How to become a K-Pop idol: Life as a foreign trainee

CNA Insider

CNA Insider Web Banner 20190528


CNA Insider:

How to become a K-Pop idol: Life as a foreign trainee

(Updated: )

Droves of Korean teenagers sign up with K-pop academies with dreams of becoming the next BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE or Red Velvet. At 24, Yanagi Mizuho was not just a late-starter, but a foreigner too - a Japanese graduate in linguistics. 


Most Popular Shows

This Weekend

This Weekend S2

This Weekend S2 is a guide for viewers seeking adventure in unique settings and the exploration of new thrills and tastes and especially, have fun!

Get Real! S17

Get Real S17

Get Real is CNA's award-winning investigative documentary series. Bold and in-depth, it travels across Asia taking a fresh look at old issues, ...


The Last Rites

The bigger, grander, or more elaborate, the better. Even in funerals. Asian funerals are more than just status symbols for the living and deceased.

Deciphering The Philippines

Deciphering The Philippines

Filipino journalist Atom Araullo has reported from some of the most extreme corners of the Philippines. This time, he heads out to find a nation ...