The “Pop Pacific,” focuses on the creation of transnational popular culture like K-pop and J-pop. The ancient Polynesians looked at the Pacific as a path connecting people rather than as a barrier separating them. The same can be said about Korean, Japanese, and American popular media culture originating from transpacific contact zones such as Japantowns and Koreatowns in the U.S, cosmopolitan cities in Asia-Pacific, or American military bases. This blog, written in a non-academic style, bridges fan posts and academic readings. We welcome submissions or suggestions. Please send correspondence to Dr. Jayson Chun (email@example.com) or Dr. Pat Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org).