Tiger JK, Dynamic Duo and FT Island Joke Around before ‘M Countdown Hello Japan’
The hip-hop master Tiger JK apparently amounts to nothing next to his wife Yoon Mirae.
K-Pop representatives including Tiger JK and Yoon Mirae arrived in Japan through the Haneda Airport on April 25 to attend the Mnet M Countdown Hello Japan special, which took place at the Saitama Super Arena.
Before the concert, 16 artists from both Korea and Japan held a welcome interview with the Japanese press. Such performers as Tiger JK, MBLAQ, Dynamic Duo and Busker Busker appeared at the scene to show off their wit and make their audience laugh.
About how he felt before the concert, Tiger JK said, “A lot of people recognized Yoon Mirae because she’s promoted before in Japan, but no one recognized me. We arrived at the airport yesterday and everyone thought I was Yoon Mirae’s bodyguard.”
Dynamic Duo said its styles for the day represented “Super Mario,” and said, “We’ll show off a splendid performance just like the Super Mario Brothers.”
Some stars drew attention with their fluent Japanese.
Secret’s Jeon Hyosung and FT Island’s Lee Hong Gi answered questions in Japanese without a Japanese interpreter. On why he believed FT Island was popular in Japan, Lee Hong Gi joked in Japanese, “I think it’s thanks to member Lee Jae Jin’s good looks.”
The rookie group A Pink also got through its interview entirely in Japanese. About the group’s plans to promote in Japan, the members answered in Japanese, “We don’t have any specific plans yet, but we are studying Japanese.”
M Countdown Hello Japan will air on April 26 through five channels in Korea including Mnet and tvN, and will be relayed online through Youtube, Mnet.com and China’s Sohu.com.
Photo credit: Hea Jung Min
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