboration of 40 famous designers in Korea and will be printed as a book and map detailing the various tourist spots and eateries in Gwangju.

The 40 designers recently spread out throughout Gwangju and the Jeolla Northern Province to find hidden eateries and tourist spots. The project will highlight such places in the province from the perspective of the designers, bring a new angle and approach to such areas.

CEO Lee Yong Woo of the Gwangju Design Biennale stated, “The Gwangju Design Biennale, which is the frontrunner of promoting Korea’s designs as a part of the Hallyu Wave, is focus on tourism in Gwangju this year to help the local economy flourish.”

Meanwhile, this year’s Gwangju Design Biennale will be held for a total of 59 days (September 6th~November 3rd) and the list of participants will be revealed this month. BoA’s logo song will be released online around mid-July.

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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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Translation 110705 Hallyu Star JYJ As Honorary Ambassador For KEPCO

[Trans] 110705 Hallyu star JYJ as honorary ambassador for KEPCO‏

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) will be having their 50th anniversary on the 5th and to promote to the world of the brand “Global KEPCO”, building an energetic enterprise image and appointing JYJ as its honorary ambassador.

The appointment ceremony will be taking place on the 5th at KEPCO’s headquarters in Samsung-dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul.

JYJ will be appearing as the special guest and performing at the KEPCO 50th Anniversary music event, officially starting their activities as its ambassador.

From now on, when JYJ is performing in overseas concerts, there will be addition of the KEPCO’s promotional Logo Song, as a global enterprise image promotional activity.

KEPCO has expressed that JYJ is the top star in South East Asian countries like Philippines and Vietnam, etc, where their overseas electricity business venture was focused, therefore they anticipate the contributions towards their branding value and career advancement over there.

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110512 News Junsu Nominated for “Best Actor” in Musical Awards – Honorary Ambassador Kim Junsu

News 110512 Junsu Nominated for “Best Actor” in Musical Awards – Honorary Ambassador, Kim Junsu, Cannot be at the Musical AwardsKorea Musical Award which first established in 2007 equals to Tony Award in United States. It represents a total 18 musical works and 21 awards categories. According to UnionPress, “Tears of Heaven” grabs 11 nominees for this year’s award event.

[NEWS] Junsu nominated for “Best Actor” in Musical Awards

Onward and Upward, Junsu

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Kim Junsu, who is a member of boy group JYJ as well as a musical actor, talked about his thoughts on becoming an honorary ambassador.

Kim Junsu was overwhelmed with honor to be an honorary ambassador at the press conference for the 5th “The Musical Awards” held on the 12th at 2pm in Seoul Mapo-gu Hongdae Nanta Theatre.

On this day, Kim Junsu stated, “I am honored and very happy to serve as the honorary ambassador. I am very happy that they gave me such a great gift to be the honorary ambassador who can let others know about musicals.”

Furthermore, he revealed his strong ambition, stating “above all else, they gave me such a task despite the fact that I’ve only completed two works. To be fit for [such a role], I will use my strength so that our country’s musicals are known throughout the world.”

Kim Junsu, who received the “best male rookie actor award” last year for “Mozart!” has been confidently nominated for “best male actor” for “Tears of Heaven.”


[NEWS] Honorary Ambassador, Kim Junsu, cannot be at the Musical


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JYJ Kim Junsu is feeling bad that he “cannot attend the Musical Awards because he has the Japan Charity Concert scheduled on the day of the event” at the press conference for “the 5th The Musical Awards” held on the afternoon of the 12th at Seoul Suhkyo-dong Hongdae Nanta Theatre.


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