K-pop to target the Japanese market such as new albums, concerts, festivals, and awards ceremonies

Following K-pop singers releasing albums and holding concerts in Japan, popular music awards and K-Culture Festivals are also held in Japan.

According to the popular music industry on the 29th, group ‘ITZY’ will release their 2nd Japanese single ‘Blah Blah Blah’ on October 5th. The new album contains four songs, including the title song ‘bla bla bla’, the b-side song ‘Can’t tie me down’, and two instrumental sound sources. ‘Bla Bla Bla’ features rhythmic rap and an addictive melody, and contains the message of ‘Let’s move forward confidently without being swayed by other people’s words’.

The group ‘fromis_9’ will also hold their first solo concerts in Korea and Japan. According to Pledis Entertainment, the agency, fromis 9 will hold ‘LOVE FROM.’ at KBS Arena in Gangseo, Seoul for three days from September 30th to October 2nd. Then, on October 7th, a concert will be held at Tachikawa Stage Garden in Tokyo. This concert ‘Love From.’ contains the meaning of Inviting from Miss Nine to her official fan club ‘flover’ with a lot of love for her. The group ‘OMEGA X’, which debuted in Japan with the mini-album ‘Stand up!’ on the 24th, will also hold a concert at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo on the 30th and at Namba Hachi, Osaka on September 1.

In addition, the K-Culture Festival ‘KCON’ hosted by CJ ENM changed its name this year at the ‘Mnet ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS MAMA’, a music awards ceremony held at Ariake Arena in Tokyo from October 14 to 16. The ‘MAMA AWARDS’ will be held at Kyocera Dome Osaka on November 29th and 30th.

Earlier, on the 27th, rookie group ‘ILY:1’ held a Japanese promotion showcase ‘START ILY:1’ at the Yamano Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo and met Japanese fans.

Reporter Lee Bok-jin bok@segye.com

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