[Event] KBS Gayo Daejun 2012

KBS Gayo Daejun 2012

The MC’s for this year’s Gayo Daejun was kpop ballad singer Sung Si-kyung, Im Yoona and Jung Yonghwa.

The show featured a special dancing stage with Goo Hara and Suzy dancing. Another exciting performance today wasHyorin from SISTAR and Park Ju Won performing “Sway”. Also INFINITE, Teen Top, SISTAR, CN Blue, Miss A andB2ST got together with H.O.T member Moon Hee-Joon form a “Return To The 90′s” Special Stage. Another “Idol Super Band” performed, the members featuring 2AM’s Jinwoon and Changmin, INFINITE’s L, B1A4′s Jinyoung, SHINee’s Taemin and Jonghyun, CNBlue’s Minhyuk and BEAST’s Yoseob.

The next special stage featured Brave Guys & Sunhwa, Kang Kyun Sung and K.Will.

Today’s performances featured SISTAR, Son Dambi, T-ARA, B2ST, TEEN TOP, Super Junior, KARA, Miss A, Trouble Maker, B1A4, INFINITE and DBSK. 

Enjoy the performances below!

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[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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[News] “Rooftop Prince” Park Yoochun to Return to Filming on March 19

With the sudden death of his father, JYJ’s Yoochun hurried to his mother and brother’s, Park Yoohwan/, side as soon as he landed at Incheon International Airport. Jaejoong, Junsu, Song Ji Hyo , and other members of C-Jes Entertainment stayed by Yoo Chun’s family throughout the night as friends and family came by to pay their respects. Those who attended the service included celebrities Alex , JUNO, Kara’s Nicole , Park Sung Kwang , and several members of the cast of Yoo Chun’s upcoming drama “Rooftop Prince.”

Yoochun has canceled his entire schedule until the funeral service on March 16. His brother, actor Park Yoo Hwan, also canceled his filming schedules for his latest drama Channel A’s “Strongest K-Pop Survival. ”

A representative of the production staff for “Rooftop Prince” stated, “Once he recollects himself after the funeral service, Park Yoo Chun will return to filming on March 19. We have already shot the first four episodes, so the original broadcast date will not be affected.”

“Rooftop Prince” is about a Chosun era Crown Prince Lee Gak (Park Yoo Chun) who was in the midst of investigating the death of his Crown Princess ( Jung Yumi ) when he mysteriously gets sucked into the future and meets his destined love (Han Ji Min). The historical-fusion-contemporary-fantasy drama “Rooftop Prince” will premiere on SBS on March 21 at 9:55PM KST.

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[News] Which female idol is the cutest on their elementary days?

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Pre-debut photo’s of famous idol singers are quite popular, however netizens compiled a couple of pictures of some female idols on an online community site and asked who is the cutest among the female idols when they were still elementary students.

The candidates were f(x) Krystal and Sulli, IU,SNSD’s Seohyun, KARA’s Kang Ji Young and Wonder Girl’s Sohee. Back in their elementary days, you can see the younger versions of the female idol’s and the charms they showed at a very young age.

Netizens commented, “Krystal looks mature even when she was so young”, “Sulli looks the cutest when she was in elementary, now she’s more mature”, “Seohyun is really a princess”, “IU looks better now.”

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