The 3rd Korean Wave in Japan
1824 Yerang Hong
In Japan, the current trend is the third Korean Wave. The cause of this is from the Japanese teenagers' love about K-POP, K-Drama. Actually, about 16 years ago, the first Korean Wave called Hallyu, was caused by the Korean Drama ‘겨울연가’ becomes famous. At once, the Japanese interested in Korean cultures, and the second Korean Wave was caused by K-Pop stars like Big Bang, KARA, Girls generation, become famous. However, the Korean Wave gradually died away because the historical diplomatic problems are on the rise.
Korea and Japan is a really good friend in culture, however, on the other hand, in diplomacy, there is a lot of tension and wariness between the two countries. About 5 months ago, there was a controversial issue about a Japan patrol plane flew low nearly Korea ship. Korea insisted that was concretely a treat and provocation. But Japan insisted that the picture provided as evidence by Korea is not exactly and without foundation. Korea and Japan involved in historical problems and they have kept arguing about many problems for a long time. Nevertheless, both of them like each other's culture very much and carry out the cultural exchange. This means that the problems between Korea and Japan don’t effect on teenagers because the industry of K-Beauty or K-Pop also seems to be under easy sail in Japan. It looks like Korea and Japan have a love-hate relationship. In the future, it will be important to watch how both of two countries will improve this relationship.