Pinterest
NewsLetter DailyWeekly
 
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

Choi Ji-woo Beats Yonsama as Japan's Favorite Korean

2005/01/18 | Permalink | Source

Actress Choi Ji-woo is the most popular Korean entertainer in Japan, while rock group X-Japan is Korea's favorite Japanese star, it was revealed Tuesday.
In a cross-cultural survey conducted by Gallup Korea and Japan Research Center, Choi Ji-woo topped the list with 13.8 percent, and teenage singer BoA and actress Yoon Son-ha followed with 9.7 and 8.1 percent.

Surprisingly, actor Bae Yong-joon, who gave "Yonsama fever" its name, was fourth with 7.5 percent. Bae's relatively low ranking is due to the fact that his fan base is limited to women in their 50s and 60s.

However, Bae's influence was clearly reflected in the next part of the questionnaire, where 19.7 percent of Japanese respondents said they now have positive image of Korea because of Yonsama fever, and 19.1 percent answered they now view Korean people in a positive way.

Hirosue Ryoko, Amuro Namie and Utada Hikaru came next as Korea's favorite Japanese entertainers. But Koreans seemed relatively uninterested in the Japanese entertainment business, with 94.2 of the respondents saying they favor no particular Japanese stars or do not know much about the topic.

Source : www....

Copy & paste guideline for this article
Always put a link back to the source and HanCinema permalink

Creative Commons License"Choi Ji-woo Beats Yonsama as Japan's Favorite Korean"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work from this source

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss


 

 

 Previous news
  • Panel Discussion on Independent Film Financing to be Held
    2005/01/18 (Source)

    The Association of Korean Independent Films and Video (AKIFV) plans to hold a panel discussion on the current situation of independent film financing and ways to deal with it. The event will take place on Feb. 21 at 2 P.M. at Mediact in the Ilmin Gallery in Gwangwhamun.

    The panel includes Execu,...
    More

  • Animation theater to open in Seoul
    2005/01/18 (Source)

    The nation's first theater to specialize in screening animations will open its doors on Wednesday (Jan. 19).

    Located in Yejang-dong, the Seoul Ani Cinema will introduce domestic short and feature-length animations.

    "Hammerboy (Mangchi)" has been selected as the inaugural film for the th,...
    More

  • `Windstruck' Hits It Big in Japan
    2005/01/18 (Source)

    SEOUL (Yonhap) - The romantic comedy "Windstruck" established a new box office record in Japan for South Korean films, its producer said Monday.
    "Windstruck" raked in 1.82 billion yen ($17.5 million) at the Japanese box office as of Sunday, becoming the top-grossing South Korean film in Japan, th,...
    More

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.

Settings

Remove ads

Sign up

Sharing

Activate

Spoilers

Visible, hide

Movie of the week

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations