Red carpet video at the opening event of the 2010 Okinawa International Movie Festival. To be frank I can’t recognise most of the celebrities; the only one I know is Okinawa born pop star Namie Amuro (0:50-1:00)…
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Japanese music video of Kirari (キラリ☆, Sparkling), debut song from young teenage pop group Tokyo Girls’ Style…
This might look a bit freakish for those who are not familiar with J-pop. Most of Japanese pop groups would debut at really young age; the real age of TGS members is not officially revealed, but it’s believed to be around 12 in average.
[Update] The girl’s name is Kim Yeo-hee, who made her debut as a singer a few months after this video was released. Not sure if she inked the record deal because of the video, or that it’s a pre-planned marketing gimmick instead.
Korean actor Choi Jin-young, 39, was found dead on March 29 in an apparent suicide. Her actress-sister, Choi Jin-shil, also committed suicide in October 2008.
I’m feeling terribly sorry for the mother who lost two kids to the tragic cause in such short span, and I’m also sad for the two children of Choi Jin-shil who were taken care of by their uncle after their mother’s death.
It’s revealed that Choi Jin-young had been battling depression and sunk into a prolonged spell following his sister’s death [via Dramabeans].
While strongly against suicide, I’m understanding a bit more about depression these days, and it’s something that need to be dealt with seriously. The Korean society need to be more alert on the issue, take active steps to help those who are depressed, and fight against the high suicide rates.
Rest in peace Choi Jin-young. Condolences to his family and friends.