121212 US: North Korea Missile Launch is ‘Provocative Act’

US: North Korea Missile Launch Is ‘Provocative Act’

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Associated Press

A screen shows a rocket being launched from a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at North Korea’s satellite control centre in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province, in this photo released by …

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House was quick to condemn North Korea’s successful launch of a long-range rocket, calling it a “highly provocative act” that threatens regional security.

Tuesday’s launch, which caught the world by surprise, apparently placed an object in Earth orbit, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said, but neither the missile nor debris from the launch posed a threat to North America.

The launch directly violated U.N. Security Council resolutions and contravened North Korea’s international obligations, the White House said in a terse statement that labeled the launch “a highly provocative act.”

“This action is yet another example of North Korea’s pattern of irresponsible behavior. The United States remains vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations and fully committed to the security of our allies in the region,” the statement from National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. “Given this current threat to regional security, the United States will strengthen and increase our close coordination with allies and partners.”

“The international community must work in a concerted fashion to send North Korea a clear message that its violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions have consequences,” Vietor said.

North Korea declared the launch of a rocket and satellite a success early Wednesday local time. Three hours later, the U.S. military confirmed that an object appeared to achieve orbit.

On Saturday, North Korea had widened the dates during which it might conduct the launch of its Unha-3 rocket, citing a technical problem. Washington says the launch is a cover for testing technology for missiles that could be used to strike the United States. The previous four attempts all failed.

“It was a surprise in terms of the timing,” said Bruce Bennett, senior defense analyst with the RAND think tank. “They had talked about postponing for a week. To recover so quickly from technical problems suggests they have gotten good at putting together a missile.”

North Korea has also conducted two nuclear tests since 2006, deepening international concern over its capabilities, although it is not believed to have mastered how to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile.

The U.S., Japan and South Korea last week vowed to seek further U.N. Security Council action if the North conducted a launch. It remained to be seen whether Russia and China, the North’s main ally, would agree to further sanctions.

Victor Cha, a Korea expert at Georgetown University and a former White House policy director for Asia, said a successful launch was a major national security concern for the United States.

He said there would still be technical hurdles for the North to overcome, particularly in terms of getting a rocket to re-enter the atmosphere, but it would mean that North Korea is able to launch a long-range ballistic missile — the first rival state to the U.S. do so since the Soviet Union and China.

Rep. Ed Royce, incoming Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the launch showed that new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons program. Royce also criticized U.S. policy toward Pyongyang, calling it a “long-term failure.”

“The Obama administration’s approach continues to be unimaginative and moribund. We can either take a different approach, or watch as the North Korean threat to the region and the U.S. grows,” Royce said in a statement.

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[Trans] 121014 JYJ Twitter

Jaejoong: Nice Guy, it’s so interesting~ pic.twitter.com/UPPCluzV

PSY (@psy_oppa): @mjjeje I think the song that you wrote before is more interesting. ㅋㅋㅋ

Jaejoong: @psy_oppa In the end it became another totally different song~ ㅋ I’ll let you listen to it next time ㅋ The intrusion in inspiration actually made me wrote an even better song~ It really is gangnam style

Junsu: I really wish to have a meal~ there pic.twitter.com/1HWpoDXm


Bruce Vanderveer ‏(@BruceAutomatic) : youtube.com/watch?v=Gu9WOjKxla8&feature=youtube_gdata_player … @1215thexiahtic Hey brother, I talked to “Eat your Kimchi” at KCON about you and our song”Uncommitted”! They love it!

Junsu @BruceAutomatic : wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!oh my god sun!!!!!!!!>·<

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[News] 121003 “I’m A Fan of TVXQ” Says The Music Director Of The ABC “Live! with Kelly & Michael”

[News] 121003 “I’m A Fan of TVXQ” Says The Music Director Of The ABC “Live! with Kelly & Michael”

The music director of “Live! With Kelly & Michael” is a fan of TVXQ

The music director of a famous American morning talk show, ABC’s ”Live! With Kelly & Michael” is known to be a fan of TVXQ.

TVXQ’s new single, “Catch Me” was used as the opening song on October 1st on the program. The MCs even danced to this song during the chorus portion of “Catch Me”.

It is unheard of for a new song that the singers barely started to be active on TV in Korea to be played through a famous talk show.

According to a person in charge of publicity of ABC said, “The music director of ‘Kelly Show’ first came across TVXQ on iTunes and loved it, and ended up using it as the opening song for the show,” and, “He is very happy the response was so great after the broadcast.” The host of the program, Kelly, actually mentioned about TVXQ’s new song on her twitter.

Not only is Psy’s “Gangnam Style” bringing a worldwide sensation, but K-Pop is being introduced to the whole world in real-time through iTunes and other global media websites.

“Live! With Kelly And Michael” is a morning talk show that is aired every weekday morning at 9:00 AM in America, hosted by Kelly and Michael, a former football player.

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[Vid] 120928 [KpopStarz] Interview with Jaejoong Part 1

Jaejoong. You are an humble person. That is why you are so loved as well as respected.  <3   Momma Cha  🙂

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[News] 120928 JYJ Junsu Solo Transformation, “I Learned How Top Production Teams Work”

[News] 120928 JYJ Junsu Solo Transformation, “I Learned How Top Production Teams Work”

JYJ member held an interview and expressed his thoughts on transformation

JYJ Junsu Solo Transformation, “I Learned How Top Production Teams Work”

JYJ member Junsu held an interview and expressed his thoughts on transformation.

JYJ member Junsu held an interview with @star1 and talked about his never ending transformations.

He has come out with his first english single, Uncommitted, and has worked with producer Automatic to produce this single.

He explains that producing in the U.S. and in Korea is very different. He commented, “In Korea, when we produce we just focus on recording, but here we all talk and discuss our thoughts before beginning to produce. Lets say we are recording for 4 hours. Two hours are spent talking about the album and the other 2 spent on recording. They also let me rest any time I wanted and made sure that I was ok. I have learned what it feels like to work in an environment with top staff members.”

He also explained that in Korea, there were exact scripts on how the music video would be played out. However, this time, he was told to just do as he pleased in order to create a more natural looking video. Junsu was surprised at first at the fact that he was supposed to just move any way he wanted to.

He added that the staff would be looking straight as him, which made him a bit embarrassed and at the same time worried because he wanted to create something that they would like.

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[Trans] 120818 Junsu Twitter Update

[Trans] 120818 Junsu Twitter Update

Junsu: This guy is interesting ㅎ pic.twitter.com/cewNlUT5

 Junsu: Yeah!! Automatic~~~★ pic.twitter.com/XWeqFOkA (T/N: English tweet)

 Junsu: Ooo~ Sexy pic.twitter.com/yFk1QF1J

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[News] 120802 US Songwriter Bruce Automatic Praises JYJ’s Kim Jun Su

[News] 120802 US songwriter Bruce Automatic praises JYJ’s Kim Jun Su


JYJ’s Kim Jun Su recently spent a special week in Los Angeles.

Kim visited the United States two years after he recorded the JYJ worldwide EP. He worked with songwriter Bruce Automatic Vanderveer from Sony Music and shot a music video with director Marc Kalsfeld.

Kim says, “Working in the United States is difficult but fun. The system helps artist think about and express feelings more wonderfully. I especially liked working with energetic songwriter Bruce Automatic.”

“I think we created a pretty good song. Shooting a music video here was a bit different from Korea. I was shy to perform in front of many American staff members.”

Bruce has worked with Christina Aguilera, Wanted, and  Leona Lewis. He says, “I have worked with lots of artists but Kim is one of the best vocalists. I want to warn famous artists in the States to be careful of Kim. He has strong potential power like A class stars in the States. I’m happy to work with the great artists and I want to keep working with him.”

 Marc says, “Kim has quick instincts and beautiful eyes. He always creates a happy atmosphere on the set. I saw a music video for “Tarantallegra” on YouTube and I was happy to have chance to work with him.”

Kim says, “Unlike in Korea, here, I had to shoot the music video with only music and the explanation of the scene. Director didn’t tell me what to do in detail so I had to perform in one long take. I didn’t know what to do at first but after I realized what I should do, I was able to maximize the feelings about the song. I can’t wait to see the result.”

Kim will finish touring Asia in Hong Kong on August 7 then he will tour the United States, South America, and Europe.

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[Trans] 120730 Kim Junsu, Standing On New York’s Stage‏

[Trans] 120730 Kim Junsu, Standing On New York’s Stage‏


The minute news of singer Kim Junsu’s world tour stop in New York at Hammerstein ballroom on the 30th of August was announced, fans all over the world were no longer able to hide their anticipation for it.

Challenging for the success of a first world tour as a Korean solo singer, plans for North and South America stops such as Mexico, Brazil and Chile were carried out. The first world tour stop in New York will be held at Hammerstein ballroom, where many artistes have performed before.

After news of the world tour was released, it caused craze from fans all over the world. South America’s representative said, “After the news of Kim Junsu’s tour was announced, it was immediately surrounded by South American fans and news of Kim Junsu’s tour have been going on for days. It is predicted that Korea would have an impact on South America after this tour.”

To this, Kim Junsu expressed, “I was recently in America for the production of my MV and single, and ticketing (matters). Regarding the product of the album this time, I am very satisfied from what I had expected.” He is also anticipating the meeting with his overseas fans.

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[NEWS] Details on JYJ Junsu’s Upcoming Solo Repackaged Album Revealed

[NEWS] Details on JYJ Junsu’s Upcoming Solo Repackaged Album Revealed

More details on JYJ Junsu‘s upcoming repackaged solo album have been revealed.

The singer is currently in Los Angeles working with a long list of top staff members to perfect his album to the best of his ability. C-JeS Entertainment stated, “Junsu is currently recording English songs for his world tour, and there are plans for him to begin recording a music video shortly.”

The representative continued, We cannot yet release the song’s title and genre, but the album includes the participation of Sony Music‘s composer Bruce Automatic Vanderveer, who previously worked with the likes of Christina Aguilera, The Wanted, and Leona Lewis earlier this year.”

Composer Automatic expressed, “I was surprised by XIA, as he’s someone who truly sings from the heart. I thought we’d need two days for his recording process, but we really only needed one. Throughout the recording, I couldn’t help but be impressed by his skills. I’m really glad to be able to work with him.”

His music video will also be a collaboration with top names. Directed by Marc Klasfeld, who has experience producing for “We are Young“, which was a recent Billboard hit, along with Beyonce, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Far East Movement. He stated, “I was surprised when I saw XIA’s music video for ‘Tarantallegra’. His performance was amazing, as is the same with his facial expressions and acting. I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Junsu himself expressed, I earned a lot of confidence after releasing my worldwide album and going on a world tour. I feel that my confidence will build towards even better results. I’m glad that I’m working with such amazing people.”

His first solo repackaged album will be released mid-August. Junsu will then go on a world tour until October, which includes concerts in North and South America as well as Europe.

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[FANACCOUNT] 120117 Fan Meets Yoochun In Beverly Hills

[FANACCOUNT] 120117 Fan Meets Yoochun In Beverly Hills

[TRANS] Just when I was wondering, while in Beverly Hills today, whether I will encounter anyone famous, two men were quietly walking down the street, facing us. When we took a look, Ah!!! Park Yoochun-ah!!! I initially wanted to ask for a signature, but I didn’t have a pen with me! I exchanged some words with him and told him that I attended his Vancouver concert. [Yoochun is] so handsome in person, so kind/genial! He spoke to me in English and even asked where we’re from. Ah Ah my feelings cannot be expressed in words.

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