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Jang Geun-seok embarks on an Asian tour

My first reaction was, “Huh? A tour for what? Is he jumping the gun on a singing career?” But as it turns out, Jang Geun-seok is planning a three-month (March through May) promotional tour through Asia to build buzz for the Asian broadcasts of his latest drama, You’re Beautiful, as well as the Asian releases of his recent films. The drama may only have garnered mania numbers in Korea, but it has enjoyed incredible popularity online and overseas — it’s been bought for broadcasting in 17 countries.

Jang hasn’t yet participated in official activities outside of Korea and Japan, but no matter; he’s heading to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, where he will hold fanmeetings. This is in large part due to the requests of overseas fans, according to the notice posted on the SBS homepage. Jang’s management also stated that he also plans on holding fanmeetings in Thailand and the Philippines sometime this year.

Jang will also be holding a fanmeeting on January 31 at Seoul’s Olympic Hall. After his Asian tour ends, he’ll get back to work picking his next acting project.

Via Chosun.com

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OMG his's in the news again! LOVE HIS SOOO MUCH. ALSO MISS HIS TERRIBLY!

FIRST TO COMMENT YAY (^0^)

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OK.... now that i've read the article. (lol)

its cool he's going on tour..... sad that its not a European one! lol am sure he has alot of fans in this part of the world too. looking forward till he announces a new drama. and hope he dosnt take a whole year or more like lee min ho to choose another drama.

CANT WAIT! (^0^)

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Oh How I miss YB and all the actors in it. I wish he would come to Australia, but that's not going to happen. oh well I just have to go to Korea.

Missing this show so much still!!

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I rarely ever say this, but I LOVE what he's wearing in that pic!

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@langdon813 - totally agree with you. Surprised there was no dead animal looking like it was trying to choke him.

And why not the US? Huh? Well.. I suppose I understand why but still... CO can be a nice place to visit this time of year.

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Damn! Why does he have to come to a place where I can see him???! I'm an ahjumma for goodness sake! How will I explain to hubby that he will have to take care of our daughter because I will be attending a fanmeeting and squeal for a kid named Jang Geun Seuk!
Now I'm getting excited like crazy! Mother Superior, what to do? what to do?

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@ 6 anonymous - LOL! I would so do the same thing. He is a noona killer for sure!

17 countries, that is AMAZING! And he looks so good in that picture! In fact, I love all of those pictures in his 2010 calendar.

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why no INDIA why huh? why? we are NOT a part of Asia now is it? sigh there is no point to this is there...u cant hold a fan meeting for one loyal fan I guess * looks around shiftily to see if there are anymore of the Indian variety of the crazy YAB/Suki fangirl here*

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I agree with you!! Jang geun suk! Do visit India! Please!!!!!!!!

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I'm here too.....please JKS do visit India...

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why not new york D:

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@Anonymous.. thanks for the good laugh.

This reminds me of ...

"Jang Geun Suk Smile: $19.99 value for only $49.99!!!!"

Thanks for this JGS dose for the day :P

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hahaha!!! you really made my day @6 Anonymous .....i had a good laugh.... i can feel you ajjuma.... but what to do.. he is just so hot .... but just go and enjoy your day with JGS ... you're so lucky...
Why O WHY he is not coming to ATLANTA USA... we have a large Korean community here too...and we love him

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LOL
why not CALIFORNIA?
much LATINA love for him!!!

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#6's comment is way too cute. I wish he could come to Philadelphia, where I live, or Vietnam....dreaming...

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I missed me some Jang Geun-seok, like badlyyy!
I hope You're Beautiful will be a hit in other countries & receive high viewerships, something that it deserved in Korea!

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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Happy to hear!

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WAAAAAAAAA!!! In the Philippines!!! :D Can't wait!

Mga kababayan, paghandaan na natin siya!! WOOOOOOOOOOPEEEEEEE!!
Hello sa mga guestings sa iba't ibang TV stations! :P

(To my countrymen, let's all prepare for him!! WOOOOOOOOOOPEEEEEEE!!
Hello to guestings in different TV stations! :P)

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@"PIG-RABBIT"

Word! Europe. Always neglected. *pouts*

He looks good in that pic. \o/

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They seriously need a You Are Beautiful 2!! (Only with the original actors, of course) Please tell this to anyone with connections!

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How I wish he would make a stop in Jakarta... it's only an hour away from Singapore... ;P Then I would get to finally use my disguise package so no one would know this noona is totally fangirling over him... lolz...
Thanks JB for the news... :D

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Why not Hawaii? My kids will jump for joy.
We just watched esp.14 last night.

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Lol, I think he looks like a baby Van Helsing in that photo... but I actually love it!
ANYTHING is better than that drag queen stunt he attempted to pull in a time I've chosen to forget.

@8 theindiangirl: I'm Indian too, but I'm not in India... And I've noticed that when most people refer to Asia, they never include India. It seems that Asians are everybody in Asia except Indians... even though geographical maps EXPLICITLY state we belong to the same continent.... lols..
Hello JGS... North American tour? Pleeeease!

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@ the indian girl

Haha! I'm indian, actually indo-canadian because I was born and raised in Canada. I hope he comes to Canada...there are a lot of east-asians and other people of different ethnicity that would enjoy his presence.

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WOOOH, JANG GEUN-SEOK IN THE PHILIPPINES!!!
Because ABSCBN has bought the right to "You're Beautiful",
we'll be seeing him!! Wahahahaha, I have to come!!! I will have to see
my Tae-kyung!!!
JGS oppa, hwaiting!!!

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Raise both hands for North America , either NY or MA .
Oh , if that happened, I also have to find ways to explain to my hubby why I want to go to the so call "inappropriate young crush's fanmeeting" LOL LOL .
Thanks JB and everyone for bringing up a good news with laugh .

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Waiting for JGS to come to Chicago....that'll be the day. XD

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Oppa...indonesia please...

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wow! this just made my day! cant w8 to see him here in the PH..my gosh i think i have to start saving for my plane ticket..bwahahaha! so excited! ...and reading all the comments here is way to fun..LOL!

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There seems to be a lot of European fans of Asia dramas (from Taiwan Japan & Korea) in Europe. I know of several websites that originate in Spain that subtitle them to Spanish and of at least one French website. Some k-dramas have been translate to Italian and other European languages.

A few days ago, the French goverment invited the Korean hip hop trio Epik High and the girl group 4 PM to a festival they'll be having in France in a couple of months. Obviously there are many fans in Europe, yet, for some reason, it is being neglected by Korean entertainers.

You probable should contact the Korean Embassy or Consulate in your country and let them know you are interested. In Mexico, K-dramas were first made available (and provided by) to a Mexican state run TV station by the Korean Embassy, and were a huge success.

Good luck and best wishes from a latina in Southern California.

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YB's been shown here already in SoCal.

Besides the fact that it's going to be a YB promo tour so more people in those countries will watch YB, I think geography also has something to do with it. It's just easier to fly back and forth within the region. Also, I guess that fans from those countries are just more vocal of their love for JGS. Or maybe more of them joined the official FC.

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OH YES! Geun Suk...PHILIPPINES WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU!!!

<333

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CALIFORNIA BAY AREA PLEASE T____T

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@6 Anonymous. LOL!!!!!!!!! Me too!

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"he’s heading to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, ...he also plans on holding fanmeetings in Thailand and the Philippines sometime this year."

PEOPLE OF CHINA, TAIWAN, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, and THE PHILIPPINES: I hate you so much right now. OMG, I hate you so much. Koreans, I hate you too, what with your access to to Seoul’s Olympic Hall and January 31 and all that.

Thanks for the news, JB. Brought a smile to my face.

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brb dying.

i live in the philippines. :3

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@ Lumi believe it or not I was actually considering doing that...and it was JKS related emergency at tht...I somehow muddled my way through getting myself registered at his official website....but when I logged in to access stuff..there was this annoying pop up in Korean saying what Im assuming was saying access denied....I was soo ticked off at one point I actually considered storming into the Korean trade center here laptop and all demanding that they grant me access to what was rightfully mine...sigh fortunately for them and unfortunately for me the center is not anywhere near my house...so yeah they were sparred my brand of crazy fangirlness and I think India in general avoided a quote unquote diplomatic incident...

at the other Indian fangirls..yaay so nice to meet you here...guess Im not that special anymore boo hoo!

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pls come to the philippines pls!!! :((

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OMG why do these korean stars plan these tours/fanmeetings when I'M NOT THERE. I travel to Asia constantly but nothing ever happens until I leave lol. Oh well, i'll just pray for the day when Australia (Melbourne in particular) is on the list.

He looks adorwable in that pic! Please dress like this more often JGS!

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when is he going to singapore!?!

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OH GOD!!! planning to go to the philippines?? i,ll be very jelous if he do!! *super sad face!

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Interesting... let's hope JGS's management takes good care of him while on tour. All this multi-tasking can shrivel a star, even a mega star, down to exhaustion. No matter how... have fun Geun-Seok!

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@6 Anonymous. I can relate. Another ahjumma here! First drama that I watched totally online during the same time it was airing on Korean TV. It has become my all time favorite! Love the cast and the music. Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye's chemistry on screen and off, is undeniable and special.

Give the fans and extra special treat: JGS and PSH should make this a joint effort and travel together to meet their YAB fans!! So JGS...bring PSH along with you (yeah)! Finding love is something to rejoice about and not hide or feel awkward about! Fans would love to hear that you fell in love. Life sometime does imitate art!

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really great news!

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U noe what he should do?
An AMERICAN tourrrr!!!
I will definitely be there for every single one of theeeemmm!! <3

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If he is going to China, I am sooo there. Hopefully he'll be there the same days I'm visiting China...

You know, I keep thinking how I have a similar gray cardigan and leather jacket and are those harem pants? Yeah, I have that same outfit... Noticing this trend of "channeling hipster girl" fashion going on...

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Waaah! Please make sure to come in our beauty land, PHILIPPINES. If ever, please make a visit here in CEBU CITY, I'll do everything just to SEE YOU Oppa! Kyaaaa! :-)

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@6 - lol. Me too. But at this point, my hubs is so use to my inapproriate crushes that he'll just give in, just like he did w/my YB dvd purchase.

@42 - if PSH were to be there with him. I would be on a flight to Asia because I HAVE to see THAT chemistry in person. And if it's all 4 ANJells...then it'll be over the top for me. I have so much affection for all 4 kids...such great chemistry.

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if A.N.Jell members join any of the destination,i'll definitely skip my class and fly there,without doubts...haha

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So excited!!

I wonder if Singapore is one of the 17 countries? It must be if not he won't be coming here right?!! =D

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He looks so cute!!! too bad he's not going to come to albany, ny....

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