First lady Kim Yoon-ok will host a music concert and other cultural events for the spouses of foreign leaders attending next week’s Nuclear Security Summit, the organizing committee said Friday.
Seventeen spouses are scheduled to travel to Seoul with heads of state and leaders of international organizations for the global conference slated for Monday and Tuesday, according to the committee.
The summit will be one of the largest international events South Korea has ever hosted. Representatives from 58 nations and four international organizations, including 45 heads of state, are expected to attend.
The spouse program will begin Monday with a visit to the National Museum of Korea in central Seoul to view some of the most cherished Korean historic treasures. Later in the day, the spouses will watch a classical music concert performed by some of the country’s young musical prodigies.
On Tuesday, Kim will invite the spouses to the presidential office for a performance, titled “Queen’s Morning,” which will feature “hanbok,” a traditional Korean costume. A pop music concert by boy band “JYJ” and Korean ballad singer Seong Si-kyung is also scheduled for the same day.
“The program (for the spouses) features an array of traditional Korean culture, classical music and Korean pop culture,” an official at the committee said. “Kim has asked the organizers to focus on introducing K-pop stars and young Korean talents.”
Source: English Yonhap News
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Tagged: 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, JYJ
I’m happy for JYJ! I hope they are all feeling healthy and ready to perform by that time since they’ve been going through a tough time. JYJ Fighting!!
so JYJ will perform in that big event??? im so proud of them, i wish there are a lot of fancam
Can I be one of the spouses? *-*
OMG how lucky ;___;
ahhh me too T___________T
me three hahaha
the first lady is a ‘kim’ too?—eh errr no pun intended
i am looking forward to this event, their first after Peru —seems like ages
i’m sure JYJ will surprise us all again, especially the spouses–and i wouldn’t be surprised if the group of spouses will turn into “JYJ’s Global State Spouses Fans CLUB” after all their reach is across ages, stages and miles 🙂
Is there me four … I also want to joint the crowd ..
sure, the more the merrier sis 🙂
GO go jyj! fighting!
OMG !!! JYJ let’s go. (me: happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy)
Im so proud to be a jyj fan!
Of course there is no other idol group who can perform at such event: our boys are articulate, humble, smart, polite, they travelled the world, they write their music, and know how to behave politely by with dignity and pride of their country. Seong Si-kyung is also a singer who can translate his music to different audiences.
People in K know what JYJ status in the world is, they are just to coward to stand up to the old farts because there is too much economical rent involved…that’s all that it comes down too, in my perspective–> money $$$.
Anyhow, I believe in JYJ and their strength to rebounce: JS’s musical is a smashing success even though, he is not wildly featured and promoted. YC’s drama is kicking some serious butt, and it’s only the second episode. JJ’s drama is also going to be a smash. So, JYJ fighting! Noona loves you!
our JYJ are truly A+++++++
A one of a kind artists, First Lady made the right choice
““Kim has asked the organizers to focus on introducing K-pop stars and young Korean talents.”-THIS, THIS
THIS validates one FACT as of this writing—that JYJ didn’t lose an ounce of respect and dignity after the sasaeng news bullying
not a single ounce!
happy weekend friend 🙂
I can scarcely add another word to what you wrote. Reading the above article I admit I felt my heart sink a little and my blood begin to heat to boiling once again. It’s another instance of SK needing the boys’ services to present a picture of a true global player, but when it comes time to reciprocate….. where have they been?? What has SK done for JYJ lately?????
Really, this just kills me. These fine young men, so beleaguered in their own land, BY their own land, still tirelessly willing to come to the aid of their country in promoting its prestige to the world whenever they are called to do so. It just hurts…
“….What has SK done for JYJ lately?????”
“…Really, this just kills me. These fine young men, so beleaguered in their own land, BY their own land, still tirelessly willing to come to the aid of their country in promoting its prestige to the world whenever they are called to do so. It just hurts…”
Oh my sister…..trying to stay positive… but yes this just hurts. SK does not deserve them ….
Guilt? ….Other things at play my friend. I’ll e-mail you later a highly revealing article I found about SKs Korean Wave, Talent Agencies, and SKs National Agenda.
This one-sided love is killing me too!
I can’t understand why SK government still doesn’t take the initiative to better protect his better ambassadors and their rights…
@lilibaiyu I have tried so hard in my above comment not to start naming names and say bad things about the society we are speaking about. It hurts me to see how they boys are used and abused over and over again and everyone suddenly suffer from amnesia or total deafness and blindness. This is a well calculated movement to make sure that these three young men are made to suffer, not only because of who they are, but to make sure that others young artists/idols do not dare to do the same. It’s a form of enslavement in the most elaborate way.
I repeat this over and over, but look at the k-drama, look at the k-ent shows, and you see how the culture of fear, of submission and of control plays out. I always ask myself does art imitates life or life imitates art in Korea? Too many things that happen in dramas seem to happen in real life there.
@AFriendofJYJ can I also have the article, please? can you send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
“It’s a form of enslavement in the most elaborate way. I repeat this over and over, but look at the k-drama, look at the k-ent shows, and you see how the culture of fear, of submission and of control plays out.”
I think: it is a form of CONTINUING ENSLAVEMENT, where the members are technically free of their abusers, but those abusers continue to enforce their merciless vengence upon them from just behind the scenes. And as AFriendOfJYJ has written, the government of SK is complicit in the shunning and defamation because of the economic might of SM and the fact that they are heavy hitters in the whole “Korean Wave” offensive which is currently generating SO MUCH MONEY for and global interest in SK. It’s big, big time subversion of ethical government, folks. It’s MONEY, POWER and Economic Advancement above all else. Welcome to the 21st Century.
Yup, yup, Everything comes down to money.
Ahhhhhh… Yes..at last… sweet clarity. 🙂 You get it now my friend. You see it now, I can tell. We’ve reached clarity, you’ve perfectly summarized in just 2 inches of copy what I took so long to say in 6. 🙂 And, I like your verbiage..complicity…shunning, subversion of ethical government. MERCY! You Go Girl!
But seriously.. if this is true..what our guys are up against is truly frightening. But no matter what anyone says, anyone looking on at this situation, even the haters can only come to one conclusion ….the Men of JYJ are truly exceptional young men. The fact that they have been able to persevere and survive, let alone just get up every morning and go out to face the day in this kind of environment is simply BEYOND INCREDIBLE.
” But no matter what anyone says, anyone looking on at this situation, even the haters can only come to one conclusion ….the Men of JYJ are truly exceptional young men. The fact that they have been able to persevere and survive, let alone just get up every morning and go out to face the day in this kind of environment is simply BEYOND INCREDIBLE.”
They amaze me every day. Because the more closely you look the more desolate their situation seems. And still, they carry on with hope and a lot of fortitude. With good humor and energy. They can still smile and say they are happy. This is why I love them so much: for this kind of bravery and the sheer will they show to continue to make music and entertain people.
I’m coming late to the discussion. I heart everyone’s feelings about the situation. For me this is not about hurting as it is about resignation. But I also know this societal condition is not going to change anytime soon until the political structure in SK changes. This has to come from the people of the country. The South Korean citizen has to decide he/she wants a change.
As long as the party in power is guided by self-serving politicos, this is likely to be the way things continue in SK. Their government is NOT set up to be a country for ‘the people’. Looking at the structure of the government and how easily it can be manipulated by the ‘ruling business’ types, there really is no other way things can turn out.
Mindsets are some pretty powerful forces to overcome. That is what is at play here. The power structure at the present time does not lend itself to be as open as it should be. Nothing is going to change in SK until there is a shift in power from the ultra-conservatives who currently control it. Governmental policies and decisions made in this environment are likely to remain status quo until more progressive minded leaders are in place.
“This has to come from the people of the country. The South Korean citizen has to decide he/she wants a change.”
Exactly, the citizens need to want the change, and we have seen lately a few glimpses of people in SK who are speaking their truth, stand up for what they believe, and go against the wave, sort of speak. We see examples of free speech, we see strikes, we see some journalists exercising some objectivity. I guess like everything else, it takes times, courage, and sacrifice to bring about change.
It’s very interesting how our love for these 3 young men opens up all these discussions. There seem to be a concentrated effort by the powers at be to export the wave to all corners of the world. However, the journalists and internets from all corners of the world will want to see what’s behind the glitter and the sequins.
This is not to say that injustice is not happening in other corners of the world, it does right this very moment.
List of people associated with JYJ includes Presidents, First Ladies, Head of States, Foreign Leaders…………………
the true artists need to meet people like this kekeee … AND the evil like SM, DISPATCH, KBS, SASAENGS PLEASE STAY AWAY JYJ
that’s one helluva nice list, only JYJ ^^
This made me cry a little bit, I’m very happy for them. They are becoming more are more known in countries that kpop hasn’t quite penetrated yet. This feels like another step upward, which is really exciting.
“They are becoming more are more known in countries that kpop hasn’t quite penetrated yet.”
JYJ is not just promoting and representing K-POP but their own brand and trending “JYJ-POP!”
and it’s reach is worldwide no less.
“:This feels like another step upward, which is really exciting.”
When they pulled JYJ down the bottom, there’s no other way but UP!
the barriers they created for JYJ in SK narrowed their options maybe…but this lead JYJ together w CJES to think out of the box, explore the road less traveled, and on their own and small production, chartered the unchartered territories abroad and BOOM they discovered their fate and path to become celebrated worldwide artists and their stage is no longer confined to SK and Japan but the WORLD no less 🙂
Good always win!
JYJ is daebak, they could sing about feet and I would listen with the stupidest grin on my face. And I know I wouldn’t be the only one. haha
definitely you’re not the only one friend hahaha…
WELCOME BACK MY STARLIGHT ANGEL …..you’re always the winner
This is the news that I’ve been waiting for, yay!!! I’m hoping that JYJ’s performance will be aired on Arirang TV, but it seems impossible since the performance will be held inside private presidential suite.. Anyway, arirang tv is the official partner of seoul nuclear summit.
I’m happy for JYJ, i know that things will return to normal. Encouragement!, I will always be supporting you guys.
It is so obvious that JYJ are global superstars. They are the best representatives of South Korea. True ambassadors. I have no doubt that the corrupt network that is trying to stop them, will continue to fail.
does this mean JYJ will go to the presidential office and perform there? The idol status is no longer worthy of them. I trust that these three awesome young men will do a great job at entertaining those leaders’ spouses and hopefully capturing some hearts along the way. 🙂
JYJ audiences are First Ladies?
Proving JYJ are really on different levels!
i hope chunnie work on his charm and grab those ahjummas heart hehehe…the ahjumma killer <333
and i hope junsu can be on his highest bubbly-happy-go-lucky state to wake up those ahjumma's motherly instinct
and lastly i hope jaejae can steal those ahjummas heart with his lovely face but dorky personality…
it mean we can hear them sing on stage? so happy.. miss the boys already!
when EVIL PEOPLE like SM, KBS, DISPATCH tried to kick JYJ out of K Ents and then Presidents, First Ladies, Leaders promote and support JYJ later 😛
“when EVIL PEOPLE like SM, KBS, DISPATCH tried to kick JYJ out of K Ents and then Presidents, First Ladies, Leaders promote and support JYJ later”
Couldnt agree moreeee !!! Whats SM gonna do now??? xD
wow awesome news! so proud of them for persevering!
it does not rain forever-the sun does come out and dry up the tears!
I’m happy ….and cannot wait…..
JYJ are clearly on a different level!!!
jyj boys are as important as those peoples….being part of very important even….so proud of them….so happyyyyy
WoW to hear this :D..
i hope the concert goes well and no more cancelled like before
Congrats JYJ !
It’s great Honor to perform in Blue House as represent of Korean Pop Culture !!!
Proud of you Jaejoong, Yuchun, Junsu !
JYJ you ‘re so precious !
Your stage is in BLUE HOUSE now ! The event host by FIRST LADY Kim Yoon-ok !
You’ll perform in One of the largest international events South Korea has ever hosted !
Your audience NOT just an ordinary people now, they are Representatives from 58 Nations and 4 international organizations, including 45 heads of state.
JYJ , you’re doing GREAT JOB !
*a GREAT JOB
O!!!!!!!!! M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! G!!!!!!!!!!
This is huge! Someone should send Jae tonics right now. We new the boy on his feet, strong, healthy and shining! Where are the TONICS!!!!
SME, i believe the term is ” IN UR FACE”
By the first lady? Mwahahahaahhahahahahahaha!!!!! *bathing in the glory that is JYJ*
Well, nice choice Mrs. First Lady… What left better impression rather than 3 handsome young men that sounds just as angelic as they look? 😉
What a BIG news it is !!!! wow, proud of you, JYJ, GO GO GO!!
Wow this is huge!!!! JYJ are simply the best!!!!! I am so proud of JYJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Doh! Looks like SM failed again.
this is great news for jyj! i can’t wait.
this monday and tuesday?! 😕
in your face sm,pmi, avex, saeseng,antis,haters,trolls,butthurt! hahahahaha!!!!!
jyj are the better nothing can beat them ! jyj fighting! 😉
soory i want say…
in your face sm,pmi,stalker,antis,trolls,haters,butthurt….hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
jyj are the better! nothing can beat them! noone can put down! because they always rise again!
I know our boys are gonna charm the socks off all the first ladies!! 🙂 Seems like they’re performing for a small private audience at the president’s residence, but no matter, it’s still a state event! Tues please come quickly..
Wow this is huge!!!! so proud of JYJ!!!!! JYJ, GO GO GO!!!! JYJ FIGHTING!!!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
I pray for the smooth preparation for JYJ concert on Tuesday.
Happy that the First Lady isn’t blind about JYJpop and strong JYJ affect!!! 😛
(My message to S*E = What are you gonna do now?? ^__^ Burn the blue house?? Kill the first lady into death?? Manipulate the President?? Just dig your own grave and enter it, you *$R#%$%#!!!)
event hosted by the first lady huh? SoMeonE can’t step in in this event muahahahaha…
the PM of my country has left for SK already hope i can hv some glimpses of jyj on tv
First Lady….yeahhhh….cheer up my boys…Invitation from your First Lady…
please..SM, KBS and agency D, stay away from JYJ…leave them alone…your President and First Lady somehow like them more
JYJ are really in their own class!! not only attracting teenagers and ahjumma fans, they also attract first ladies and presidents! 😀
Hwaiting JYJ!! ^^
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is amazing !!!! GO JYJ
nuclear summit ambassadors = JYJ
kpop-stars = JYJ
need we say more?
SME !!!!! Please stay away JYJ.(me:kekekeke,hahahahaha)
SME, Dispatch and KBS must be biting their nails right now. LOL. I like the First Lady of Korea.
Muhahahaha! I seem to see them!
So pathetic! Sm,dispatch,kbs; take this! Hahahahah(evil laugh).
JYJ ARE THE BETTER!!!!! GO JYJ! GO!
FOREVER JYJERS! 😉
wish the best for JYJ
Yessss!! Great news! 😀 So proud of JYJ! *^^*
Chunnie come on let release your inner charm to gallop the first ladies, I know you can make it! Go Chunnie GO!
i already knew that something like this must be gonna happen to our boys…… 😀
more harder the problems that our boys must face then the reward became more and more bigger than before…..more problem that our boys must face then it’s meant that it’s a chance/ opportunity for our boys to reflect and learn to be more strong also to changes themselves to be more better person…..it’s true that our boys can’t perform in any program entertainment and really difficult to see them on any TV broadcast except from news and drama also cf program but once they are perform on the stage then it’s not an usual or ordinary program/ show at all….it’s always be a classy one, a private one and the most important event in SK…………… 😀 😀 😀
this is the one reason why i never regret to be JYJ fans
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.-Napoleon Hill
LOL seventeen new noona or ahjumma fans right there!
Is there any first lady who will do fancam??
WOW daebak! I am soooooooooo happy for JYJ. *Happy dance*
To everyone else who puts them down – IN YOUR FACE!! Hahahahahahahaha
I am so proud of our boys, I hope everyone gets blown away from their performance. After this I’m sure everyone will turn into a JYJ fan. 🙂
Of course who wouldn’t, no one can deny their charms, their *** appeal XD, their heavenly voices etc etc……
wow! i just watched on our local news that Obama will also go to Korea as well as UN leader. my country’s VicePresident will also go
Off course, jyj is in their own league:p
Sorry to say, but..while jyj perform in front of state guests, go to turkey and meet the president, being ambassador of this and that, what sm doing for their artists? promote them by joining funny game shows on tv? I guess jyj’s schedules are more meaningful..quality over quantity, guys!
we need to vigil and pray for this event to be a successful one..hope there is no bad news or unrelated story will come up ..we never know, when the bad and evil doers are coming…WORLDWIDE PRAYERS for JYJ AND FOR SUMMIT !
YES! YES! YES! So happy to hear this news. Hope it will come to pass.
God must have heard our prayers.
Will Korean media be covering this news? Doubt it
@Soraetobu of course this is an international event in their country. lets expect that some or most will exclude JYJ in their coverage. but the international delegates and medias sure will know the ambassadors of this summit JYJ.
How absolutely wonderful this news is! How very proud we all are! To have these “high connections” within the government of their homeland is nothing but advantageous for these very special young men! When Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu were appointed in December 2011 as Honorary Ambassadors of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Summit, I prayed that they would be blessed by being surrounded with many officials who would take an interest in the plight of JYJ with open minds and caring hearts. Very important people that have power within their homeland have taken an interest in the career of Jaejoong, Yoochun & Junsu and will more than likely start researching JYJ as musical artists (if they haven’t already 😉 ) which will lead to so more interest into the plight of JYJ over the past few years. Step by step, as the families and friends of those invited discuss amonst themselves JYJ & their history, these young men will get closer to the freedoms that they so justly deserve. Pushing the door open takes time and patience. Every little baby step keeps adding up. 😉 The strides of these steps are becomming much stronger! Making these influencial connections and fostering them into great personal, as well as bussiness relationships is so important to Jaejoong, Yoochun & Junsu. They are winning by just being the intellegent, sweet and humble souls that we already know them to be~they keep winning just by staying true to themselves and who they are while they keep soldiering through all of the mess they’ve been marching through. Remember that war is made of small battles, and with each victory the fighters do become stronger! Now, as I have said before, is the time for Jaejoong, Yoochun & Junsu to be on “watch” status. They need to rest their bodies, and minds right now, but they very much need to be highly aware & alert right now, too, because the abusers will certainly be planning, if they haven’t already, another attack to counter this fantastic and positive news. Be aware, be alert, and keep your guard up, please! We as fans (by the way, do we fans have an official name?) need to pull together our strength in order to help support. Right now is an excellent time to start campaining again, don’t you think? Letters can be written, petitions can be signed, tweets can be sent…and so on. As I have asked before, but had no response, where do I find information on who is helping to organize such support, if any is being planned? Having great & supportive fans who come together in an organized fashion is very advantageous! Ideas? Hugs! ~pamela
Actually, it’s came to my mind when I read some news ( and watched the vids) regarding JJ’s in Turkey .. we can see the way Mr President introduce him in front of audience in Uni, how he’s welcoming him .. and also the way they (president and wife) smile while looking at JJ shake hand with Turkey’s President .. just like a proud father .. and so on ..
and some flash back .. made me think about these High ‘Level’ Connection ..( sorry for bad grammar)
JYJ is Daebak!! me so proud of my boys!! ^^
I do not want to hear News about the JYJ performance being canceled please….
LOL, I want to see SM try to convince the First Lady that SNSD and Fx are more effective.
Well now, we have gone from the ridiculous to the sublime. It doesn’t get any better than this. Thank you SME, KBS, DISPATCH, etc…you see, this is how the Universe acts. It rewards those who DESERVE to be rewarded. Nice try though. Yes, some hiccups along the way. However, I might remind you…to continue hitting your heads up against a brickwall is not the smart thing to do. What’s thay you say, “You’re not the brightest crayons in the box?” Oh, you know that do you? Sweet.
I hope it won’t be cancelled!
JYJ will sure gain new 1st lady fans, and i wish they will share some fancams, 🙂
“the spouses will watch a classical music concert performed by some of the country’s young musical prodigies” >>> i hope they will watch a Musical too>>>so they can watch Elisabeth, Junsu will be performing on Monday too.
daebak!! first open site in this noon: jyj3… and the walking banner news, said, JYJ WILL PERFORM??? In blue house??? will be watching by First Lady??? OMOOOOO!! OMG!!
uwwwaaa… need fancam,, need fancam!!!! XDDD
*so happy here!!*
JYJ amazing me ❤ ❤ DAEBAK!!!!….can we tweet the guys attending 🙂 if they have twitter ?? I know my PM has one 🙂 …@PMOIndia 🙂 he's gonna be among the very few handful of Indians to listen to JYJ live 🙂 😐 ….heheh i hope he's so enamored that he requests them to perform here….:)
PREMONITION –> This just in New York Times: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will organize a Concert in the Centrla Park for this coming 4th of July celebrations where young people from United States and international/exchange students from around world have an opportunity to come together to learn about each other’s cultures and express their views of what kind of world they want to live in. Many young artists/singers/dancers from USA and around the world will represent their countries at this concert. From South Korea, the extremely talented and popular group JYJ, who already met many of their fans from numerous countries through their world concert, will attend the event and will sing their most popular songs in English, Japanese, and Korean. The event is expected to be a big hit with young people.
Universe please conspire for such amazing event!
wahh .. Dae to the Bak
could you put the link here ? plz ..tyia
ke ke ke
daebaksama ,Thank you.
This is huge, I hope they gain some world leader fans. US President and First lady are coming, aren’t they? Wouldn’t that be an awesome picture