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Many J-pop artists spend their whole career trying to land a spot on NHK’s “Kohaku Uta Gassen” end-of-year televized music extravaganza. The five members of Foorin team E, however, got the call-up the same day they properly debuted.

“Before we’ve even done our first proper concert, we are right on the biggest show in Japan,” Len, 12, says, adding with a chuckle, “I think we have a lot of pressure.”

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