[Trans] 110823 Japanese Weekly Magazine : “Korean Stars Go To Japan For Money”


The hallyu wave has swept the Asian regions, and in the neighbouring Japan, there are some that are pro-hallyu, and those that are anti-hallyu. The Japanese weekly magazine “Flash” published an article stating that the South Korean stars were simply in Japan for the money, and also revealed the appearance fees of several “big players.”

According to Chosun Ilbo’s report today, Flash Weekly’s latest article pointed out that “It’s not just Fuji TV, but all the Japanese TV stations have become “Korean TV stations.” Korean stars are not coming because of their love for Japan, but for the money.”

The magazine used South Korean girl group Kara as an example, saying that in Korea, where illegal downloading is rampant, it would be a feat just to sell 100,000 copies of an album, but they managed to sell a shocking 500,000 copies in Japan, proving that they were (in Japan) for the money that could not have been earned in their own country.

For male group JYJ, the trio’s total guaranteed revenue is approximately 2 million yen for a performance in Korea, but when in Japan this sum becomes 20 million yen.

Flash Weekly also revealed a chart with the net worth of various South Korean artists.

This chart shows that the artist commanding the highest advertising fee is Jang Guen Suk. Early this year, Jang Geun Suk’s appearance fee was 40 million yen, but as his alcohol advertisements did well, his current value has “risen” to 90 million yen.

Also, the appearance fees for Kara and SNSD were 40 million yen and 30 million yen respectively at the start of the year, but both groups now command 50 million yen.

However, the value for male group TVXQ fell from 60 million yen at the start of the year, but still commands a value of 40 million yen. Male stars Bae Yong Jun and Lee Byun Hun command 50 million yen and above.

Source : [cna.com.tw]
Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net

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