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KCON 2019 Japan kicks off Friday

May 15,2019
“KCON 2019 Japan,” hosted by entertainment conglomerate CJ ENM, kicks off on Friday and runs until Sunday in Tokyo, with popular Korean and Japanese celebrities and influencers expected to attend the event.

KCON is the world’s largest international K-culture convention, offering K-pop concerts, beauty, fashion and food to overseas fans.

The fifth annual festival is the biggest yet, with a total of 292 artists, influencers and panels to entertain participants with conversations, performances and fashion shows.

Stars such as Seo Kang-jun, Gong Myoung, Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Tae-hwan, Lee Ji-hoon and Joo Won will meet their Japanese fans through the “K-Drama Fan Meet.” A total of 28 artists are also set to appear on “M Countdown,” Mnet’s famous music show, including popular K-pop groups Twice, ITZY, Momoland, Pentagon, singer Chungha and many more.

“KCON Girls” will also be launched for the first time this year, introducing Korean fashion and beauty brands with K-pop stars and influencers. Calary Girl A, a famous Korean beauty YouTuber, Nakanishi Chiyori, Miyazaki Miho and Sato Minami from J-pop girl group AKB48, as well as other K-pop and J-pop stars, are scheduled to appear. By Lee Jae-lim