Last month we reported that U-Kiss, who recently signed on with Japanese agency Avex Entertainment, would be spending the next three months preparing for promotions in Japan.
U-Kiss will be holding fan meetings in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka prior to the release of their Japanese debut album. The group released their mini-album "Bran New KISS" this spring in Korea; it will be released in Japan on August 24 in preparation for a Japanese single to be released in the winter.
The fan meetings, the group's first official activities in Japan, are scheduled to have live performances, special videos, and talks. The schedule is as follows:
- July 18: Zepp Tokyo
- July 24: Zepp Nagoya
- July 30: Zepp Osaka
There will be two events, one at 2:30 PM and one at 6:30 PM, for each day and location. Fans who are interested in going can apply for tickets on U-Kiss' official Japanese website.
In addition, on July 19 at Osaka Melpark Hall and July 21 at Tokyo Suginami Public Hall, U-Kiss's Dongho, Hoon, and Eli will be holding a "U-Kiss Dongho Talk Show and 'My Black Mini Dress' Preview K-Movie's New Wave Showcase Vol. 1." Fans who would like go to the showcase can pre-reserve tickets through a lottery system via Pia starting July 9.
Meanwhile the group has been living together in Osaka since the beginning of June. In an interview with Sankei Sports, Soohyun said, "Osaka is really kind, like Korea. It's a privilege to be able to live here enjoyably. The food is also good." The members have particularly taken to takoyaki, a Japanese food from the Kansai area (which includes Osaka) and is a round octopus dumpling-type food.
Each of them has also been taking Japanese lessons daily. Eli said that they enjoy practicing their Japanese with the takoyaki shop owner in Doutonbori (a popular shopping district in Osaka).
Additionally, Dongho, who likes baseball, would like to see the Koshien Japanese high school baseball tournament and see the baseball dome, since Korea does not have any baseball domes.
A DVD with clips of U-Kiss' lives in Japan will be included on their Japanese album that is coming out on August 24.
What do you think about the start of U-Kiss' Japanese activities?
Credits: Kissme4Ukiss + Ticket Pia and Sankei Sports + Koreaboo