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After a long, quiet spell, K-pop supergroup Big Bang is at last ready to release a new single, according to entertainment news specialist Star News.
YG Entertainment apparently let it slip that the band will release a new song at home in October before its Japanese tour in November. The song will then be released in Japan, where Big Bang will promote it while on its "Japan Dome Tour".
"The release will be a single, but the band will also resume some activities at home", said a YG official.
This will be the first single Big Bang has released since "Monster" in June 2012. From March to January 2012, the group was busy touring across Asia, the Americas and Europe. In all, Big Bang held concerts in 12 countries, performing in front of some 800,000 fans.
Although not active as a group, Big Bang has been busy with an array of solo projects, with Daesung and Seung Ri both releasing solo songs and the group's leader, G-Dragon, releasing two full albums
A seated Buddhist bodhisattva, left, and a gilt bronze Buddha, right, were stolen from Japanese temples on Tsushima Island last October and smuggled back into Korea by thieves through Busan. Provided by the Cultural Heritage Administration
Two Buddhist statues from the Silla (57 BC to AD 935) and Goryeo (918-1392) dynasties were stolen from Japanese temples last year by a team of Korean professional art thieves and shipped back to their homeland through the port of Busan.
They slipped through Korean customs because the thieves claimed the statues were "forgeries".
In fact, they are deemed important cultural properties by Japan and are worth billions of won.
The thieves were caught - but only after Japan complained to Korea about the thefts and asked to help it get the statues back
Rock band Nell is ready to make its Japanese debut with the release of the album "Slip Away".
Ullim Entertainment said that the album is pretty much the same as the EP released last year in Korea, except with the inclusion of one more track.
In addition, a DVD containing music videos is part of the Japan package.
"There are a lot of fans there already who have been waiting for the band's release", said a spokesperson from Ullim Entertainment.
"We are not out for monetary gain but are all about going back to the basics - the music", said the agency.
By Carla Sunwoo
Following up on the immense popularity of MBC's "Time Slip Dr. Jin," JYJ's Jaejoong had a very successful surprise fan meet on July 22nd. According to C-JeS Entertainment, he got to meet 1500 of his Japanese fans who came to visit the set while he was filming. These dedicated fans even brought snacks and drinks for the cast and crew of the popular drama.
These fans also attended the official fan meeting after the shoot, held at Yonsei University's auditorium.
Jaejoong sang "Living A Dream," a song from the drama's soundtrack. Afterwards, he shared some stories that happened while he was shooting for "Time Slip Dr. Jin."
Additionally, he recited a Japanese poem for them, making the fan meet a good time had by all.
Did you attend this special fan meet?
Source: Star News
On July 22nd, JYJ‘s Jaejoong will be hosting a fan meet for 1,500 lucky Japanese fans on the set of his MBC drama, ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin‘.
It hasn’t even been a month since JYJ made history by recording the largest number of foreign visits made to Korea for their ‘membership week’ event, and Jaejoong is once again proving the group’s popularity with the upcoming fan meeting.
He’ll be spending quality time with his fans and creating memories with them on the drama set, which is a point of interest in itself since the drama was originally a Japanese comic series.
Playing the role of Kim Kyung Tak, Jaejoong has been earning praise left and right for his stable acting skills and charisma in his first historical drama project
JYJ‘s Jaejoong captured his fans’ attention after posting a new photo of himself dressed as his new drama character.
On May 2nd, Kim Jaejoong shared the above photo via his Twitter page and wrote, “Doctor Jin, fighting!”
The photo looked to be taken during the poster photo shoot for the new MBC TV drama ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin‘ that airs it’s pilot episode on May 26th.
‘Dr. Jin’ is based on the Japanese manga of the same title by Murakami Motoka, and is a medical drama that tells the story of the best Korean surgeon in 2012 who travels back in time to the Joseon Dynasty in the 1860′s.
Jaejoong will be playing the role of skilled martial artist, Kim Kyung Tak
JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong recently released a picture, which was taken when he shot posters for a TV series.
On May 2, Kim tweeted a picture with the comment, “Dr. Jin Fighting!” The picture was taken when Kim shot posters for MBC’s series Time Slip Dr. Jin, which will start airing on April 26.
The series is based on the Japanese comic book written by Murakami Motoka with the same title. It is about a modern day Korean surgeon, who goes back in time to the Joseon Dynasty in the 1860s, and works there as a doctor. Kim plays the role of an officer named Kim Kyung Tak, who is good at military arts.
People responded: “Kim is so handsome.” “He looks so good in that costume.” “He looks like he is wearing everyday clothes.” “Kim is so charismatic
In 2002, comedian and television show host Kim Gura likened "comfort women", a euphemistic reference to Korean women forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military during World War II, to prostitutes.
"To see prostitutes getting onto a chartered bus is a first since the comfort women", Kim had said while hosting a satirical internet radio program.
The facetious comment slipped by the public and in any other era would have been forgotten as another crass joke. But in the age of the Internet, it reared its head online a decade later and may yet be the quip that kills the popular comedian's career.
A netizen dug up the audio clip and posted the comments online. After it went viral, Gura - the host of eight television shows this year - publicly apologized and immediately announced he is "taking time off"
Park Minyoung confirmed her participation for upcoming MBC drama "Time Slip Dr. Jin," which is set to air next month. On April 19th, the show's promoter, Lee Kim Production, stated that Park Minyoung will play a double role, with characters set in the Joseon Dynasty and the present time.
Park Minyoung will play the role of doctor Yoo Mina in 2012 and Hong Youngrae, a daughter from a noble family in Joseon Dynasty.
"Time Slip Dr. Jin" will be a drama adaptation of Japanese manga "Dr. Jin" and will be directed by Han Hee. Director Han Hee previously directed hit drama productions such as "Sungkyunkwan Scandal," "City Hunter," and "Glory Jane." It will also star Song Seungheon as the lead, as well as Lee Beomsoo and JYJ's Jaejoong.
"Time Slip Dr. Jin" will start airing on May 26.