Popular all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume will perform at the 2010 Japan Expo in Paris on July 1.
Japan Expo is an annual festival celebrating Japanese pop culture. The festival takes place every year in July and thus far has been held exclusively in France. The 2009 Japan Expo attracted approximately 150,000 visitors.
Morning Musume, which began as a J-pop idol group in 1999, is known for their ever-changing line-up and numerous spin-off groups. Their single “Love Machine,” released in 1999, was a major hit.
Morning Musume’s lead singer, Ai Takahashi, announced the trip will be her first time in France. “I’m very excited to bring our music to listeners outside of Japan,” she gushed.© Japan Today