SM Entertainment’s new girl group, Red Velvet have been receiving some negative spotlight in Japan.
On the 2nd of August, one of Japan’s news sources, Sports Hochi, reported on how Red Velvet’s music video for “Happiness” had used images news clippings of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing in their music video, and thus were receiving a lot of criticism in Japan.
The issue posed here is that connecting their music video with the tragic nuclear bombing in Japan is seen to be farfetched and somewhat audacious, as the content of the music video and song have no relation to this historical event. ...
Kim Hyun Joong met with 1000 of his adoring fans across 5 cities in Japan!
The singer and actor held fan meetings in Japan starting in Osaka before moving onto Nagoya, Tokyo, Sendai, and Fukuoka from August 6-8. He showed his love and gratitude for the fans who showed up to the events by making eye contact, giving autographs, and putting on bracelets that he prepared for them.
Kim Hyun Joong is also set to hold the next concert of his world tour in Hiroshima, Japan on the 9th....
is going to debut in Japan this September 10 with an album entitled “2014 S/S Japan Collection“, and WINNER released a promotional clip through their official YouTube channel.
The album will be in CD+DVD and CD only editions. Below is the track list:
5.LOVE IS A LIE
6.CONFESSION (TAE HYUN Solo)
11.JUST ANOTHER BOY
12.I”M HIM (MIN HO Solo) ＊...
The seventh episode of Mnet and YG“s survival program “Mix & Match” aired on October 23, showing the boys at their first fan meeting in Osaka, Japan and the results from the vote in Korea, China, and Japan.
On this day, Jung Chan Woo was asked whom he thought was the most charismatic member. He chose B.I, who was flattered. When Jung Chan Woo was asked about the cutest member, the other members each put on a cute facial expression to appeal to him, making everybody laugh. In the end, he chose Song Yoon Hyung, who, right on cue, showed off his aegyo. All of them also performed “Wait For Me” for their excited fans. ...
CD only jacket photo
WINNER are going “all-in” in promotions as they announce their nearing Japanese debut just right after their domestic debut on August 12.
A notice is posted on YGEX Japanese website about the details and jacket photos of WINNER”s Japanese debut album. The tracks are basically the Japanese version of their Korean album adding two more “Go Up”, which is the opening act they perform during BIGBANG JAPAN DOME TOUR last year and “Just Another Boy”. Below is the tracklist:...
The rumor started in Japan; a Japanese weekly magazine reported that Jang Geunsuk was dating a female 8 years his senior and who runs an online shopping site, stating that they have been dating since April.
The rumors began to spread like wildfire until Jang Geunsuk’s representative stated on the 7th that, “The dating rumors about Jang Geunsuk that started in Japan have absolutely no truth. We are also very confused and surprised. They only happen to know each other.” ...
K-pop trio JYJ successfully finished their Asia tour last month. Starting in Seoul, the trio then traveled to Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Taipei, Shanghai and Bangkok, attracting more than 100,000 fans.
The group is currently preparing for its tour of Japan in November and December, according to C-JeS Entertainment.
JYJ will hold concerts in Tokyo, Osaka and other major cities on its tour, “Ichigo Ichie”, or “Once in a Lifetime” in Japanese.
The group will also release its first digital single in Japan. The trio has yet to release an official album in Japan, though their Korean albums and hits have topped the Oricon music charts sans any promotion there. ...
Boy band B.A.P. released its fourth Japanese mini-album “Excuse Me” yesterday.
The lead song “Excuse Me” was locally released last year for the band”s third mini-album “Bad Man” and was produced by hip-hop duo Untouchable”s Sleepy.
Japanese versions of the songs “Coffee Shop” and “Zero”, which were previously launched in Korea, are included in the album.
Groundwork has been made to guarantee the new album”s successful launch, B.A.P”.s agency TS Entertainment said. A gigantic billboard in Shibuya has advertised the boys” return and various events are scheduled so that the band can meet with their fans....
Kim Hyun Joong lit up Osaka during his drama premium event and concert on August 5!
The singer held a premium event for his recent drama “Generation of Youth” as well as a concert at Osaka-jō Hall on the 5th, meeting a total of 13,000 fans. During the drama premium event, Kim Hyun Joong updated fans and shared behind-the-scenes stories. He also crooned his song “When Today Passes” from the drama”s OST.
Starting at 6PM (local time) on the same day, Kim Hyun Joong kicked off the second stop on the Japanese leg of his world tour. Kim Hyun Joong shared, “I think I”m the most happy when I perform the stages that I put a lot of time and sweat into preparing and share stories with fans close up… I will also prepare hard for my remaining Hiroshima concert and will work to make awesome memories.” ...
Topp Dogg“s mini album “Amadeus” ranked #1 on Japan”s Tower Records!
Stardom Entertainment said, “Topp Dogg”s mini album “Amadeus” ranked #1 on Japan”s biggest music company Tower Record”s daily chart.” “Amadeus” is filled completely with only Japanese songs for Topp Dogg”s Japanese fans.
On the 9th, Topp Dogg had also had a showcase in Japan with 3,000 fans, singing not just their recent Korean hits, but also their Japanese songs. Currently, they”re back in Korea and are working on their next album.
Congratulations to Topp Dogg!...