Actor Jang Dong-gun, who held his first fan meeting in Japan in Tokyo on March 8, visited Nagoya the following day, where he participated in a cosmetics advertising event.
Five hundred lucky Japanese fans of the top hallyu star who were chosen from some 22,000 applicants attended the event, which advertised the products of the Korean cosmetics brand Missa.
The Junichi Sports reported March 10 that Jang currently advertises Missa’s products and that the event marked the opening of Missa’s first store in Nagoya.
Visiting Nagoya for the first time, Jang said the city impressed him with its spacious and clean streets.
Of the 500 fans who participated in the event, 15 were chosen to take commemorative photos with the actor while another 50 received his autograph. Sources say that those who were not lucky enough to be chosen screamed and sighed out of jealousy looking at their lucky peers, who were given a rare chance to pose for cameras arm in arm with Jang or looking into his eyes.
One lucky participant from Osaka said she was so nervous when taking photos with Jang that she trembled and that she felt rewarded for having visited Missa’s store every day to apply for the event. Some of the actor’s Japanese fans stood in line from dawn to apply for the event.
Jang flew to Japan on March 7 along with actor Hyun Bin, who is managed by the same agency as Jang. He held a fan meeting in Budokan on March 8 and returned to Korea after participating in another cosmetics event in Tokyo on March 10.