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Time has passed but "Lu" still remains in the minds of Simon & Martina.
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Eat Your Kimchi

8 Feb 2016 - 9:47 PM  UPDATED 8 Feb 2016 - 9:47 PM

The duo are still singing "Lu." 

  • Luhan’s ‘Lu’ is life 
  • K-pop in Japan: 
  • Different audiences – a larger proportion of Japanese k-pop fans are actually older women, housewives that still love dramas, variety shows, hallyu
  • ‘Music purchasing’ culture/ Tower Records very popular
  • BIGBANG had 40 concerts in Japan last year! Huge market for k-pop in Japan
  • Recent issue in k-pop – idol ‘Sponsor’ list
  • A reporter revealed on a program that there is a list of female celebrities from which businessmen may enter into a ‘sponsor’ contract with 
  • Kotatsu in Japan
  • Low tables with built in heaters and blanket
  • Lunar New Year
  • Not celebrated in Japan as much as in Korea and China – instead to bring in the Spring Festival
  • Chinese and Korean tourists go to Japan at this time
  • Etiquette papers given out at the airport to inform incoming tourists about certain customs and laws

 

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