Hallyu star Kim Hyun-joong made a secret donation towards helping the needy in Korea and Japan.

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Hallyu star Kim Hyun-joong made a secret donation towards helping the needy in Korea and Japan.

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Singer Kim Hun-joong made a donation of 150 million won ($129,515) toward helping the needy in Korea and Japan last month.
According to the entertainer’s agency on Dec.26, Kim made the donations prior to departing for his tour of Japan.
“Kim made a private donation of 150 million won toward the needy in Japan and Korea. Fifty million won went to the Korean Red Cross, 50 million won went to the Love Coal organization, which delivers coal briquettes to the needy, and the remaining 50 million won went to helping the survivors of the Japanese earthquake.”

The agency stated that the donation was made without the star consulting the agency. Kim was hesitant about the public finding out about his good works and wanted to donate anonymously.
The K-pop star let only his manager know of his generous donations and expressed his desire for his actions to remain under the radar.

This year the singer remained in the spotlight for the release of two mini-albums, “Break Down” and “Lucky.” On Jan. 21 Kim will host the “2012 Kim Hyun-joong Fan Meeting in Seoul” during which he aims to greet some 6,000 fans.

By Carla Sunwoo [carlasunwoo@joongang.co.kr]

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