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Old 2012-01-03, 06:09   Link #1955
Tom Bombadil
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Originally Posted by SeijiSensei View Post
South Korea's K-pop culture growing in Japan

Apropos of this discussion, I happened to see this piece on the BBC this morning. Has the arrival of K-Pop improved the image of Koreans in Japan? Do young Japanese (and Koreans) care about the events of the first half of the twentieth century, or is that all now simply ancient history?
I doubt it is all ancient history considering the recent statue of comfort woman in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul. But I guess it is true everywhere that young people cares more about fashion and trend than history, politics, etc.

But it is no exaggeration that the "Korean Wave" has taken over whole East Asia and South East Asia. Like Shinji-kun has remarked, in a way, the occasional backlash attests to their popularity.
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