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Hallyu forms base for Korean soft power, says Singapore...
Sep 27, 2016
The wave of Korean media and music sweeping across East Asia and elsewhere is one of the key drivers of Korea's soft power, says Singaporean daily The Straits Times in its article 'How can Singapore learn from the success of Hallyu?' published on Sept. 26. "Pop culture has ...


Busan One Asia Festival brings together global fans
Sep 27, 2016
This October, Busan will host one of the most anticipated festivals of the season. The 2016 Busan One Asia Festival launches on Oct. 1, featuring a lineup of K-pop concerts, fan meetings, Korean food fairs, K-beauty exhibits and other special events. The One Asi...


Belgian TV airs Korean cooking show
Sep 27, 2016
A Belgian TV station has begun to feature a second series of a Korean cooking show. The cooking channel Njam TV is airing a series of Korean cooking shows from Sept. 13 to Oct. 10, announced the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union...


'Princess Bari' by Hwang Sok-yong
Sep 27, 2016
The tale of the Abandoned Princess is re-worked for our times, reflecting the modern refugee crisis, the state of non-registered migrants and citizens of the world flocking to large cities.Along the spectrum between reality and make believe, there is a transition point somewhere ...


Korea, Japan: ‘Let’s shape the future together’
Sep 26, 2016
The Korea Japan Festival in Tokyo kicks off on Sept. 24 as representatives cut an eight-meter rice cake with the words, ‘Let’s make the next 50 years together.’ “Let’s make the next 50 years together.” Under this slogan, the Korea Japan Festival in Tokyo started on Se...


Korean recipes: Neobiani grilled sliced beef
Sep 23, 2016
Bulgogi or marinated beef is one of the most popular Korean dishes. To make it, you need to marinate thinly sliced beef with a seasoning sauce and then grill it. The original form of the dish can be found in neobiani (너비아니). The word neobiani means "thinly sliced meat." This ...


K-drama masterpieces (3): ‘Full House’
Sep 23, 2016
The KBS TV series ‘Full House’ aired from July 14 to Sept. 2, 2004. It had more than 40 percent viewership in its time bracket. A sweet love story warmed the nation during the scorching summer of 2004. The 16-episode soap opera “Full House” aired on KBS from July 14 to...


Folk museum offers fun multicultural boxes online
Sep 22, 2016
The National Folk Museum of Korea recently upgraded the website for its Kkureomi Culture Discovery Boxes, a series of multicultural promotion programs. The new website now provides information about seven countries, including China. The government's Kkureomi (꾸러미) Culture Disco...


Cinema paradise lands in Busan
Sep 22, 2016
Director Zhang Lu's 'A Quiet Dream' is the opening film at the Busan International Film Festival this year. A festival for world cineastes will soon raise its curtains in Busan. The 21st Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) launches this year on Oct. 6, with screeni...


Korean novels on offer at Tokyo book fair
Sep 22, 2016
Novelists Cheon Un-yeong (left) and Kim Insuk will be at the 2016 Tokyo International Book Fair that runs from Sept. 23 to 25 to share their literature with Japanese readers. A select set of Korean literary works will be featured at the 2016 Tokyo International Book Fair. ...