[Trans] 100903 Oricon States, “Korean Girl Groups’ Popularity Is All Thanks To TVXQ”


Japan’s renowned music chart Oricon is garnering attention for stating that TVXQ is the reason why Korean girl groups could attain popularity in Japan.

On the 2nd, their column ‘The Eyes of the Editor-in-Chief’ introduced the recent Japanese activities of Korean girl groups such as Kara, 4Minute and Girls’ Generation and pointed out the majority of their Japanese fans are women in their teens and twenties.

Oricon stated, “TVXQ must be credited for K-pop and its girl groups’ successful launch in Japan. It seems that the fans have been feeling a sense of loss since TVXQ suspended all activities, so the fans in their teens and twenties are focusing their attention on Korean girl groups.”

Following this, the columnist added that, “Otherwise, it would have been impossible for these girl groups to have suddenly sold 30,000 copies of their album or have 20,000 people come to their events.”

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