JYJ Is On the Air—Pusan Jumping Jumping
Japanes Fans to Donate 2 Tons of Rice
In-City Hotels Filled; Distributors Booming
Due to the concert of the idol group JYJ that will be held in Pusan’s Sajik Indoors Gymnasium on the 11th and 12th, Pusan is getting excited. Because it seems that about 3,000 foreign fans of JYJ such as the Japanese fans will visit Pusan for this concert, the hotels and the department stores are basking in as if it is the special season.
World Tour Finale to be Held in Pusan
JYJ chose as the final city of their tour after the five cities in Thailand, Taiwan, China, and the US to be Pusan. Therefore the interest of the fans are more heated than for any other performance. Even though a 4-days 3-nights concert travel package from a travel agency in Japan reaches 3,000,000 KRW (approximately 3,000 USD), about 1,000 people registered for it.
Prior to this, the tickets for the JYJ Pusan Concert that began to be sold on the 27th of last month from 8pm completely sold out—20,000 tickets within 15 minutes of ticketing’s start. That JYJ chose Pusan as the location for their final tour stop was also to be considerate for the fans of Japan and Southeast Asia.
The good deeds of the fans of Japan also catches the eye. The members of 7 fanclubs in Japan numbering about 2,000 have currently ordered about 1.5 tons of rice and plan to donate to JYJ. An affiliate of Rice of Je Dreamy, a rice garland business, said: “Even now the orders are continuing and we expect that about 2 tons will gather.” The names of the Japanese fans who participated in the donation will be written on a large cloth and will be placed in front of the concert venue along with the rice garland. JYJ plans to give the donated rice to a societal relief organization in the Pusan area.
Hotels / Distributors Flash Season
The employees of Nongsim Hotel, which is closest to the concert venue, has gone into emergency work system on the day as the members of JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu) and the affiliates of the agency C-JeS are staying there. The hotel plans to make the room that JYJ stayed in into the “JYJ Room” to utilize in marketing.
Pusan Lotte Hotel has been picked as the ticket-distributing place for the JYj concert tickets and it is planned that on the 11th, thirty-five tour buses (45 people each) will gather in the hotel. This hotel has already has ceased taking reservations a month ago for its 200 rooms. The hotels that are around the Haeundae (T/N: Pusan’s beach) area are also seeing their rooms run out. Sentum Hotel, thanks to the effects of the Sinsegye Sentun City which is the vicinity’s largest department store and convenient transportation, has had 500 Japanese fans book about 300 rooms.
Department stores and Duty-Free shops have also become busy alongside the above. The Lotte Duty Free store, in order to lure the customers who visit the Lotte hotel in order to receive their tickets to the Duty Free store, has prepared as gifts about 1000 clear files that has JYJ’s photographs. An affiliate of the Lotte Department store said: “Because JYJ fans of Japan and China are visiting Pusan en masse, we are looking forward to an increase in sales.”