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Bae Yong-joon, a star among Hallyu stars

2006/01/10 | 142 views | Permalink | Source

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A star among Hallyu stars, actor Bae Yong-joon earned 25 billion won with his photo book in Japan.

Bae's agency BOF said that 200,000 copies of his photo book "The Image Vol. One" were sold until Dec. of last year, which are 25 billion won profit. This is more than three times of actor Jang Dong-gun's profit 6.88 billion won that was known to the public.

Yonsama, Bae's nickname in Japan, has been a sensation in Japan with his TV drama "Winter Sonata" hit. Japanese middle-aged women were crazy about the male character, Joon-sang, in "Winter Sonata," therefore; his photo book was hit as well.

Bae's popularity is expected to go on in 2006. The calendar with his photos ranks the first in Japanese portal site Internet shopping mall "Big Globe Store." The second ranking the calendar sale, actor Lee Byung-hun, follows Bae.

One of the most profitable Hallyu star Bae said he felt the responsibility and duty for his popularity. Not only Bae's Korean fans but also Japanese fans are watching for his activities in 2006.

The Source : Koreacontent News Team

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