[TRANS] 130822 Tohoshinki Mobilizes 140,000 people, The Hallyu Boom Is Not Over Yet?


Even the beautiful, slim legs of “Girls Generation” and “Kara” cannot be seen anymore, and magazines have called it “The death of the Hallyu boom.”

However, Tohoshinki, who will soon celebrate their 10th year since debut, held their concerts at Yokohama’s Nissan stadium on 17-18 August, with a shocking 144,000 attendees within 2 days. The capacity of the stadium is 72,000. Multiplied by 2, it shows that the seats were completely sold out. Such popularity would be equivalent to that of Southern All Stars.

Suzuki Masumi, a writer who is familiar with Korea, said, “With the Japan-Korea relationship deteriorating, there has definitely been a rapid decline in the (hallyu) boom since last year.  The lowbrow fans have left, and the core fans have been showing their support quietly. The sales of magazines and goods have dropped, and Shin-Ookubo, the “Hallyu Street” in Tokyo is not as busy as it used…

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