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Indonesian President 'Big K-Pop Fan'

Source | 2016/05/22 | | Permalink

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) and his daughter (center) pose with Minho, a member of boy band SHINee, in this picture provided by Widodo.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo claims he became a big K-pop fan thanks to his daughter...More

Line App Makes Over W1 Trillion in Overseas Sales

Source | 2016/05/22 | | Permalink

Naver's popular mobile messaging app Line has evolved from a local to a global business platform, often by adapting to foreign markets and offering content like emojis tailored specifically to them.

Some of the content then proves so successful that it is being exported back to the countries of origin, Korea and Japan...More

Online Searches Reveal Tourist Preferences

Source | 2016/05/22 | | Permalink

A growing number of foreign travelers are carefully researching their trips to Korea online, looking up destinations, how to apply for Korean visas, and prices.

The most-searched terms in the Chinese-speaking regions were "Lotte duty-free shops", "Korean visa", and "weather in Seoul", according to analysis of about 84.97 million travel searches related to Korea in 2015 on English, Chinese, and Japanese search engines like Google, Baidu and Yahoo! Japan, the Korea Tourism Organization said on Tuesday...More

Singer-Turned-Artist Accused of Contracting Out 'His' Work

Source | 2016/05/22 | | Permalink

Singer-turned-artist Cho Young-nam is knee-deep in controversy over the authenticity of his artworks after claims that someone else paints his paintings.

Prosecutors on Monday started investigating the 71-year old after a man claimed he painted more than 300 artworks for Cho over the last eight years...More

Later Marriage Leads to More Twins Born

Source | 2016/05/22 | | Permalink

A record- number of twins were born in Korea last year as more older couples resorted to fertility treatment.

According to Supreme Court data, 29,904 twins were born in 2015 accounting for 6.6 percent of all children born that year...More

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