Thursday, December 26, 2013

2012 by Priti

Feb 2012
    JYJ released a 90-minute film titled The Day in South Korea. It was a documentary film featuring their daily lives and dreams, and was screened for 4 days at Lotte Cinema‘s 17 major chain theatres across the country, drawing 24,000 fans.

JYJ was appointed as honorary ambassadors for the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit to be held in Seoul on 26 and 27 March. JYJ performed at a special concert hosted by the First Lady at the Blue House reception hall on the second day of the Summit for the spouses of the world leaders


June 2012
    JYJ held the first ever large-scale international fan fair in South Korea. The "2012 JYJ Membership Week" was put together specifically as a gift for their fans, and fully funded by the members themselves in spite of numerous sponsorship offers. It was held for 4 days— from June 28 to July 1—at SETEC (Seoul Trade Exhibition & Conventions) at Hak Yeo Ul station and cost an estimated KRW 3.7 billion. The membership week included photographic and video-based exhibitions of the group, theatre screenings ofThe Day as well as two sets of fan meetings that invited over 15,000 Korean fans and 7,000 Japanese fans. The huge influx of foreigners was the largest for a single event, and generated great economic benefits for South Korea. JYJ's representative C-JeS Entertainment has announced that this Membership Week event will be held annually.
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Aug 2012
    released Mahalo, a premiere collection photobook with over 200 pages taken during their trip to Hawaii in December 2011.


Oct 2012
    Due to their strong status as Hallyu stars in both Korea and Japan, JYJ was appointed as the publicity ambassadors for the "2012 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo" to promote international business exchange between the two countries. The expo, sponsored by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and conducted by KOTRA and Korea Creative Content Agency, was held at Osaka-Intex Exhibition Centre in Japan from November 14 to November 16, of which the group attended the opening ceremony and met with 500 fans chosen from over 26,000 applications.

Nov 2012
    During a voluntary arbitration at the Seoul Central District Court, SM Entertainment and JYJ reached a mutual agreement to terminate all contracts between the two parties and not to interfere with each other's activities in the future. This concluded the three years and four months long exclusive contract lawsuit in Korea.

JYJ Worldwide Concert 
Santiago, Chile 9 March 2012
Lima, Peru 11 March 2012

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