Two stars of “Winter Sonata,” Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo, will be in Japan together this fall. The first-generation hallyu stars will be in the Tokyo Dome to promote “Winter Sonata – Another Story,” a 26-part animation show dubbed with their voices. This is the first time that Bae and Choi will participate in the same event since their drama was broadcast in 2002.
On the following day Bae will also hold a promotional event for his book tentatively titled “The Beauty of Korea.” His representative said that as many as 90 thousand Japanese fans are expected to come to the Tokyo Dome to see Bae over the two-day event. Also the events will be telecast live via satellite feed to local theaters, so those who will not be able to attend the Tokyo Dome events can still see Bae on screen.
The idol band Super Junior will be the only overseas music band to attend the Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan on June 27, according to SM Entertainment. The ceremony marks its 20th anniversary this year and is highly regarded in the Chinese-speaking region. It features top artists from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Super Junior’s third album topped music charts in Taiwan while the choreography for its song “Sorry Sorry” was covered on a variety show. Super Junior was invited to the ceremony for its second time overall. This year the group will also stage a congratulatory performance. The group members said they decided to perform “Sorry Sorry” for their Taiwanese fans to thank them for the song’s popularity.
The Golden Melody Awards will be broadcast live in Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines by Azio TV.
Super Junior will wrap up its 3rd album activities on June 26 after appearing on KBS TV2’s Music Bank.