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Hello Asia! Opinion: Unheard Voices - The Double Standards in K-Pop

Editor note: Written by Elissa Wong as part of her Media & Communications course at the University of Melbourne. The opinions expressed is her own.
When it comes to equal representation of the sexes, K-Pop is not as innocent as it packages itself to seem. In fact, it would probably be of no exaggeration to say that K-Pop is one of the most misogynistic genres of the music industry.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: K.Will - "Day 1" (South Korea 2014)

Solo artist K.Will is back with a brand new EP titled 'One Fine Day' with the lead track "Day 1" just released to the public. K.Will's label Starship Entertainment states, "The new [title track] portrays a beauty within ordinary things. It is set to express a magical yet common love story. It is a confessional song that everyone can relate to with K.Will's unique expression of emotions and appeal. With the help of the K-POP scene's trendsetting, hot producer and songwriter lineup including The Name, Xepy, Min Young Jae, and more, K.Will's 5th mini-album will be of high quality". Check out Park Min Woo and SISTAR's Soyou as the couple in the MV!

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Ai Otsuka - "Love Fantastic" (Japan 2014)

Ai Otsuka

J-Pop star Ai Otsuka's new music video for the sugary pop track "Love Fantastic" has been released. It has all the hallmarks of a great j-pop track - a pumping beat, catchy melody, driving electric guitar riffs, epic strings and sparkly synths. The album, also titled Love Fantastic, will be released on July 16.

Hello Asia! Feature: "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal" releases trailer; the countdown begins!

No doubt old and new Sailor Moon fans are getting jittery as 5th July 2014 approaches, the date which "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal", a.k.a the new Sailor Moon will make its debut worldwide. No doubt you may remember those weekday mornings with Cheez TV blaring in the morning when someone would be up to watch some anime before school, or it may even have been you! Here's a bit of a Throwback Thursday before we look into the exciting new anime!

Supanova Sydney Re-Cap - Stan Lee, Terry Molloy, Cosplay, and more

We had numerous writers attend the recent Supanova expo in Sydney. Three days of intensely detailed looks into the many aspects of pop culture were delivered straight to a very varied crowd. Here, two of our writers, Chris Singh and Tegan Jones, re-cap their experiences at this year's popular event.

Hello Asia! Interview: Secret (South Korea) talks about life as a K-Pop Idol, current projects and next comeback

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au spoke to the members of K-Pop idol group Secret in Seoul, South Korea. The four members of Secret Hyoseong, Hana, Jieun and Sunhwa talk about their last experience in Australia, life as a K-Pop idol, how their music has changed since Secret debut in 2009, current solo projects, next Secret comeback and their very loyal fans: SECRETTIME.

the AU sessions: Hany Lee (Melbourne) performs an exclusive acoustic K-Pop mash up

the AU review and Hello Asia presents Australian performer Hany Lee performing a K-Pop acoustic mashup in Seoul exclusively for us. See if you can guess the K-Pop songs Hany sings? Part of the AU sessions series.

Hello Asia! Interview: Hany Lee (Melbourne) talks about her K-Pop career and upcoming debut

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au travelled to Seoul, South Korea to catch up with Australian K-Pop artist Hany Lee. You may remember Hany Lee from her days as the character Sunny Lee in the Australian drama Neighbours. We speak to Hany about her journey to become a K-Pop artist, upcoming debut song, life in Seoul, future plans to perform in Australia, overseas filming for her debut song and wanting to act in a Korean drama.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - "Kira Kira Killer" (Japan 2014)

Japanese pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has released a limited edition single titles "Kira Kira Killer" from the album Pikapika Fantasian. Only 7777 copies of the physical single has been printed and with special gifts packaged with the CD. Also, a special code has been entered into various copies of Kira Kira Killer so fans acan receive extra special gifts. One lucky person can also win a personal item from Kyary.

One more day till submissions open for Taeyang's 'Eyes, Nose, Lips' Cover Contest!

Taeyang BY YOU

YG is holding a cover project contest for Taeyang's title track 'Eyes, Nose, Lips'.