24 April, 2015 - Yahoo.com
Thousands of fans have turned out near Tokyo to see their favorite "K-pop" stars in a display of how popular South Korean pop music is in Japan despite years of chilled relations between the two countries. Groups such as INFINITE, Block B, GOT7, Supernova, SISTAR were among the musicians performing at the indoor Saitama Super Arena for their showcase concert "M Countdown". Korean pop has made major strides in the Japanese music market, the world's second largest after the United States, in the last five years. The structure of Korea's relatively small music market means the singers, known for their young, cool image and distinct dance choreography, search for success abroad.