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About 5, fans went wild as soon as they saw him at Haneda Airport. A Korean Wave is sweeping Japan like never before. The "wave" is part of a rising interest in the music, drama and other modern cultural aspects of the Republic of Korea South Korea , which have intrigued people in different parts of Asia since the late s. Many Japanese were won over, especially those middle-aged and older. The public broadcaster, NHK, began satellite TV broadcasts in April , then launched re-runs via its more widely viewed terrestrial broadcasting system a year later. The series was an instant hit, and by the last episode TV audience ratings stood at These are exceptionally high ratings for a program broadcast after 11 p. The tourist industry got into the action, organizing tours to locations where parts of the series were shot. The city of Chunchon in the northern part of the country, where the drama was set, saw a dramatic increase in Japanese tourists, from 40, to , per year. DVD versions of the series and the theme song CD jumped up the charts, and continue to enjoy brisk sales.
Now that all 10 seasons of " Friends " are available to stream, we've found 6 classic episodes guaranteed to make you laugh. Watch the video. Title: Winter Sonata — Jun-Sang moves to a small town in the country and meets Yoo-Jin in the local high school. They fall in love, but Jun-Sang faces a terrible tragedy and gets killed in a car accident. Prince of Tennis follows the story of a 12 year old boy Ryoma Echizen who won four consecutive titles in the American Junior Tennis tournaments. He's an amazing tennis player and is Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love. Onoda is a cheerful otaku looking to join his new school's anime club, eager to finally make some friends.
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