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Int’l Sporting Events and Presidential Inaugurations? JYJ is Busy These Days

Int’l Sporting Events and Presidential Inaugurations? JYJ is Busy These Days
Image: CJes Entertainment

By Corynn Smith | February 19, 2013

They may not be able to perform on Inkigayo or Music Core, but it’s not like JYJ‘s been doing nothing these days.  Jaejoong, Junsu, and Yoochun, in addition to their busy solo schedules, will serve as honorary ambassadors for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, the largest sporting event held by the Olympic Council of Asia.

Image: Olympic Council of Asia

This isn’t the trio’s first ambassadorial gig, though:  they were appointed as ambassadors to the G20 Summit in 2010, PR ambassadors to the United Nations in 2011, and PR ambassadors to the Nuclear Security Summit in 2012. JYJ will be inaugurated into their position as the face of the Games on February 20th, with the actual event running from September 19 to October 14 2014.

Speaking of inaugurations — did we mention that they will also headline alongside PSY at the 18th South Korea Presidential Inauguration on February 25? JYJ will celebrate the incoming president Park Geun Hye by performing a remixed throwback: Seo Taiji & Boys‘ “I Know.”

JYJ is still suffering through the effects of the media ban they were under during the infamous SM Entertainment contract lawsuit, but, as evidenced in the latest of several high-profile appointments, that hasn’t stopped the trio from making their long-awaited return through other means.

Could it be that we’re seeing the light at the end of the JYJ media blackout tunnel? Or should we not get our hopes up so soon?


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