TVXQ Solidifies Position As Hallyu Kings In Japan With Breakthrough Concerts
Among K-Pop idols, there is no contesting — TVXQ dominates Japan!
During an episode of Happy Together where K-Pop duo TVXQ were guests, host Jun Hyun Moo recounted a conversation he had with a Japanese on who, when it comes to popularity, rises above all in Japan. His answer? TVXQ.
And last weekend was a testament that, indeed, Yunho and Changmin have become a reckoning force in the Japanese music market as they complete the biggest tour for a foreign act in the country.
The conclusion of TVXQ’s Begin Again tour at the Nissan Stadium held on June 8 to 10 created a lot of records for the singers and K-Pop.
The duo become the first artists to hold three consecutive performances at the Nissan Stadium.
Additionally, the Tohoshinki Live Tour ‘Begin Again’ Special Edition in Nissan Stadium gathered a total of 225,000 fans for the three concerts. The high demand for tickets to the shows prompted organizers to open additional seats even at obstructed views which were also sold out.
With the end of the tour, TVXQ has recorded the highest number of concertgoers for a single tour by a foreign artist with one million total attendees.
Still, Yunho and Changmin are no stranger to breakthrough concerts in Japan. In 2013, their Time tour was seen by 840,000 people.
Moreover, the Begin tour has come after the duo fulfilled their respective mandatory military services, proving that, despite the hiatus, Yunho and Changmin have retained their position in the Japanese music market.
Japanese media have also acknowledged the power of TVXQ. They reported the duo’s Nissan concerts and the records set by them. Sankei Sports labelled the three-day event as the “perfect concert in the midst of heavy rains.”