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[VIDEO] JaeChun ~ Colors ~melody and harmony~ subbed

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[NEWS] Filipinos get hooked on K-pop craze



Fan club members of Cassiopeia Philippines, Super Junior United Philippines and Girls Generation Philippines show their idols’ CDs, DVDs, photo books and other mementos. / Courtesy of Jonathan Hicap

MANILA ― Hallyu, popularly known as the Korean wave, continues to cast its spell in the Philippines. Not only are Korean dramas being embraced by Filipinos but more teens and young adults are becoming ardent fans of K-pop artists as well.

Thanks to the Internet, non-Korean fans in Southeast Asia including the Philippines and as far as North America and Europe can get a daily dose of Korean music, dramas and anything in between.

Filipinos have established their own fan clubs for top K-pop groups like Super Junior, TVXQ, Girls Generation, Wonder Girls, Big Bang and SS501 as a way of showing their adoration to these idol groups.

Not only do they interact in their own forums, on blogs and networking sites, they also meet regularly, hold fan gatherings and dutifully buy their idols' CDs, photo books, T-shirts and other merchandise.

The Korea Times met with representatives of three fan clubs in the Philippines ― Cassiopeia Philippines, Super Junior United Philippines and Girls Generation Philippines ― and found out about their devotion to their idol groups.

Cassiopeia Philippines is the Filipino fan club of Korean boy band TVXQ. The group adopted the name Cassiopeia, which is the name of TVXQ's Korea-based fan club that is said to have about 800,000 members.

Michelle Angela Umali, part of the Cassiopeia Philippines core group, said the growing fan base of TVXQ in the Philippines prompted them to establish the fan club.

The club started five years ago, with the name TVXQ Heaven. It began as a forum and as the fan base grew, organizers decided to make it official.

They held their first gathering in 2006, the same year that members of TVXQ came to the Philippines to shoot an advertisement. The fan club's core members said they spent their own money to buy balloons, snacks and to prepare for an audio-visual presentation just to make the event a success.

From just 40 people that attended the first meeting, Cassiopeia Philippines now has over 1,000 members and is growing as more Filipino teens join the organization.

Every year, the TVXQ fan club holds events to gather all members. They hold parties and programs to pay tribute to TVXQ and give away merchandise as prizes.



Cassiopeia Philippines has its own Web site and accounts on Twitter, Multiply, Friendster, YouTube, Facebook and Yahoo!

Cassiopeia Philippines was instrumental in gathering Filipino K-pop fans to attend the filming of the 1,000th episode of Arirang's ``Pops in Seoul," a TV program which was held in Manila in July last year, an event that proved successful.

Super Junior United Philippines (SJUPH) is the umbrella organization of four Super Junior fan clubs in the Philippines: Super Junior Philippines, SuJu Pinas, Super Junior Sahoe and Super Junior Fanatext Philippines Only, according to Christine Laconico, a member of the organization.

The four fan clubs have been in existence for years and they decided to unite into one organization in September last year.

Laconico said the formation of SJUPH was made in order to strengthen their presence in the Philippines. They now have the Internet and mobile communications tools needed to spread the Super Junior fever through text messaging, networking sites like Multiply and Internet forums, now with more than 1,000 members.

SJUPH will be holding a big event on Sept. 12 to mark its first anniversary, promising to be fun-filled.

Just like other Korean pop groups, Super Junior's popularity is growing in the Philippines. Single ``Sorry, Sorry" from their third album released this year was in the top 10 in the daily countdown in July on music channel Myx Philippines along with the Wonder Girls's ``Nobody."

2NE1's fame among Filipinos was mainly fueled by Sandara Park, who became an actress and a singer in the Philippines before she joined the all-female pop group.

Super Junior's popularity has prompted Universal Records Philippines to officially release the ``Sorry, Sorry" album in the Philippines on Sept. 4, the first time a Korean album was launched in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, So Nyeo Shi Dae or SNSD is also getting support from Filipinos through the Girls Generation Philippines fan club.

Narriel Ceribo said they have decided to form their own fan club after attending Arirang's ``Pops in Seoul" taping held in Manila last year. He said the one-year-old fan club is composed of about 700 girls and boys, all dedicated to supporting Girls Generation.

To make K-pop even more popular in the country, Cassiopeia will be holding the First K-pop Convention in the Philippines on Nov. 21, promising to be the largest gathering of Filipino K-pop fans.

Attendees can expect to see booths featuring K-pop idols and everything Korean.

Outside their own groups, Filipino K-pop fans are also members of international fan clubs and Internet forums.

Soompi (www.soompi.com), for instance, is the largest English-language K-pop fan site. Its members come from the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. Established in 1998, Soompi now has over 547,000 registered members, about 1.2 million unique visitors and 30 million page views monthly.

Approximately 5 percent (about 60,000) of visitors are from the Philippines, but the number is increasing. ``We hope to be able to focus on growth in the Philippines next year,'' said a Soompi representative in a statement.

The growth of K-pop in the Philippines can be described as unique, with no K-pop group ever visiteding the Philippines as part of a concert tour.

In addition, Korean albums are not found in music stores in the Philippines so fans buy their CDs, DVDs, posters, photo books and other merchandise through online stores or ask friends in other countries to help. As some sort of rule, they only buy original copies and shun bootleg merchandises as a way of showing their support.

Some even go to great lengths to attend concerts in other countries to watch their idols in person. For instance, Paola Ebora, Ana Salera Cruz, Hannah Petrache and Umali, members of Cassiopeia Philippines, have attended concerts of TVXQ in South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand.

No doubt, the number of Filipino K-pop fans is growing. When asked why they love K-pop, the fans said Korean pop groups come as a complete package, meaning they can sing, dance act and compere.

In Korea, artists usually undergo years of training to hone their skills in singing and dancing before debuting.

``I really like their music,'' Umali said of TVXQ. ``When I heard them sing, it was totally different. On the other hand, the 13-member Super Junior represents a whole range of talented male singers, actors and DJs, according to Laconico. This is the main reason why they love Super Junior, '' she said.

Filipinos seem not to be concerned about the language barrier. As they say, music is a universal language and they are embracing K-pop as if they are immersing themselves in a new culture.


credits: Jonathan M. Hicap
Korea Times Correspondent
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[NEWS] TVXQ Fans Plan To Report SME To The Fair Trade Committee For Violation Of The Law Of Fair Transaction

TVXQ fans are planning to report SM Entertainment to the Fair Trade Committee for the violation of the Law of Fair Transaction.

DNBN, a TVXQ fan site, announced these plans on their notice board on the 6th under the title 'Information such as the Date and Time of Submission along with Updates Regarding the Fair Trade Committee'.

DNBN's side stated that, "The second round of petition collection has successfully ended," and "We will be submitting the petitions from the second round along with our report of SME to the Fair Trade Committee for the violation of the Law of Fair Transaction on the 9th at 1:30 pm. After wards we will be submitting these additional petitions to the Seoul District Courts."

Following this statement, DNBN also posted, "As stated in the certification of contents sent to SM Entertainment, if the agency does not reply to us by the 8th, we will be submitting a compensation of losses request form to the Fair Trade Committee on Wednesday the 9th at 1:30 pm and will be submitting additional petitions to the Seoul District Courts on the same day."

DNBN also plans to publish a newspaper advertisement supporting TVXQ. It said on the website that, "On the 10th, we plan to publish an ad in a newspaper," and "So that everyone can see it, we ask the fans to buy the newspaper in the evening."

It can be seen that the fans are taking many legal actions against SM Entertainment, the agency that is currently in a dispute with members of the 5-member idol group TVXQ.

On the 2nd, DNBN sent SM Entertainment a certification of contents containing 1222 names of fans who want compensation for the physical and mental damages acquired due to the cancellation of the SM Town Live '09 concert.

Also, TVXQ fans collected 121,073 signatures and submitted them on the 20th to the Seoul District Courts along with a petition that opposed the unfair exclusive contract between SM Entertainment and TVXQ, and submitted a petition to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on the 28th.

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[INFO] Jaejoong & Yoochun - Schedule

Magazine

★Jaejoong&Yoochun Only

9/26(土)
『B-PASS』
9/24(木)

『月刊ザテレビジョン』
9/24(水)

『アピーリング』
9/23(水)

『Ray』※連載ページ以外に、2人だけで登場しています。
9/23(水)

『ViVi』
9/23(水)

『PINKY』
9/23(水)

『Kindai』
9/23(水)

『週刊ザテレビジョン』
9/15(火)

『Songs』
9/14(月)

『WHAT's IN?』
9/14(月)

『CDでーた』
9/10(木)

『ARENA37℃』

TV

10/3(土)
TVXQ that Only Zoom In Knows 【unlimited CS Special Edition】
More Details Here | http://www.nitteleplus.com/

9/26(土)
27:20~28:14 Tokyo 『Monthly MelodiX!』★Jaejoong & Yoochun Only
※With Interesting talk with Nankai Candies



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[INFO] ~ Detalis Of History in Japan 4 Content



The DVD that has the recordings of the amazing progress of THSK from 2008 ~ 2009!
After recording for at least 1 year and 7 months, the DVD [History of Japan] Volume 4 is a must-see for all fans. Cameras that are following the members, even recent fans will be satisfied.

2009.10.28 On sale.

- CD + DVD [Limited first edition version/Normal version]
4,500 Yen
RZBD - 46397 (1 DVD)

[CONTENTS]
- After the release of the third album [T]in January, 2008, the recording of the sudden burst of popularity in Japan in 2008!
- From early 2009, the behind-the-scenes footage of the promotional activities for the 4th album [the secret code] which was quite a hit. The recordings of cameras that followed the members everywhere when they split into 2 groups to promote at different places!
- The full and recordings of the program [thsk's moolog] that was showed through cellphone television [bee tv] that started in April 2009.

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[NEWS] 090907 TVXQ's Three Members vs SM, Busy Writing Up Statements For The 11th

SM Entertainment (SME) and TVXQ's YoungWoong Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu, who are currently in a dispute regarding the group's exclusive contract, are busy writing up statements of the offense and defense for the pending trial.

This is because at the first hearing on the 21st, the Seoul District Courts ruled that all documents related to the trial must be submitted by the 11th of September. Therefore, both sides are busy writing their positions on the issue by the deadline so that they will be able to submit these documents on time.

The three members' representing lawyer from Sejong Law Firm submitted a prepatory document on the 2nd that included the statements he wished to give during the court proceedings. This document was then forwarded to SME on the 3rd. On that day, SME's representing law firm, Taepyungyang Law Firm, fought back by submitting a letter appointing an assigned lawyer to deal with the case.

A person related to the trial stated, "Since the courts ruled that they would listen to more of the two sides' positions before coming to a decision, both sides are busy writing up documents to submit."

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[INFO] HMV online sales Ranking top 100 + Amazon Japan 2009 1st half sales

HMV online sales Ranking top 100

2# History In Japan Vol.4 - 2009.10.28
3 # 4th LIVE TOUR 2009 ~The Secret Code~FINAL in TOKYO DOME - 2009. 9.30
5# COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~ JEJUNG & YUCHUN (from 東方神起)(CD+DVD) - 2009. 9.30
20# COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~ JEJUNG & YUCHUN (from 東方神起)(CD) - 2009. 9.30
39# HISTORY in JAPAN Vol.3 - 2008. 3.12
43# HISTORY in JAPAN Vol.2 - 2007. 3.28
47# 東方神起 3rd LIVE TOUR 2008 ~T~ - 2008. 8.6
52# 2nd LIVE TOUR 2007~Five in the Black~ - 2007. 9.26
53# HISTORY in JAPAN Vol.1 - 2006. 3.23
56# T (A Version) - 2008. 1.23
63# Heart Mind And Soul - 2006. 3.23
70# Five in the Black - 2007. 3.14
73# 1st LIVE TOUR 2006 ~Heart, Mind and Soul~ - 2006.10.24
84# If...!? / Rainy Night: Junsu From東方神起 - 2008. 2.27
92# Runaway / My Girlfriend: Yuchun From東方神起 - 2008. 2.13

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Amazon Japan 2009 1st half sales

10 ワンルーム・ディスコ - Perfume
9 つるのうた(DVD付) - つるの剛士
8 TRICK(DVD付) - 倖田來未
7 ANSWER - アンジェラ・アキ
6 レミオベスト - レミオロメン
5 NEXT LEVEL (2CD+DVD) - 浜崎あゆみ
4 The Secret Code(2CD+DVD付) - 東方神起
3 EXILE BALLAD BEST(DVD付) - EXILE
2 PUZZLE (DVD付) - 関ジャニ∞
1 シャンブル - ユニコーン


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[TRANS] Spur Magazine: TVXQ & Arashi: A Team Boy With A Princess In Their Center Spot



Title: We sprout with "a team boy"!

(T/N: Sprout is a trendy word in Japan.
Hard one to translate. In English it might be, "favor/happy/healed".)

Recently in the entertainment world, "a team boy" is in the bloom among young people.The popularity of Arashi, and EXILE keep increasing in numbers steadily; and these days, the big break thorough of TVXQ is incredable...

Catherine: I saw a terrible crowd at Omotesando Station and wondered what was going on. All the pillar scrolls of the concourse became the posters of TVXQ, and everyone was really busy taking photos of them.

Fukuda: TVXQ has been really Hot now. They are casted at Oronamin CM,right?! Not only that, in that CM setting, Aya Ueto, the commercial queen plays the part which shows her being totally taken away by the charm of TVXQ. Some special favor is shown to TVXQ for sure.

Catherine: Who is "a princess" of TVXQ?

Fukuda:Isn't it their main singer JeaJoon? What do you mean by "a princess" though?

Catherine: A person called "a princess", basically is the one who has a center charm of "a team boy."

Fukuda: I see, then there might be the matched fellow of "a princess" in "a team boy", and there may be a person who is like their staff officer, and there may be a position to heap up the whole team.

Catherine:Though the team is gathered up in the form to prostrate itself in the charm of "a princess", it is not so that the only "a princess" is popular. For example, the center of Arashi is Matsumoto, but many say I like Nino etc. Kind of like the comic show "Gatcchamen", in which some say, "I like Joe", and others say "I like Ken". lol

Fukuda: So, it is not simply like, "this person is cool looking, so I like him". It is kind of like in the comic book; "Lupan and the coin police man", that the fans recognize the relationship of these men, "a team boy" sprout; and that is the key point for the fans to love them. lol. These fans enjoy seeing the relationships in "a team boy".

[Spur Magazine]


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[TRANS] A Trend Started By Idols!

Idols who are capable of singing and dancing, have started a trend as they each have their own individual 'style' (T/N: in fashion).
Fashion magazine 'flop': Even if they are music artists, they have to be fashionable and stylish.

*The following are excerpts

● Idol——Living fashion trends

The relationship between idols and fashion are getting closer and closer. After interacting and witnessing what the idols wear, youths will be inspired to purchase the same/similar items.

After the idol wears the top brands, or sometimes even normal brands, to attend shows, it greatly increases the value of the items. Take for example the jeans that TVXQ's Yunho wears.

SNSD, TVXQ, Wonder Girls, Brown Eyed Girls, 2PM, Kara, FT Island, Super Junior, SS501 and more, are leaders of this trend.

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[INFO] Tohoshinki Upcoming Japanese Releases

2009.09.09 All About TVXQ Season 3 (Japanese Ver.)
2009.09.16 m-flo Tribute - maison de m-flo
- Includes "been so long" with JaeChun
2009.09.30 4th LIVE TOUR 2009 ~The Secret Code~ FINAL in TOKYO DOME
2009.09.30 COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~ / Shelter (CD and CD+DVD)
2009.10.28 Tohoshinki 2010 Calendar
2009.10.28 HISTORY in JAPAN Vol. 4
2009.11.18 a-nation '09 BEST HIT LIVE (with and without T-shirt)

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[VIDEO] Yunho Heading to the Ground Teaser 5

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[AUDIO] Pinky CM – Endlessly

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[News] JJ & YC’s Talk @ Music Japan: The Highest Application In Music Japan History!

Nearly 90% of NHK Hall was filled with TVXQ fans. The whole place was dyed in red with the TVXQ penlights!!
In fact, this time, MJ view application number was more than 79,000 which was the highest in MJ history!
We fans enjoyed the fluent Japanese words from JJ and YC @ Music Japan.
JJ: “Although we have performed at Area in the past,
it was the first time for us to perform at the dome,
I was worried if the place would be filled.”
JJ: “But a lot of people come and I was impressed and moved.”
About a new song.
JJ: “When we were talking about showing our solo performances at the dome,
we asked if we could do as a duo not as a solo?”
JJ: “Then we formed a unit!”
JJ: “Two of us wanted to make a music piece to be able to sing together with our fans!”
YC “I made harmony and a melody was made by JJ.” (?!)
JJ: “Hahaha, it is as simple as that.”
JJ: “YC is harmony and I am a melody.” lol.
MC: “JJ is harmony, and YC a melody?” lol.
YC: “No it is reverse!”. lol.
MC: “Please leave your message to your fans”.
They looked at each other wondering who is to speak.
JJ: “There must be fans here who could not come to Tokyo Dome.
Then, for those of you, it is the fist time for you to hear our song.”
JJ: “Please enjoy hearing it here today. “
YC looked like he did not know what to say.
YC: “Though the fire seems to be hot, I will do my best.”
There was the pillar with the fire torch on the stage. ^^
Then they sang…….
JJ &YC @Tokyo Dome:

[HD]Colors~Melody and Harmony Fancam 090704
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5rz6DcLW-E

ALWAYS KEEP THE FAITH!

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[VIDEOS] Tokyo Dome Ment Subbed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GLv8TZ7oXs

Beetv Moolog part 16

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCGL6w2EBXw

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[TRANS] Letter From Jung Yunho On The HTTG Homepage

Hello! This is Jung Yunho who plays the role of Cha Bong-goon.

Hello viewers.
For the first time, I, Jung Yunho, am greeting you for the first time as an actor in this viewer's opinion board.

It is finally the start.
I will be meeting all of you as the main character Cha Bong-goon of 'Heading to the Ground',
I have become very attached to Bong-goon as we share similar personality traits,
and I want to mature along with him in the drama.
Even if I am lacking, please keep watching me with loving attention.

To all the staff who take care of me,
and the senior actors who have given me many lessons and advice on acting.
Their sincerity and each warm word of encouragement they give me makes me stronger and happier.
Although I did not have long to prepare for this role, I believe that I worked as hard as I could in the given time,
and even though viewers might not be able to feel that I have done so,
I will work hard as Actor Jung Yunho and show everyone my growth as an actor every episode as this is my first step into acting.

Tomorrow, our first episode will be aired.
Even I am nervously waiting for the first episode to be aired
and I am really interested in your (the viewer's) reactions to it.

I will strive to be an actor who always works hard and always tries his best.
Please keep a look out for Cha Bong-goon's growth in 'Heading to the Ground' with your support and attention!!!

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