They’re just trying to understand each other. Or so says Chosun Ilbo columnist Jeong Woo-sang. In his latest column, Jeong explains that Korea and Japan have been importing each other’s music genres for years. Jeong thinks this second wave of Hallyu popularity is initiating social change in both countries, leading to a deeper understanding between the two.
As a matter of fact, it brings families together:
…young Japanese looked down on the phenomenon as a matter for middle-aged housewives. The emergence of Girls’ Generation and Kara has changed all that. As one Japanese netizen wrote, “The performance by Girls’ Generation was something I could enjoy with my dad.”
Indeed. Would it be wonderful if we could all benefit from this exchanging of cultures.
Source: The Chosun Ilbo