Honestly, I think the Japanese trainees just make for better TV because their story is inherently more interesting. We've already seen expertly trained Korean trainees battling it out on these shows. Just in the last couple of years - Sixteen, Finding Momoland, Idol School, two seasons of Produce 101, The Unit, MixNine... it's been done to death. Japanese idols, with no formal training or real foundation doing this kind of thing? That's new and exciting.
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