2PM to Teach Korean on Japanese TV Channel

      March 02, 2012 09:34

      Boy band 2PM will appear on a Korean language education program set to air on NHK, Japan's major broadcaster. "2PM will host a segment of NHK TV's 'Learning Korean through TV' for a year from April 2," the band's agency JYP Entertainment said on Thursday.

      The 25-minute show will be broadcast across the nation every Monday at 10 p.m. During their 5-minute segment, the members will explain common Korean expressions and phrases in addition to useful tips that can be used when traveling in Korea.

      2PM attended a press conference for the program last Wednesday at NHK's headquarters in Tokyo. The band's Thai member Nichkhun said, "It may look odd to see me teaching Korean since I'm Thai, but if you write and use it more often, your Korean skills will really improve."

      Asked what Korean word they want their fans to remember, Taec-yeon said, "I want them to remember 'oppa' (a word often used by women to refer affectionately to older men), even though this word is only used by women."

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