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Blending K-pop and J-Pop, Tokyo boy band JO1 aims for global stage

11-member group thrills Japan on New Year's Eve with touch of Seoul music

Japanese idol group JO1 performed to a national Japanese audience on NHK's New Year's Eve songfest, one of the year's biggest televised events.. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

TOKYO -- With their signature costumes and impeccably choreographed dance steps, boy band JO1 performed to a national Japanese audience on NHK's New Year's Eve songfest, one of the year's biggest televised events.

Viewers could have sworn they were watching a K-Pop group.

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