[TRANS] 100415 Tohoshinki’s 3 Members Form A New Unit In Japan; SME Expresses This As “Regrettable”

After announcing a halt on all Japan activities from the 3rd of this month, 5-man dance vocal group Tohoshinki’s Jaejoong, Junsu and Yoochun have announced on the 14th that they will be forming a new unit. The 3 of them have signed a new contract with Avex Management, and will start activities in Japan.

The new unit, whose name is currently not confirmed, will be performing on the 5th and 6th of June at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka and on the 12th and 13th at Tokyo dome, with the event titled “Thanksgiving live in Dome”

As for the Korean Media, after news about the new unit broke, a representative of SM Entertainment said that as the exclusive contracts are still valid, to have such irresponsible and rash behavior without considering the lawsuit is “regrettable”.

The 3 members in the new unit had disputed their unfair contract in July last year, suing the company that they have been with since their debut, SM Entertainment. In October of the same year, the court ruled for the injunction of contract terms*, effectively halting their exclusive contract.

Meanwhile, on the 14th of this month, SM Entertainment filed a lawsuit against the 3 members to seek compensation on damages, further complicating matters.

As for the 2 members (Changmin and Yunho) not involved in the lawsuit, and are still under the SM Entertainment, it is not clear whether they will be continuing activities in Japan under the Avex Management.

Also, the fans in Korea have expressed, “We wanted to see the 5 members working together, but they have still split in the end” and “[we] hope that they will still do their activities in Japan with enthusiasm”

Source: [yahoo.co.jp + Searchina]
Translation credits: ssunsett@tohosomnia.net
Shared by: tohosomnia.net