According to Japan's Oricon chart these 8 K-Pop groups are the best-selling acts in Japan (AS OF JULY 2019) TVXQ 9,889,000+ sales BoA 8,127,000+ sales BTS 3,942,000+ sales KARA 3,877,000+ sales Girl's Generation 3,671,000+ sales TWICE. 2,803,000+ sales. BIGBANG. 2,486,000+ sales. SHINee. 2,163,000+ sales. Source: Koreaboo I always wonder why SNSD is the only kpop group/girlgroup that their fans claim to revive hallyu wave in Japan for the second generation. Label mates, TVXQ and BoA plays a huge role. KARA is barely mentioned and both are supposed to be mentioned together as their Japanese debut start around the same time, end up statistically having the same impact on kpop in Japan. Arent all these claims were because of international biased? I am not going to hide my intention. This thread is hugely inspired by Twice vs SNSD thread we see yesterday. I am ashamed but had to admit that had Goo Hara accident not happened, I would not had realized KARA's impact in Japan but it should be the older generation's duty to teach us, younger and newer kpop fans the proper history. This is just a mere statistics so what I want to know once and for all is the true history as to who is the pioneer of the first hallyu wave in Japan? Please tell me the truth.