Shinhwa member Kim Dongwan will be making a foray into the Japanese market after his discharge from military service.
According to a notice on Kim Dongwan’s official Japanese homepage on 13th October, Kim Dongwan will be discharged from military service on 7 December and upon his discharge, he will be releasing his debut solo Japanese album at the end of the year and officially restart his showbiz career.
Kim Dongwan will be making his debut in Japan with the release of his solo album ‘KIM DONGWAN JAPAN PREMIUM BEST’ on 15 December. This album will consist of tracks previously released in Korea and one new track.
At the same time of his album release, Kim Dongwan is also kicking off a series of live performances in Japan. On 16 Dec at the Fountain Square at Ikebukuro Sunshine City, in Tokyo, Kim Dongwan will be holding a live performance to commemorate the release of his album, and he will also be holding a fanmeeting on 18 December. The tickets to his fanmeeting were all snapped up within minutes after sales channels opened, proving that his popularity has not been affected by his absence.
The notice also expressed, “As a member of one of the pioneer groups to bring Korean pop to the Japanese music scene, thus sparking off the K-pop boom, Shinhwa’s Kim Dongwan will bring the Hallyu wave to greater heights.”
Kim Dongwan enlisted for military service in November 2008, and has been serving as a public service officer at the Seodaemun District Office in Seoul.
Credits: Star News + Absolut Shinhwa