It’s amazing what lengths fans go to to show their love and support for their favourite Hallyu star.
In conjunction with Bae Yong-joon’s 37th birthday on Aug 29, the People Who Love Bae Yong-joon fan club (PESASA) donated approximately 9.4mil won to the Lee Soo-hyun (LSH) Asia Scholarship foundation. The LSH foundation supports Asian students who are studying in Japan.
Lee Soo-hyun was a Korean studying in Japan. On Jan 26, 2001 the selfless man jumped onto the subway tracks at the Shin-Okubo Station to save a drunken Japanese who had fallen over. Lee was killed.
PESASA is a Japan-based fan club that initiated the project for their beloved BYJ. The group rounded up fans from Tokyo, Hokkaido, Aomori and Fukuoka to make the project a success. Two hundred and six BYJ fans donated to the cause, which their idol whole-heartedly supports.
This rather unique birthday present has taken BYJ by surprise. A rep from his agency is flabbergasted by the show of generosity and grateful to the fans for their contribution.