A granddaughter of the Japanese Emperor, Akihito, danced to the music of Girls’ Generation, one of the most popular K-pop groups. This has caused controversy as some Japanese have recently shown extreme right-wing views toward Hallyu, or Korean wave, in the country.
Gako, 17, gave a performance last fall in her high school, copying the choreography of "Oh!," a hit song of the group’s second album released at the beginning of 2010. One of the local media reported her dancing in a newspaper with a picture, titled “She is a real dancing queen,” which was the first time when the controversy ignited among the netizens there about whether she really danced to the K-pop or not,
Although there have been a lot of arguments among them online, the dispute ended as another local media confirmed that she really did.
“She didn’t have to imitate Korean girl group,” “We can’t accept the Emperor system in the situation like that” and “The imperial family is really connected to Korean as I expected” are a few of comments from the Japanese netizens, expressing anti-Korean sentiment. Some netizens, however, have said that it is good to see she is not really different from normal people.
Korean netizens have also responded to them in various ways. “The granddaughter of the Emperor has made its citizens more upset toward the Korean wave,” “Extreme rightists who are loyal to their Emperor would be very embarrassed,” “How humane the royal offspring is” and “Would it be the same if the song was not K-pop?” are several of comments from them.
source: The Korea Times