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Note: On May 31th, We can spot Jaejoong’s Interview for “The Japan News” in Japanese Newspaper “Yomiuri Shimbun” (one of the five national newspapers in Japan).
You can check Kim Jaejoong featured in “The Japan News” (one of Japan’s Largest English-language Newspapers) here: Eng Article & Photos
In Japanese Newspaper “Yomiuri Shimbun” we can spot The lady holding “The Japan News” ft. Kim Jaejoong’s Interview #eagle_eyes
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“The Japan News” ft. Kim Jaejoong’s Interview
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Note: Kim Jaejoong’s Interview featured in “The Japan News” one of Japan’s Largest English-language Newspapers by Yomiuri Shimbun.
Jae Joong Speaks With His Eyes
South Korean Superstar Kim Jaejoong says he has learned the power of eye expressions through his acting in the drama “Triangle”. The singer-cum-actor expressed his gratitude to his Japanese fans who have supported him for a long time.
Kim Jae Joong Learns Potent Expression in “Triangle”
His powerful acting, mesmerizing singing voice and, above all, his eye-catching looks all drive fans of South Korean superstar Kim Jae Joong wild.
When an article featuring Kim appeared in the evening edition of The Yomiuri Shimbun on May 13th, not only did all copies sell out at newsstands but stocks at Yomiuri Shimbun offices also disappeared by the end of the day.
Having long been successful as a singer, Kim is spreading his wings in acting, with his first starring role in a TV drama last year. In the show, called “Triangle,” he realized the importance of eye expressions.
“If you are always acting with similar movements, the audience will get bored. So, I’m acting with my eyes”, the 29 years old said.
Born in South Korea in 1986, Kim debuted in the showbiz world in 2004 as a member of the boy band TVXQ, known as Tohoshinki in Japanese. Since 2010, he has been active as part of the three-member JYJ as well as having a solo career. In 2010, he made his acting debut in Japan in a serial drama on the Fuji TV network.
His fans have certainly realized this already, but what makes his looks particularly attractive are the diverse expressions he shows. He sometimes looks incredibly cool and at other times, adorable. He occasionally shows mysterious expressions. He has such a variety of expressions that you wonder whether it’s the same person.
It was the same on the day of his interview with Yomiuri Shimbun.
During the photo shoot, his facial expressions were constantly changing. This flexibility was thoroughly expressed in the drama “Triangle” which he explained is a story in which the protagonist has lost his memories and grows while overcoming difficulties.
“Acting and music are completely different”, Kim said. “In music, I’m in the center, so I can entirely be what JaeJoong is”, he said. “But in acting, the role is there first, and I have to put JaeJoong into the character. I’m not satisfied at all with how I am now as an actor”.
“Money and goods won’t make people happy… What makes people happy is other people”
He seems too hard on himself. In the eyes of this reporter, he already succeeded in appropriately expressing the character’s feelings without overacting.” With this comment, he softened his grim expression and said, “I try to minimize body movement, and put importance into the expression of my eyes.”
Kim’s biggest attraction certainly is his sharp, big yes. But, what is the power of eye expressions?
“During the shooting of “Triangle”, I realized it’s possible to express a variety of emotions by slightly moving my eyes”, he said. “Eyes precisely correspond to your emotions, which move from moment to moment, subtly changing how you look. Eye expressions enable you to act in a variety of ways, even better than with your body. So, I thought, why not try this?”
Kim says he owes a lot to Japan regarding his career.
“I learned both Japanese and acting by watching a lot of Japanese dramas. I’m so grateful”, he said. “If it’s a serial drama, I would watch the entire series from the first to the last, in one day. I’ve watched most of the hit dramas, and I’ve probably seen a lot of dramas starring Kimutaku-san (Takuya Kimura). In addition to the Japanese dramas, Kim also said he was greatly influenced by Japanese rock music.
He is a great Japanophile and grateful to his Japanese fans. “I’m really grateful to those who have supported me for a long time. From South Korea, I’ve been sending my appreciation toward you. I’m always trying my hardest to study Japanese so that I won’t forget it”, he said.
Kim said he was wrapped up in doing something out of the ordinary–anonymously selling off his personal belongings. Why did he start that?
“I wanted to get away from having an attachment to things” he said. “If you waste all your time on something, you won’t be able to use that time with someone who is important to you”.
“Money and goods won’t make people happy”, Kim said. “What makes people happy is other people, so I’d like to treasure my fans more than before”.
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JYJ3’s Note: Previously Jaejoong was featured in the evening edition of Japanese Newspaper “Yomiuri Shimbun” one of the five national newspapers in Japan (read more here).
And now a full page and the headline of the Jaejoong’s interview featured in front page of “The Japan News” (formerly called The Daily Yomiuri), which is one of Japan’s largest English-language newspapers by Yomiuri Shimbun.
Kim Jaejoong said “Money and goods won’t make people happy.. What makes people happy is other people”
JYJ3’s Note: The Yomiuri Shimbun It is one of the five national newspapers in Japan (Read more here)
Kim Jaejoong is a triple threat – unique appearance, exciting performer, and good singing voice.
Despite being on a short trip to Japan, he accepted this interview. The atmosphere during the photo shoot and interview is light.
You can see that he cares about the people around him – whether it’s a staff, make up artist, photographer. He talks to everyone.
His face gives a variety of expressions – mysterious, cool, handsome – whether he is acting or singing.
JJ is strict when it comes to evaluating himself. He gives 100% in everything he do – be it singing or acting.
His eyes are very expressive. “During Triangle filming, I can express a lot of emotions with my eyes.”
“I can convey change of my feelings with eye movements, however subtle it is.” JJ on his ‘eye acting’
“Rather than body or hand gestures, I use my eyes to convey my emotions in acting.” – JJ
“I sometimes see people using the same hand or body gestures for diff emotions. I think eye acting can do a variety of things”
“I was watching a lot of JDramas when I was studying Japanese so thanks to them, I was able to study acting as well” – JJ
“I usually watch the entire series. I watched a lot of hit dramas and most of them are Kimutaku-san’s dramas.” JJ on Jdramas
[Note: Kimutaku = Kimura Takuya]
“I was heavily influenced by Japanese rock style of music.” – JJ
“I really appreciate everyone who supports me and to convey my thanks even if I’m in Korea, I am still studying Japanese now” JJ on Jfans
“I recently sold a lot of my personal belongings like my refrigerator and cars.” JJ did not put any special premium in the resale value.
We were shocked so we asked why he did that. His answer surprised us. – popstyle
“I want to stop being attached to material things. People became obsessed with things that will be unusable in time.Need to let go of those”
“Happiness to me is not defined by money or material things.People make me happy.So I wanted to continue to cherish my fans more than ever.”
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caption of the right pic: Peruvian fans excited in JYJ's concert, provided by C-JeS Entertainment
[TRANS] K-POP attracting South America
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The first concert by Korean male group, “JYJ”, which was held in the capital, Lima on March 11, got rushed by about 6,000 fans. Some fans came from Bolivia by bus taking 35 hours, some fans hastened from Colombia, and some came away from Mexico.
Once the concert got started, the venue was filled with scream. A student, Damalis Salasalu(17), was smitten as, “Both of their singing and dancing are so cool. I like K-POP because it has originality.”
On the previous day of the performance, the members of JYJ spoke in its press conference, “We are astonished at looking at many fans and surprised as chased by taxi. We did never expect being welcomed with such an emotional excitement.” (Ari Hirayama from Vitoria)
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