Japan entertainment conglomerate company, Yoshimoto Kogyo, has chosen to sign a contract with Korean male group, MYNAME.
For the first time in its 100-years history, Yoshimoto Kogyo has selected promote a Korean artist. Despite that MYNAME has not made their debut in Japan officially, they are getting exceptional treatment.
Yoshimoto Kogyo is the largest entertainment company with over 1,000 performers under its wing, in addition to having the longest history as a company among Japanese entertainment companies.
They are also not only in the entertainment business, but have their hands in television, theater production, distribution, performance, and amusement park business, and are also responsible for the International Film Festival in Okinawa.
It was also reported that MYNAME visited the Yoshimoto Kogyo headquarters last month, in which the employees there gave them a warm welcome. The chairman of the Yoshimoto Kogyo personally welcomed them, encouraging and cheering them at the recording studio.
MYNAME is the first Korean artist in 100 years that Yoshimoto Kogyo will be promoting in Japan. The group is set to make their comeback in South Korea first before heading to Japan for promotions. Currently, a coordination between both sides are being planned.
According to an agency official from H2 Media, current plans are for MYNAME to make their Japanese debut in July.
MYNAME's Japanese website
was already revealed in February, where it was announced that they would hold a special "White-day Premium Fan Event" in Japan in March.
Meanwhile, MYNAME will release their 1st single in June
and will have their 1st video teaser released on May 21st
OMG Congrats bbs! I hope this means they'll be relevant enough for a tag on omona!