Friday, March 31, 2017

[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk posts Iconic Photo- 2017-03-30

Something of a quiet newsday on the Jang Keun Suk scene. Still, he managed to post a photo to his IG account. The photo was taken during the 1970s of the punk rock group, the Sex Pistols. All of the photos - this one taken at Heathrow Airport in 1976 - are part of a photo exhibition being held in Seoul which JKS attended. Each photo, presumably, is iconic of the era, especially of the rock music of that era. In addition, each framed photo is an original, signed by the  photographer. Nevertheless, most eels immediately failed to grasp JKS' enigmatic comment to which he replied in the comments section. Apparently, JKS was referring to the fact that the photo was an original Ray Stevenson photo. As an aside, JJ also attended. Read on for details.

@_asia_prince_jks#Noway



Follow up with JKS' IG comment:


 Explanation:



 Exhibition:



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Thursday, March 30, 2017

[Article] Jang Keun Suk Aids Cancer Patient - 2017-03-29

Jang Geun-seok aids Mongolian children with ovarian cancer

Cr: Han Cinema from Sports Donga



Actor Jang Geun-seok is doing some more good deeds. He has a reputation for continuous charity work to society and this time, he's backing the medical finances of Mongolian children with ovarian cancer.

Two Mongolian children of ages 17 were diagnosed with sex cord-stromal tumor and went under surgery last year but that developed into ovarian cancer. They couldn't even dream of getting treatment due to poor medical conditions in Mongolia and their family circumstances but Jang Geun-seok decided to support them.

He's been aiding them with medical check-ups, hospitalization and anti-cancer treatments in Korea. One of the teens will be making four visits to Korea until May and getting the right treatment.
The teen said, "I was in despair after I heard my condition but thanks to Jang Geun-seok, I am able to recover. Thank you to everyone involved including Jang Geun-seok".

Jang Geun-seok said, "I was upset upon hearing about them but now I am so happy the surgery went well. I hope they hold out to the anticancer treatments thinking about their families. I will continue supporting national and international people who need my help".

Jang Geun-seok started aiding international children with World Vision since 2009. He's currently responsible for 100 or so children and their health. He invited 80 vulnerable social children to his concert in 2010 and presented them with a good time. In 2011, he sent donations to Vietnam for drinking water, educational support and 1 ton of rice to Africa in 2013 and 2014 and more educational support in Bangladesh in 2015.

Even his fans have been influenced by his good deeds have been making donations in celebration of his birthday every year.

Meanwhile, World Star Jang Geun-seok started his fan meeting in Osaka, Japan on the 14th of March and it will continue onto Tokyo, Fukuoka and Nagoya in April.

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Note: OSEN adds another paragraph into this story which roughly translates to:

In addition, Jang Guen Suk has donated to charity for several years for needy neighbors such as “Gangnum Nursery School” and “Love Fields together” at the end of each year. [His fan club] holds a charity bazaar in the name of Jang and donate the proceeds. For the first time in Korea, Hanyang University appointed [Jang] as Professor of Sharing where he has donated his talent and become a model for society through steady and diverse donation activities.

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[Twitter] Jang Keun Suk Tweets LOADED Mangazie Instagram Photo - 2017-03-29



From the 8-page feature story and pictorial in Japan's LOADED MAGAZINE, April issue.

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[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk posts selfie at School - 2017-03-29





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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

[Video] Memories of Yokohama 2017 GIFT Fan Meeting - 2017-03-27

So we can't forget the 2017 GIFT Fan Meeting in Yokohama...

cr: everyday jks



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[Article] Jang Keun Suk Schedules Concert Tour for July - 2017-03-27

To all his worldwide fans, this news is BIG. Read on....



[Special Feature Korean stars’ enlistment & discharge from military service] Jang Keun Suk’s enlistment date is undecided as yet. His birthday is September 26, 1987. JKS, also known as the “Prince of Asia” whose enlistment has been in the news since last year, is now in the final year before going to the service.

Not only “Daebak - the fateful moment” (SBS, 2016) a masterpiece of his historical drama, will be broadcast in Japan in April (on MNET) but also JKS held fan meetings in March. His concert tour is scheduled in July as well and he has been and will be expected to be quite active in Japan. However, JKS has not made any statements about his enlistment yet. Let’s keep an eye on his future activities.

For the full article, including several the other Korean stars, go here.

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Jang Keun Suk to hold Special Fan Meeting - 2017-03-27


According to an announcement advertisement, Dongdaeman's DOOTA Duty Free Shop has joined with Lotte Hotels and the Korean Tourism Organization to have Jang Keun Suk perform a special fan meeting in May. 

As a result of China's ban on tour groups going to Korea as well as China's refusal to allow Korean artists to work in China and banning some Korean products in China in an attempt to force Korea to stop THAAD, many businesses in Korea are facing severe hardships. Lotte has been forced to close most of its stores in China, and its stores and hotels in Korea are seeing major losses to revenues. Moreover, duty free shops throughout Korea are suffering major financial losses, some of which are facing near bankruptcy if they cannot attract a sufficient number of new customers. Consequently, Jang Keun Suk has been recruited to to help increase lagging revenues via this fan meeting.

JKS has always been quite vocal about his pride in being Korean and has gladly accepted every task the government and nation asked of him. So, once again he accepted the task asked of him. Because of his immense popularity in Japan and elsewhere in Asia, more so than any other artist probably, he will hold this special fan meeting, in the hope of attracting enough Japanese and other visitors to boost revenues.

Event points of the fan meeting are as follows:
  • 1. Special only this Tour Fan Meeting!
  • 2. Special talk show of 'Jang Keun Suk's'!
  • 3. 'Jang Keun Suk san' door with two games Niyoru 1: 1 commemorative photo shoot (15-20 name modal)
  • 4. 'Jang Keun Suk san' door together two organizations commemorative photo shoot (※ lottery de 1800 name modal)!
  • 5. High-touch by the party game in conjunction with the 'Jang Keun Suk's' (100 to 150 people)!
  • 6. 'Jang Keun Suk's' special live (6 songs)!
  • 7. presents gift of 'Jang Keun Suk's' (※ lottery 4 people)
  • 8. 'Jang Keun Suk's' takes care grant your wishes - events (※ lottery in 3 people)
  • 9. Get the Naho products 'Jang Keun Suk's' (※ lottery 4 people)!
  • 10. 'Jang Keun Suk's' music video viewing ♪
  • 11. 'Jang Keun Suk's' unpublished video public ♪
  • 12. Fan Meeting Memorial special gift presented to all participants! (Two, at a later date published)
  • ※ Changes may occur due to the convenience of the organizer.
  • ※ This event is the subject of the event towards the Japanese. - it guides in Japanese 
  Tour points:
  • 1. Dongdaemun DOOTA duty-free shop 100,000 won prepaid card gift / face pack with one!
    ※ benefits will be conditions are duty-free shops enter the store.
  • 2. Each Lotte Hotel plan Guests limited specialty original souvenir gift!
    [Lotte City Hotel Mapo Lotte City Hotel Guro] Photo original souvenir gift! (Later published)
    [Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong Lotte Hotel L7] Photo original souvenir gift! (Later published)
    [Lotte Hotel World Lotte Hotel Seoul Main Building] Photo original souvenir gift! (Published at a later date)
  • 3. In the Lotte Hotel, so that you leave a nice memories to everyone, 'Mr. Jang Keun Suk' in such banners We have prepared a photo zone! (You can freely commemorative photo)
 
    The application period seems to be from April 2, at 5 pm (1700 hours) to April 17 at 5 pm.  Again, this fan meeting is targeting Japanese fans of Jang Keun Suk, and as such all the travel arrangements noted in the ad are Japanese companies, most notably Co., Ltd., Nippon Travel Agency Media Travel Center (TEL: 0570-081717) and the Comprehensive travel business handling administrator, Katsuya Yamamoto.
     
    I'm sure there are some additional details in the ad of which I'm unable to translate. Nevertheless, here is the link to the original advertisement.
     

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    [Fashion] Jang Keun Suk fashion sense

    Credits Doha Abdelati / JKS's Wardrobe

    @JKS_Wardrobe [170327 ZO SUN HI INSTAGRAM UPDATE] @AsiaPrince_JKS wears TOKIO PLUS ALPHA Tetris Cotton Shirt.


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    [Instagram] Jang Keun Suk does new Photo Session -2017-03-27


    @zo_sun_hi 다 내맘 같지는 않아도 내맘 같은 사람이 있음에 감사한 하루~
    1에 0을 보태 아마 우린 만 10년~~ 어린 친구여도 속 깊은 그~ ~ 그의 따뜻함이 특별히 좋았던 오늘! 고맙다 ~ 늘 너의 에너지와 그 애드립을 사랑한다 !! ㅋㅋㅋ 마지막은 나도 애드립으로~ #장근석 #근짱 #장어 #먹으러가자 
    English Translation: "I'm grateful for the day with a person who thinks like me, although we don´t think the same about everything.~ Add 0 to 1, it´s maybe our 10 years (together) ~~ Deep down he is still child/young friend~ ~ His warmth was especially good today ~~ Thank you~ I always love your energy and ad-libs !! Kkk At the end I (start to do) ad-libs too.~ #JangKeunSuk #KeunChang #eel #let's eat/drink"




    @tjchoe Filming with actor @_asia_prince_jks 🎥😆
    with @menoc, @zo_sun_hi
, #film #celebrity #janggeunsuk . #epp_kr


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    [Instagram] Jang Keun Suk uploads Selfie 2017-03-27

    Seems Jang Keun Suk did too much playing. 😏

    @_asia_prince_jks #hangover #drunken 




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    Monday, March 27, 2017

    [Article] Jang Keun Suk and Akiyama attended wedding of JKS' manager

    Original source: Soompi

    Choo Sung Hoon Joins Jang Geun Suk As He Attends The Wedding Of His Manager Of 12 Years 


    Actor Jang Geun Suk and all-around superstar dad Choo Sung Hoon make for one attractive picture as they reunited to congratulate Jang Geun Suk’s manager on his wedding day!

    On March 25, the two men came together at a cathedral in Seoul to celebrate Jang Geun Suk’s manager of 12 years as he got married. The actor and manager began working together in 2006 on the historical drama “Hwang Jin Yi,” and have been close friends ever since.

    Jang Geun Suk even served as the witness for their marriage, flying over from Japan after concluding his schedules there from the previous day.

    Choo Sung Hoon updated his Instagram with a snapshot of the three of them, captioning it “Happy wedding. Congratulations brother,” showing off their close friendship.

    A post shared by 추성훈 秋山 成勲 Yoshihiro Akiyama (@akiyamachoo) on



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    [Video] Jang Keun Suk's VR video for Hanryu Pia April issue

    The April issue of Hanryu Pia contains a feature section on JKS. As part of the special section on JKS is a VR video.  This is at least part of that video.

    Video text translation by Marchneko:
    JKS: Long time no see!
    How have you been? In good shape?
    I've been missing you, guys!
    Did you watch DAEBAK?
    Did you enjoy it?
    Thank you very much for your continuous support!
    I really appreciate it!!




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    Jang Keun Suk Best Man at Manager's Wedding - 2017-03-25

    On Tuesday, March 20, we learned through the media that Tree-J Director Kim Byeong Gun (also known as Gunsama) was getting married on Saturday, March 25, at the Catholic Cathedral in Myeong-dong, Seoul. The planned service was private and not open to the public or the media. Thus, when the media broke the story both JKS and Gunsama, JKS’ long time manger, were very surprised that the wedding received so much attention. The bride and groom had been dating for three years, but the couple kept their relationship secret from the public.; even the news articles failed to disclose her name. The media, however, revealed that Kim Byeong Gun asked JKS to be one of the witnesses…in other words, his best man. Of course, JKS agreed.


    Because of JKS’ popularity, Tree J - JKS’ management agency - feared that they would be flooded with gifts and flowers or that hundreds of fans would gather around church to watch and take pictures. Consequently, Tree J politely asked all the fan clubs to delete any media stories or speculative posts and to ask members to respect the privacy of the couple and the ceremony. The fan clubs obliged…and by Wednesday all noise about the wedding ceased.



    So, Saturday arrives….and the bride’s identity is revealed. She’s none other than Cherry Jang (Jang Chae Ri). Cherry worked at Tree J for years as the manager of marketing. However, Korea has strict employment laws which required that one of the couple resign. Cherry chose to do so and, then, departed for a month’s vacation in Paris, France. She apparently arrived back in Seoul not too long before the ceremony was scheduled.


    The guest list read like a who’s who of Gunsama’s and JKS’ close associates and friends: Big Brother (Jung Kurt), Akiyama (aka Choo Sung Hoon), Kim Won Jong and Yonghyun Kim (JKS’ dancers), Prhyme (a close friend), JKS’ mother, and of course all of Tree J.


    While the guest list was not overly large, the guests were all friends and work mates of the couple.  Jang Keun Suk stood up beside Gunsama at the alter and gave away his best friend. Gunsama has been with JKS since he filmed the drama, Hwang Gi Ni, in 2006. Their work relationship became a deep and trusting friendship during those 12 long years.  The two not only worked together, they also played together. Now, JKS was standing beside his close friend as he got married.


    The bride and groom were beautiful and elegant. She wore a gown from Harry teak York, and his tuxedo was made by tailorable & co. 



    During the ceremony when not standing by the groom''s side, JKS sat quietly in the pews along with everyone else.





    After the ceremony, JKS posted to his IG account: He is gone..😇


    Nevertheless, you can see how happy JKS was following the ceremony.


    Following the ceremony the newly wed couple left the church.





    And everyone gathered outside on the plaza.







    Then, one final group picture for the happy newlyweds to remember the day....




    From Eels everywhere around the world, Best Wishes to the Newlyweds!

    cr: Mamegohan
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    Sunday, March 26, 2017

    [Pics] Jang Keun Suk chosen for Cover of MNET Program Guide - 2017--03-24

    The April 2017 issue of MNET Japan Program Guide features a photo of JKS as Daegil in Daebak (aka Jackpot, the Royal Gambler). Daebak is a huge hit in Japan, with almost daily mentions in the media. The issue is in the stores now. Oh, and the Japanese subtitled version of the drama is available on DVD and Blu-ray.

    **Note: If you've not yet watched Daebak, you must so you can see why Jang Keun Suk won the Best Actor Award for a Drama at the SBS Awards Show. This drama really presents his best acting performance to date. Daebak can be found online, with subtitles in English.


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    [Instagram] Jang Keun Suk receives Sushi at Yokohama - 2017-03-25

    While holding fan meeting in Yokohama, JKS' good friend, Akiyama, bought sushi and had it delivered to JKS. That must have been for the whole JKS crew! 

    @pleasuredome__hirai akiyama did it again!!!
    2017.3.23 Yokohama presented 50 "SPAMnigiri" of 『ALOHA FARM CAFE』 to JKS!!! 『ALOHA FARM CAFE』


    Jang Keun Suk has been to this Tokyo restaurant before. It's Hawaiian surfer theme must appeal to his love Hawaii's warm beaches.




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    [Fashion] Jang Keun Suk fashion sense - 2017-03-25

    For LOADED Magazine's, Vol 31, April 2017 issue, Jang Keun Suk was photographed wearing these designer fashions. Rather than the clothes making the man, JKS definitely makes the clothes!  


    Credits Doha Abdelati / JKS's Wardrobe

    @JKS_Wardrobe [LOADED MAGAZINE VOL.31] @AsiaPrince_JKS wears : ☆ LANVIN Bomber Jacket. ☆ LANVIN Check Shirt. ☆ GIORGIO ARMANI SS17 Blazer Jacket.





    @JKS_Wardrobe [LOADED MAGAZINE VOL.31] @AsiaPrince_JKS wears : ☆ DIOR HOMME All Over Print Red Wool Jacket. ☆ DIOR HOMME Composit 1.0 Black Sunglasses.




    @JKS_Wardrobe LOADED MAGAZINE VOL.31] @AsiaPrince_JKS wears : ☆ ANN DEMEULEMEESTER Military Waistcoat. ☆ ANN DEMEULEMEESTER White Beaded Necklace.






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