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[TRANS] 100907 "Girls' Generation Will Not Follow In TVXQ's Footsteps"

T/N: NOT HERE TO BASH GIRLS' GENERATION IN ANY WAY. If you intend to do so in your comments, please refrain from commenting since that is not the point of this article.

"Girls' Generation will not follow in TVXQ's footsteps."

At a press conference in Beverly Hills, L.A., Kim Young Min (40) of SM Entertainment stated that, "Contrary to what is expected, Girls' Generation's future plans in Asia will not focus solely on Japan." He implied that Girls' Generation would take the complete opposite road to carve a place for themselves in Japan from TVXQ, who he pointed out had focused completely on Japanese activities after their debut there and had then become the top of Asia.

He emphasized that, "Girls' Generation's primary goal is to become 'No.1 in Asia', so it is essential that we construct a system for them where their popularity and talents are verified in other Asian countries so that they naturally become popular in Japan. They will not follow the footsteps of TVXQ, who began to focus on gaining awareness in Asia only after their success in Japan."

Source: [munhwa ilbo]
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What Kim Young Min thinks about the TVXQ dispute.


Regarding the TVXQ dispute, Kim Young Min said, "It's heartbreaking and painful. It pains me to see the Japanese media focusing on only one side of the Korean Entertainment industry and saying 'Korean groups break up easily, and there are many problems within this.'"

Source: [sports khan]
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T/N: And this is one that I never thought I would need to translate... until now. It came out about three weeks ago.

-In the past, TVXQ were seen starting from the bottom in Japan and working their way up. But Girls' Generation is flashy from the start.

▲I hope that everyone sees it in a different perspective. In the past, when TVXQ debuted in Japan, they could not guarantee that they would be popular. Therefore, they needed time to win over fans. Seeing TVXQ, who were already top stars in Korea, perform on a small stage in Japan may have made people think that they were having a hard time when they weren't.

Source: [segye ilbo]
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