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  • Kim Hyun Joong's 'City Conquest' press conference expected to draw 16,000 fans in Japan

    September 24, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    The upcoming drama 'City Conquest' is scheduled to hold a press conference in Japan. Scheduled for 7PM on October 4th at Japan's famous venue, Budokan, the large-scale showcase event will host nearly 16,000 Japanese fans along with an estimated 400 reporters from media outlets such as NHK, TBS, and FujiTV. In particular, television station NHK has assigned a 'documentary team' just for the drama, proving that the drama starring Kim Hyun

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  • Shayne Orok to be new radio DJ for 'Shayne's Music Magic' on TBS

    March 26, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    Shayne Orok is the new DJ for TBS's eFM (101.3Mhz) radio show entitled, 'Shayne's Music Magic'. 'Shayne's Music Magic' is planned as an English only radio program that will play K-pop as well as have Shayne feature stories from listeners who write in. The radio show will also receive SNS messages, incoming text messages, and phone calls. Shayne plans to surprise listeners who share good news through the corner titled 'DJ Shayne Makes Yo

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  • Super Junior's "Mr. Simple" to be used as the ending theme song for Japan's 'Tsubo Musume'

    December 29, 2011 @ 2:39 am

    Super Junior's "Mr. Simple" has been selected to be used as the ending theme for a Japanese TV show! On December 28th, avex Entertainment revealed, "'Mr. Simple' will be used as the new January 2012 ending theme song for the TBS TV program, 'Tsubo Musume'." 'Tsubo Musume' airs weekly every Wednesday night and features two corners of interest. The first brings in popular girl groups or anchorwomen as guests for a talk show while the sec

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  • 'Full House 2' stars head for Japan

    November 27, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

    The three leads of the upcoming drama, 'Full House 2', No Min Woo, Hwang Jung Eum, and Park Ki Woong left for Japan on November 27th through Incheon Airport. The three will be filming in Japan as the show will first air on Japan's TBS channel, in March of 2012.  The drama is receiving much popularity in Japan.  The show is also gaining much interest abroad as it will add to its cast Japanese and Chinese stars, making it a real 'Hallyu' dra

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  • Jo Yoon Hee joins 'Full House Season 2' as a femme fatale character

    October 14, 2011 @ 5:49 am

      Actress Jo Yoon Hee recently joined Hwang Jung Eum and No Min Woo for the anticipated drama sequel, 'Full House Season 2'. The actress will be playing one of the lead roles as 'Jin Se Ryeong', a femme fatale who transitioned from a singer to an actress. She apparently became a Hollywood actress and got her name known all throughout the world. Departing from Jo Yoon Hee's usual innocent and angelic image, 'Full House 2' will see a

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  • Japan's "You're Beautiful" sees a rise in viewer ratings thanks to Jang Geun Suk's cameo

    September 6, 2011 @ 6:04 am

    Actor Jang Geun Suk finally made his cameo appearance in the Japanese remake of his hit drama, 'You're Beautiful'.  Thanks to his special appearance, the drama experienced a sharp rise in viewer ratings, thus demonstrating the power of the 'Jang Geun Suk Effect'. The drama usually records an average of 9.5% in viewer ratings, but the episode with Jang Geun Suk's cameo saw an increase to 10.1%. Although Jang Geun Suk enjoys great popularity

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  • LEDApple to be featured on Japan's 'TBS K-pop Channel'

    June 29, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    LEDApple will be joining the stars of the Hallyu wave soon, as Startory Entertainment has just informed allkpop that the group will be featured on a special for Japan's 'TBS K-pop Channel'! The program has been visited by stars such as B2ST, MBLAQ, FT Island, 2PM, and this time, they've decided to put the spotlight on LEDApple as one of the rising figures of the Hallyu wave. Although rookies, they've already gathered big achievements wi

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  • SNSD appears on TBS's Countdown in Japan

    May 21, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    The lovely ladies of SNSD appeared on the recent airing of TBS's Countdown (CDTV) in Japan! The girls gave a short and sweet speech for all their fans on the show. Here's a brief excerpt on their speech: Taeyeon: Countdown TV viewers, good evening, we're SNSD. Seohyun: We're going to release our new album "GIRLS' GENERATION" on June 1st! Sooyoung: It will naturally include all our releases up until now: Gee, Genie, Run Devil Run, MR.

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  • Supernova caught in controversy due to remarks on Japanese variety show

    February 7, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    The members of Supernova were recently swept up in a controversy for a few statements they made while guesting on Japan's TBS variety program, "Kuraberu Kurabera." The members were asked their thoughts on the cultural differences they found while promoting in both Korea and Japan, as well as the differences in the way Korean idols are trained. During the segment, Supernova mentioned, "Korean idols confidently confess that they've underwen

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  • KARA performs and talks with EXILE on TBS's "Tamashii"

    November 22, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    Via tokyohive: Korean girl group KARA recently made an appearance with Exile on TBS's "Tamashii". On the first segment of the show, KARA performs "Mister" and Exile later joins them in dancing on the stage. After that, there's a lengthy talk session with Exile. On the second segment of the show, they wander around the town and go shopping, stop for refreshments, and go to see a psychic. The show finishes with KARA performing "Jumpi

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