[NEWS] Thousands of JYJ fans from Japan to visit Korea
Over 7,000 Japanese K-pop fans will visit South Korea late June to attend an event held by boy-band JYJ, its agency said Wednesday.
Cjes Entertainment said the 2012 JYJ Membership Week will host 15,000 Korean fans along with 7,024 Japanese fans that will visit Korea to attend the large-scale fan event.
“No other Hallyu star has been able to gather such a huge flock of fans in a single event,” claimed the agency. It alleged the influx of Japanese fans were “the largest in scale since the foundation of the country” although this claim was not officially validated.
Hallyu, which means the Korean wave, refers to the current popularity boom for Korean pop culture among Japan, China, and Southeast Asian countries.
JYJ Membership Week, to be held from June 28 through July 1 in Seoul, will feature exhibitions that will showcase various images of the boy-band. It will also present a chance for fans to meet JYJ in person.
The Korea Herald (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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