[Sports Seoul] Seo
Taiji Goes to Japan: March 17, 2001
Taiji's 'Hayeoga' remade in Japan Seo Taiji(29)'s overture of landing
on japanese archipelago rings. 'Arashi', the japanese idol group
of the highest popularity is planning to have people over whole
Japan know Taiji's reputation as it records 'Hayeoga', the title
song of Seo Taiji & Boys' 2th album on its 5th single album
which is scheduled to be produced on this June, by remaking it.
'Arashi', the group of 5 males, which has debuted with 'Arashi'
the theme song of world cup volleyball of Fuji TV around the end
of 1999 and has acceded to the top of Oricorn chart with the highest
public confidence in Japan at a stretch, is the musician of top
ranking. It was confirmed that Seo Taiji, who put off the schedule
of visiting America set for the middle of February, was keeping
in contact with the japanese persons concerned while doing musical
work. Janiz is the biggest entertainment company that has produced
the group of the highest rank 'SMAP', 'Kinki Kids' and so on. It
was known that Janiz had heard of Taiji's plan to Japan and had
hold out its hand persistently in order to let Taiji join them.
The rumor that the greatest group in Japan is going to remake Taiji's
music has happened to be a big issue among maniacs for Taiji It
is estimated that Seo Taiji temporizing opinions with japanese management
companies incessantly is going to make the capture of japanese market
in earnest from this coming spring. Seo Taiji plans to have a rock
festival with japanese "Indi Rock Bands" after 'Arashi'
lets japanese people know his music. However the detailed content
has seldom appeared on the surface yet since Taiji's been excluding
even the concerned persons of "Yang-goon management company"
in charge of his domestic management. It is being rumored that "surprise
announcement" related to Taiji's debut into Japan will be made
before long. Seo Taiji's going to go to America and prepare for
the debut into japanese market as soon as he finishes the arrangement
work of live album. Trans. By Tai-Sa.