July 12th, 2012 by Oh! Kpop
K-Pop Hallyu Wave in Japan, From Ordinary People to Celebrities
- KARA are the most powerful Hallyu stars in Japan
- KARA's cumulative single sales in Japan exceeds 1 million
- From Super Junior to KARA, SNSD to TVXQ, Japanese Stars Have Fallen in Love with Korean Celebrities!
- KARA beats Aoi Yu in Japanese popularity ranking
- KARA becomes the third K-pop group to sell over a million singles in Japan
KARA, Girls Generation, SNSD, 2pm, TVXQ
When it comes to ‘Hallyu’ we think of Japanese women, or aunts. Bae Yong Jun’s role in the drama, “Winter Sonata” brought about a new level of hallyu to Japan. Starting last year, the K-Pop Hallyu wave began, making not only ordinary women, but celebrities become fans of K-Pop.
Japanese gag man Gekidan Hitori was a fan of girl group KARA even before their debut. At that time, he was seen on variety shows personally handing out KARA cd’s and advertising them. A year later in 2010, he finally met KARA and is still a fan of KARA today.
Hitori was seen at KARA’s 1st Japan Concert in April. Many celebrities receive free tickets from their management, but Hitori rejected their offer and personally paid for his own ticket to support KARA.
Japanese actress Ashida Mana saw KARA’s performance and stood up from her seat and followed their dance. Watabe Atsuro found out while filming in Korea that KARA’s entertainment agency was nearby and spent many hours at a nearby cafe hoping to catch them.
Japanese girl group AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko sends text messages with KARA’s Nicole.
On one tv program, SMAP member Nakai Masahiro danced to Girls’ Generation’s songs, “Gee”, “Mister Taxi” and others. Many Japanese celebrities also chose Yoona as their ideal women.
Many other famous stars in Japan have fallen for K-Pop stars such as 2PM and TVXQ. They are seen at their concerts showing their love for them.
Gag men Takahashi Shigeo, who is currently dating a korean model, commented on how his wish is to be a guest on KBS “Strong Heart.” He was given an offer, but had to reject because of his hectic schedule. He also commented that it would be such an honor to come on the show one day.Tags : 2PM, Bae Yong Jun, debut, Drama, Fans, girls generation, Japan, K-Pop Star, KARA, KBS, Korean, SNSD, Tickets, variety shows, Yoona hallyu star list hallyu star list 2012 hallyu stars 2012 top hallyu star 2012 hallyu stars list asian wave 2012 contestants list of hallyu stars in korea list of hallyu stars asian wave 2012 contestant list korean hallyu stars 2012