‘JYJ are the Korean government’s go-to singers?’
Group JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) are drawing attention for being chosen as the honorary ambassadors of various state events that were held by the Korean government.
JYJ will be attending the 18th Presidential Inauguration on the 25th and are expected to perform a remix of representative songs of the 90s, including ‘I Know’. The international superstar Psy has also been invited to the event, and is planning to perform his worldwide hit ‘Gangnam Style’.
Regarding the event, a representative of JYJ’s agency C-JeS Entertainment stated, “We are grateful that JYJ will be attending the state event as artistes who represent an era. We promise to work hard and prepare a great performance.”
JYJ have already performed at the closing event of the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, attended a state dinner hosted by the first lady at the Blue House in 2012, and in February of the same year, JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong attended a presidential dinner in Turkey as part of Korea’s cultural delegation.
JYJ have also been working as honorary ambassadors in various state events for the past 2~3 years. Some of the positions JYJ have worked in include being the honorary ambassadors of the 2010 G20 Summit, the United Nations in 2011, the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, Park Ji Sung’s 2011 Asian Charity Soccer Match, and the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy’s ‘Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo (KBEE) 2012′, which was coupled with an award of commendation from the ministry.
They were recently chosen to be the honorary ambassadors of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Regarding this, the Asian Games Committee stated, “We have chosen JYJ, who have an unrivaled popularity in Asia, as the honorary ambassadors of the Asian Games in order to increase awareness for the event and to spur our overseas promotion in the Asian region.”
Meanwhile, JYJ will be attending an event on the 20th to commemorate their appointment as honorary ambassadors of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, and the presidential inauguration on the 25th. Kim Jaejoong is currently working on his Asian Tour while Park Yoochun flew to China on a chartered plane this weekend to participate in Hunan TV’s special ‘Yuan Hsiao Broadcast’. Kim Junsu is currently taking a break after successfully completing his end-of-the-year concert in December, 2012.
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