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60 Korean dramas now go on air in Japan

2005/08/16 | 1316 views | Permalink | Source

A recent survey shows that over 60 Korean dramas are on TV in Japan. Prime time broadcasting is also known to be increasing.

According to the KOFACE (Korea Foundation for Asian Culture Exchange), total of 23 channels including terrestrial, local cable and satellite television present over 60 Korean dramas as of August 2005.

In terrestrial channels, "All In", starring Lee Byung-hun and Song Hye-kyo, is shown once a week on NHK since April 2004. Nihon TV presents 'Secret', starring Kim Ha-neul, Ryu Si-won and Ha Ji-won, every morning from Monday through Thursday. On top of that, 'Sad Love Story' is on Fuji TV every Saturday afternoon.

As for the broadcasting stations across the metropolitan area, Tokyo MXTV presents 3 dramas; "Love Letter", 'Yurihwa' and 'Did We Really Love' once a week. Meanwhile 'Happy Together' and 'Beautiful Girl' are on Chiba TV and TVK, respectively.

The KOFACE (Korea Foundation for Asian Culture Exchange) adds that NHK consecutively airs 'Dae Jang Geum' and 'First Love - 1996', on its satellite channel in the evenings, and similarly the prime time programming for Korean dramas is increasing.

It is noticeable that KNTV will broadcast 20 Korean dramas including an epic drama 'Toji, the Land', which depicts the dark decades of Japanese colonial rule.

The Source : Koreacontent News Team

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