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Washington Post reports 'Korea is plastic surgery capital of world'

Source | 2015/05/24 | | Permalink

The Washington Post has revealed the naked truth of "Korea as the plastic surgery capital of the world". The American newspaper posted an article and pictures that spotlight plastic surgery in Korea on its Internet blog "Wonkblog" on Saturday(local time)...More

Tribute to the tiger

Source | 2015/05/24 | | Permalink

An exhibition is being held to shed light on how the tiger, the mascot of Korea University, inspired artists. The Korea University Museum and coA Space are co-hosting "Tiger Enjoys Art" in which pieces themed around the creature are being shown...More

DIA TV aims to bridge video content globally

Source | 2015/05/24 | | Permalink

Korea's leading entertainment company, CJ E&M, launched a new project called DIA TV early this month in an aim to bridge domestic YouTube video creators with a wider global audience.

DIA TV is an upgraded version of the company's multichannel network (MCN) business, which was established in 2013 to provide support to video creators when it comes to marketing, distribution and copyright issues...More

Premium prices reflect some surprising trends

Source | 2015/05/24 | | Permalink

The premium price for PC rooms (Internet cafes) mounted, while the price for Japanese restaurants fell in Seoul and metropolitan areas - Gyeonggi and Incheon.

In the Korean real estate market, "premium" refers to the money a new tenant of a store traditionally pays to the previous lessee. It is neither monthly rent nor a security deposit to the landlord...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jing Bi-rok" Episode 29

2015/05/23 | | Permalink

During the sixties and seventies, the Park Chung-hee regime strongly pushed Yi Sun-shin as a model of the truly noble quintessential Korean man- a soldier who was great because he won battles, and was unfortunately and tragically persecuted by jealous, incompetent civilian officials. I bring this up because at this point it's clear that "Jing Bi-rok" is trying to push a more nuanced interpretation of that political environment. Ironically, it would seem that the eventual paranoia regarding Yi Sun-shin wasn't actually so much a problem with Koreans or the Japanese so much as the...Chinese allies?...More

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