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

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AKBfan: They are just AKB wannabes

In the way that AKB are wannabe singers?

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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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Very nice, but can they cook?

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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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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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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"

3 ( +15 / -12 )

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

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

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Wow, wow, wow!

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Sing me the Yellow Submarine please.

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I'll buy that for a dollar

2 ( +6 / -4 )

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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Blonde is not cool

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sad lol

2 ( +2 / -0 )

We need more soup...

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Blonde hair? Yikes! Great legs though.

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Readers, plastic surgery is not relevant to this discussion.

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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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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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J-Maneshinbo.

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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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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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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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Some of them even have hips!

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Nostromo +1

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

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

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

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

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Soul Girls, Good Morning and Good Luck !!!

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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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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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Gooooooood Mooooooorning Japaaaaaaaaaan :)

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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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World tour...of Asia.

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legs

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I uiru choosu za pinku one.

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

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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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They are just AKB wannabes.

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