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Boy band changes name F4 into JVKV

Famous Taiwan boy band F4 has to abandon their name. They are now
called JVKV instead.

Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Chu and Vanness Wu became famous during one
night in 2001, thanks to the release of a TV series named Meteor
Garden. And the name of their group F4 just came from the roles they
played in that series.

However, the name F4 was permitted by the Japanese publisher of Hana
Yori Dango or Boys over Flowers, and now Japan has required that the
name no longer be used.

Angie Chai, the dramas producer, said they had no choice but to change
the group's name. JVKV coming from the first letter of the four boys
English name, is going to take place of F4 in all the occasions in the
future.

After Meteor Garden, the four boys have been seeking to develop
careers in both acting and music - together as well as setely.

In 2001, they signed a record deal as F4 with Sony, and since then,
have released two albums.
Each mr has also produced solo works already. Vocabulary: Meteor Garden

However, F4 rejected the new name.

Translated by: wowo818 of kenforever
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Source: http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/4b53b92701000au9
translated by michi of only f4
only translated parts relating to JVKV

Thankful towards all the fans who flew to Taiwan to support the event.
As this event was organised together with Japan n Korea tourism board,
there were restrictions towards non Japanese and Korea fans.
Although we managed to get hold of some tickets for other overseas
fans, but we are sorry for the last minute confirmation.
For the future events, we will take note and make proper arrangements
for fans from all the various countries.

After the Taiwan events, i'll be in Beijing for the next few days.
Meeting up with a few directors, production companies.

VanNess will attend Hua Shan Hospital 100 yrs event in May
Venue will be at Shanghai Da Ju Yuan.
Other details to be confirm.
As for China album promotions, will let u all know once it's confirm

Wishing everyone in China a Happy Golden Week holiday.
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Boy band changes name F4 into JVKV
By Vivien Wang (Chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2007-04-29 17:27

Famous Taiwan boy band F4 has to abandon their name. They are now called "JVKV" instead.
Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Chu and Vanness Wu became famous during one night in 2001, thanks to the release of a TV series named "Meteor Garden". And the name of their group "F4" just came from the roles they played in that series.

However, the name F4 was permitted by the Japanese publisher of "Hana Yori Dango" or "Boys over Flowers", and now Japan has required that the name no longer be used.

Angie Chai, the drama's producer, said they had no choice but to change the group's name. JVKV coming from the first letter of the each boy's English name, is going to take place of F4 in all the occasions in the future.

After "Meteor Garden," the four boys have been seeking to develop careers in both acting and music - together as well as separately.

In 2001, they signed a record deal as F4 with Sony, and since then, have released two albums.

Each member has also produced solo works already.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/lifestyle/2007-04/29/content_863824.htm

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F4? Now JVKV!

2007-04-29 13:50:42 CRIENGLISH.com
http://english.cri.cn/mmsource/images/2007/04/29/ent_f4_0429.jpg

Taiwan boy band F4 (right to left): Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Chu and Vanness Wu. The group have renamed themselves JVKV.
[File Photo: pp258.com]

Fans of Taiwan boy band F4 pay attention: your idols have abandoned their name. They now want you to scream "JVKV" instead.

The group's new name is combination of the first letters from each member's English name.

Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Chu and Vanness Wu became extremely sought-after throughout Asia in 2001, following the release of the TV series "Meteor Garden," in which the four young heartthrobs play a group called the "Flower Four."

Angie Chai, the drama's producer, explains that the use of the name F4 was permitted by the Japanese publisher of "Hana Yori Dango," or "Boys over Flowers," the comic book the drama was based on. However, Japan has adapted their own version and now the publisher hopes the name of F4 will no longer be used in unofficial "Hana"-related contexts.

She has acknowledged that changing the band's name is not going to be easy, as "F4" has become deeply rooted in fans' hearts.

After "Meteor Garden," the four boys have been seeking to develop careers in both acting and music - together as well as separately.

In 2001, they signed a record deal as F4 with Sony, and since then, have released two albums.

Each member has also produced solo works already.

Source: http://english.cri.cn/3086/2007/04/29/1261@221779.htm
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[5/02 News] F4 found new name JVKV sounds awkward

JVKV sounds awkward, F4 retrieve their original name on Reunion

Source: TW Apple Daily
Date: May 2, 2007
Reported from Taipei by: Chen You Ying, Hong Shu Jie, Yu Ruo Fei

Recently, F4 changed their name to "JVKV". However this new name is only for the endorsement events organized by the Tourist Bureau. Learned about their new name, the four baffled in laughs and found it sounds awkward. In future, when they introduce themselves, they will still say, "Hello, everyone! We are F4!"

"JVKV" is taken from the initials of their English names, "Jerry" Yan Cheng Xu, "Vanness" Wu Jian Hao, "Ken" Chu Xiao Tian and "Vic" Zhou Yu Ming. It ranks in accordance to their ages. This new name was used on the International Fans Meeting held in Taiwan on April 22, 2007. Nevertheless, "JVKV" was not in use other than adapted on their peripheral products. The four still call themselves as F4. Besides, it was heard that Vic's fans discontented with the ranking. From their viewpoint, the second V should represent Vic to be in line with his popularity. It should not be Vanness.

Mike He went to commemorate Beatrice Xu

Vic's manager Wang Yi Xuan expressed, JVKV will only be used on occasions when they appear together. Most of the time, four of them will usually have their individual events, so ranking should not become an issue. Vanness Wu's manager Zhou Jun Yi indicated that their order to come on stage were always determined by their ages. What if fans disagree with the ranks? He replied, "Every one of them is of vital importance to us." Couple days ago, someone reported on BBS forum (telnet://ptt.cc) that Vic went to Fu Tian to commemorate his ex-lover, Beatrice Xu (Xu Wei Lun) but Vic denied. Yesterday, it got clarified that the person was not Vic. It was Mike He who went to commemorate on Qing Ming Festival.

Translated by: weiwei

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