Japanese Yuuka Hasumi, 17, who wants to become a K-pop star, watches her friend’s performance during their street performance in Hongdae area of Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Reuters

Despite K-pop sex scandal and diplomatic rift, Japanese wannabes flock to Seoul seeking fame

  • The influx of Japanese talent that is reshaping the K-pop industry comes at a time of increasingly bitter political acrimony between the two countries
  • K-pop has also been rocked by a series of sex scandals involving male idols secretly filming women, and alleged trafficking at Burning Sun nightclub
Topic |   K-pop idols

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Japanese Yuuka Hasumi, 17, who wants to become a K-pop star, watches her friend’s performance during their street performance in Hongdae area of Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Reuters
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