For young Peruvians, K-pop links to economic growth 2012/01/16, Source,
CUSCO, Peru (Yonhap) - On a cold, rainy morning in Ccorao, Peru, Jessica Quijhua braved the elements and set out from her house with a cane. In the rural village lying at an altitude of 3,800 meters in southern Peru, farmers stay home and even the most energetic tourists duck into their vans in such inclement weather.
For Quijhua, 22, the journey to a nearby ceramics school required her to stop and rest every few minutes because of her leg disability. Her worn hat and fuzzy sweater were wet from the rain. With her big dreams, however, Quijhua wishes she could make the trip every day, not just on Mondays and Thursdays,...More
K-Pop Artists Dominate Online Searches In Japan 2011/12/04, Source,
If the internet's search rankings are any indication of the top trends in Japan, k-pop is one of them.
According to the search rankings for the top male and female entertainers and sports athletes for January 1 to October 31st 2011, 18 of the top 20 spots were dominated by k-pop artists,...More
Korean Group 'Big Bang' Performs at Singapore Formula 1 2011/10/04, Source, "Big Bang" performed at the Singapore F1 festival on the eve of Singapore F1 Grand Prix as a representative Korean singing group.
"Big Bang" made an appearance at the Singapore F1 held at the Singapore Marina Bay Circuit and received an ovation. According to the organizing committee for F1 on September 30, "Big Bang" presented a splendid showcase during the concert to celebrate the eve of the Singapore Grand Prix on Padang Stage on September 23 as representative K-Pop stars,...More
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