Korean pop isn't new to the Japanese music scene. It's been around for years now, but in 2010, it hit big in Japan in a major way. But what does that say about video games?
In the early part of the last decade, Korean popstar BoA made a big splash in Japan with her poppy tunes and power ballads — even appearing in game soundtracks. She songstress didn't sing in her native Korean, but in Japanese and even popped up on Japanese talk shows and variety programs, speaking fairly fluent nihongo. In the wake of a strong interest in Korean television dramas, male acts like Tohoshinki (or Dong Bang Shin Ki as they're known in Korea) also made a splash in Japan.