Korean actress Kim Tae-hee (and Thai actor Mark Prin) in a commercial for 12plus Colorista Japan. 12plus is a Thai cosmetics brand, and the Colorista Japan products are inspired by the Japanese beauty industry. Thai brand, Japanese concept, Korean endorser… globalisation much?
Music video for Heaven On The Beach by long running Japanese pop rock band Southern All Stars. The video features cameo appearances of a host of Japanese celebrities, including Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida, Yuko Nakazawa, members of AKB48, Tamio Okuda, Guts Ishimatsu, Kaela Kimura, Kazuyoshi Saito, Dreams Come True, Ken Hirai, Gen Hoshino, Keiko Masuda and Kazuya Yoshii.
Korean music video for Good Luck by pop group Beast, title track of their sixth mini album which was released in June 2014. Haven’t paid much attention to K-pop lately, this song caught my attention though, love the beat; and I like the fact that most songs are co-written by one of its members.
It’s good to see a K-pop group that actually makes music. Don’t get me wrong, appearance is a huge part of K-pop culture, often more important than talent, and I’m hooked with that too. Just that it’s refreshing to see some real “artists” in the industry, which is unfortunately too rare/unappreciated in K-pop.