500 Japanese tourists came to Korea to participate in South Korean boyband JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong’s recent fan meeting event.
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) reveals that JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong has gathered over 500 Japanese fans during his fan meeting event which was held in the Grand Ballroom of Paradise City in Incheon, Yeongjong-do on June 25, 2017. The Korean in-bound tourism market, however, has declined due to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) issues and threats from North Korea.
This event marks Kim’s official start of another activity after his military discharge in December last year. The event was planned to have exclusive 500 Japanese fans and it included a talk show between the artist and fans, a mini concert and photo session with fans.
The president of KTO, Jeong Chang Su, gave Kim a plaque of appreciation for his achievements in improving the relationship between South Korea and Japan, and contributing in promoting tourism in Korea through musical activities in both countries.
The Korea Tourism Organization provided opportunities to the Japanese tourists of the event to participate in Korean traditional medicine, non-verbal concerts (The Painters: HERO) and other various Hallyu contents. KTO also promotes the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics by giving out its mascot doll sets.
Photos / Korea Tourism Organization, Paradise City
Translation by / Judith (All About Cassiopeia)
Originally published at fnnews.com here.