Joo Jin-mo has held his first fan meeting in Japan, according to his agency JM Company on Tuesday.
A press release by JM stated that Joo met with some 2,000 of his fans at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo yesterday evening, also the actor’s first fan meet-and-greet overseas.
At the event, Joo spoke of his pains and happiness during a Q&A session with fans, as well as singing for them and read them a self-written letter.
He also made coffee for his fans, a skill he acquired while working on a historical film tentatively titled “Coffee” where he will appear as a brilliant swindler.
The movie will also star actress Kim So-yeon who will play Korea’s first barista woman in the 19th century.
Despite not having carried out any activities in Japan, Joo, 36, made his name known in Japan through TV dramas “Fashion 70s” (SBS, 2005) and films “200 Pound Beauty” (2006) and “A Frozen Flower” (2008), the latter project for which he won the award for best male actor at Baeksang Arts Awards in 2009.
Born Park Jin-tae, Joo has appeared in other numerous films and dramas including “Queen of The Game” (SBS, 2006) as well as films “A Better Tomorrow” (2010) “A Love” (2007), “Puzzle” (2006) Liar (2004) and “The Warriors” (2001).
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