The Top 10 K-Pop Girl Groups In Japan, As Voted By Netizens

4th-gen groups are making an impact in Japan!

Japan has had a wide K-Pop fan base for decades, and as love for K-Pop has grown worldwide, K-Pop artists’ overseas promotions have also increased.

Recently, Japanese netizens voted on the top K-Pop girl groups in the country, and over 1,000 votes narrowed the list down to ten groups.

Here are the top 10 girl groups in Japan!


(From left:) NMIXX’s Bae, Jiwoo, Sullyoon, Kyujin, Haewon, and Lily | @NMIXX_official/Twitter

JYP Entertainment‘s 4th-gen girl group, NMIXX, received 15 votes, making them the 10th top girl group on the list.

9. aespa

(From left:) aespa’s Giselle, Winter, Karina, and NingNing | @aespa_official/Twitter

Earlier this month, it was revealed that aespa would be holding two concerts at Japan’s famous Tokyo Dome later this year, making them the first 4th-gen group to accomplish the feat.

aespa received 18 votes, making them the 9th top girl group on the list.

8. NewJeans

(From left:) NewJeans’ Minji, Haerin, Hyein, Danielle, and Hanni | @NewJeans_ADOR/Twitter

NewJeans made a splash worldwide with their surprise debut last year, so it’s not surprising that they’re considered a top group in Japan.

With 29 votes, they’re 8th on the list.


(From left:) ITZY’s Lia, Ryujin, Yeji, Chaeryeong, and Yuna | @ITZYofficial/Twitter

ITZY made their Japanese debut in 2021, and were named the top-selling rookie by Japan’s Oricon last year.

ITZY received 34 votes, earning them 7th place on the list.

6. Kep1er

(From left:) Kep1er’s Hikaru, Yeseo, Dayeon, Xiaoting, Chaehyun, Yujin, Huening Bahiyyih, Youngeun, and Mashiro | @official_kep1er/Twitter

Kep1er made their official Japanese debut in July 2022 and confirmed their first Japan arena tour earlier this year.

The 4th-gen group received 36 votes, making them 6th on the list.


(From left:) MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul, Solar, Wheein, and Hwasa | @mamamoo_official/Twitter

3rd-gen powerhouse MAMAMOO made their Japanese debut in 2018 and released a Japanese language version of their Reality In Black album in 2020.

MAMAMOO earned 49 votes, earning themselves 5th place on the list.

4. IVE

(From left:) ITZY’s Rei, Wonyoung, Gaeul, Leeseo, Yujin, and Liz | @IVEstarship/Twitter

4th-gen group IVE has also made an impression on Japanese fans and debuted in Japan with the Japanese language version of their single “ELEVEN” in October 2022.

IVE received 54 votes, earning themselves the 4th spot on the list.


(From left:) LE SSERAFIM’s Kazuha, Chaewon, Eunchae, Sakura, and Yunjin | @le_sserafim/Twitter

Fellow 4th-gen group LE SSERAFIM made their Japanese debut earlier this year with a Japanese language version of their single, “FEARLESS.”

The group received an impressive 94 votes, earning themselves third place on the list.


(From left:) BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, Lisa, Rosé, and Jennie | @sooyaaa__/Instagram

3rd-gen global phenoms BLACKPINK debuted in Japan in 2017, releasing Japanese language versions of “BOOMBAYAH,” “Whistle,” “Playing With Fire,” “Stay,” and “As If It’s Your Last.”

BLACKPINK received an impressive 210 votes, earning second place on the list.


(From left:) TWICE’s Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Momo, Nayeon, Chaeyoung, Jeongyeon, Tzuyu, and Dahyun | @JYPETWICE/Twitter

TWICE also made their Japanese debut in 2017, and they have consistently promoted in Japan and Korea throughout their career.

The fellow top 3rd-gen group received an incredible 557 votes, making them the top-voted girl group in Japan.

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Source: Nate Pann
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