Why Mini-Skirts Could Become Illegal in South Korea

In the 1970s, the dictatorship controlling South Korea stipulated the length of women's skirts. Now, due to a new law, some in South Korea worry that those days are returning. » 3/22/13 6:00am 3/22/13 6:00am

Girl's Generation Returns To Japan With A Trail Of Cameras Behind Them

In defiance of the sudden onslaught of flashing lights comes Girl's Generation's latest single, "Paparazzi." The nine-woman supergroup from South Korea, known for their charming personalities and perfect legs (and covered plenty in the past here at Kotaku » 6/14/12 8:40pm 6/14/12 8:40pm), released music videos for the song today. Paparrazi is…

What a Korean Pop Song Can Teach Us About Video Game Sequels

I'm going to ask you to think about K-pop Girls' Generation (SNSD)'s song "Gee". You know, "Gee, gee, gee, gee, baby, baby, baby..."


Now that you have that song stuck in your head again, check out the English remix by an American pop-rock band called Nylon Pink in the above video. For research purposes, I've… » 3/14/12 8:00am 3/14/12 8:00am

Why The Hell Am I Not Playing this Korean Girl Group Game?

In Asia, Girls Generation is huge » 3/14/12 7:30am 3/14/12 7:30am. And in their native South Korea, the girl group has for Nintendo. Yet, the group does not have its own game. But if it did, would it look like this?

Songstress Unloads Racist Rant on Twitter

America-based singer song-writer Jenny Hyun made a name for herself penning tunes for Girls' Generation, one of Korea's biggest pop groups and Nintendo DSi product pitch girls » 2/21/12 6:30am 2/21/12 6:30am. But this week, Hyun made a bigger name for herself with a racist twitter rant.

2010, The Year Korean Pop Burst Japan

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? » 12/27/10 2:00am 12/27/10 2:00am

In 2010, Japan Went Mad For Game Addiction, Dog Politics and Outer Space

Publisher Jiyu Kokuminsha (via Pink Tentacle) revealed its annual list of the sixty most important Japanese words or phrases of 2010 that sum up the year's trends and events. » 11/17/10 2:00am 11/17/10 2:00am

Japanese Video Game Pop Star Called Out for Racism

Singer Reina Tanaka was never a lighting rod for controversy. The twenty year-old is a member of the popular girl group Morning Musume. She has her own anime and a spin-off mobile phone game. That is, until she offended Koreans. » 11/05/10 9:00am 11/05/10 9:00am