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K-pop recipe for success drives NiziU to quick fame

All-girl group takes leaf from BTS and other South Korean idol bands

NiziU, a nine-member all-female pop group, made its debut on Dec. 2.

SEOUL/NIIGATA, Japan -- NiziU has been creating all the buzz in Japan's pop culture scene this year, even before its full-fledged debut on Wednesday. The Japanese all-girl group's meteoric rise to stardom has been driven by the tried-and-true South Korean formula for producing idol groups.

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