[News-The Korea Herald] 170821 ‘TVXQ Week’ heralds phase 2 of duo’s career


They’re back.

Having started off as teenage heart-throbs before blossoming into artists of international fame, the duo of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin appeared before the public as TVXQ on Monday, the first time since being discharged from the military.

“We’ve been introduced as ‘K-pop kings, and I’m really starting to feel the weight of such an expression. I’m happy to be back and to be able to greet you all as TVXQ,” U-Know Yunho said at a press conference held at Hotel Shilla in Seoul on Monday.

Max Changmin (left) and U-Know Yunho of TVXQ pose before a press conference in Seoul on Monday. (S.M. Entertainment)

The press conference marked the start of a press tour that will make a stop in Tokyo at 7 p.m., Monday before addressing reporters at Hong Kong at 7 p.m., Tuesday.  Continue reading

[News-Soompi] 170821 TVXQ Talks About Their Military Service And What They Learned From Being Apart

TVXQ Talks About Their Military Service And What They Learned From Being Apart


Yunho and Changmin of TVXQ, who have finally reunited, held the “TVXQ! ASIA PRESS TOUR” on August 21 to speak about their future plans.

During the press conference, they also talked about being freshly discharged from the military. In particular, Changmin said, “It hasn’t even been a week since I was discharged. As of yet, being in police uniform is more comfortable for me.”

Yunho said that Changmin has changed since being discharged. He said, “I think he became more manly in terms of outward appearance. I think he changed on the inside, too. He contacted me a lot while he was in the army, and I thought, ‘Wow, now Changmin is the one taking care of me.’ I was surprised.”

Changmin admitted, “I found it embarrassing before because it was Continue reading

[Trans] 170821 Yunho on the End of September Fan Meetings + Changmin on Anticipating Future Activities



유노윤호는 “9월 말 우리가 스페셜 라이브를 진행할 예정인데 기존 팬미팅과는 다르다”며 “팬들과 2년 동안 대화를 못하다 보니까 우리와 대화를 나누는 시간을 팬들도 원하지 않을까 싶어서 그런 자리를 마련했다. 양과 질로 만족시키겠다”고 말했다.

최강창민은 “팬들 앞에서 노래하고 춤추는 시간들을 덜 자주 가졌던 게 정말 괴로웠다”며 “군 복무를 마치고 열심히 활동하는 일밖에 남지 않았다. 20대 때 활동했을 때보다 행동 하나하나, 무대 하나하나에 큰 책임감을 느끼는 것 같다”고 했다.


Yunho: at the end of September, we are scheduled to have a spcial live, it will be different from the usual fan meetings. As we were unable to talk with fans for 2 years, we thought that fans might want a time Continue reading

[Trans] 170821 TVXQ on their Hopes/Realisations for the Future

최강창민 “우리 두 사람 모두 30대에 접어들었다. 어린 꼬마들은 우리를 키다리 아저씨로 본다. 그런다고 서운해하기보다 열심히 활동할 일밖에 남지 않았다고 생각한다. 20대 때보다는 행동, 발언, 무대 하나하나 더 큰 책임감을 느끼고 절실함을 느끼고 있다.”

유노윤호 “20대 때는 패기가 있었다면, 30대 때는 프렌드십인 것 같다. 가족들도 응원해주는 동방신기가 되겠다.”

최강창민 “무대 하나, 사진촬영 하나, 이벤트 하나 모두에 소중함을 크게 느끼고 최선을 다하다 보니 그런 모습을 팬들이 좋아해 준다. 매 순간 최선을 다하는 자세가 중요하다고 생각한다.”

유노윤호 “가요계에 종사하는 선후배들을 동료라고 생각하는 마음이다. 우리나라 콘텐츠를 알리는 데 목표를 뒀으면 좋겠다.”



Changmin: The both of us have entered our 30s. Young Continue reading