Kim Hyun Joong left on July 2 to Japan for his 2nd Japan single, HEAT release on July 4. When he arrived at the airport, there were more than 1,000 fans waiting for him.
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On July 3, Kim Hyun Joong held his fan hand-shaking event at the Tokyo Venus Fort with 5,000 of his fans. This special event was held to commemorate his official release of his 2nd single.
Many fans camped out overnight to meet Kim Hyun Joong. This showed Kim Hyun Joong's popularity in Japan.
The hand-shaking event was originally only for selected fans who purchased his album, however, Kim Hyun Joong personally met the outdoor plaza owner and said that he would like to shake every fan's hand that attended this event. This small gesture melted the heart's of the fans.
At 2 PM, Kim Hyun Joong entered the plaza where 5,000 fans screamed his name. Kim Hyun Joong, in turn, smiled to his fans and thanked them for coming. His fan service was over the top with him shaking everyone's hand.
On this day, the weather was very hot and rain had started to pour as well. Kim Hyun Joong thanked his fans for coming to this event, regardless of the weather. He gave all his fans cold drinks as another small gesture of thanks.
Kim Hyun Joong's 2nd single album, HEAT was released on July 4 and will be releasing 5 different versions of the album. On the Japan Tower Records Daily Sales Ranking Chart, all of his songs have ranked from 1-5 on the charts. Also, on Japan's top album sales site, HMV, Kim Hyun Joong's album reservations have all been taken. Kim Hyun Joong's new album seems to be a big hit in Japan.
Kim Hyun Joong will continue to stay in Japan and appear on TV shows and interviews.