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Rain’s Visit to Taiwan Paralyzes Airport

Posted by diopatra on January 31, 2010

The Korean singer Rain descended in Kaohsiung, causing the second-largest city in Taiwan to become paralyzed by a swarm of fans who came out to welcome him.

Rain arrived in the Taiwanese city on Thursday night for his performance, titled “Legend of Rainism.”

Even though his arrival time was 10 p.m., some 500 fans gathered at the airport to see the Korean pop idol.

The airport pooled a number of security guards to maintain order, according to the JoongAng Ilbo Saturday.

A number of Taiwanese media outlets also dispatched reporters and TV crews to the scene.

The city’s major Qu Ju also showed up in person at the airport, introducing Rain to the fans. Rain responded by saying “It’s my great pleasure to visit Kaohsiung” in the local Taiwanese dialect.

Korea Times

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Kumi Koda’s first overseas concerts

Posted by diopatra on July 13, 2009

Kumi Koda (26) will finally hold her first overseas concerts later this year. Koda, who is currently one of the biggest names in pop in Japan, is also known throughout the rest of Asia as a top artist. So she will have her chance to perform for her international fans on October 3-4, at the National Taiwan University.

Koda made her CD debut in 2000 with the song “Take Back,” which also got a U.S. release. Starting with that, she has been aiming to becoming an international artist, and has even appeared at events in other countries, including the U.S. and Korea. Surprisingly, though, she has never actually held a concert outside Japan before her upcoming shows in Taiwan. In addition, this will be her first trip to that country.

With roughly 10,000 fans expected to attend the concerts, Koda is said to be preparing a large-scale production, similar to her performances in Japan. Her most recent tour involved about 200 staff members and a budget of about 80 million yen. But Koda stated that she is also looking to make her first Taiwan concerts special in some way.

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SS501’s TW FM, singing, dancing, speaking, in Chinese,

Posted by diopatra on June 30, 2009

Credits: cna.com.tw + (English translation) SS5014ever @ quainte501.com

Korea’s popular boy idol group SS501 held their fan meeting today in Taipei, where they sung 6 songs, and used Chinese to say “Hello” to fans, leader Kim Hyun Joong also specially danced a sexy dance, causing fans to be extremely high.

SS501, who debut 4 years ago, held their first fan meeting in Taiwan, attracting almost 3200 fans, apart from Taiwan fans, many fans specially came over from Japan and Korea on chartered jets, just to see their idols. Apart from singing and dancing, fans were also allowed to ask questions, and the atmosphere was lively.

Kim Hyun Joong expressed, it’s very nervous being the first time we’re in Taiwan, but once he saw so many fans here, he felt it was great; member Kim Hyung Joon then expressed, when they passed by the venue yesterday, and saw so many fans camping and queuing outside, he felt very touched, so he’ll definitely give his all for today’s performance, and show the best to everyone.

The 5 members, apart from greeting “Hello” to the fans in Chinese, also individually showed the Chinese they knew. Kim Hyun Joong, Park Jung Min, Heo Young Saeng respectively said “I love you”, “Once again”, “You’re very beautiful”, Kim Kyu Jong said “What is this? What is that?”, he said, he’s very curious about many things in Taiwan, so he specially learnt the line, hoping to understand Taiwan better.

Due to Kim Hyun Joong’s participation in Korea’s “Boys over Flower”, he specially learnt the Chinese line “This beautiful lady, please buy an ice-cream”, causing the fans to be very happy.

Furthermore, SS501 also said, this August they’ll be holding their first tour concert in Seoul, Korea, and they hope everyone will go down to Seoul then to watch their performance. And for the fans that can’t go to Seoul, they specially promised the fans that they’ll definitely come back to Taiwan for a concert before the end of the year.

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SS501 agreed with fans to meet in October for a concert

Posted by diopatra on June 29, 2009

Source Liberty Times
Translated by Elvenstar @ http://asianfanatics.net

SS501 have come to Taiwan for their 2nd fan meeting, Leader Kim Hyun Jong did a sexy dance making the fans extremely high. Him and his other band members Kim Hyung Joon, Park Jung Min, Heo Young Saeng and Kim Kyu Jong made an agreement with the fans to return to Taiwan in October this year to open a concert.

After SS501 arrived yesterday in the afternoon, for dinner they ate steamed dumplings. Not being able to read the Chinese characters they mixed the soy sauce, vinegar and hot sauce together but didn’t dare try it, Kim Hyun Joong poured an entire bottle of hot sauce in his food but showed no change in his facial expression, making everyone dumbfounded.

SS501 last night at 7:30 held a fan meeting at the Taipei International Convention Center, the whole place was packed with almost 3200 fans. Once the show began SS501 came out wearing black and white suits singing and dancing energetically to DEJA VU. The members learning Mandarin tried to interact with the fans blurting out “I love you” and “I want to meet everyone” making the fans emotion reach the highest climax.

In the fan meeting SS501 also sang “U R MAN”, “Because am stupid”, “Again”, “Fighter” and other songs. They also announced in August they will be holding a concert in Seoul and in October they plan to come to Taiwan to preform, making an agreement with the fans to meet again at the Taiwan concert. Last night SS501 came down from the stage to give roses to the fans making the whole stage ignite with screams from all directions, this performance was also yet another event rich in singing and dancing.

Today after 3 days and 2 nights in Taiwan, SS501 at 8:20pm took the flight CX531 to Hong Kong.

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Flight delayed; Super Junior can’t bear to leave Taiwan

Posted by diopatra on June 29, 2009

Source: UDN
Translated by: hazel @ http://asianfanatics.net
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Popular South Korean boyband Super Junior were supposed to take their flight back to Korea yesterday, but due to a problem with the airplane’s deicer system, the 12 of them were stuck in the VIP waiting room for 6 hours, only successfully leaving in the evening, leading to the staff and security personel to nickname them as “The Longest Sending-Off In History”!

After the Golden Melody Awards on Saturday, Super Junior then proceeded to the Fuhsing branch of KiKi for their supper, and the Taiwanese branch of the recording company even specially arranged for a birthday celebration for Leeteuk, Heechul and Ryeowook, the July babies.

Less nervous after their performance, the twelve of them were extremely rowdy and played to their hearts’ content. Kangin even ran around scaring people with a string of party-poppers, and the party ended only at around 1 in the morning.

Early yesterday morning, many fans rushed to the airport to grab hold of the last chance to be in close contact with Super Junior. They cleared customs at 11 in the morning, but no one expected the sudden announcement of the delay in flight time because of the deicer problem. The twelve members therefore had to amuse themselves in the VIP waiting room, and many of them were cheekily asking to “stay behind”.

The sole Chinese member, Han Geng, was once again the vocal speaker for Super Junior. Born in the province of Heilongjiang, Mudanjiang City, he was an avid lover of dance and was picked by SM through the H.O.T China auditions in 2001. He then proceeded to Korea alone, and is now the leader of the sub-unit Super Junior M, which is focused on the Chinese music market.

Han Geng professed that this was actually his third time visiting Taiwan, the first being when he was a teen and a performer for an ethnic dance performance. He also expressed his wish for SJ-M to be able to promote in Taiwan someday.

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