Big Bang's Tour Highlights Band's Enduring Popularity in Japan

Big Bang's concert at Kyocera Dome in Osaka on Monday showed how K-pop is still washing through Japan. The concert was an unscheduled last stop on their tour of the country but tickets still sold out.

The boy band launched their tour with a gig at Seibu Dome in Saitama on Nov. 16 and continued to Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Tokyo and Sapporo, drawing about 770,000 fans

/Courtesy of YG Entertainment /Courtesy of YG Entertainment

"Only a few top Japanese bands such as Mr. Children and EXILE have had such large-scale tours," the band's agency YG Entertainment said.

All five members of Big Bang sang their hit songs together as well as giving individual performances. During the three-hour concert the Kyocera Dome was animated by the sound of screaming fans and the glow of their light-sticks.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 14, 2014 10:10 KST