On January 6, Yahoo News Japan published a list made by Oricon, of the twelve most impressive concerts of 2011. The 2PM Arena Tour and the JYP Nation in Japan 2011 were included in the list.
These twelve concerts were chosen by Oricon’s Chief Editor who had the opportunity to assist to 124 events all along 2011. Among the names of Japanese artists such as EGO-WRAPPIN or Uverworld, the names of Korean concerts of 2PM and JYP Nation, stand out as he described them as: “Impressive and fantastic concerts with beautiful dances all along.”
He described both concerts separately as well. He declared: “JYP NATION in Japan 2011 at the Saitama Super Arena, I was fascinated by the producer. J.Y. Park’s performance… Each artist has a great potential and not just while singing. I enjoyed their collaborations and their dances. I felt that I was seeing one of the best entertainment shows. To be honest, at that moment i just listened to songs of 2PM and 2AM, but I was so into the concert that the three hours and a half passed by really quick. “What’s next?” I just enjoyed the whole concert.”
Regarding 2PM’s concert he mentioned: “2PM ARENA TOUR 2011 “REPUBLIC OF 2PM” at the Nihon Budokan, the great dance movements, the catchy melodies of every song and the stage prepared for the arena. Everything was impressive. Beauty, fierce, coolness. Every man in 2PM has his own character and I loved them all. They continue gaining fans in Japan, as we can see for their added dates to their concert. I’m sure that in 2012, they will climb even higher from where they are now.”
2PM started their concert tour in Japan in November along with the release of their first concept album, “Republic of 2PM,” and wrapped up on December 21. Their nine concerts in six different cities were all sold out and they performed for over 100,000 fans.