Japanese girl group AKB48 performs its new single, ‘Teacher Teacher’, which uses dance moves created by Korean choreographer Park Jun-hee. Photo: Park Jun-hee

How K-pop’s hit factories are helping J-pop’s waning stars to shine again

South Korea’s music industry copied Japanese established mid-1990s model, but now the nation’s star-making talents are being exported back

Topic |   K-pop idols

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Japanese girl group AKB48 performs its new single, ‘Teacher Teacher’, which uses dance moves created by Korean choreographer Park Jun-hee. Photo: Park Jun-hee
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