Japan’s Cafe Manduka Tiarafied

Cafe Manduka, a popular coffee outlet in Tokyo’s Shibuya, has collaborated with T-ara to promote their latest Roly Poly Japanese single by decorating the shop with various T-ara goodies.

T-ara Cafe Manduka Japan Roly Poly

T-ara Cafe Manduka Japan Roly Poly

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T-ara Roly Poly Japanese music video

Japanese music video of T-ara’s Roly Poly, scheduled for 120229 release. The Japanese version looks cuter, especially Jiyeon with a brighter (which fits her age) concept than the Korean version.

Credit: jrockinfo

Lovey Dovey in Tokyo music video

Another version of Lovey Dovey, love the remix. The girls seem to really enjoy themselves when making this video in Japan.

Credit: Loenent

YaYaYa #7 on Oricon Chart

T-ara’s 2nd Japanese single, Yayaya, made it to the #7 spot on Oricon Chart. Not bad, but both the position and sales numbers dropped quite a bit from Bo Beep Bo Beep (#1).

T-ara YaYaYa Japanese Oricon chart

I think the biggest reason is the lack of promotion in Japan. AFAIK T-ara only had one showcase for YaYaYa whereas there’s series of publicity for Bo Beep Bo Beep.

It’s a bit greedy to release a Korean album and Japanese album at the same time. I hope their company learn the mistake and manage their schedule better next time.

Yayaya Japanese showcase 111130

T-ara members performing at a special showcase in Japan for the official release of Yayaya, the group’s second Japanese single, on 111130.

T-ara Yayaya Japanese showcase

T-ara Yayaya Japanese showcase

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