JYJ3’s Note: This article is reporting on the false advertisement about JYJ’s participation in a charity concert that appeared in Nihon Keizai Shimbun. CJeS already stated that they did not sign with the organizers for JYJ to perform and warned fans to be careful.
Regarding the advertisement notice in Nihon Keizai Shimbun of Korea’s famous idol group, JYJ will be participating in the ‘East Japan Great Earthquake 1 Year Anniversary, Charity Party, JYJ’s management company, ‘C-JeS Entertainment’ (HQ: Korea) on January 4th stated that ‘JYJ isn’t performing at the event’.
JYJ is a group formed by 3 out of 5 of Korea’s famous idol group ‘Tohoshinki’, Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu whom withdrew in 2009. They are not only famous in Korea and Japan, but are widely popular internationally.
According to the event organizer, Earth Project Kizuna’s Executive Committee, it was stated in the advertisement notice of the 22 December’s 2011 evening paper that ‘JYJ will perform at the charity party on 21 March 2012’.
According to the advertisement, round table for VIP seat is ￥100,000 (USD $1000), round table for S seat is ￥50,000 (USD $500) and standing buffet for ￥3,000 (USD $300), the party is quite expensive. There’s already application for money transfer made, and there are also fans who had already made the money transfer.
But on January 4th, it became clear that the main attraction of the party, JYJ, isn’t performing, thus words among the fans [about Earth Project, the supposed organizers] It’s a fraud! and I won’t forgive them are spreading rapidly.
Newspaper advertisement listed, 1) ‘Production: Tokyo International Music Festival Executive Office’ but in reality, the organization records do not exist. 2) The event place stated ‘hotel in Tokyo area’, the name of the place wasn’t clearly stated. 3) The inquiry mail is a private e-mail address (NIFTY) etc. thus igniting doubts and suspicions from the fans due to the ‘weird’ publication of advertisement.
In addition, the organizer, Earth Project Kizuna’s Executive Committee’s homepage (http://earthconcert-kizuna.com) was shutdown last year and the inquiry phone number didn’t connect to anyone when called.
Was the event designed from the start as a fraud or was it due to Earth Project Kizuna’s Executive Committee and JYJ’s management’s negotiation did not go through, it is unknown.
However, if the customer who had already transferred the money reports to the police, this will undeniably grow to become a criminal case and it seems that both parties will be surrounded by the continuing chaos.