U-Kiss is continuously hinting that it has big plans for Japan next
year. A rep from U-Kiss’ agency recently told enews, “Avex, the group’s
management company in Japan, chose U-Kiss as the next group which will
lead the Korean wave, and is pitching a strong marketing strategy.”
The rep also added, “Please look forward to next year.”Avex is Japan’s
largest management company, and manages many other hallyu stars such as
BoA, Super Junior, TVXQ and GD&TOP. Other popular Japanese artists
such as Hamasaki Ayumi and Koda Kumi are also managed by Avex.
made its official Japan debut in June with the help of Avex. The group
released a licensed version of its Korean album in August, and plans
to follow it up with its debut single on December 14, titled Tick Tack.
recently finished filming the single’s music video in Korea, and the
preview for the video was recently released in Japan to a warm welcome
by the group’s fans.
The preview shows the members in chic suits,
dancing in front of a large clock to emphasize their strict image. An
official from the group’s agency, NH Media, said, “The Japanese staff
made a chic and splendid video.”The official also stated, “Not only
does U-Kiss have plans for a new song, but it also has many other plans
for next year. They will be even better than before. Please look
forward to it.”
U-Kiss will be leaving for Japan at the end of
November for promotion, and will come back a month later, near the end
U-Kiss members Dong Ho and Eli showed at the
Korea-China Concert, aired on KBS1 on November 20, that they have great
skill in foreign languages, making it ever more likely that the group
will be successful overseas. Because the two attended schools in China,
they are fluent in Chinese.
On November 21st, the idol wrapped up a day of shooting on set when
he felt sudden pain around his lower back area. After going to the
hospital, he discovered that he had cracked his tailbone. The injury was
treated, but he’s still feeling pain and was told he needed sufficient
time to rest and recover.
The injury brought a wave of concern for the group’s promotions
schedule, as they’re currently slated to make their Japanese debut on
December 14th with the single, “Tick Tack“.
On November 24th, NH Media stated, “We are working hard to make sure that the injury will not affect U-Kiss' Japanese promotions.”
At this time, Dongho is said to be having difficulty performing the intense choreography set for U-Kiss’ upcoming debut.