Actor Jang Dong-Gun visited his Japanese fans in Yokohama on Friday for the first time in two years.
Some 4,500 fans from Japan, Korea and Taiwan flocked to the fan meeting entitled “2009 Jang Dong-geon’s Story-Opening the door to the world.”
Jang is a global star serving as a goodwill envoy for the United Nations World Food Program. At the event, he appeared on the stage from inside a blue globe-shaped balloon.
He greeted his fans, saying, “Let’s have a good time” in Korean, Japanese, Chinese and English. After a video recap of his full acting career, a talk show commenced.
Jang said, “I want to show a new side of myself never before conveyed on film. My first English language role in ‘Laundry Warrior’ will likely come out this year. I will strive to receive an Oscar award one day.”
He also introduced his service for WFP, saying, “A person starves to death every 6-7 seconds in the world. Famine is not due to food shortage, but problems in food distribution. I urge your interest in this basic human concern that goes beyond political and ideological differences.”
Fans also celebrated his 37th birthday, which was the next day on Saturday. Members of his fan club Adonis International as well as Korean and Japanese fans handed him flowers and gifts. Adonis International, known for its charity activities, also gave him a certificate of donation.