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perhaps I misinterpret the organization, but I dunno why Jpop performers go to Korea to compete/be evaluated. it comes off as naive.
 Jpop is different from Kpop, different cultures and entertainment styles and expectations.
They are not lower level from the Kpop performers,  they are mostly self taught but still talented and special
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Produce_48
https://www.scmp.com/culture/music/article/2153915/why-japanese-pop-idol-trainees-are-no-match-south-korean-rivals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JmuhbCZ7Uo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yR8KYa3LS8

sure, Kpop are more strict and that can produce more high skilled performers, but Jpop dont need that in Japan to be liked and successful.

I dunno in a way, I think Produce 48 is just bait to discourage japanese performers.  there's always been tension between Japan and Korea, and Produce 48 seems like its related to some agenda to make koreans superior to japanese and ridicule japanese.   I think Jpop performers should steer clear from Korea cause its a whole different league and demands too much and too elitist and strict and have a narrow minded point of view of right and wrong.

 if Japan was strict and nitpicky like Korea in this subject, A LOT less people would be able to achieve their hopes as a Jpop performer and contribute their humble yet priceless qualities and uniqueness to society and the world in the art of Jpop.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mnet_(TV_channel)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CJ_E%26M

seems fishy to me.  I dunno.   I think Jpop is better on their own turf and have fun and be appreciated instead of entering the Korea arena and being belittled and underrated.  I find self taught performers to be more likeable and less likely to be conceited compared to 'top tier' performers that perfected their craft yet a part of their individuality and warmth is lost somewhat.

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To me music like Jpop and other venues sounded better in the 80's and early 90's. I don't listen to much of the music coming out in today's market nowadays. The best reasons I can give for my feelings on this are best explained in this vid:

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To me music like Jpop and other venues sounded better in the 80's and early 90's. I don't listen to much of the music coming out in today's market nowadays. The best reasons I can give for my feelings on this are best explained in this vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVME_l4IwII

I heard some modern Jpop and there's some cool ones.   I rather play games than listen to music on its own, though I been starting to find appreciation to Jpop and Kpop, though I still dont have the patience to sit through one of the latest songs lately, not because of bad songs but Im just busy and not really a music listener unless its from a show, movie, or game


though on subject of Produce 48, in a way it has some positive aspects about it. but I think its competitive side is just too competitive.  Jpop and Kpop are better when they are just entertaining instead of 'eliminating' talent and like comparing Jpop vs. Kpop. 

it just produces unnecessary tears and frustration. like the people are lucky to even qualify to be a Jpop/Kpop performer.   I dont like the measuring stick angle they have with the whole competitive survivor style of stuff.  a lot are into that sort of drama, but it just produces more negative thoughts than positive.
I dont think something like music should be organized like a who is better than who sort of thing, or country vs. country. 
the two cultures really have very different standards, and I dont like to see the talent as levels, but rather as different flavors.

but they make up this whole hierarchy and it just really messes with morale and self esteem of the performers.
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