Credits: Yakumocri (translate to Chinese)/SukNational HongKong weibo
Source: sisakorea.kr /NightFlight@twitter
English translation: Sarah Ye
Jang Keun Suk, A Patriotic Hallyu Star
Recently, a big Japanese Company chose a Korean Company to manufacture Jang Keun Suk products. This Japanese Company has signed contract with Jang Keun Suk and planed to make “Jang Keun Suk Products”. Many Hallyu Stars’ products are signed with Japanese companies to make, but to reduce the cost, actually most of the products are made in China or South East Asian Countries.
When Jang Keun Suk was having meeting with the Japanese Company, he said:”Even this means to increase the cost, I still want that my products are manufactured in Korea.” The Japanese company accepted his request. They signed contract with a Korean company. This impressive story of Jang Keun Suk has been well spread in the business field.
The Korean manufacturer said: “We have been operated for so many years and we have made lots of Hallyu Stars’ products. But recently, due to the companies try to reduce the cost, it is hard to get new contract. So when we got order from the Japanese company, we were really surprised. We are thankful to Mr. Jang Keun Suk’s careful consideration.
Jang Keun Suk’s agent said: “This is nothing special, we have known the facts, Jang Keun Suke just did what he should do as a Korean Actor.”
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29 thoughts on “[article] Jang Keun Suk, A Patriotic Hallyu Star”
This one is much better than mine…Thanks for the translation
Thanks for sharing this. Sukkie really loves his country and his people. In this realistic world where people are talking about making money and getting their businesses profitable, Sukkie never forgets to “give back” and contribute back to his own country!
The more I appreciated Sukkie for this. Hopefully his countrymen who are so anti on him and kept hovering on negative things would see the many good aspects of this boy. And this is one of the many good examples of this kid.
Yes.. he is always thinking of his fellow country people & his beloved country… even in Japan SMAPxSMAP show, he still talk about his favourite Kimchi soup from his mum.. his recent generous USD $1 million donation to Hanyang university to setup scholarship for his fellow juniors, singing for community events & donating to local charities for proceeds from charities events organised despite his busy schedule… all these really show a good son of Korea… hope to see more from Korea will treasure him ^_^
This one is much better than mine…^^ Thanks for the retranslation…He’s quite a great guy in many ways. So proud of him.
I don’t know what happened to my first comment..ㅠㅠ
Anyway, just want to say thank you for great retranslation. This one is much better than mine. Sukki is such a great guy in many ways. I’m so proud of him..
Thanks Night Flight for your providing this information. Sorry, sometimes some comments got pending for some reason which I don’t know :(, I just approved yours. So you should be able to see all your comments :). Thanks again and also thank you for visiting our blog and make comment.
Hope the article will change the mind set of the Korean. He shld be loved by all especially the people in his homeland. As the saying goes there always sunshine after the rain… So it just a matter of time 🙂
Very touching story… I haven’t read it until now. This is one of the reasons why we love him badly T_T
Thanks for sharing, Sarah.
Always so proud of him. Each and every time, he never fails to validate why we come to love him so much.
Actually, thinking back about it, he always does his best to promote and represent Korea. Even in Japan, his endorsements are mostly things that would bring benefit to his country. He spreads the love for makkoli drink. Chocolate and gums are from Lotte company. Nature Republic also Korean product. Hope one day Korean society would see what a beautiful soul he has and appreciate him as much (if not more) as international circle does.
Jang Keun Suk, always fighting!! I’m so proud and happy to follow and support you~
Sis Sarah, Thanks so much for posting this great article here. I read this article posted earlier on the ECI. While reading this article, I feel so much for him…… because I had posted my comment earlier on other thread, why Sukkie does not receive much love from his people like other actors of his generation do. I felt Sukkie is so under depreciated or overlooked by his people. But….this article is proof enough to solidify how great and patriotic a person Sukkie is. JKS is just so special; he is truly a national gem in Korea. Korea is so lucky country to have him.
This article make my heart fills with joy, happiness, and…. this goodness feeling inside my heart….I can’t describe in words. I am so proud to be Jang Keun Suk’s fan.
Sukkie always stays true to his roots by being himself… does things with sincere heart. This article speaks volume ….JKS is proud being Korean, Korean Actor and always promotes Korea in whatever ways he can. BRAVO!!! My head bow to you, Sukkie.
That is the reason why I like our Prince. He’s got my respect, love and loyalty.
i’ve been interested of several korean actors before but i have never seen actor like Jang Keun Suk in my whole life..really..he make me to loving him badly but at the same time i’m in high regard and respecting him..
I thought i’m not mistaken choosing him as my idol,no regret at all, it’s honored to be your fans.. <>
That’s my prince !!!! He’s trully beauty inside and out. Love you Sukkie ^^
I read several worried comment about Korean people depreciating Sukki…But he’s still the most expensive actor and many directors want to work with him. He started his career quite early, so many people think they know him and they just treat him like their little bro or something. And you have to know Korea is so competitive society in every aspect, especially in the entertainment field. Sukki built his own company at the age of 22(in korean age) and has earned huge success abroad without any help from a big entertainment company. He’s the only one in that field to accomplish that kind of success. Early success, fortune and too many talents always company jealousy from competitors and their companies. But Our prince has his own freedom instead of having strong protection wall from a big company…I like it.
NightFlight, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here. Yeah, sometimes we are over reacted a little when it comes to Sukkie’s popularity in Korea because we read so many unfair news related to him. We couldn’t help sometimes wondering why it’s always that ways in Korea..but in other countries JKS is well loved. True, not all people can love him. All said and done….Korea is JKS’ root and Korean Eels are loyally GREAT!!!
Hmm, it’s complicated thing. This kind of beautiful episode of JKS rarely come on the main page of websites in Korea. As a korean, I feel shame about that. I can’t explain it with just one reason. But that’s the thing our prince and we eels deal with together. Most of JKS’s antis are fans of other stars. I have a lot of things to say, but it’s open community. One sure thing is that tough times and adversity will make JKS stronger and wiser~!!!
@NightFlight,really ur a Korean Eel,,hello dear!! I want to thank u and the rest of ur sister eel for taking godd care of our Prince!! We have a exclusive account in Facebook,if u want u can join us!! We’re dying to have a Korean Eel sister!!
He always impresses me. I am so proud to be his fan. I love his acting, his beautiful looks but his character is the one that attracted me the most. He may have some flaws but there are so many good things about him that i really need to learn from him. I really hope Korea will learn to appreciate him more.
Truly a man all should look up to. I am amazed everytime. He just loves Korea so much and often times I don’t understand why Korea cannot love him as much in return. Nevertheless, I know there will be a day that Korea will realize his worth and will love him more than Sukkie expects. And this is what I have been saying over and over again to those who ask why we love him this much… his brilliance as an actor and his gorgeous looks is just second to his ONE OF A KIND PERSONALITY AND BIG HEART. This is what makes me proud to be an eel.
I pray for the day that Korea will be proud they have someone like JANG KEUN SUK like the whole world does and thank them to produce someone like him. I will be forever an Eel and never turn my back on Sukkie. This he can be assured of me. ^__^
JKS is truly a gem of Korea.. So proud that he is the actor i adore.. his personality is the most awesome things in him..
This was spamming my twitter this morning. Didnt want to share it until sis Meg did. And agreee, I think eels are the most special fans out of all kactorss. SERIOUSLY! Being an eel for almost a year got me to realize, we aren’t really fans but more like guardians or friends to him. Not like other fans of k-actors, they support their projects and entertainment doings,, but WE support jang Keun suk’s life!!
Gabby…that’s exactly how I feel. I love your quote “Not like other fans of k-actors, they support their projects and entertainment doings, but WE support jang Keun suk’s life!!”. This quote sums up all the factors why we (EELs) spent so much of our precious times doing things for him, translating, FMVs, hand-make gifts, writing encouraging poems and thoughts, giving donations, voting day and night so he can get an award…and so much more I couldn’t count. And we do all these things because we love him, the REAL him, the life of him!!!
I feel I wanted to protect him when I have no power to do so when JKS got criticize unfairly. That’s also why I always ignored his sometimes weird hairdos or outfits because I look at him as a person on inside. I feel protective of him as he is my little brother when the fact he is a mega Korean super star and far above my status. So being a loyal good eel is all I can be for him.
That ‘s our princejks..truly impressed and touched by his actions..I am always supporting him as a person who earns our respect..as long he don’t harm anyone or himself..jks is just doing what he likes..entertainment..his profession ..for such a young age..whatever sacrifices he had made for his success..we seriously cannot take him for granted..I love him for sharing his life with us as not many people can do it..so grateful that I’ ve get to know this young talented Korean superstar..keep up the good job princejks but never neglect your own health..stay happy and healthy for ur fans and your family..always supporting and love princejks ;-D
thanks for sharing this. everything that i want to say has already been said. i just hope that in the future, Koreans will get to appreciate this young lad who has a very big heart and who never forgets where he is from.
Hi, Sorry so long have not post anything but I always visit this blog for the update of Prince JKS. So glad he get a lot of love from eels all over the world. I just saw a latest new that our Prince Is involve in an accident but that he’s ok. That MJ and Gusama are also with him. Can anyone clarify this. Is it true?
I am so touched to read this articles. A guy with a beautiful heart is more impotant than the look. External beauty is temporary but internal is everlasting. I pray all the best for you. Nothing is more important than your happiness. Keep smiling. All eels are here to support.
Makes me more proud to be an eel!!! Never regretted the day that i loved him! 🙂 And he never fails to touch my heart with all the things he do… I’m really, really proud of you!
who cannot love, or learn to love, this person?..that despite having experienced negative publicity, stands on his values and beliefs, head unbowed..
one thing’s for sure, you cannot pretend to patronize something just for the sake of acting or garnering praises..it stems from within. JKS has loved his country deeply and is wise enough to prove that nationalism from his simple daily living to his advertisements and other projects.
~glad that I have come to know such a rare person.