U-KISS, Dream Concert

K-pop boy group U-KISS member ELI (left), Dong Ho (second to left), Hoon (third to left), AJ (center), Ki Seop (third to right), Kevin (second to right) and Soo Hyun (right) at the “Dream Concert 2013” held at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, Korea on May 11, 2013. [TenAsia/ Lee Jin Hyuk]

K-pop boy band U-KISS will share the stage with Asian talents at Japanese summer music festival this August.

U-KISS was confirmed to join summer music festival a-nation’s “Asia Progress ~ Blue Ocean” stage at the National Gymnasia for Tokyo Olympics’s first stadium on August 5, the group’s official Japan website showed Monday.

The seven-member boy band is set to share the stage with Japanese talents AAA, D☆DATE, JONTE, Miura Daichi, √5 and Taiwanese artist SHOW, while more artists are set to be added later.

Meanwhile, major Japanese bank Sumitomo Bank started to issue U-KISS VISA cards last Friday, their Korean agency NH Media said in a statement the same day.

They are the first Korean singer to collaborate with a Japanese bank to issue a credit card, which has their image covered on the front. The points a user accumulates from using the card can be exchanged for U-KISS merchandises.



A sample image for Korean boy group U-KISS’ VISA credit card, issued by Sumitomo Bank. [NH Media]

Reporter. Lee Hye Ji hjlee@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of NH Media