Girls’ Generation II: Girls & Peace

Korean pop group Girls’ Generation will be releasing their second Japanese album, Girls & Peace, on November 28th. Some concept photos below:

Girls Generation Girls Peace

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Satoshi Tsumabuki & Yui Aragaki promote Canon

Japanese actor Satoshi Tsumabuki and actress Yui Aragaki attended a promotion event for Canon cameras on July 23rd.

Satoshi Tsumabuki Yui Aragaki canon camera

Satoshi Tsumabuki Yui Aragaki canon camera

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Joe Odagiri apologizes for autography prank

Japanese actor Joe Odagiri has apologized for writing his name as Kumi Koda when a fan asked him for his autograph while he was in a restaurant after attending the Busan International Film Festival in Korea in October.

Joe Odagiri Kumi Koda prank

Odagiri, 35, attended the premiere of his new film My Way, in which he plays one of the main characters. His autograph was posted on the internet and picked up by South Korean media which criticized him.

Odagiri released a statement to media, apologizing. He said he didn’t mean to belittle the fan or Korean people.

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T-ara tops Japanese chart

Korean girl group T-ara has topped the Oricon Weekly Chart with their first Japanese album, Bo Beep Bo Beep.

T-ara Bo Beep Bo Beep tops Japanese Oricon Chart

T-ara is the first Korean female pop group to top the prestigious Japanese sales chart with a debut single.

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Music Bank in Tokyo K-POP Festival

Korean music station KBS has held a special Music Bank Festival in Tokyo, Japan, on July 23. The concert featured K-pop stars like TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, Kara, IU, Secret, Rainbow and Beast etc.

TVXQ at Music Bank in Tokyo K-Pop Festival

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