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A Japanese housewife fascinated by Korean publishes a book about Korea

Source | 2015/05/24 | | Permalink

When I first heard a Korean phrase of `kkotbaem (literally means flower snake),` I thought of a snake in the flower bed.

Having spent three years in Seoul due to his husbands work, a Japanese housewife in her 50s published a book titled Korea full of strange and novel things with her witty writing touch. She is Chinese teacher-turned author Yoko Nakano (aged 53, photo) who is currently living in Osaka. She resided in Seoul for three years from March 2011 and published the book in March this year. On Saturday, the Dong-A Ilbo met Yoko Nakano, who is now visiting Korea, at a restaurant in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul...More

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

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