[Photo] YG-Life reveals CL’s teaser photo for 2ne1′s comeback

After beign delayed several weeks, finally, 2NE1 seems poised to make their return to the K-pop scene.

Moments ago, YG-Life posted the above image of 2NE1′s leader CL with the caption, “Are you ready?”  Then, a graphic was updated, which may very well be album art with the phrase, “2NE1 Coming Soon”. Continue reading

[NEWS] 2PM’s Wooyoung is 100% confirmed for his solo debut this Mid-July

2PM‘s Wooyoung‘s solo debut is confirmed for July and it will not be postponed any longer as his album is already in the midst of recording. On the 19th of June, a representative from JYP Entertainment shared Continue reading

[News] Kangin to make his comeback with Super Junior’s 6th album next month

Kangin has been revealed to be joining Super Junior for their comeback, which will reportedly be taking place next month!

According to information released by a few industry officials, Super Junior will be making their comeback Continue reading

[News] 2NE1 heads to France to attend 59th ‘Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival’

Girl group 2NE1 will be representing their fellow K-pop idol stars, standing before the advertising professionals of the world as public speakers.

As reported back in April, 2NE1 along with the Korea’s Continue reading

[News] Most Ridiculous Anti-Hallyu Movements in Japan

Korea and Japan share a long history of a love-hate relationship. They are closely linked to each other, both historically and culturally, but there’s also a deep-rooted animosity that dates back centuries.

This strange sentiment goes across many sectors. The Korean pop culture industry has been no exception, and as popular as K-Pop is in Japan, we are slowly starting to see a surge in anti-Hallyu movements as well.

Of course, this doesn’t mean the recent anti-Hallyu movements in Japan represent the vast majority of Japanese people. But some of these extreme Japanese right-wing, anti-Hallyu groups (albeit small in size and influence) have sparked quite a stir among K-Pop fans for their distorted views and nonsensical accusations.

In this article, we will review some of the most ridiculous anti-Hallyu movements in Japan. Again, these movements do not represent the views of the Japanese as a whole, but it’s worth noting their difference in perspective from the casual K-Pop fans. Perhaps, the only way to solve this problem is to grow a better understanding of each other and accept/respect different cultures – as the old saying goes, “Don’t hate, just appreciate!

What is your opinion on these anti-Hallyu movements?
Could this possibly turn into a bigger issue? Share your thoughts!

1. Kim Tae Hee Threatened to Leave Japan

2. T-ara’s Jiyeon is “Barbaric”

3. Jang Geun Suk Wants to “Eat” Japanese AV Star Sora Aoi

4. 2NE1’s “Hate You” MV is Anti-Japanese

5. Japanese Actor Thinks Korean TV Programs Brainwash You

6. SNSD and Kara Depicted as Bartenders Offering Sexual Services

A Japanese manga titled, “Disgusting Hallyu,” made headlines last year for the way it depicted SNSD and Kara, two of the biggest K-Pop girl groups in Japan. It was especially controversial for its drawings that clearly looked like the two groups serving old men with drinks and sexual favors. The cartoonist argued that it’s the norm in Korea for girl groups to offer sexual services to men in power and that the Korean government has been investing millions of dollars to manipulate this whole “Hallyu” phenomenon in Japan. SM Entertainment and DSP Media released statements saying they will take legal measures and file a lawsuit against the cartoonist.

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