“SHINee will release a Japanese debut album in March through EMI Music Korea.”
[from Nikkan Sports]
“Thank you for coming today. We were so happy too. In fact…we’ll debut in Japan next year. Please continue to support us. Then, see you in Japan!”
[from after-concert email]
According to a fan:
EMI Music Japan has no idol group. They support their artists fully with a long term plan. Their artists are mostly singer-song-writer type. EMI is a label with good image.