Journalist: The Hallyu Wave which began in Japan and South-East Asia has expanded to Europe. Fans of korean music are increasing in France, country of culture. The journalist Choi Hyo Jin collected informations on the premises.
Choi Hyo Jin: In Paris, not far from the Seine, a nightclub. (*actually ON the Seine since it's a boat). Young french dances on korean music. Fans of Hallyu, they met each others on a Kpop related forum (*litt. fancafe). It's been 10 months they meet each others once a month and dance the whole night.
French fan: Korean artists are very very good at choregraphies, it's very straight, very dynamic.
Choi Hyo Jin: While the interest of France for Korea continues to increase, this year, french TV made a 2h report about Korea. A special lighting/perspective on Hallyu and korean music has been made.
French journalist: There is in France a small group of enthusiasts, absolute fans, of kpop. They have passion etc, they're extrememy experts..
Choi Hyo Jin: Through Facebook and Twitter, the number of Hallyu fans increase, and they mobilize very quickly.
Since november 2010, a petition circulates in order to korean singers to come and hold a concert in France.
Also, fans mobilize to organize a trip in Korea in April 2011 and hope to meet their idols by showing videos of fans to these idols' agencies (*which is on a good way to happen for real)
Korean man in the cube: We're planning to develop Hallyu products including kpop representations for people interested by the Hallyu wave (*idgi but well we already get this) and particularly a welcoming marketing plan of young french in Korea (*nice trad..).
Choi Hyo Jin: The Hallyu wind which was blowing in South-East Asia is in the process of extanding to the Old Continent. From Paris for YTN, Choi Hyo Jin.
Credits: KpopFrTV@YT + myself for the french to english ~~translation~~
This is from last month but i totally forgot about it. And YES i had to do "the man IN THE CUBE".
Also, considering which countries draws interest in kpop, it would make sense that the next SMTown and shits will take place in Brazilia, France and Italy. What is Taiwan? What are USA?