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Asian cuisine attracts people to Incheon

Source | 2014/09/21 | | Permalink

A food festival is attracting everyone to Incheon, as the city is offering the rare opportunity for people to enjoy delicious cuisines from across Asia, all in one place.

The Incheon Asian Games 2014 Organizing Committee will host the Asian Food Festival from September 19 to October 4 during the Incheon Asian Games. The festival will feature leading chefs from ten participating countries: Korea, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Iran, Sri Lanka and Kyrgyzstan. The invited chefs will introduce popular dishes from their home countries and give cooking demonstrations. The chefs will showcase as many as 50 kinds of menu items during the festival...More

Korea Maritime Silk Road Expedition begins journey

Source | 2014/09/21 | | Permalink

The Silk Road, the series of trade and cultural transmission routes that snaked its way across the Asian continent, played a critical role in linking East and West in ancient times. Along that route, not only trade items, such as silk and porcelain, were exchanged, but people carried political, economic and cultural thoughts, as well.

In recent years, there has been an effort to revive the ancient transmission route and to re-start the cross-cultural interaction.

Accepting the baton from last year's land route team, the Korea Maritime Silk Road Expedition began its journey on September 16 in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province)...More

Japanese media casts spotlight on Korean TV, music in Myanmar

Source | 2014/09/21 | | Permalink

2NE1 in Myanmar

The Tokyo Shimbun, a Japanese daily, has highlighted the popularity of Korean television and pop music in Myanmar. The newspaper reported in an article on September 12 that Korean soap operas are enjoying huge popularity in the Southeast Asian nation.

The newspaper's correspondent, based in Korea, went to the airport in Naypyidaw, the Burmese capital, to report on another story. There he noticed that the other passengers and airport employees all had their eyes fixed on the TV screens. They were watching Korean soap operas...More

[HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Uhm Jung-hwa

2014/09/20 | | Permalink

Juggling two careers is a common occurrence for actors in South Korea, but it is also one which comes under fire often. Those who have a career in singing or modeling have a lot more to prove in terms of dedications and skills when they make the jump to acting. Uhm Jung-hwa is one of the bright examples of simultaneously handling two careers and being active in many more ways with efficiency in each field. Both in choices and performances, she is a star...More

[HanCinema's Drama First Look] "Reset"

2014/09/20 | | Permalink

Those familiar with OCN's series know that the channel is not one to break formula in any major ways. While its shows are very different to the usual Korean drama, they are still very much limited by a different type of mold that the channel has created for itself. Some of its series have changed things up, but usually in minor ways not related to the basic setup. This is where "Reset" and its different structure come in...More

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