About 63,000 Japanese fans gather to ‘touch’ 2PM and say ‘hi’

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About 63,000 Japanese fans gather to ‘touch’ 2PM and say ‘hi’

On the morning of Dec. 11, six members of the K-pop group 2PM were present at a “hi-touch” event to commemorate the release of their third single in Japan, “Ultra Lover.” Roughly 63,000 Japanese fans came to the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba Prefecture, where they had the chance to say “hi” and “touch” the group.

Following the meet-and-greet, the boy group hosted a show for 10,000 fans, who were selected from a pool of fans who bought the band’s first Japanese album, “Republic of 2PM.” The show marked the first anniversary of the band’s debut in Japan.

The festivities of the night included special videos of the band’s activities in Japan as well as a talk show, a question-and-answer corner, quiz games and gifts that were awarded to fans.

Since its debut in Japan, the boy group has risen to the top of the country’s music charts, with its debut album selling 25,756 copies on the day of release and making it to the second spot on the weekly Oricon album chart on Nov. 30.

By Carla Sunwoo [carlasunwoo@joongang.co.kr]
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