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J-Pop On The Move In China

SHANGHAI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Japanese pop is finding a broader audience in China with the planned opening of a new venue in central Shanghai in August.

Provisionally named the Qianshuiwan Culture Center, the $26 million venue will feature two performance spaces; a 1,500 capacity concert hall and a smaller, 500 capacity “live house” as well as music and dance schools.

J-pop performers will be the primary bill of fare at the venue, with the five-member J-pop group JAM Project planning to stage concerts twice a month at the venue. However, organizers are in talks with Japanese labels about expanding the venue’s format.

An event planning company which is 85% government owned is footing the bill for the venue. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers