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What politics? Japan, South Korea see Big Bang in consumption

In cosmetics, fashion, beer and music, youth lead mutual fandom

Etude House and Stylenanda's new stores on Takeshita-dori Street in Harajuku, Tokyo.

TOKYO -- While bickering between the two countries' politicians continues to make headlines, consumers in South Korea and Japan appear to be more than happy to buy into each other's culture.

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