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Police unplug promoter using K-pop group without valid visas
日本引進無工作簽證韓流藝人的負責人受懲

Several Indonesian men dance in front of the stage during a Dangdut concert in Depok, Indonesia last Monday.
多名男子上週一在印尼戴伯克一場Dangdut曲風音樂會的舞台前跳舞。

Photo: EPA
照片:歐新社

Cashing in on the huge popularity of the Korean Wave, especially among Japanese women, one promoter using young South Korean male “entertainers” who did not have the proper visas to work in Japan is going to have to face the music.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced on Feb. 15 that it had sent papers to prosecutors for a 48-year-old South Korean man who held 66 performances at a club in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward using a five-man K-pop group residing illegally.

“I thought that if I brought young people who had just debuted in South Korea to Japan and if they became as popular as [the K-pop groups] KARA or Tohoshinki, I would be able to reap huge profits and that the club would also become famous,” sources said the man told investigators.

(Liberty Times)

一名想靠走紅於日本、特別是在日本女性之間廣受歡迎的韓流來牟利的演唱會主辦人,因雇用未持有在日工作之適當簽證的南韓男「藝人」,而將受到懲罰。

東京警視廳二月十五日宣布,已將一名四十八歲南韓男子,函送檢方偵辦。這名男子雇用非法居留的五人韓流團體在東京新宿一家俱樂部舉行六十六場表演。

「我以為只要我把剛在南韓出道的年輕人帶到日本來,而且要是他們變得跟(韓流團體)KARA或東方神起一樣受歡迎,我就能大撈一票,這家俱樂部也會爆紅,」消息人士稱該男子如此告訴調查人員。

(自由時報/翻譯:張沛元)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. cash in on v. phr.

利用 (li4 yong4)

例: Metal thieves looking to cash in on the rising value of copper and brass have swiped cables from subway tracks and wiring from utility poles.

(指望利用銅與黃銅價格上漲撈一票的金屬竊賊,已把第三隻手伸向地鐵鐵軌與電線桿電線。)

2. face the music idiom

受罰 (shou4 fa4)

例: After failing the important college entrance exam, Tom had to go home and face the music.

(大學入學考試考砸後,湯姆回家得受罰了。)

3. reap v.

獲利 (huo4 li4)

例: His company reaped a big profit last year.

(他的公司去年獲致龐大利潤。)


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