It's been over a month since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked northeastern Japan. Within minutes, a massive tsunami pounded the coast. Tens of thousands were either dead or missing, with many more homeless. Popstar Gackt felt compelled to do something, but turned to what many Japanese would view as an unlikely ally to help - a South Korean online game company.
Historically, Japan and Korea have had a rocky relationship. There's so much in common culturally and even linguistically, yet so much that pulls them apart. The relationship between the two countries has been improving in recent years - especially in the years since the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which the two countries co-hosted. In 2010, South Korean pop exploded in Japan like never before.