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Thousands turn out for Lee Min-ho's fan meeting in Japan

2014/10/14 11:16

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Yonhap) -- Thousands of Japanese fans showed up at a massive Tokyo venue earlier this week to watch South Korean actor and singer Lee Min-ho perform his latest album, Lee's agency said Tuesday.

At the fan meeting held on Sunday and Monday, the "Boys over Flowers" star sang tracks from his latest album "Song for You" and the theme song of "The Heirs," a South Korean drama starring him, Starhouse Entertainment said. "Song for You" topped Japan's Oricon charts upon its release last Thursday.

About 10,000 fans turned up despite inclement weather caused by Typhoon Vongfong, the strongest storm to hit Japan this year, the agency said, adding some fans even danced and sang along to his songs and chanted "Lee Min-ho" throughout the evening.

The concerts featured a collaboration between Lee and the Korean-American rock band Royal Pirates and the screening of a video that presented the behind the scenes of making his album.

"I wanted my album to show why I wanted to sing and be something that would make my concerts memorable to my fans," Lee said. "I prepared this album to return the love my fans have shown me, but I feel like it went the other way around."

  South Korean actor and singer Lee Min-ho (Yonhap) South Korean actor and singer Lee Min-ho (Yonhap)

The fan meeting in Japan was the second leg of his global tour, dubbed "Re:Min-ho," which will later take him to China, Singapore, Korea and other destinations.

The 27-year-old had embarked on the tour with inaugural concerts in Beijing earlier this month.

Lee shot to stardom for his leading role in the South Korean soap series "Boys Over Flowers" in 2009. He is also famed for his leading roles in such dramas as "City Hunter" (2011) and "The Heirs" (2013). He will star in an upcoming film, "Gangnam Blues," his first leading role on the big screen.

sojungpark@yna.co.kr

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