Bae Yong-joon in Osaka, Japan

Where art thou?: Legions of fans wait patiently for their
beloved Yonsama – Pic credit: Yonhap News

After a refreshing break in New York, Bae Yong-joon – the seller of overpriced lunchboxes (OK, this is the last time I will refer to his really expensive lunchboxes) – is currently in Japan.

The 36-year-old superstar arrived in Osaka at about 4.40pm on May 30 and received a warm welcome. He was seen wielding a camera and happily snapping pictures of his fans.

About 6,000 fans turned up at the airport to greet him! We are betting a BYJ lunchbox that they are mostly made up of ajummas.

Say ‘kimchi’: BYJ takes a pic of his screaming fans
for his personal photo album

The Top Hallyu star is in Japan for the Taewangsasingi Premium Event, a promotional event to plug his highly-popular drama series Taewangsasingi (The Legend) :-).

The Premium Event, which will be held at the Kyosera Dome, Osaka on June 1 will also be telecast live to 13 movie theatres via satellite. That’s because many fans were not able to purchase tickets to the event.

Tickets went on sale May 25, but they were all snapped up within 18 minutes!

Snap, snap: ‘Dangit! I just got this bugger from NY. Where’s
the flash function again?’

Expensive lunchboxes aside, I cannot deny that Mr. Bae is definitely a news maker. It is estimated that 40,000 Japanese will be enjoying the Premium Event proceedings through the telecast.

Man, what starpower.

Expensive lunchbox! <– My last desperate attempt, I promise :-P.

Source: eDaily & KBS Global
Pics credit: As credited

Bae Yong-joon gets some R&R in New York
Bae Yong-joon sells lunchboxes
Bae Yong-joon’s drama hits the big screen in Japan

3 thoughts on “Bae Yong-joon in Osaka, Japan

  • June 1, 2008 at 8:52 am

    It is good to know that Mr Bae is such a huge star yet still appreciates his fans.

  • May 31, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Mr Bae is nice to his fans. He obliges photo requests, albeit with at least 2 fans each time. That’s how he ensures “longevity” in the biz even though he has minimum projects. Some of his Kpop colleagues should learn from him. The Energizer Bunny is one of them.

    I know a Korean fan who likes Mr Bae and Energizer Bunny. She had a lot of good things to say about Mr Bae but none about Energizer Bunny. And she is one of the nicest people I know.

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