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K-pop magazine published in Russia
Oct 15, 2012
The popularity of Korea’s pop culture has reached Russia.A K-pop magazine called K-Plus has been launched in Moscow by Russian youths. The magazine widely covers Korean p...


K-Pop World Festival: a first look
Oct 10, 2012
At the end of this month, K-pop fans around the world can tune in to watch the exciting final round of the second annual K-Pop World Festival. Held for the first time in ...


PSY, the man behind the name
Oct 10, 2012
“With people of all ages singing aloud day and night, the music continues without end.” Third-century Chinese historian Chen Shou wrote this account of the Korean people ...


‘Masquerade’ well-received in global film industry
Oct 10, 2012
The Korean film Masquerade is in full gallop. In addition to having secured the top spot ever since its release on September 13, the movie also hit the eight-million-view...


PSY City Hall concert video tops 10 million views
Oct 10, 2012
The video of PSY’s concert at Seoul City Hall on October 4, which was produced by Korean Culture and Information Service of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, h...


“My one wish is to go to Korea”
Sep 26, 2012
Ahead of the 2012 K-Pop Latin America Competition that was held in Buenos Aires in August, major newspapers and magazines in Argentina featured stories on the growing pop...


PSY: “Call me an international singer”
Sep 25, 2012
PSY, reborn as a global star through YouTube finished his tight three-week schedule and returned to Korea on September 25. “I thought I had already achieved five or even ...


Psy’s Gangnam Style arrives in Sweden
Oct 03, 2012
For the last few decades, ABBA has been an icon for Sweden. Thousands of young people were fascinated with ABBA and their songs are still easily found and loved today.Sur...


Kim Ki-duk's Pieta takes top honor in Venice
Sep 17, 2012
“The moment the Golden Lion winner was announced, the first person that came to my mind was my 15-year-old self, hauling a heavy box around Cheonggyecheon.” Director Kim ...


Sharing culture through melody and rhythm
Sep 11, 2012
The growing international popularity of Korean pop star PSY, who became one of the summer’s most-talked-about stories since his music video went viral in July, has m...