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Nowadays, it common to spot at least one non-Korean member in a K-Pop group. These foreign members usually come from China, Thailand and also Japan. Netizens noticed that there are actually 16 Japanese members that are active as K-Pop idols and 1 more that will debut soon in the industry.

Let's find out who they are!

 

#1-3 TWICE's Sana, Momo, Mina

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

TWICE Official Facebook

Fans were firstly introduced to these lovely Japanese ladies when they went on Mnet "Sixteen". With their unique charms and sweet personalities, it is no wonder that they have so much fans!

 

#4-6 IZ*ONE's Sakura, Nako, Hitomi

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

IZ*ONE Official

Loyal viewers of Mnet "Produce 48" would also recall the time when they voted for their favorite trainees for the show. It looks like these 3 Japanese members have won the hearts of the viewers!

 

#7-8 Cherry Bullet's May and Remi

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

Cherry Bullet Official Facebook

Cherry Bullet used to have 3 Japanese members but after 1of them leaving, May and Remi are left!

 

#9 GWSN's Miya

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

GWSN Official

Miya from GWSN is another Japanese idol that you do not want to miss out on! Fans pointed out that her short hair and tomboy looks are some of her signature characteristics.

 

#10 H.U.B's Rui

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

H.U.B. Official

Rui is from Japan and made herself known when she broke the record of 60m short track in ISAC 2017! Many became curious about Rui and soon enough, her fans increased after they had found out more about her.

 

#121 Nature's Haru

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

Nature Official

Lovely and sweet girl group, Nature, also has a Japanese member! You might want to find out more about her but don't say that we didn't warn you. You might actually fall for her adorable charms!

 

#12 PENTAGON's Yuto

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

Cube Entertainment

Not many actually know about this but Yuto from PENTAGON is also Japanese! He may be one of the quieter members in the group but he still has large number of fans that love the way he is!

 

#13 NCT's Yuta

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

NCT Official

One of the few striking characteristics of NCT is the fact that they have members from different countries. As the only Japanese in the group, Yuta definitely stands out among the rest.

 

#14 ONF's U

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

WM Entertainment

ONF is the brother group of B1A4 and OH MY GIRL! If you have yet to listen to their songs, you definitely should as they bring out the youthful and energetic vibe! U is the Japanese member of the group too!

 

#15 JBJ95's Kenta

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

JBJ95 Official Facebook

Who could forget about the only Japanese male trainee who had made it on Mnet "Produce 101" Season 2? After JBJ disbanded, he joined forces with Kim SangKyun to form the group JBJ95.

 

#16-19 TREASURE's Haruto, YoShi, Mashiho and Asahi

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

TREASURE Official

Although TREASURE has yet to make their official debut, fans would not wait to see the time when they get to stand on stage and perform! In the group, there are also 4 Japanese members who are known to be talented and full of amazing skills waiting to be discovered.

 

#20 DKB's Yuku

Netizens Notice Increase In Japanese K-Pop Idols, Total Of 20 Have Debuted

DKB's Yuku

Yuku is one of the latest addition to the K-Pop idols as a Japanese! Making his debut earlier this year, fans are curious to see and learn more about him!

 

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Ateez enthusiast
May 10, 2021 04:53 pm

And now theres shotaro(nct) and niki(enhypen)

Xie
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Xie
Mar 28, 2021 06:58 am

T1419 is a new Korean/Japanese boy group under Momolands company 🙂

Methun
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Methun
Jan 20, 2021 11:27 am

Jpop is better than kpop

Ara
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Ara
Jan 19, 2021 07:32 pm

Also Lea from Secret Number, i guess she's Japanese and SN is promoting as a Kpop group

DIANNA
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DIANNA
Dec 28, 2020 07:09 pm

my favorite is yuta and haruto

imlone
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imlone
Nov 30, 2020 12:23 pm

well world never knows how talented japanese idol are.. theyre awsome.. thios kpop things actually are copycat from japan. even japan not doing any advert to the world their artist are rocks as hell. their artist already reach million seller or even billion saller first more sucessfull on their country only. how did i know.. i am jpop and jrock.. utada hikaru, mika nakashima, namie amuro, anna tsuchiya, akb48 (senior) jhonny jr boys with awsomeness yamashita tomohisa, takuya kimura, kinki kids, arashi jrock who shine the world with new crativity and instrument on their music such as dir en gray,… Read more »

Berry
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Berry
Nov 1, 2020 11:25 pm

We Need These Japanese!
Rocket Punch's Juri, CROSS GENE's Takuya, NCT's Shotaro & ENHYPEN's NI-KI

Aqua
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Aqua
May 13, 2020 07:32 am

Um hello TAKUYA! The first fully Japanese idol? The one who helped break down prejudices in Korea against Japanese people and even received an award recognizing that by the Korean govt?

emma
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emma
Apr 19, 2020 01:35 pm

Y’all just gonna ignore the original japanese idol takuya 🙁

Guest
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Guest
Mar 29, 2020 09:24 pm

What about DKB Yuku??

Guest
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Guest
Mar 29, 2020 09:24 pm

What about DKB Yuku

Lee_sum
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Lee_sum
Mar 27, 2020 11:53 pm

There is yoshinori, Asahi, Mashiho alongside Haruto in Treasure.

Zeek
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Zeek
Feb 25, 2020 12:54 pm

DMTN Simon ...

Sherlyn Formanes
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Sherlyn Formanes
Feb 24, 2020 06:42 pm

Takahashi Juri of girl group Rocket Punch! 🙂

dianna
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dianna
Feb 9, 2020 10:22 am

MY FAVORITE IS YUTA AND HARUTO

Shuna
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Shuna
Apr 2, 2020 09:14 pm
Reply to  dianna

I can tell u have a clear taste

DIANNA
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DIANNA
Dec 28, 2020 07:08 pm
Reply to  Shuna

sorry i use big words

DIANNA
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DIANNA
Aug 24, 2020 09:47 am
Reply to  Shuna

i do

Guest
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Guest
Jul 28, 2019 01:18 am

List is not valid if there's not Takuya THE J idol that paved the way along with haffu Kangnam. Do ya'll read Korea news tf

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Guest
Feb 9, 2020 05:06 am
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Also how did Kangnam pave the way? If you mean for Japanese kpop idols, there has been one since 2008 called Tomo who is said to be the first one. So technically he paved the way for Japanese kpop idols not Kangnam or Takuya.

Aqua
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Aqua
May 13, 2020 07:35 am
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That's not correct because Tomo was only half, whereas Takuya was full, and Takuya even received an award for his breaking down of prejudice of Japanese people through the popular show Abnormal Summit. So no. It was Takuya and Kangnam.

Guest
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Guest
Feb 9, 2020 05:04 am
Reply to  Guest

What way did Takuya pave exactly? Lol

Aqua
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Aqua
May 13, 2020 07:37 am
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Abnormal Summit : ) He gained a massive Korean following because of his appearance on the show and even won an award for it. This all happened in 2014 so yep. Takuya did that.

hzo89
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hzo89
Jan 27, 2019 06:00 pm

For the future: there's going to be more.
A few that you missed
MIB - Kangnam
Snuper - Taewoong - he's half Japanese and half Korean

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