XIA Junsu successfully finished his 4th solo Asia tour.
On December 6th, a representative of C-JeS Entertainment said, “XIA Junsu, who commenced a new solo Asia tour after releasing a new mini-album in October, successfully finished the tour, meeting up with approximately 80 thousand fans in four different cities all across Asia. The mini-album became a major success, and tickets for his Asia tour shows were also completely sold out just in ten minutes.”
XIA Junsu had told that he prepared the new mini-album as a special gift for his fans, and many fans and music lovers showed hot reactions for the album’s title track, ‘Yesterday.’ The new album also includes electronic dance, acoustic, and Urban R&B numbers, and the album fully showcases much deeper parts of Kim Junsu’s musical identity.
All of the tracks showed absolute domination on different online music charts, and the album debuted #1 on iTunes Combined Album Chart in Japan, Thailand, and Macau as well, further indicating Kim Junsu’s international popularity.
Trans: To express (your) feelings with words, there are times when i think it’s even difficult to express it in Japanese. Junsu does not deceive. Things that were painful, things that (made you) happy, he experienced many things. what he is thinking <Now> , he finds words in Japanese, which is a foreign language (to him), and sincerely expresses. I am happy that I am able to hear such a person, Junsu’s words directly.
(xiahjunjjyu san’s feelings as well T.T)
Trans: Immediately following the first encore FLP’s swe~eet Junchu “Right now.. to home~… oh-… I went to my hotel but (Korean to Japanese literal translation w) I heard everyone’s voices… Oh-… From Korea’s plane… from the plane heading to Korea, Ah-… I came down (shy laughter)”
🐤明日しにましょうと言っていたのに ファーストアンコールFLP直後負けを認めたジュンチュ🐤 「チカラ、まだ、もう…ありますね！すごいなぁー…ハァハァ…あーもう今日は、マケタッカモ🐣」
Trans: Though he said let’s die tomorrow (T/N: this is what is written but i’m skeptical if Junsu said that, excuse me if that is the case) immediately after the first encore FLP, admitting defeat Junchu “Energy/power, still, have… more right! Amazing-… yes yes.. ah- Today well, I might have lost”
Trans: Talk about liking male fans. Junsu himself liked male artists during his childhood times, and he didn’t like female artists to that point so he understands the feeling. but to tell you the reason why, (male fans) standout in the middle of more than 95% female (audience), feelings wanting them to do well comes (to me), so please allow that, he said.
Jaejoong and Yuchun are on the cover of KEJ Japanese Magazine (December 2015 issue)
006 JYJ who gathered as 3 people after a long time
Hallyu Star in Japan
054 Junsu (JYJ) 2015 XIA 4th ASIA TOUR CONCERT in JAPAN
Fm Yokohama E★K radio blog post
JYJ’s Junsu’s comment was valuable as well. (I) believe it has become an encouragement for Shin kun who is doing activities in Japan.
It seems something amazing has come.
I am kind of nervous
Though this is written in the script, I did not know [about this].
I’m really excited.
It seems (we have) received a comment from that, JYJ’s Junsu san.
(T/N: ‘san’ is formal unisexual honorific)
yaa, (my heart’s) fluttering.
He’s my favourite senior.
And he is Yongseok’s favourite as well
and I have met him twice in reality as we (use) the same hair salon.
(Yongseok is also CROSS GENE member, and from Shin’s sentence, he means that he met Junsu at the hair salon.)
Let’s listen to it. here we go.
Listeners of FM Yokohama E K Radio Night’s Chu-su DAY [Night’s Tuesday]
(and) CROSS GENE’s Shin kun
(T/N: ‘Kun’ honorific used for a male who is younger than the speaker)
Hello, this is JYJ’s Junsu.
Shin kun as well, work hard on your activities in Japan.
with that, please listen to ‘OeO’ by Junsu.
Brought to you, has been Junsu’s ‘OeO’
Thank you very much for Junsu san’s comment.
It is a huge honour.
And, the song is also really good, I was shocked.
Though I am listening to all the songs delivered by Junsu san
His voice is really charming
ahhh, he really is a senior (who I) admire.
I will work hard for the next 5 years to become a vocal like Junsu san.
To the listeners of Fm Yokohama Radio HITS Radio and Snoopy san
Hello, I am JYJ’s Junsu
Snoopy san thank you very much as always.
Well then, please listen to 必ず昨日 [kanarazu kinou] (Yesterday) by Junsu.
We delivered 必ず昨日 kanarazu kinou (Yesterday) by Junsu
We will be delivering the interview from now on.
But before that, [regarding the] concert
I went on 2 days ago on the Sunday,
On that cold day, I mentioned it a bit before as well
On that day, Junsu’s mother appeared and in full chorus sang “Blue Light Yokohama”
and it was [like] a perfect copy world, it was amazing.
[Junsu said] because it is Yokohama,
even in the stage place, he even talked about like,
“every time I go to Fm Yokohama, the Ferris wheel from there is so pretty,
I haven’t ridden it yet though”
It was three hours but it was really splendid
and as Live performance, [he] showed a really amazing show.
It was outdoor [stadium] and so fireworks went up.
it had an environment that just by being there you feel the excitement
anyhow, ripening of the voice or the amazingness of the performer
and became an adult. He said a bit ero[tic] but
there was a performance like a bed scene,
There was a performance like, that’s right, he is 30 years old now,
but watching without thinking that, [performance] to try to accept that.
As a show, moving around Asia from now on, he showed an amazing show.
There is still Nagoya, everyone would surely be able to go right.
hope that he puts on an even more amazing show.
And from here, lets present the winner of the signed poster.
[..] Radio name waun san, congratulations.
I’m listening every Sunday at 2 a.m. by setting the alarm
Tonight my favourite, JYJ’s Junsu.
I am feeling regrettable that I am unable to go to the Yokohama concert as I just had a surgery last week but
to be able to hear Junsu’s singing voice on the radio and for the radio interview, really, thank you very much.
Thank you waun san, from Osaka
Is your body fine? you’ll be able to go to Nagoya right?
I wish you get to go certainly, you won the signed poster, I will be sending it shortly.
Well with that, in front of my eyes is Junsu
It’s been a long time
It’s been a long time, this is Junsu.
How are you?
well then, please give the listeners a proper greeting.
It’s been a long time. I am Junsu, who has come again with a new album.
That’s right. I have it here.
I bought it yesterday.
Thank you very much.
I will do this talk in a bit but
This year. What kind of year has this year been to you?
You had a musical right, death note.
and with that there was JYJ as well
and then solo album
and then solo concert
soccer, there had been these things
Yes, that’s right.
Certainly I did various activities, but surely this year will not be able to forget or what should i say
I was able to appear on a tv programme in Korea after 6 years
and well I did an album as well.
and i’m sure many people in Japan know this, I did the death note musical in Korea
the most special [point] was that it was one cast, 57 times with one cast.
57 times, not as double but with one cast
body, managing your physical condition, health
was there anything you were careful of every day?
The thing I took care of the most was that as much as possible i tried to sleep.
that is the most important.
You went home after the performance ended and went to sleep. how long did you sleep in a day?
mostly I tried to sleep more than 8 hours
ah, you slept a lot. that’s great.
Well, I wasn’t able to do anything. During the time I was doing the musical
didn’t go anywhere, there was no where to go play.
yes that’s right, went back home after eating
and then sleep.
and then sleep. wake up and gargle my throat.
I worked hard to maintain my throat condition at that time.
serious and admirable.
but there’s was no choice. 57 times is a long time so, to have to keep on doing that
what did you do after it finished?
after it finished?
on the last day, waa it ended, now i don’t need to be careful
that’s right, like I DID IT! it has ended!
but after it ended, there were feelings of regret
that’s right, there were a bit of feelings of loneliness but
death note was a bit too long so but certainly with feelings of regret
but really, I DID IT!
It was a sense of accomplishment.
I accomplished it!
Yes, I believe the feelings that i accomplished it was more stronger.
and after that, I went to Hawaii right after for a photo shoot.
I went to Hawaii, after a long time.
it was good right. you were able to rest a bit?
Yes, I was able to rest. and like palm trees, I really like them. I was relieved/happy
I was not able to surf at all. I was just doing nothing
hahah the whole time.
doing nothing and sleeping is what’s important.
well, this year there were JYJ activities as well but are you happy when you stand on stage infront of the fans as three [together]?
that’s right, certainly to stand as JYJ is different
the two of them went to the military. I am a bit lonely. I need to go on and work harder for their part as well.
and you’ve released an album, the English title is called Yesterday but what is the lead track called?
In Japanese, it’s called kanarazu kinou.
Because it’s written in Korean, so I am not sure about how the Japanese audience will feel (about) it and how it is conveyed (to them). Compared to the flow of the lyrics till now, it is more like a love letter.
It has a feel like writing a letter, like pretending to write a letter to the [opposite] person. It is a special song like that.
It is like a scene from a movie comes to mind. Can feel a really beautiful thing like watching a movie.
I heard from the production crew that there was a terror when you could only live for one day, i.e. today. At that time,
Translator: they used the actual story of fire fighter during the terror time as the motif [of the music video].
Fire fighter from the 9/11 (event). There was one such story.
Oh so it’s not just a ballad but is a song with great meaning.
And speaking of ballads, there is one more, “The hare and the tortoise”.
This is also again, a ballad right.
That’s right, ㅋㅋ
What is it?
Ah, this song as well, listen it to it without rushing. It is a calming song.
Interesting or should I say what I found to be unique was “Silk Road”. This song was a bit ethnic like feel. Why did you think of doing this song?
This song has the Sitar. It is India’s traditional instrument. [the song’s] starts of with that sound, it is a song with that skill.
When I was composing this song and putting in the melody on top of the [sitar] sound, the atmosphere made me image the Silk road, like finding it for the first time and so I decided to name the title Silk road and made the song.
This is “OeO”? What is the meaning of this?
This as well, when I was making it, normally you use a guide right,
When I do the guide I put in unbelievable lyrics, I sing by mixing Japanese, Chinese like, English like [lyrics]
The part where OeO is inserted, only that part I sang O e O over and over.
I thought that itself had a good feeling, so I went forward with that.
So it doesn’t have any meaning, it was like the flow.
Yes, it was just with the flow. It has no meaning.
And then the R&B like “Midnight Show”. Who is the female vocal (in this song)?
She is a rapper called Cheetah.
Oh, I know her.
I am a fan of her’s as well, and I thought she would suit this song
She’s the one with the short hair.
And then there are acoustic versions included as well.
What kind of concert will this one be? there will be songs from this album and from others as well?
what kind of concert will it be?
Well, of course. Just like what I’ve done till now, I will work hard to show many different performances and let you hear good songs. I have released three albums till now, I released the album with the feel that will be putting them all together[/summarizing them]. So the concert as well thought to try and put it all together.
So the concept is like ‘Best of Junsu’
That’s right, It is like ‘Best of Junsu’ feel
Oh that would make the fans happy.
Yes, for sure, I believe it will become a good concert.
After Yokohama ends, there is one in Nagoya. So is this year, 2015, ending with this ?
2015, will be pretty much with this
be calming down [with this]
What is the objective of 2016?
Well, certainly it will be the after releasing this album activities. Finishing the concerts safely. This is the my remaining dream or should I say objective of this year.
What is the objective of next year?
Next year’s objective? yaa. haven’t decided anything.
you haven’t thought of anything?
I have thought of it but since it’s not decided so
Then when it becomes next year, we’ll have to ask again.
But whatever I do, I believe I want to work hard.
Anyhow, I’m sure this year has been very busy, but other than work has there been anything you’ve done recently for calming [purposes]?
Recently, I have suddenly gotten into drive
[driving along] Han river straight.
Normally driving while thinking and listening to music. Something like that. It’s just that.
A while back, 2 weeks ago I went to Seoul. there was this amazing fireworks display right?
Is that so? (eukyangkyang)
It was amazing, it was big.
Is that so. Where?
ah, something tower. Yeouido.
ahh, Yeouido’s, over there.
It was really amazing.
Is that so.
It was regrettable right. that you weren’t able to see it.
I wasn’t able to see.
[regrettable that] You didn’t (even) know
With that I interviewed Junsu.
Anyhow, I am looking forward to the concert. Work hard.
Yes. Thank you very much.
Will we meet next year as well?
Lets meet. Yes
Please take care of me.
Thank you very much.
The interview was held at the rehearsal studio, day before the concert.
I interviewed him before the rehearsal
And of course, he hadn’t done any make up at all,
And the photo posted on the blog and on twitter, even though he is wearing sunglasses
He has a good heart, and took a picture with is photo okay? ok.
This kind of Junsu kun.
Next year as well, there must be many things that need to be thought of but of course, every day looking forward and working hard. Want to cheer him on for later as well with everyone.
Next year again, there will be various things with the military (enlistment) as well so not sure but as much as possible want to work hard and try to meet again.
And with that it’s “Midnight Show” by Junsu.