After rumors started floating around that Kara member Goo Hara and model-turned-actor Lee Soo Hyuk were spotted on a date in Japan, the agencies of both parties have come to state that the two are just friends.

The two were spotted by Korean fans on July 29 in Harajuku, Japan, shopping for clothes along the “Cat Street.” Rumors started to spread that these two were dating, but Goo Hara’s agency, DSP Media, was quick to deny it. It stated to several news agencies, “It is true that Goo Hara met Lee Soo Hyuk in Japan, but the two are just friends.”

DSP Media explained to Star News, “Model-turned-actor Kim Young Gwang was Goo Hara’s partner in the Kara’s upcoming five-episode drama ‘Secret Love,’ and he is friends with Lee Soo Hyuk. Goo Hara came to become friends with Lee Soo Hyuk too. Goo Hara is in Japan currently, promoting Kara’s new Japanese single, ‘Thank You Summer Love,’ and since Lee Soo Hyuk came to visit Japan, Goo Hara just showed him around Harajuku.”

Lee Soo Hyuk’s agency, Sidus, also denied that the two were dating, stating to Asia Today, “The two are not dating. They are just friends and are like brother and sister. Lee Soo Hyuk went to Japan for personal reasons, and when he heard that Goo Hara was in Japan, he just met up with her.”

Lee Soo Hyuk is currently appearing in the KBS drama “Shark.” His past drama works include “Tree With Deep Roots” and “White Christmas.” He was also previously in a public relationship with actress Kim Min Hee.

Meanwhile, it was revealed this past March that Goo Hara and her boyfriend, BEAST‘s Yong Jun Hyung, broke up after a two-year relationship.