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IZ*ONE Japanese Band Is NOT On Music Bank’s ‘Restricted Persons List’

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Source: koreaboo

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Posted: Friday November 23, 2018 @ 4:20 pm PST

Viewers of Music Bank have recently uploaded posts requesting that IZ*ONE be banned from appearing on the program due to their alleged right-wing controversies.

IZ*ONE, the girl group created through Mnet’s Produce 48, was involved in “right-wing controversies” as soon as they debuted. It began when a photo of one of the Japanese members began to spread. The photo showed the idol singing “Kimigayo” (the Japanese national anthem) wearing a costume with the rising sun flag at the Yasukuni Shrine during her promotions with AKB48.

After seeing the photos, the public began requesting that IZ*ONE be banned from appearing on numerous broadcasting stations including KBS and a Blue House petition was even filed in regards to the issue.

“Please ban the right-wing Japanese group IZ*ONE from appearing on public broadcasting

On November 22, Music Bank responded to the post from KBS’ Viewer Rights Center website titled, “We request that the group IZ*ONE, which was produced by a right-wing producer and has a right-wing member, be banned from appearing [on the show].”

“In regard to matters of IZ*ONE, we have not been notified by the Review Board of any guidelines on their appearance or regulations and in terms of the songs to be broadcast, all songs excluding ‘Your in Love, Right?’, which is written entirely in Japanese, has been qualified as ‘appropriate for broadcasting’. None of the performers of Music Bank including the group in question are on the ‘Restricted Persons List’ set by the Review Board.”

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They added that they do not deem it appropriate to regulate the appearance of certain performers without clear regulatory basis and guidelines.

“We do not believe it is appropriate to regulate the appearance of specific performers based on the arbitrary decision of the program staff without clear regulatory basis and guidelines on the music and cast.”

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Seoul Korea Home Of K-Pop/K-Dramas

Blogged By: De  De Tillman


Media: wikipedia

Posted: Tuesday December 26, 2017  @ 2:10 a.m PST


Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea (commonly known as South Korea. As the 4th most economically powerful city in the world, measured by GDP,Seoul is one of Asia’s major centers of cultureentertainment, and research, with additional strengths in the artscommerceeducationfinancemediaservices, and tourism.

History: Settlement of the Han River area, where present-day Seoul is located, began around 4000 BC. Seoul is first recorded as Wiryeseong, the capital of Baekje (founded in 18 BC) in the northeastern Seoul area.

 Festivals:  In October 2012 KBS Hall in Seoul hosted major international music festivals – First ABU TV and Radio Song Festivals within frameworks of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union 49th General Assembly. Hi! Seoul Festival is a seasonal cultural festival held four times a year every spring, summer, autumn, and winter in Seoul, South Korea since 2003. It is based on the “Seoul Citizens’ Day” held on every October since 1994 to commemorate the 600 years history of Seoul as the capital of the country. The festival is arranged under the Seoul Metropolitan Government. As of 2012, Seoul has hosted Ultra Music Festival Korea, an annual dance music festival that takes place on the 2nd weekend of June.

Airports: Two international airports, Incheon International and Gimpo International, serve Seoul.

Gimpo International Airport opened in 1939 as Japanese Imperial Army airfield, and opened for civil aircraft in 1957. Since opening of Incheon International, Gimpo International handles scheduled domestic flights along with selected short haul international shuttle flights to Tokyo HanedaOsaka KansaiTaipei SongshanShanghai Hongqiao, and Beijing Capital.

Incheon International Airport, opened in March 2001 in Yeongjong island, is now responsible for major international flights and some domestic shuttle flights. Incheon International Airport is Asia’s eighth busiest airport in terms of passengers, the world’s fourth busiest airport by cargo traffic, and the world’s eighth busiest airport in terms of international passengers in 2014. In 2016, 57,765,397 passengers used the airport.

Universities: Seoul is home to the majority of South Korea’s most prestigious universities, including Seoul National UniversitySungkyunkwan UniversityKorea UniversityYonsei UniversityHanyang UniversitySogang UniversityHankuk University of Foreign StudiesKyung Hee UniversityChung-Ang UniversityEwha Womans UniversityKorea Military Academy, and the University of Seoul.

LOVELYZ {K-Pop Girl Band} Debuts Successfully, Without Seo Jisoo

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  K-Pop, K-Drama Celebrity Blogger



Posted:Monday November 17, 2014 @ 12:53 a.m PST


Woollim Entertainment‘s highly anticipated new girl group LOVELYZ has debuted on music programs without a hitch, remaining unaffected by therecent controversy surrounding member Seo Jisoo.

The seven ladies made their first television appearance as a group on the November 13 broadcast of Mnet‘s M! Countdown, delighting fans with performances of “Goodbye Chapter 1,” and their album’s title track “Candy Jelly Love.” They then appeared on KBS‘s Music Bank, MBC‘s Music Core, followed by SBS‘s Inkigayo.

LOVELYZ is an eight member group, consisting of Baby Soul, Ji Ae, JIN, Mijoo, Kei, Jisoo, Yejin and Sooyoung. A few of the members have been busy entertaining fans before their official debut as a group, with Baby Soul, Jin and and Ji Ae releasing songs and appearing in features for Infinite H. Woollim’s strategy of gradually creating suspense and anticipation with solo debuts and pre-released songs has evidentally paid off, as LOVELYZ has officially taken the top spot for having the most amount of fan café members out of the girl groups who have debuted within 2014. This includes SM Entertainment‘s latest groupRed Velvet, who, despite having debuted 3 months earlier, has approximately 1600 less fan café members than LOVELYZ.

It is also evident, through the fan café statistics, that the controversy surrounding Seo Jisoo has not affected the group as a whole. However, it is quite obvious that she, herself, is going through a difficult time, with Woollim announcing that she is currently undergoing psychological treatment and will continue to be absent from promotions until further notice.

Check out LOVELYZ’s music video for their title track “Sweet Jelly Love” if you haven’t done so!




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Super Junior {Kpop} Comeback With 10 Members August 29 on KBS Music Bank

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:Koreaboo – The Star, Sports Today

Media: Koreaboo – The Star, Sports Today

Posted: Wednesday August 20, 2014 @ 6:57 p.m PST


After 2 years and 2 months, Super Junior will finally be returning as 10 members for their upcoming 7th studio album, “MAMACITA.”

Individual teaser photos of each Super Junior members was released today on August 21, revealing the cowboy concept for “MAMACITA.” Sporting leather, frilled jackets, cowboy hats and guns, the Super Junior members pose with charisma to give off a bad boy vibe.

Super Junior will be taking their first stage on August 29 on KBS Music Bank, followed by a comeback stage on August 30 on MBC Music Core and SBS Inkigayo on August 31, while their 7th album will be released on September 1. Following its release, Super Junior will embark on their 6th Super Show tour in Seoul between September 19 to 21. It will expand to a world tour, visiting major cities in China, Japan, Thailand, and more!


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24K (Kpop) Change In Line-Up and On KBS Music Bank August 2, 2013

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Posted: Wednesday July 31, 2013 @ 2:29 p.m PST



24K releases the second video teaser for their comeback single “U R SO CUTE.”

On July 31st, 24K updated their official Youtube channel with a teaser clip, highlighting their cute concept and youthful vibe. An audio preview of their new title track was also included in the short clip.

24K will be releasing their 2nd mini-album and music video for “U R SO CUTE” on August 1st, which will have a totla of seven tracks. They are also scheduled to hold their first comeback stage on August 2nd on KBS Music Bank.

The group also announced the change in their line-up prior to their comeback.

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