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‘Girls’ Generation’, Yahoo Japan’s most popular keyword among foreign celebrities

December 2, 2011

‘Girls’ Generation’ is the most searched keyword based on Yahoo Japan’s ‘Famous Foreigners Ranking’.

Also, based on ’2011 Yahoo Japan Keyword Ranking’ (from January 1st to October 31st), the girls were ranked 3rd in the overall ranking among famous figures, behind AK848 and Arashi.

While Girls’ Generation came in 2nd in the ‘Famous Female Ranking’, the girls’ firm reputation as the famous foreign popstars and Hallyu stars put them on top of other big foreign names in the ‘Foreigners Category’. Kara who debuted before Girls’ Generation in Japan took the 2nd spot.

The results also served as an indication of the huge popularity of Kpop in Japan as most of the top 10 positions in the ‘Famous Foreigners Ranking’ were occupied by Korean artists.


SNSD and Kara among Japan’s top 5 most searched celebrities in first half of 2011

July 8, 2011

Japan’s largest internet portal site, Yahoo Japan released the ‘Search Ranking for First Half of 2011′ on July 7th.

In the celebrity search category, SNSD and Kara were ranked 4th and 5th respectively. Japan’s national girl group, AKB48 took the no.1 spot while Arashi, the popular male idol group who made their names through their music as well as variety shows in Japan came in 2nd. Atsuko Maeda, who won the AKB48 Senbatsu General Election in June, took the no.3 spot on the Yahoo Japan search ranking.