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South Korean K-pop girl group Girls' Generation wave to photographers during a news conference for their world tour in Seoul on Sunday. Nine members of Girls' Generation will start their world tour concerts, called "2013 Girls’ Generation's World Tour Girls and Peace," in Seoul this week, and then head to Japan, Taiwan and other countries.

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Asian girls are endowed with a magnificent mane of raven black hair that needs not a bottle of peroxide anywhere near it.

I think this picture illustrates the point rather nicely.

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Soul Girls, Good Morning and Good Luck !!!

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We need more soup...

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Wow, wow, wow!

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Aside from the blonde hair, stunning.

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start their world tour concerts, called "2013 Girls' Generation's World Tour Girls and Peace"

Looks like it should be called "2013, Plastic Surgery Tour"

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at least Korean girl groups are comprised of young women - not pubescent girls like in Japan...

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That blonde hair gives them a really bad pasty look to their skin. Wish they had kept what nature gave them.

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Nostromo +1

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I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world...life in plastic, is fantastic!

Sorry, I couldn't help it...xD They would be cuter if they were more natural, no doubts. ^^ Asian girls have splendid black hair and sharp eyes, but they ruin their natural beauty with colorful hair and plastic surgey, specially on their eyes. :(

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tokyobakayaro: "Looks like it should be called "2013, Plastic Surgery Tour"

Bring on the hate! By the way, Japanese get more plastic surgery than South Koreans, just so you know. There are in fact 'plastic surgery tours' Japanese take because it's cheaper to fly and have it done there than to do so at Kawasaki or Takase clinics here.

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Lovely eye candy to go with my hot cup of tea!!!!

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Very nice, but can they cook?

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Sing me the Yellow Submarine please.

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World tour! Hot diggity! When are you in Sioux City?!

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Gooooooood Mooooooorning Japaaaaaaaaaan :)

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I find Korean women so boring in appearance. They all seem to have been manufactured under a plastic surgeon's knife and carved into a Korean male's ideal of beauty, which as some commentators have already mentioned, is something between a cross of a barbie doll and a pekinese dog.

Japanese women have far more variety in their appearance just because they have less plastic surgery.

And yes Smithinjapan maybe right, more Japanese women have plastic surgery but I think if you did a little research, you would find that the major difference is in the ages that they have the plastic surgery done. Japanese women have most of their plastic surgery in their 30s, 40s and 50s, to mantain their youthful appearance. Korean women have more plastic surgery done in their teens and 20s, to completely alter their mongolian features.

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I'll buy that for a dollar

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Readers, plastic surgery is not relevant to this discussion.

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News conference? Peace on the Korean Peninsula and world peace thereafter sure to follow,

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Be models, make adult videos, mags, you name it. but DON'T make music. Pop, especially in asia, is horrible! And blond hair is just wrong for some reason.

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If sales of hair tint were suddenly to stop, Japan's and Korea's GDP would both drop by about 0.3 percent.

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Japanophile's will bash Korea at any chance they get. I agree that the blonde hair doesn't look good, but they're still all good looking. AKB on the other hand.......pass.

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They are just AKB wannabes.

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Gimme, gimme ( a woman after ....)

Call me old but I prefer maturity combined with a good singing skill and voice.

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Gazed at this too long, looked away: everything was green!

I dunno, I like the look of well done blonde or other non-jet colors of hair on Asians. Not for everyone, of course, but on the right people, and done properly, it looks cool in a kind of alien way - shakes up my expectations and complacency about looks.

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just so squeaky sweet cute it makes you want to puke.

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Dog: Korean men, since time began, have sexualized their women, sold that sexuality to any would be buyers and then moaned about non-Koreans seeing their gals as sex objects.

And that's different than other men how exactly?

Hopefully this K-Pop nonsense will soon die a quick death

I've been wishing for the same thing regarding J-Pop for decades but sadly there will always be those among us who take caterwauling for singing.

Unfortunately the Japanese don't seem to give a hoots who slurps and lusts after their high school girls, so J-Pop will be with us for a long time to come

Yes, unfortunately.....though I don't think we're regretting the same thing.

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AKBfan: They are just AKB wannabes

In the way that AKB are wannabe singers?

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AkumaJUN. 10, 2013 - 12:27PM JST just so squeaky sweet cute it makes you want to puke.

Exactly! There are girls who are naturally cute and then there are girls who act artificially cute, like AKB and the above. The latter ones are not necessary.

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That blonde hair gives them a really bad pasty look to their skin. Wish they had kept what nature gave them.

Pretty sure they long ago abandoned most of what nature gave them.

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They are so much better than AKB!!!!!! AKB is a sinking ship, KPOP is taking over the world! Actual dancing and singing skills help.

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All that effort to come over here and look good, and they spoil it with cheap wired microphones cluttering up the stage....

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Nope, in the way that AKB are the best and these are just also rans.

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AKBfan: Nope, in the way that AKB are the best and these are just also rans.

The best at what exactly, because it sure isn't singing, unless perhaps you're deaf?

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More manufactured K-Pop this time with surgically enhanced K-Barbie dolls.

I am sure 10 year old girls and creepy, sad men will lap it up.

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They are so much better than AKB!!!!!! AKB is a sinking ship, KPOP is taking over the world! Actual dancing and singing skills help.

I have noticed that K-pop groups tend to be much more "professional," for lack of a better term, than their J-pop counterparts.

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However, that isn't really a very meaningful figure without the population adjustment, is it?

What does that say about the surgery tourists coming from Japan to Korea. The Chinese according to a few articles have outnumbered the Japanese recently. I was using the international numbers. Per capita stats mean nothing. Especially with Korea and definitely with the Chinese.

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I was using the international numbers.

Well, can you link to "the international numbers" so we can better understand what you are talking about? Regardless, you'd still want to adjust for population no matter were the actual procedures were being performed, wouldn't you?

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When posters are referring to J-Pop, are they talking about idol groups/singers only? I ask because the likes of YUI, Scandal and Stereopony are great and are actually talented musicians and writers, as well as having good vocals.

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Don't worry K-pop groups such as this only have a shelf life of around 5 years and this group only has about 2yrs left. And Dog is right. Groups like this is a perfect example of rampant plastic surgery that has been rooted in South korean culture. It has become completely normal for girls such as these to undertake hours of surgery and augmentation to get the "ideal" look.

Its sad because the leading cause of death for young people in South korea is suicide. Fact

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Please come and visit me. I've got space for all of ya ;)

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I am so envious of Patric Spohn!

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Blonde is not cool

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Got to admit, the Koreans gals have it when it comes to shapely legs.

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World tour...of Asia.

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Some of them even have hips!

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thought i was in california for a second - all the bleach bottle blond girls.....

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I uiru choosu za pinku one.

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Blonde hair? Yikes! Great legs though.

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K-pop girl groups in south korea only have a shelf life of about 5 years so this group only has around 2years before they will be replaced with a younger singers.

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sad lol

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