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IU to skip Lunar New Year with family to attend Japanese debut showcase


IU at the 21st Seoul Music Awards red carpet

Singer IU will be sacrificing her Lunar New Year weekend to make her official debut in Japan.

On January 24th, the singer will be making her official debut by holding a showcase-like event ‘IU Japan Premium Special Live‘ at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo.

In order for this to happen, the singer must give up eating traditional rice cake soup (tteokguk) and time with her family for Lunar New Year to fly to Japan on the 23rd.

Her agency LOEN Entertainment stated, “It wasn’t an easy decision for her to give up her holiday for the Japanese showcase, but she will be flying into Japan on the 23rd for her performance rehearsal among other preparations.”

The agency predicts that there will be a large crowd of fans as well as reporters that will be awaiting IU’s arrival at the airport. They have not revealed the exact time of her arrival, but she will begin preparing for her early take off in the morning.

IU will be the youngest Korean singer to hold an event at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall. This is not a large stadium or a music performance hall, but rather a classy and professional venue. IU is known in Japan as an extremely talented singer with broad vocal range, and it seems that Japan is kindly allowing her to display her talent at the best theater possible.

After her showcase, IU will be releasing her debut single in Japan in early February and fans are curious to know how the Japanese fans will respond to Korea’s sweetheart.

Source & Image: SportsKorea via Nate via allkpop

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