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Japanese Right-wing Lawmaker Takes Issues with TWICE Member’s T-shirt

Japanese Right-wing Lawmaker Takes Issues with TWICE Member’s T-shirt

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – A Japanese right-wing lawmaker has claimed that a member of K-pop girl group TWICE is engaged in anti-Japanese activities, citing her T-shirt as an example. The politician, Onodera Masaru of the Liberal Democratic Party, on Wednesday took issue with Dahyun’s wardrobe choice on his Twitter account. In the photo [...]

TWICE Aims for Another Home Run with Sixth EP ‘Yes or Yes’

TWICE Aims for Another Home Run with Sixth EP ‘Yes or Yes’

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular K-pop girl group TWICE released its much-anticipated sixth EP, “Yes or Yes,” and its title track Monday. Will it be another success after the group’s nine straight hits, which range from debut single “OOH-AHH” to latest success “Dance The Night Away”? “We worked hard on this album because [...]

Success of TWICE, Abolition of One-Man Control, Propel JYP’s Ascent to No.1 Entertainment Firm

Success of TWICE, Abolition of One-Man Control, Propel JYP’s Ascent to No.1 Entertainment Firm

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — JYP Entertainment, the home for top-rung girl band TWICE, beat its long-time rival SM Entertainment to emerge as the biggest entertainment firm by market capitalization for the first time in nearly two decades this week. Following steady growth since early this year, shares of JYP finished at 31,300 won [...]

KCON 2018 Japan Drew 68,000 K-pop Fans: Organizers

KCON 2018 Japan Drew 68,000 K-pop Fans: Organizers

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The Japanese leg of this year’s KCON, an annual global Korean pop music and culture convention, drew a crowd of some 68,000 during its three-day run, organizers said Monday. The three-day event held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, east of Tokyo, from Friday to Sunday was attended by a combined audience of 68,000, [...]