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Koh Zhi Hui
me❤


I am a Cassiopeia!
My name is ZhiHui
I live in Singapore
I study in Orchid Park Secondary
Class 4S1 ('11)


我是一個仙后!
我的名字是智慧
我住在新加坡
我就读蘭景中學



LOVES
TVXQ❤


TVXQ!동방신기

XIAH 시아준수

MICKY 믹키유천

HERO 영웅재중

MAX 최강창민

U-KNOW 유노윤호


Wants
A LOT❤


❤ I want to go to TVXQ concert
❤ I want to go to Korea
❤ I want to go to Japan
❤ I want to learn Korean
❤ I want to get good marks in school


❤我想去TVXQ演唱會
❤我想去韓國
❤我想去日本
❤我想學習韓語
❤我想在學校得到良好的成绩


PLURK
MY THOUGHT❤



Give Love
YOUR THOUGHT❤

Press TVXQ!to post ur msg.press R if nth comes out!




Blessing
TVXQ❤

Write your blessing to TVXQ!~祝福他們~
P.S.Created this on 13 Feb 2010.趕不上允在2010的生日



LINKS
TVXQ❤

TVXQ! KOREA OFFICIAL WEBSITE




LINKS
SISTERS❤

CASSIOPEIA SOOKUAN❤
THREE LEAF CLOVER SOOPING❤
LINKS
4S1friends/Cassiopeia❤

HUAIMIAO❤
CASSIOPEIA YOUQIAN❤
CHIUCHOO❤

LINKS
FRIENDS❤

SHERLYN❤
SHIHUI❤
YONGTING❤
ARIEL❤
ZARA❤
JINLI❤
CARENE❤
CASSIOPEIA WINNI❤
SAMANTHA❤
LINKS
CASSIOPEIA❤

CASSIOPEIA RAI
CASSIOPEIA WINNIE



TVXQ
FORMATION❤

❤Xiah JunSu❤
The first member to join was Kim Junsu. At the age of 12 he was brought into SM Entertainment through a televised talent search with Moon Hee Jun and Kangta from H.O.T. as judges.
His vocals won over the judges and procured him thorough training for the next six years.
After three years of training, he was supposed to debut, but puberty caused his voice to change and he was unable to sing until it ended after another three years.
After six years, he debuted as Xiah Junsu (Xiah is pronounced Shee-ah in Korean).
Xiah is the stage name that Kim himself chose, explaining to his fans that the name was short for "Asia", as Asia is pronounced "ah-shee-ah" in Korean.
"Xiah" would be an implication of his desire to become not only a star in Korea, but also a star recognized all throughout the continent.

❤U-Know YunHo❤
The group's second member, Jung Yunho, secured his spot in TVXQ through a dance competition in which he won first place.
After his selection he gained some experience in the midst of spotlight by being a rapper and backup dancer for K-pop singer Dana- who is now no longer a solo but a member in The Grace.
As a dancer, he accompanied many Korean singers, traveling to China as well. Jung debuted as U-know Yunho.
His chose his stage name as "U-know" from his Korean name "Yun Ho"; U-Know is pronounced "You know" in English.
However, it is meant to mean "Yunho 'Knows You'" in regard to his understanding of the other members as the leader of TVXQ.

❤Hero JaeJoong❤
Kim Jaejoong left his hometown in Chungnam to audition for SM Entertainment.
Having left the shelter of home, he experienced poverty and strife before becoming a celebrity.
Kim debuted as Youngwoong Jaejoong. Youngwoong is the Korean word for "hero".
His manager picked the name for him because he wanted him to be the hero of the music industry.
Kim took first place in an audition of 5000 people, both in best looking and best vocals.

❤Max ChangMin❤
Shim Changmin was grouped with the youngest participants in the audition.
Like Xiah Junsu, he impressed the judges with his powerful voice.
He joined the group under the name Choikang Changmin.
Choikang in Korean means "Most Powerful", or approximately, "the best"; "Max" became an international rendition of this name.
One year before the group's debut, the final member, Park Yoochun was added.

❤Micky YooChun❤
Park Yoochun grew up in Seoul and immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was in the sixth grade.
He lived in Fairfax, Virginia for roughly four years before he auditioned for Brothers Entertainment and was sent to Korea to SM Entertainment.
Micky was Park's English nickname when he lived in Virginia.
As the winner of a talent show, he was granted the opportunity to sign with SM Entertainment in Korea.
He now performs under the stage name Micky Yoochun.


TVXQ
PROFILE❤



❤Xiah❤
Stage name: Xiah Junsu (Hangul: 시아준수; Hanja: 細亞俊秀) / Junsu (ジュンス)
Real name: Kim Junsu (Hangul: 김준수; Hanja: 金俊秀)
Legal birthday: January 1, 1987 (1987-01-01)
Real birthday: December 15, 1986 (1986-12-15)
Place of birth: Gyeonggi
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
出生日:1987.01.01
身高/體重:178cm/60kg
血型:B型
出生地:京畿道
興趣:鋼琴、足球
專長:唱歌、跳舞
◎ 透過Starlight Casting System被發掘
◎ SBS-TV星期六到來 (Kang Ta和文熙俊大對決中 Kang Ta隊的主唱)

❤Micky❤
Stage name : Micky Yoochun (Hangul: 믹키유천; Hanja: 秘奇有天) / Yuchun (ユチョン)
Real name: Park Yoochun (Hangul: 박유천; Hanja: 朴有天)
Date of birth: June 4, 1986 (1986-06-04)
Place of birth: Seoul {Jongno}
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
出生日:1986.06.04 身高/體重:180cm/64kg
血型:O型
出生地:漢城
興趣:作曲、玩遙控車、作模型
專長:唱歌、作詞、作曲
◎ 2001年美洲歌唱大獎 (Virginia)
◎ 2003年KBN青少年歌唱特別獎

❤Hero❤
Stage name: Youngwoong Jaejoong (Hangul: 영웅재중; Hanja: 英雄在中) / Jejung (ジェジュン)
Birth name: Han Jaejoon (Hangul:한재준; Hanja: 韓在俊)
Adopted name: Kim Jaejoong (Hangul:김재중; Hanja: 金在中) (now his real name)
Date of birth: January 26, 1986 (1986-01-26)
Place of birth: Gongju
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
出生日:1986.01.26
身高/體重:180cm/63kg
血型:O型
出生地:忠南
興趣:電腦遊戲、聽音樂、鋼琴演奏
專長:唱歌、模仿
◎ 第二屆SM Best選拔大會外貌獎冠軍在中

❤Max❤
Stage name : Choikang Changmin (Hangul: 최강창민; Hanja: 最强昌珉) / Changmin (チャンミン)
Real name: Shim Changmin (Hangul: 심창민; Hanja: 沈昌珉)
Date of birth: February 18, 1988 (1988-02-18)
Place of birth: Seoul
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
出生日:1988.02.18
身高/體重:186cm/61kg
血型:B型
出生地:漢城
興趣:聽音樂、唱歌
專長:唱歌、跳舞
◎ 第六屆SM Best選拔大會大獎和歌唱獎冠軍

❤U-know❤
Stage name : U-know Yunho (Hangul: 유노윤호; Hanja: 瑜鹵允浩) / Yunho (ユンホ)
Real name: Jung Yunho (Hangul: 정윤호; Hanja: 鄭允浩)
Date of birth: February 6, 1986 (1986-02-06)
Place of birth: Gwangju
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
出生日:1986.02.06
身高/體重:184cm/66kg
血型:A型
出生地:全南
興趣:聽音樂、讀書、運動、作曲
專長:唱歌、跳舞
◎ 第一屆SM Best選拔大會舞蹈獎冠軍


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Friday, October 30, 2009
7:06 PM

Mnet Secret-"The Miracle of Tohoshinki"

4th Live Tour 2009 〜the Secret Code〜 Saitama Arena Day 1 – “Together with Junsu’s recovery…”

Well then, we have talked about various things, but as the main topic of this series, let’s head back at the journey of Tohoshinki from the Arena Tour to Tokyo Dome last year, at the transformation from Kobe to Saitama Arena. With nostalgic feelings, let’s look back at their journey together, step by step.

Right after the light was turned off, Saitama Arena’s hall was dyed with a bright red color. Such a spectacularly splendid scene!

Taking a deep breath, I realized that the number of fans have increased since last year, and the seats were all full. What a magnificent thing.

Then, as the opening movie ended, the first song “Secret Game” started. When the members came on stage one by one, I saw something shocking.

Junsu was standing!

The whole assembly hall was mixed with cheering voices and gasps of surprise. Just a few days ago at Kobe, he was still sitting on the wheelchair the whole time, so we couldn’t believe what we were seeing…

Junsu was standing in the same line with the other 4 members, and they greeted us in harmonization like they always did!

That, just that… Saitama Super Arena burst out with cheering!!! I was so touched that I lost my words. He held such a strong will that made him recover surprisingly fast.

Whenever they performed dance songs, Junsu either sat on the chair or stood by himself singing on the main stage. Other than that, whether it was on the main stage or sub stage, the members were always singing together. It was such a spectacular sight that made me feel so happy.

Then, we got so touched to see Junsu walking from the main stage to the audience!

Seeing him walking, everyone cheered for him passionately.

When they first walked to the main stage and headed for the sub stage, two members would walk first, following by the other three. Since his injury was not fully healed, Junsu had to take it step by step. Therefore, the other members also slowed down so that they could walk together with him, and everyone was moved by that scene.

Moreover, this time, the other members were totally different from last time.

In Kobe, knowing what Junsu was feeling, the members were also standing on stage with restless emotion. However, this time, even if Junsu was only able to stand or walk together a little bit, the other members looked so much different from before. They had become much more relaxed, and the stage was filled with smiling faces. Especially Yoochun, he was completely different (LOL). This time, we were able to feel how great Junsu’s existence was.

In Kobe, we only saw Junsu on the wheelchair, but this time, he was able to change to different costumes. Just something trivial like that made me happy. When Junsu finished changing and came on stage, everyone was cheering with a big “Oh~!”

Because of Junsu’s injury, last time, his part “Sexy Lady, A~n” in “Choosey lover” was done by Changmin. However, since he had somewhat recovered this time, the other members had the “What should we do this time?” look on their faces, but Junsu made a “You do it today too” face to Changmin, so in the end Changmin was the one who did it.

Then for “Summer Dream”, when it came to Junsu-sensei’s dance session, everyone was having the “What should we do?” look on their faces again. Jaejoong suddenly came up from nowhere and said “Today Jaejoong will do it!”. However, although he was supposed to come up with three dances, he was only able to come up with two. Good job anyway.

This time, we didn’t really feel that Junsu was away from everyone anymore. Moreover, Junsu looked like he wanted to dance, thus from the beginning to the very end, I felt like he was really trying to dance. Jaejoong also said, “When we were rehearsing, Junsu would say, ‘I’m fine now [so let me dance]‘ all the time”. He just wanted to dance that much, didn’t he?

When the members asked about the current condition of his injury, Junsu answered, “I can totally walk now”. When asked when he would be able to dance again, Junsu said, “Sorosoro, coming soon!” [T/N: sorosoro=gradually] and laughed out loud.

I think that the members would not be able to raise their tension without these kinds of comments from Junsu.

For the first time, I saw every seat in Saitama Super Arena filled with audience, and that was just admirably amazing. And like always, the red ocean was always the best!

With Junsu’s quick recovery, everything started to change and the stage looked more complete. Little by little, the tour had become much more delightful. Successful performance after performance, we were able to feel that something would come up, and the remaining story of their road to Tokyo Dome will be continued next time.

Source: http://cjmj.tv/ + linhkawaii+kpop jjang
Translation: linhkawaii @ OneTVXQ

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7:00 PM

TVXQ to Resume Career in Japan!


Korean boy-band TVXQ will visit Japan in autumn in an attempt to resume their music careers after being mired by a legal battle with their management agency.

Japan’s Daily Sports reported on Oct. 29 that TVXQ will come to Japan to participate in year-end TV programs.

The sports newspaper did not mention the Korean idol group’s schedules in Japan, but said the group is expected to appear on major entertainment TV programs such as Japan’s TBS record awards and NHK’s song competition.

TVXQ’s move came at a time when three of the five-member group is in a legal battle with their agency, SM Entertainment, over the validity of their contract. The three — Hero, Micky and Xiah — claim that the contract is unfair.

On Tuesday, the Seoul Central District Court said parts of the contract should be invalidated. The court also paved the way for the three to stay in the five-member group and continue with their solo activities (as well).

Rumors had it that the boy band may be disbanded as the three are expected to leave SM Entertainment. The agency revealed its intention to appeal the case.

But news reports said that despite the legal battle, the group will unlikely be disbanded.

Fans are expressing stiff objection to a possible dispersal of the group.

Source: Korea Herald KPOP JJANG

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
6:36 PM

Court Rules Partial Provisional Disposition of Exclusive

Belonging Terms for TVXQ'S Contract With SM

Entertainment


The court has gave out the final ruling on the lawsuit between the 3 members of Dong Bang Shin Ki and SM Entertainment.

Seoul Central Court revealed on 27th October a citation of their ruling for the lawsuit between the SM Entertainment and TVXQ Hero JaeJoong, Xiah JunSu and Micky YooChun.

It was revealed, “We see that part of the terms in their contract has much destroyed the good morals of the whole contract. SM Entertainment should not interfere with its singers’ independent unique activities and also contract to perform and other entertainment activities.”

Previously in July, the 3 members of Dong Bang Shin Ki has revealed their 13-year long contract under SM Entertainment, which meant that they will possibly be working under SM Entertainment for life, and has applied for the effect of provisional disposition of the terms in their contract. And the 2 parties have engaged in a lawsuit as SM Entertainment insist that the terms under their contract are reasonable.

The court also revealed, “Through the individual agreement, there is high possibility for group activities to continue, but for the provisional disposition of the existing activities and the profit allocation, it is invalid and difficult. We will have to dismiss the application for the full provisional disposition of the effects of the exclusive belonging terms in the contract.”

Source: Sookyeong kpop jjang


“判決出來了,這算俊秀、有天和在中勝訴吧,喔耶!

今天首爾中央法院宣判,針對俊秀、有天和在中三人,對SM提出專屬契約的效力停止假處份 之申請予以同意。法院表示,SM專屬契約的條約違犯善良風俗與社會秩序,故判斷全部或部分無效。且對於今後三人的獨自展開藝能活動,SM不可予以妨害。但 由於依個別的協定,為求該團體可繼續活動,無法同意專屬契約的效力完全失效。另外,像收入分配等問題比較複雜,我有看沒懂,不過感覺上法院是把解決問題的 權利交給三人,所以說東方神起到底會怎麼樣,要怎麼走下去,就要看三人的智慧囉。

暫時先翻一點吧,目前心情激動中,需要冷靜一下,晚點再來補充。這世界還是有正義的啊!”
--Posted by heartmindsoul at 痞客邦 PIXNET

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Thursday, October 22, 2009
9:29 PM

'Tohoshinki - Most Successful Korean Artist in Japan' -

Oricon


Although TVXQ have put a stop to all their activities within the country (T/N: Korea), but TVXQ’s popularity is still blazing. On 2nd October, as part of TVXQ’s official schedule, they performed passionately in Shanghai for their Shanghai, China, concert. It coincided with China’s national holidays and the Mid-Autumn Festival, but they still managed to bring all 40,000 Chinese fans in the stadium, into a frenzy.

Also, the duet single that was released in Japan during the end of September, by TVXQ members Jaejoong and Yoochun, as well as the celebratory DVD for TVXQ’s Tokyo Dome performances, achieved first place on the Oricon charts on the very first day they were released, and these two works were also certified “Gold” by the RIAJ in October (surpassing 100,000 in sales).

When the Oricon Editor-in-chief was receiving an interview from “Star the Secret” and TVXQ was mentioned, he didn’t hold back from heaping praises, and said, “They are number one on the Oricon charts for non-Japanese artists and other Asian artists, and this is something that has not been seen in the past 20 years, this is a first. Foreign artists who have sold more than 100,000 copies, after Led Zepplin and The Beatles, TVXQ are the first. (T/N: He’s talking about the video ranking – Tokyo Dome DVD got #1) Amongst all the Korean artists, TVXQ have achieved the most success in Japan.”

Source: [DNBN + HB允浩家族]
Translations: mandasoh@tohosomnia

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9:25 PM

Revealing Unknown Secret About DBSK

On the morning of the 24th, MBC Every1 – The Star Secret will be airing an episode on TVXQ, and it will show Xiah Junsu in a performance done in Ilsan with a group of elementary school friends. Taken 10 years ago, this undisclosed video will be revealed for the first time.

“He’s full of energy no matter what he does, to the extent that he talks and sings while eating his meals, what more his passion for dancing? His energy is neverending, as he’s walking, he can suddenly just start dancing.” — Baek Nam Hyeon (U-know Yunho’s school mate)

“Yunho has eyes like a Siberian Husky. His eyes are full of passion. Changmin is like the rain, a pure boy; an innocent youth, and Jaejoong is the kind that even men will go “wow”, that’s the extent of how good looking he is.” — Kim Kyoung-Wook (Former CEO of SM/Creator of TVXQ)

“TVXQ are Super Stars. They possess the ability to break cultural expectations, and their ability and performances as a team is something that has never been seen before in the history of South Korea. Maybe it’ll never happen again in future, another team that possesses such all-rounded capabilities might never appear again. How is it possible to be so well-rounded in everything, from singing to entertaining, looks and even songwriting and compositions? Even in American history, this has never happened (before them).” –Bang Si-hyeuk (Composer & producer)

(T/N: Other contents of the show)

Choikang Changmin debuted when he was in the first year of High School, and before his debut, he still had to attend English and Mathematics tuition classes. During his difficult trainee years he was even the class leader, and was awarded for his perfect attendance over 3 years; and he received a lot of love from the school. U-know Yunho’s interesting experiences before his debut. The broadcast time is midnight on the 24th.

Source: [DNBN + TVXQの国度] KPOP JJANG
Translations: mandasoh@tohosomnia

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9:20 PM

Thailand's Prime Minister Knows about DBSK and Super Junior

During an interview with Thailand’s Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva (อภิสิทธิ์ เวชชาชีวะ)…

Q: Have you watched any Korean dramas, or are there any Korean celebrities that you know of?

A: I had a DVD player that’s from Korea, and because my daughter is a Hallyu fan, we have many Korean DVDs and CDs at home (and watched them once in a while).The Korean artists that I know of are Dong Bang Shin Ki (T/N: in Thai language) and Super Junior. (laughs) There are many restaurants serving Korean cuisine in Bangkok too that I often visit with my family.

Source: TVXQasia, kpop jjang
Translations: sshutingg @ OneTVXQ

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
10:03 PM

Women's Weekly: TVXQ's Junsu Secretly Opened a Pho

Restaurant

T/N: Rough translation for some parts about the dispute w/SM

Photo caption 1: The Pho from Junsu’s shop
Photo caption 2: Taken at the end of last year, Junsu was at a ramen shop, talking and laughing with the members

“Junsu recently opened a new restaurant that serves the Vietnamness cuisine “Pho”, in Seoul City.” (Korean reporter)

Tohoshinki is in the middle of a dispute with their managing company. On 30th September, the 3 members who filed the case, Jejung (23), Yuchun (23), Junsu (22), went to court, but an agreement could not be reached. The other 2 members did not participate in the case, but they are facing adversity.

“As Yunho’s (23) drama ratings are low, so it has been rumoured that it will be cut short. As for Changmin (21) who confirmed his participation in his first drama, at the end of August; at this point in time, there has been no progress in the filming.” (Korean TV Station contact).

Also, Junsu has no project of his own, is in a state of “isolation”, and he opened a new restaurant in the midst of that.

From 7th September onwards, I saw Junsu coming to the shop for three consequtive days.” (Regular customer)

This shop is located in Seoul City, and serves Vietnamese cuisine. This reporter went down to try out the Pho, which is a kind of noodle, and the healthy Pho (T/N: not sure on the meat) is especially popular amongst the OL.

“Junsu was talking to the kitchen staff, and he was having a meeting with them. He didn’t exit to the hall, but he was wearing the same outfit on the second day, while he was in the kitchen. I suppose he’s helping out in the restaurant?”

So Ji Sup’s former manager and TVXQ’s close friend Lim Yong Pil are also a part of this restaurant. Previously, Yong Pil was seen frequently meeting up with Yuchun and Junsu privately. On the 6th, he wrote in his homepage, “Finally, I’ve started a business with my younger brothers (TVXQ).” Also, the part that said, “Managing it with Junsu” raised a lot of interest. (Reporter from a Korean Newspaper).

On the 18th September, Yuchun and Changmin enjoyed their meal there together. Mostly likely to show their support for Junsu. My friend also saw Jejung at the shop on the 11th September.

“The fans don’t want the 5 of them to disband. TVXQ is made up of 5 people. Of course, the members and fans have strong bonds, and this thought is something that cannot be disregarded. The members have always been too busy up until now, so this is a ‘recharging period’ for them before they continue sprinting ahead.” (Female, Korean weekly magazine reporter)

After their recharge, the 5 members have a power-up, and we will be anticipating that.

Source: [chacha + SYC], Kpop jjang
Translations: mandasoh@tohosomnia

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9:57 PM

TVXQ's Yunho, "It's Lonely"


TVXQ’s Yunho (real name Jung Yunho) is currently acting in MBC’s drama “Heading to the Ground”. He shared his thoughts on being away from the group and entering the acting career.

Yunho said this in response to an interview he did with fashion magazine “W”, for their November issue, where he also did a gravure photoshoot. Yunho said, “It’s difficult since its a heavy role, but I’m putting a lot of effort into acting”, and showed the spirit of acting.

Coming from his background as a singer, when asked on how he felt about debuting alone as a new actor, Yunho answered, “Lonely. But I think this is just the process of growing pains. I have to grow.”

Officials from “W” magazine informed that, “Although it was very difficult to do the gravure photoshoot and interview after his drama filming and rehearsals for their Shanghai concert, he was bright and full of energy on the set.”

Source: [STARNEWS/chosunonline], Kpop jjang
Translations: mandasoh@tohosomnia

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Thursday, October 15, 2009
5:41 PM

Reasons Why TVXQ! is At The Top Of J-Pop


Recently in Japan, the main keyword/stars for Hallyu (Korean Wave) is the 5 member Idol group TVXQ. Last week, TVXQ swept away 2 #1’s in 2 categories on the Oricon Chart, which can also express Japan’s popular artist’s popularity most accurately. It is clear that TVXQ’s a top star in the J-Pop industry.

Recently (30th of last month), the news of their release of the ‘4th Live Tour 2009 ~ The Secret Code FINAL in TOKYO DOME ~’ DVD, which sold about 171,000 copies ranked #1 on Oricon Weekly DVD Ranking became a huge topic. It was because it was the first time a Foreigner who is Asian had ranked top in the DVD/Video category.

On the same day, TVXQ’s member Hero Jaejoong & Micky Yoochun who formed a special unit ‘JEJUNG & YUCHUN ’ with their single ‘ Colors ~ Melody & Harmony ~ / Shelter ’ ranked #1 as well, with 149,363 sales in just the first week. To accomplish this much with just 2 members, is proof of TVXQ’s Popularity in Japan.

TVXQ/THSK, Korean Idol group is grabbing lots of attention in Japan. As a foreigners, who overcame language barrier and culture differences, what was their secret to rising to the top in J-Pop.

● The difference & attraction between THSK & JE Idol

It is not an overstatement when you say that groups from Johnny’s (focuses on male idol groups) have a tight grip on Japan’s male idol market. For many years, Johnny’s have specialized and focused on male idol groups by debuting many groups fitting Japanese women’s tastes.

Johnny’s group Arashi, Smap, NEWS, Kinki Kids, Tokio, V6 etc, who are also known in Korea, have been on top of music charts, movies, shows etc(in Japan). Because of this, in 2005 with their debut single “Stay with me Tonight”, many people did not think or expect THSK to get results like they have today.

However, THSK showed a different charm to those females who have been so used/accustomed to Johnny’s boy idols. It was that they were a group with both singing and dancing talents. This is also similar to when BoA caused a big stir in the Japanese female idol market earlier in 2000.

Instead of vocal skills, Johnny’s Idol groups are focused more on performance and image making, and have captured female fans with their looks. You can notice that many of them have/use a nasal sound and aren’t vocally skilled, but with their image, made from their appearances in a variety of programs, drama, movies etc, they have captured many fans and is why they are at top in the music industry.

Since their debut in Korea, TVXQ has been known as an “Acapella Dance Group” and have proved so with their harmony, and excellent live performances. Also, another big part of an Idol’s popularity is dance, (such as hip hop, jazz dance, etc.) which U-Know Yunho(also TVXQ) are skilled in. TVXQ’s performances overpower Johnny’s Artists performances because of the diverse/variety of performances they perform.

Unlike Johnny’s Group, who are elegant, skinny, and the pretty faced type, which Japanese women like, TVXQ was more focused on bringing out each members individuality/personality and at the same time, with their tall heights, their fit bodies through exercise etc. they emphasized on manliness.

● One step at a time… continuous challenge to the top

In less than a year, BoA became a top star in Japan. In 2002 with her first album “Listen to my Heart” which sold nearly 1 million copies, ranked #1 on the Oricon Weekly ranking which was a big topic in both Korea & Japan.

The biggest success achieved for a Korean singer that debuted in the J-POP industry, would be BoA. From the start, it was solid that BoA was to debut in Japan. Because of this, she was able to understand the Japanese culture as well learn the language and was able to guest on variety of programs without giving a feel of a foreigner. This was one of key factors that gained BoA’s big popularity amongst the people.

But, THSK was different from BoA. They were not proficient in the language, and nor did they mainly focus on their Japanese activities, which took longer for them to rise to the top. Their first #1 on Oricon Daily Single chart was in 2008 with their 16th single “Purple Line”.

“Purple Line” did rank #1, but did not receive much attention due to low sales.
“Only Japanese woman(ahjumma) who are into the Korean wave likes them” “Korean fans bought CD’s in Japan as a whole to rank them #1 on Oricon Chart” was what came out. *T.T*

TVXQ did not think too much with results. Depending on the results (of their activities, sales, and what was said etc.), they did not let that bring them down, nor did they let it get to their heads, but instead they continued with their activities in both Korea & Japan and step by step adapted to the culture. As singers, they have gained Japanese fans with their talent through stages big and small. Avex, Japan’s leading record label and company has supported/brought up BoA, and is also highly praising TVXQ’s potential/talent and is actively supporting them.

Due to their constant efforts and challenge, they were able to achieve 2 Oricon’s in 2 different categories last week and their sales have increased compared to the past. In one week, over 170,000 copies of their DVD’s sold, and at the same time, sold about 150,000 copies of their single. TVXQ has grown into a talented group who you can call J-Pop’s top Idol group.

Source: DongA
Translations: 2MY @ OneTVXQ.com

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5:31 PM

TVXQ Called to Courts During Trial But Failed to Reach

a Compromise
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5:23 PM

'Heading To The Ground' is Cut Short.*SOB*


There are the dramas that the people just seem to love, and there are some just don’t get enough attention. When “IRIS” was aired on October 14th, the ratings showed success when it had reached the 20% mark. Also, “You’re Beautiful,” the SBS drama is doing very well in the standings as well. Here is the bad news. Unfortunately, the drama “Heading to the Ground” will be cut.

“Heading to the Ground” will be ending without fulfilling the 20 episodes that they were going to air. A person acquainted with the drama had stated through the phone that the after project of the drama “Heading to the Ground,” “Hero” will be airing on November 11th. The acquaintance stated, “The drama naturally ended up being cut,” and added “We are wondering whether to end with episode 18 on November 5th or end up ending the drama much faster near the end of October and making another program fill in for a week.”

Because new drama airing on the 11th, from the 18th, the drama “Heading to the Ground” ended up facing the cut. Even though it had been the debut start for DBSK’s U-Know YunHo, and the appearance with Ara, and Lee YoonJi, it just didn’t get the attention from the viewers.

Meanwhile, the drama “Hero” starring Lee JunKi and Kim MinJung will be about people who don’t have alot, but brought together by their ego and their pride. This drama is supposed to portray the strong bonds and also give the viewers alot of laughs.


Source: Sookyeong, kPOP JJANG

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