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K-Pop is a huge music business with global revenues worth over $ 30 million in 2009, and this number doubled in 2010, according to a South Korean website. Even so, entertainment industry leaders are also very greedy with plans to bring Korean stars to Japan, the US and Europe.

Kim Young-min, CEO of pop management company SM Entertainment (the unit that created two stars BoA and Super Junior) in Seoul, said he said Asia is K-pop‘s biggest market, even exceed American. Girls Generation and Kara are said to be two major groups that contribute greatly to promoting K-pop in Japan.

In Japan – a country that is proud to produce and export its magical pop culture, the Korean entertainment industry is slowly taking over the country’s music and film market. Not only Korean movies appear regularly on TV, but in later times K-Pop groups like Girls Generation and KARA also broke record sales while appearing flooded on peak Japanese television.

The Korean entertainment industry, especially the pop music scene, spreads to many Asian countries but is particularly booming in the land of the rising sun because Koreans know how to exploit what the Japanese music industry avoids far away for years. According to the latest data from the Korean government, the country has exported drama and music worth $ 117 to Japan since 2010.

Therefore, Japan is considered the largest export market for Korean pop culture, with nearly 40% market share. Since Korean dramas were first broadcast in Japan in the early 2000s, feature films and then K-pop have become a trend of artistic enjoyment among young people in the land of the rising sun. Similarly, Japanese pop culture (called J-pop) also began to take off in Korea after an official ban was removed in South Korea in 1998. Korean cultural flows flow into Japan. It is also controversial in this country, and in 2011 many people took to the streets outside the headquarters of the Fuji TV Network in Tokyo to oppose the broadcast of so many Korean movies.