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K-pop stars attract 100,000 in Tokyo

Fans cheer for the signers of S.M. Entertainment at the “SM Town Live World Tour III in Tokyo” concert held during the weekend at Tokyo Dome. (S.M. Entertainment)
Fans cheer for the signers of S.M. Entertainment at the “SM Town Live World Tour III in Tokyo” concert held during the weekend at Tokyo Dome. (S.M. Entertainment)
A performance featuring K-pop singers who belong to the same entertainment agency has attracted more than 100,000 fans in Tokyo, the organizer said Monday.

The concert was held at Tokyo Dome in the Japanese capital on Saturday and Sunday as part of a world concert tour organized by the S.M. Entertainment Agency to capitalize on the rising boom of the Korean pop culture.

During the “SM Town Live World Tour III in Tokyo” concert, the crowd enthusiastically sang along with the singers, waving colorful glow-in-the-dark batons and placards with names of their favorite K-pop singers on them, the agency said.

The show featured all S.M. singers, including Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x), it said.

Before the Tokyo concert, the S.M. artists performed in the United States in May and Taiwan in June, enrapturing audiences with their powerful dancing and songs.

They are scheduled to perform at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul on Aug. 18, according to the agency.(Yonhap News)
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