Over 7,000 JYJ fans from Japan are expected to step foot in Korea for JYJ’s upcoming JYJ Expo.
On June 13, C-Jes Entertainment shared, “For four days beginning on June 28 at EC, we will hold the ‘2012 JYJ Membership Walk – 2012 JYJ Membership Week’. This is a specially prepared large-scale fan service event, exposition and fan meeting by C-Jes Entertainment for JYJ membership holders.”
Going all out for Korea’s first fan-oriented exposition, a number of specially prepared sights and events will be seen including a 3D media façade, trick art exposition, large-scale gallery on JYJ and two days of fan meetings on June 30 and July 1.
The event will be attended by some 15,000 fan club members from Korea and over 7,024 fan club members from Japan.
The fans from Japan will come from 14 of Japan’s airports on some 116 different flights and have already reserved lodging in over 1,000 different places in Korea including lodging in not only Seoul but Suwon and Incheon.
C-Jes Entertainment added, “7,024 fans in Japan from 15,000 submissions were selected. Even among Korea’s hallyu stars there has never been this many Japanese fans entering the nation all at one. Thanks to JYJ we’ve reached a historic record in Korea’s tourism industry.”
The JYJ members have finished shooting photos and videos for the exposition and are now in its final preparations.
Photo credit: C-Jes Entertainment
[NEWS] 120613 Thousands of JYJ fans from Japan to visit Korea
Over 7,000 Japanese K-pop fans will visit South Korea late June to attend an event held by boy-band JYJ, its agency said Wednesday.
Cjes Entertainment said the 2012 JYJ Membership Week will host 15,000 Korean fans along with 7,024 Japanese fans that will visit Korea to attend the large-scale fan event.
“No other Hallyu star has been able to gather such a huge flock of fans in a single event,” claimed the agency. It alleged the influx of Japanese fans were “the largest in scale since the foundation of the country” although this claim was not officially validated.
Hallyu, which means the Korean wave, refers to the current popularity boom for Korean pop culture among Japan, China, and Southeast Asian countries.
JYJ Membership Week, to be held from June 28 through July 1 in Seoul, will feature exhibitions that will showcase various images of the boy-band. It will also present a chance for fans to meet JYJ in person.