Lifestyle: K-pop mega fest in Japan this weekend

(From Yonhap)

South Korean bands AOA, TWICE and 2PM will headline KCON Japan, that country’s edition of the world’s largest convention on all things “hallyu,” or the worldwide popularity of Korean culture, organizers said Friday.

This year’s KCON Japan will consist of a convention displaying merchandise related to Korean culture, a meet-and-greet with select stars, a red carpet event and a concert that night, CJ E&M said.

KCON 2016 JAPAN x M COUNTDOWN Poster

KCON 2016 JAPAN x M COUNTDOWN Poster

The lineup for Saturday’s “KCON 2016 Japan X M Countdown” concert includes AOA, INFINITE’s Kim Sung-gyu and MONSTA X.

On Sunday, 2PM, Block B, BOYFRIEND, TWICE and four other K-pop artists will come on stage to wrap up the two-day event.

KCON 2016 Japan is the second of its kind in the country. CJ E&M, South Korea’s content and entertainment giant, said it had chosen Japan as the first KCON location in Asia because it’s the world’s second-largest entertainment market and South Korea’s largest patron in that industry.  Read more



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