Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

KARA to Hold First Fan Meeting as Three-Member Group

Girl group KARA (Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, Goo Hara) will be holding fan meetings for the first time as a trio.

On May 24, KARA will be meeting with fans at the Seoul Blue Square Samsung Card Hall, and on June 1, the group will be hosting the fan meeting at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. The meeting will be held in celebration of the third anniversary of “Kamilia Day.”

This will be KARA first official activity since former members, Nicole and Kang Jiyoung, left the group. The group members plan to talk honestly about their story to fans. They will be giving fans an update on what they have been doing and will connect more closely with fans through various programs and events at the fan meeting. They plan to spend meaningful time with their fans to express their gratitude for sticking with them through their difficult transition

Akdong Musician’s “Galaxy” Ruled Unfit for Broadcast by KBS

KBS has been on a roll lately.

On April 16, it was revealed that KBS banned one of Akdong Musician’s songs, “Galaxy,” from the duo’s debut album “Play.” The reasoning was that the lyrics of the song include the word ‘galaxy’ a total of nine times, which could potentially lead listeners to think that it is an endorsement for the Samsung brand of the same name. MBC and SBS, however, did not find a problem with the song.

Upon receiving the results of the song review, YG Entertainment said that they will not be changing the lyrics for KBS broadcast.

KBS recently also banned songs by Crayon Pop, Mad Clown, and rookie Eddy Kim.

See: Mad Clown and Eddy Kim’s Songs Ruled Unfit for Broadcast

Crayon Pop’s “Uh-ee” Ruled Unfit for Broadcast Due to Japanese Lyrics

Big Bang’s G-Dragon and Taeyang to Release Pictorial Record in Korea, Japan and China

Big Bang’s G-Dragon and Taeyang will be releasing a pictorial record containing photos and video footage from Paris.

G-Dragon and Taeyang’s pictorial record G-Dragon X Taeyang In Paris 2014 will be released in Korea, China and Japan simultaneously on June 11.

The pictorial record will contain photos of G-Dragon and Taeyang from Paris fashion week in January as well as a high quality video footage.

The two Big Bang members attended ‘2014 Paris Week’ in January as guest celebrities, receiving spotlights from foreign media outlets, such as The Guardian, W Magazine, WWD and more.

They also met with numerous world-renowned fashion creators, including Karl Lagerfeld, Rick Owens, Hedi Slimane, Thom Brown, Carine Roitfeld and more.

Photo credit: YG Entertainment

Big Bang G-Dragon And Taeyang To Release Paris Photobook In Korea-Japan-China

Group Big Bang members G-Dragon and Taeyang will be releasing their Paris phonebook in Korea, China and Japan.

They will be releasing their "G-DRAGON x TAEYANG IN PARIS 2014" photo book on June 11 in 3 countries.

This photo book was created while they were at Paris Fashion week this past January. 

The photo book captures both of their styles as they posed naturally for the photo shoot.

Both members attended various designers fashion shows from Chanel to Lanvin.

After attending Paris Fashion Week, the two gained much attention from media all around the world for their fashion sense.

This photo book will allow fans to see not only their K-Pop side, but a new fashion icon image that has been recently gaining much global attention

KARA To Hold First Official Schedule As 3 Members With Korea-Japan Fan Meetings

Girl group KARA will be holding a fan meeting as their first official schedule as 3 members.

They will first hold their fan meeting in Seoul on May 24 and in Japan in Budokan on June 1. Their Japan fan meeting will also be to celebrate their Japan fan club"s 3rd anniversary.

This is their first official schedule in 5 months as a new 3 member group.

News of their fan meeting as a 3 member group has gained much attention amongst fans.

KARA has stated that they plan to have a deep talk with their fans at the fan meeting about the recent happenings.

They also made this fan meeting in both Korea and Japan in order to also see and thank their overseas fans for their continuous support.

They have planned many different events and programs for their fan meetings and hopes to have a great time with their fans

G-Dragon and Taeyang to Release Paris Photo Book

On June 11, Big Bang will be releasing a photo book of G-Dragon and Taeyang in Paris, called “G-DRAGON x TAEYANG IN PARIS 2014.”

The photo book will be released simultaneously in Korea, China, and Japan. It will feature photos and video footage of G-Dragon and Taeyang in Paris during the Paris Fashion Week this past January, where they attended a fashion show for big names in the fashion industry such as Chanel, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, etc.

In the photo book, G-Dragon and Taeyang are captured not as artists, producers, or K-Pop stars, but global style icons.

See also:

G-Dragon and Taeyang at Paris Fashion Week

G-Dragon and Taeyang Turn Heads during Lanvin Fashion Show in Paris

G-Dragon and Taeyang Pose With Karl Lagerfeld

CJ Enters Joint Venture With Japan – They Will Be Officially Entering VIXX Into The Japanese Market

CJ E&M will be the first Korean music group to establish a joint venture in Japan.

On April 15th CJ E&M announced, "We got in touch with Japan"s major music company Victor Entertainment, and have established a joint venture company called CJ Victor Entertainment."

CJ E&M and Victor co-invested in a 51:49 ratio, respectively to found CJ Victor. The new company will be CJ E&M"s global label that will take care of Korean and Japanese artists" global entry into the market. It will deal with all matters related to such artists, including their discovery and development, management, concerts, events, fan clubs, content distribution, publishing, and more.

Victor is a video and sound company that"s a subsidiary of JVC Kenwood. Their line of business stretches back 87 years, and they"re well known for their off-line music distribution and sales

Kara to Hold its First Fanmeeting After Member Departures

With three members remaining, Kara’s Park Gyuri, Han Seung Yeon, and Goo Hara will hold an official fanmeeting.

After about five months, Kara will have its first official activity with the third anniversary fanmeeting, Kamilia Day, with Kara’s fanclub. The fanmeeting will take place on May 25 at the Bluesquare Samsung Card Hall in Seoul, and on June 1 at the Budokan in Japan.

As this is the first official activity after Nicole and Kang Ji Young’s departure from the group, the remaining Kara members plan on having an honest talk with their fans first at the fanmeeting. Especially since Kara is a group loved in Japan as well, the fanmeeting was organized for both countries.

Through this fanmeeting, Kara will have several programs and events planned out. The members will also express their gratitude towards the fans, who have stuck by Kara during this difficult period

2NE1 Dara-G-Dragon, Picture At YG Family Concert

2NE1"s member Dara and Big Bang"s member G-Dragon revealed a picture together. (Photo : twitter)

2NE1"s member Dara and Big Bang"s member G-Dragon revealed a picture together.

Today, Dara posted on her Twitter, "GD&TOP? No~ It"s GD&San. With Jiyong during Okasa family concert when he was waiting for the next stage. Sandara dibidara san!" along with a picture.

In the picture, Dara and G-Dragon are making cute poses at the camera. Dara was wearing a red fur mustache on her face.

Internet users who saw this commented, "GD&San," "So cute," etc.

2NE1 and Big Bang performed at the "2014 YG FAMILY CONCERT" held in Osaka, Japan on April 12 and 13.

Photo Credit: Dara Twitter

“G-DRAGON × TAEYANG IN PARIS 2014″ photobook to be issued in June

The photobook of Big Bang‘s G-Dragon and Taeyang titled “G-DRAGON × TAEYANG IN PARIS 2014” will be issued in 3 countries including Korea, China, and Japan this June!

The photobook will be available at the same time in Korea, China, and Japan on June 11.

“G-DRAGON × TAEYANG IN PARIS 2014″ includes G-Dragon and Taeyang’s fashionable moments at the ”2014 Paris Fashion Week” which took place back in January of 2014.

During their time in Paris, G-Dragon and Taeyang showed up at the fashion shows of Chanel, LANVIN Paris, Saint-Laurent, Tom Ford, JUUN.J, and Kenzo and also had a chance to meet supermodel Barbara Palvin and former editor of “Vogue Paris“, Carine Roitfeld.

Stay tuned for the photobook’s release on June 11!