this does not mean to offend anyone liking kpop, of course. they're solely my opinion/experience.
my environment has always been immersed in the korean entertainment industry, so if you tell your friend that you've become a kpop stan, no one would consider it weird or anything. but if you tell them you like japanese, then they would look at you like you've suddenly had two big horns on your head, and then as if trying to hide their startled reaction, they'll probably either shrug it off and then proceed to judge you mentally.
that has always been my problem, so i've learnt over the years not to tell people about what i like in general, so i've become the silent fan.
but then over the years i get jealous when my friends always have people to talk to about their favourite korean bias and to discuss on the latest korean dramas.
i can never do so for jdramas. so here is where i turn to :')