Tuesday, June 05, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, May.22,2007] Is the ‘Korean wave’ dead in Japan? Don’t bet on it, say experts Other cooperative projects grow out of surge in interest in Korean culture

A photo of South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun was covering almost half of Cinemart Roppongi, a movie house in the heart of Tokyo exclusively devoted to showing Asian films, on May 16. The theater has screened 16 South Korean films since late March in a festival to mark its first anniversary, but has attracted only about 2,300 viewers during the entire festival.


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