The popularity of Korean actor Bae Yong Joon, 38, shows no signs of abating with 4,000 fans greeting him upon his arrival at Haneda airport on Sunday. Bae, affectionately known as Yon-sama in Japan, arrived at Haneda's new international terminal at around 11 a.m. for his first visit to Japan in 14 months.
The first fans showed up on Saturday morning. By Saturday night, more than 100 people were waiting. The rest swarmed the airport early Sunday morning. A roar burst forth from the crowd of mostly middle-aged Japanese women when Yon-sama finally appeared in the arrival lobby. It took him about 5 minutes to walk along the 100-meter concourse, as he stopped to accept flowers and greet fans.
Bae is in Japan to take part in the "Message! to Asia" event at Tokyo Dome on Dec 14.© Japan Today