Actress Ha Ji Won is rising to become the new Hallyu queen in Japan.
The actress’s solo fan meet event was held at Tokyo’s Mielparque Hall on June 28.
Organized by her fans who wished to meet her in person, the program was themed “bridge,” which signifies the connection between Ha Ji Won and her fans, as well as he promise of crossing the ocean to meet with her fans.
Because of the fans’ positive response to the news of her coming to Japan, another fan meet event was scheduled to take place on January 2014 next year.
During the program, Ha Ji Won sang the popular Japanese song “Natsu no Tobira” of Seiko Matsuda. Her fans gave her a standing ovation after the song, moving her to tears.
She was also enthusiastic in greeting the fans through a handshake event that took place after the program, allowing her to know her fans more closely.
Her agency announced that the event was a success, factoring in that tickets for the fan meet were sold out immediately after its release. In addition, there were audience members from under age ten to those in their 80s, and they recorded that 40% of the attendees were male, an unusual occurrence during events like these.
Meanwhile, Ha Ji Won’s drama “Empress Ki” will air in Japan through broadcast network NHK on August 3.