I know Japan has it's shares of social problems, but it doesn't seem so severed like in Korea? In the entertainment industry, Japan seems to me they have gotten much further in artist rights and fair payment, unlike Korea we hear all the time idols burden with huge debts, mistreated and no pay at all. Not saying it doesn't happens in Japan as well. Forgot to mention they have many foreigners, half\japanese working in Jpop and audience seems to appreciate them, unlike Korea where knetz all the time bash on Kpop foreign idols. Seems to me Jpop is more tolerable to diversity than Kpop.