The BBC has returned with another news report on Kpop’s rising global popularity, this time it’s on their popularity in Japan. Check it out after the jump.

South Korea’s K-pop music has overtaken Japanese music as the industry’s most popular genre in the country.

Relations between the two countries have been difficult after Japan’s colonisation of Korea in the first half of the 20th century.

But with the growing popularity of Korean culture, will attitudes to people of Korean origin, who make up a large ethnic minority in Japan, soften?

Roland Buerk reports.

Watch the video here.

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I’m hoping that next time the report is on Kpop’s popularity in the UK! At least the BBC have finally cottoned on the the Hallyu Wave, the only way is up now.

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