On December 23rd, Girls’ Generation performed in Japan Asahi TV’s Music Station. Not only did they perform the Japanese version of ‘Mr. Taxi’ and ‘The Boys’, they also revealed their goals for the year 2012.

When asked ‘What was this year like for you?’, they answered, “We are very happy to have been able to make a tour around Japan, which we have dreamed for since our debut in Japan. We are also happy that we made good memories with the fans around the nation. We would love to make a second tour if we get a chance to do so.”

They also revealed their goals for 2012. Tiffany stated, “We want to have an opportunity to meet our fans all around the world by holding a world tour,” while Yuri stated, “We want to have a holiday in Japan. We have only been in Japan for work, so we want to visit various places in Japan personally such as the hot springs.”

Credit: Dispatch News
Translated by: Taengfan@fanwonder.com

 
It's time to look back into SNSD's performance at Kpop All-Stars Live in Niigata, below are some the performances that were performed on the event.
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We are used to seeing Soshi on commercials, newspapers, magazines, beverages, etc but textbooks? This has got to be a first!

And yes, amazingly, SNSD made their way into a Japanese textbook!

Recently, on Daum Telzone and other entertainment forums, pictures of SNSD on a Japanese textbook were revealed. In the textbook, SNSD was introduced in Japanese, as well as English, in a chapter entitled ‘Kpop Stars Take On The World’.

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The text within this particular chapter stated, “Fans are attracted to their perfect performances” and “Some of the songs are popular not only in Korea but also in Japan as well” as part of its contents. On top of the text is the picture of Korea’s leading artistes, SNSD.

Netizens who saw the captures gave a hot reaction as they commented, “Indeed SNSD”, “In Japan too the So Nyeos seem to be the most popular”, “Total domination”, etc.

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T-ara’s Hyomin, JiYeon and EunJung were featured on TV YTN ‘News and Issue – Issue and People’ aired on July 29th.

EunJung said, “Since we’ll be debuting in Japan, I think we need to have rookie’s attitude. From the beginning, we have to go forward step by step.”

The anchor then asked, “Do you feel pressured by SNSD who debuted first?”

To this, Hyomin replied, “We actually feel more thankful than pressured. I think they relieved some pressure off us.”

She added, “Because of that, we are also getting more interest and expectation from people so I think we will be able to do well.”

EunJung added, “Rather, we are thankful to the public for their interest in Kpop.”

Meanwhile, during the broadcast of the program, they also said, “Today, July 29th is the 2nd anniversary of our debut and we hope to be no.1 on a music show as our present.”

Credit: tvreport.co.kr

 
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On the 20th of August, many popular Korean artists such as Girls’ Generation, KARA, 2PM and B2ST are set to perform at Niigata’s Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium. This event is set to become one of the largest K-Pop events ever to be held, and it will be named the “K-POP All-Star Live in Niigata”. This Korean music event is planned to gather a record high of 46,000 people at the concert, and as part of the recent Japan earthquake reconstruction aid, an invitation will be sent out to all junior high school students that had been evacuated to Niigata. The organisers of this event has said that this upcoming concert will be the largest K-Pop event in Japan’s history, and it will even surpass the “KBS Music Bank Special in Tokyo” which was held at the Tokyo Dome on the 13th of July. The event drew in approximately 45,000 people. 

There will be 12 groups participating in this concert. Among the 5 girl groups which will be present, is Girls’ Generation. Girls’ Generation only made their debut into Japan last year, but they are already holding the 1st spot while KARA holds the 2nd place in sales ranking. Apart from these 2 groups, SISTAR, Secret and 4Minute will also be appearing. 7 boy groups will also be performing at the concert, and they are CNBlue, Norazo, INFINITE, 2AM and Teen Top. Boy groups such as 2PM and B2ST who recently made their debut into Japan will also be present at the concert. 

Fans can expect their idols to put up a wonderful show, and their excited voices will resound long into the summer night. 


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Girls' Generation will be appearing live on "HEY! HEY! HEY! 700th Episode Making Everyone Excited Special Live Episode" (Fuji TV), which is set to air on July 18th at 7pm JST.

It has been about 3 years since "HEY! HEY! HEY!" has done a live broadcast, and this time, they'll be broadcasting live during Girls' Generation's final tour performance at Fukuoka's Marine Messe Arena. Also, they have not done such a broadcast at a venue like this in over 4 years, and once the final performance has finished, a specially planned live show will be aired.
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A surprise event prepared by Japanese fans for Girls' Generation's Seohyun's birthday has been garnering attention.

The 28th of June was Girls' Generation's Seohyun's birthday. Because she was in Japan for their arena tour, Japanese fans prepared a special gift.

They prepared a flamboyant event of dressing up as Girls' Generation from head to toe.

What caused the fans to garner even more attention was the fact that the fans were not female fans, but male, wearing Girls' Generation's military outfit.

With Girls' Generation's recent popularity in Japan, Japanese fan culture has slowly become similar to that of Korea.

Japanese fans were usually active towards individual stars they like rather than groups, but that has started to change.
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On this day, fans showed unprecedented Japanese fan cultures by gathering to celebrate Seohyun's birthday, proving the change.

Japanese fans' special birthday event for Seohyun will be revealed through Mnet's hallyu report.

On the 14th, Mnet looked into just how popular Girls' Generation is in Japan, as well as why they go crazy for them, through the first half of the full report, subtitled "Do You Know Whom Girls' Generation is?".

The second part of the report will air on the 21st at 7:30PM (KST), subtitled "Right Now, It's Girls' Generation!". Aside from the group's popularity, they will cover Girls' Generation's power of changing the lifestyle of female fans in their twenties.

Source: Nate
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Japan’s largest internet portal site, Yahoo Japan released the ‘Search Ranking for First Half of 2011′ on July 7th.

In the celebrity search category, SNSD and Kara were ranked 4th and 5th respectively. Japan’s national girl group, AKB48 took the no.1 spot while Arashi, the popular male idol group who made their names through their music as well as variety shows in Japan came in 2nd. Atsuko Maeda, who won the AKB48 Senbatsu General Election in June, took the no.3 spot on the Yahoo Japan search ranking.

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