KARA who is one of the most popular Korean pop girl groups in Japan, was ranked 6th in the "2012 First Half Talent Power Ranking" according to Japanese magazine, Nikkei Entertainment.
Kara has proven themselves to be popular, ranking them the highest among the hallyu stars in Japan. The result was a pleasant surprise for the group as it ranked after the members of male group Arashi, that took the top five spots.
The survey of Japanese teenage girls placed KARA as the only foreign group in the top ten, beating out popular Japanese girl group AKB48.
Finally, KARA has set the record of having sold 1,000,000 copies of its album in 23 months, the shortest time for a Korean artist.
Source: Korean Herald