Why The Blueprint For K-Pop Actually Came From Japan NPR
Japanese boy band SMAP and its powerful agency, Johnny's Entertainment, are largely responsible for creating the K-pop model. Even though SMAP broke up, ...On the road to new experiences, post-SMAP, with Tsuyoshi Kusanagi The Japan Times
It has been almost two years since pop group SMAP split up, but its demise after over two decades at the forefront of entertainment in Japan is still *fresh*.3 former SMAP mates team up for song to cheer on parasports：The Asahi Shimbun Asahi Shimbun
As about 17,000 spectators clapped enthusiastically at a venue in Tokyo, three former members of the hugely popular male idol group SMAP sang their new ...SMAP star's Instagram foray marks weakening grip of Japan TV ads - Tech News The Star Online
Shingo Katori commanded the adoration of millions of fans across Asia as a member of SMAP, one of Japan's most successful boy bands. After decades as a ...Daughter of Japanese idol and former SMAP star Takuya Kimura makes her modeling debut in Japan Japan Today
As Japan's most popular showbiz personality, Takuya Kimura, 45, more commonly known as Kimutaku, has been in the public eye since 1988, when he was ...NASA's SMAP Satellite Collects Soil Moisture Content Worldwide Modern Farmer
“Soil moisture is very important because it's a leading indicator of future vegetation conditions,” says John Bolten, a hydrologist at NASA's Goddard Space ...Ex-SMAP Shingo Katori is 'Japonismes 2018' Goodwill Ambassador, Unveils First Louvre Exhibit Billboard
Shingo Katori, former member of the iconic J-pop group SMAP, was named goodwill ambassador for the "Japonismes 2018: Les âmes en résonance" exhibition, ...