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January 30, 2011
On January 27th, Pledis revealed to Money Today that, “After School has signed a contract with Japan’s best record label and will start activities in Japan at the end of March. We are planning on creating a new Japanese song or using After School’s current albums. After School will focus on promoting both in Korea and Japan.”
The Korean music industry representatives believe that because of the disagreement between KARA and DSP Media, Korean artists are having a hard time advancing overseas.
In reply to this, Pledis answered, “It is true that because of the Dong Bang Shin Ki and KARA issue, there has been a lot of unpleasant rumors about the Korean Wave. After School will do their best so that overseas fans will get the correct image of the Korean Wave.”
Currently, After School members are studying hard to learn Japanese. Along with their advancement to Japan, After School is planning on restarting their activities in Korea at the same time, thus creating a tight schedule for members to participate in both Japanese and Korean activities.
On the other hand, last January, After School won the “K-pop New Artist of the Year” award at the Billboard Japan Music Awards. Because of their slim S-line body and powerful performances, After School is receiving a lot of interest from their Japanese fans.
Source + Picture: Money Today via Star News
Posted by ektha16 @ Allkpop