On the 20th, as TVXQ’s member, U-Know Yunho was discharged after completing his military service, “desirable examples” of idol groups’ military service received attention once more.
TVXQ enlisted in both July and November of 2015, with U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin received attention for enlisting with a difference of 4 months. From a fan’s position, the two who had accompanied each other by enlisting for military service close to each other in order to minimise the team’s hiatus (from the spotlight), was a thing to be glad for.
In the case of Choikang Changmin who was born in 1988, he is younger than U-Know Yunho, who was born in 1986, by 2 years and could have delayed his enlistment by 2 years but rather than individual activities, for the sake of team activities, he enlisted without delay. As a result of this Choikang Changmin’s discharge is coming up in August, and for fans, they can look forward to a new album in autumn.
In actuality too, it was conveyed that U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin meet during their breaks and make time to visit each other at each other’s barracks, drawing a picture of what their return would be. From this, it is possible that the start of TVXQ’s activities will be at the same time as Choikang Changmin’s discharge.
Last May, there came the news of U-Know Yunho who served his military duties in the 26th Mechanised Infantry Division’s Army Banf in Gyeonnggi-do, Yangju, getting selected as Special Class Soldier and others, receiving attention for his earnest military service. Choikang Changmin is currently in serving as a conscripted policeman in the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency.
At his discharge on the 20th, U-Know Yunho said, “please anticipate the complete TVXQ. It is now the starting.”