JYJ was awarded from the Minister of Knowledge and Economy.
JYJ received an award from the Minister of Knowledge and Economy at an opening ceremony of ‘KBEE 2012’ (Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo 2011) that was held at INTEX Exhibition Center in Osaka, Japan, on 15th. JYJ was recognized as the top Hallyu star that actively influences various areas of cultural industries.
C-Jes Entertainment, the agency of JYJ, said that, “With the fact that delivering Hallyu culture in countries such as in South America and Europe where have weak basement for Hallyu culture while not having limited concerts in Asia depends on profit, and the fact that creating chances and signal for Japanese fans to visit Korea with concert, drama fan meetings and fan fairs while JYJ’s activities in Japan is not allowed, and other facts are the result of JYJ’s efforts.” Also, C-Jes Entertainment added that, “Even though JYJ has no recent activity in Japan and visited Osaka after 3 years from the last visit, thousands of fans at an airport proved JYJ’s popularity.”
Meanwhile, JYJ said at the ceremony that, “We’re so happy to see many people who love Korea and our music though concerts and fan fair events. We’re going to be better with better activities after this meaningful award,” in a fluent Japanese.
[NEWS] 121116 JYJ Awarded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy
JYJ was awarded a commentation by the Minister of the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.
On November 15, JYJ was awarded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo (2012 KBEE) held in Osaka. Officials from the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the government were present at the event, where JYJ was recognized as a top class hallyu star active across a variety of areas.
The award took into consideration how JYJ successfully spread Korean culture through the world with its world tour, which gathered 210,000 fans in 15 countries, and continued to draw Japanese fans to Korea through concerts, fanmeetings and its fan exhibition.
The fan exhibition held in June was especially Korea′s first fan exhibition event, and made issues for drawing 7,024 Japanese fans to Korea. A rep from the airport had said it had set a record as the single event which recorded the most foreigner visits, and officials had stated the economic effects would exceed 10 billion won.
An official stated through JYJ′s agency C-JeS Entertainment, “JYJ′s achievements aren′t only limited to Asia, where they are able to earn much profit, but also such locations as South America and Europe where there hasn′t been much promotion. The award was given in order to recognize that. We heard the group hasn′t been active in Japan recently, but still thousands of fans gathered at the airport although it was the group′s first visit to Osaka in three years, and confirmed its popularity hadn′t waned.”
The JYJ members said, “We were happy to learn through our concert and fan exhibition that there were many who loved our music and Korea. We′ll accept this award and repay our fans with a better image.”
The members are currently busy with individual activities. Kim Jae Joong recently premiered his film The Jackal is Coming, Park Yoo Chun will be starring in the drama I Miss You and Kim Junsu has been touring Europe.
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