As we all know, JYJ are facing another problem regarding their Japanese activities. We had previously announced that the trio will be going to hold a charity event in Japan, yet Avex Entertainment current make holds about the event and so the trio had finally decided to take legal actions about it.
CJESâ€™s Mr. Baek Chang Joo had recently posted on their companyâ€™s webpage that reads, â€œWe thank you for showing us your continued support last year with JYJâ€™s world wide album and promotion, despite the fact that our contract with Avex was suspended and we could not promote in Japan. When Japan was in sorrow after an earthquake hit eastern Japan, JYJ grieved with you as if we were a member of your family. We planned a charity concert in order to help Japanâ€™s recovery and to show gratitude for your love. Although we started out with a good intent, there have been external pressures against us, such as concert hall bookings being cancelled. We are sorry to worry our fans who have already purchased the tickets for the show and are waiting patiently. While we thought about cancelling the concert as we might not be able to put on our best performance for our Japanese fans that have been waiting so long for JYJâ€™s performance, we have decided to keep the promise we made with our fans who waited in patience. We are pressing on. We would like our Japanese fans to understand this concert, not just as a one time event, but as the starting signal for JYJâ€™s Japanese promotion. Our stage might be a bit lacking, but please have faith in our sincerity and continue showing us your support. JYJ will not bend to such pressures in future and will visit wherever we can to perform for our Japanese fans. I too, will personally wage my everything in order for JYJ to play their music and share their stories with our Japanese fans to thank for your support. Japanese fans of JYJ please continue your support for us as you have done all along. We can, because there is faith.â€
On the other hand, there is an inside source who had stated, â€œAvex claims that they have the rights, but they suspended the contract one-sidedly. They continue making profits off of JYJ through DVD sales and such, but really, theyâ€™re stopping JYJ from performing in Japan. Contract with Avex was something completely unrelated to the one with SM Entertainment, and theyâ€™re interrupting JYJâ€™s promotion at the same time that JYJ is taking legal actions to void their contract with SM. I do not think this is fair.â€ Please stay tuned for the statement coming from the Avex Entertainment.