I wasn't disputing that they go to Japan for money, that is a given.
They go to Japan for the money obviously.
If those Korean artists had a choice they'd definately stay in K-pop.
Forced by record labels hun, not by choice.
Wherever the money is at, that's where your label sends you, whether you like it or not.
I don't really understand how you can presume so easily that Korean artists would stay strictly within the realm of K-Pop given the option. If I was an artist, I would want to expand my popularity wherever and whenever possible. The Japanese are ga-ga over Korean things at the moment, so why wouldn't an artist want to reach out to a foreign audience, and potentially benefit from that additional support? While I'm sure the record label ultimately determines the location of an artist's activities, I highly doubt it is as black and white as, "you're going there, because I said so." A multitude of factors surely contribute, and I don't think either of us understand the internal dynamics of a record label enough to warrant such a vast generalization.
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