Top hallyu star Bae Yong-joon cut short his stay in Japan and returned home earlier than scheduled due to a sudden deterioration in his health, his agency BOF said.
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Actor Bae Yong-joon, known as “Yonsama” among Japanese fans, proved that he still has the power to keep the popularity of Korean pop culture alive. He was the star who helped trigger the Korean wave or “hallyu.” He also showcased a possibility that hallyu can be broadened to the realm of tourism and food.
Residents of Hong Kong selected actress Song Hye-kyo as their favorite Korean star.
Song topped the popularity ranking in a survey conducted on 1,145 Hong Kong citizens at the International Travel Expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from June 11 to 14, according to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Tuesday.
Two stars of “Winter Sonata,” Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo, will be in Japan together this fall. The first-generation hallyu stars will be in the Tokyo Dome to promote “Winter Sonata – Another Story,” a 26-part animation show dubbed with their voices. This is the first time that Bae and Choi will participate in the same event since their drama was broadcast in 2002.