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Culture Minister Supports Importing Japan TV Dramas

2011/02/24 | 165 views | Permalink | Source

Culture Minister Choung Byoung-gug says South Korean cultural content would continue to maintain its popularity, even if Japanese TV dramas are imported into the nation.

Choung said Wednesday that culture generates synergy through mutual opening and exchanges.

He said that the partial opening of South Korea to Japanese cultural content some ten years ago did not result in Japanese culture overpowering Korean cultural content. Instead, he said South Korean pop culture has a wide, enthusiastic following in Japan as well as in other nations.

A ministry official said, however, that the minister's comment was his private opinion, and that there were no plans to allow imports of Japanese TV dramas.

The South Korean government had blocked Japanese cultural content --- including music, dramas, animation and movies --- from entering the Korean market, which was a legacy of the Japanese colonial period that lasted from 1910 to 1945. The ban was partially lifted in 1998.

Japanese TV dramas are, however, still prohibited from airing on terrestrial TV in South Korea.

Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

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