Friday, October 28, 2011


Choi Ji-woo has been chosen as the most wanted Hallyu star with whom most Japanese females want to have a conversation together at a hotel. The worldwide hotel booking website, Hotel.Com (, conducted a survey among 400 Japanese women in different age groups from their twenties to fifties about Hallyu and it asked which female Hallyu star they would want to have a “girls’ talk” together at a hotel, and Choi Ji-woo was ranked first and Girls’ Generation and KARA ranked second and third, respectively. Other female actresses such as Kim Seon-ah, who appeared in the drama “My Name is Kim Sam-soon“, Yoon Eun-hye, who appeared in the drama “Coffee Prince“, Park Shin-hye, who appeared in the drama “You’re Beautiful”, Son Ye-jin, who appeared in the movie “A Moment to Remember“, and Koo Hye-sun, who appeared in the drama “Boys over Flowers“, ranked in the top 10.
In addition, asked about the purpose of their visit to Korea, 12.5 percent (50 people) of the respondents answered “Hallyu entertainment”, including concerts and events with Hallyu stars, which means that Hallyu has become one of the important types of entertainment to tourists. is a hotel booking site that maintains a list of 140,000 hotels all over the world and has more than two million users’ reviews. Seoul had been selected as the second most popular tourist destination among Japanese travelers in a survey by Hotel.Com.

In addition, Choi Ji-woo has been chosen as the most popular Hallyu star in terms of popularity and acknowledgement in a recent survey conducted by the magazine “Nikei Entertainment”, which is published by Japanese Economy Newspaper. Choi had signed a contract with a huge Japanese travel agency, HIS, and appeared in two TV commercials with the titles of “Welcome to Korea” and “Let’s Go To Europe”.
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