Japanese idols

I will explain the term “Japanese idols”, what is their position and role in the Japanese society. Where comes the term, what audience is the idol industry aimed at. Small differences between male and female idol groups. I will bring examples from the most famous idols and will discuss relations within a group and between group members, using Johnny & Associates and their two boy groups as an example. How teens get into this business and how they become stars, what rules and lifestyles the idol group members have to follow. What are the idols’ model shows. Additionally I will bring out the differences between how the Japanese and European fans treat their idols and why the Japanese idols could be interesting to an European.

Japanese idols 12:30Annika Lumi, Tartu Ülikooli maalikunstitudeng, Tartu Ülikool