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Published on Thursday, 07 February 2013 17:52
Japanese all-girl band Berryz Kobo will take centre stage at next month’s Japan Festival in Yangon, festival organisers said.
The seven-member band will perform on March 10, the second day of the three-day festival, at Yangon’s MCC Convention Centre, event organiser Dr. Zarni Maung Maung said.
“They group will return to Japan in the evening after the show,” he said, adding that group had been invited by the Japan External Trade Organisation.
“We plan to invite more Korean artists,” Zarni Maung Maung said, referring to the growing popularity of K-Pop here. The Japanese band is not well known in Myanmar but will be profiled in local media to make them familiar here, he said.
Last year’s festival did not include entertainment, showcasing only Japanese products. This year’s festival is organised by Myanmar Professional Services Ltd. and JETRO.
Berryz Kobo seven members are Saki Shimizu, Momoko Tsugunaga, Chinami Tokunaga, Maasa Sudo, Miyabi Natsuyaki, Yurina Kumai and Risako Sugaya. The band formed in 2004 and four years later it received the Best Asian Newcomer Award at the Asia Song Festival. It has sold more than one million CDs and DVDs in Japan.