Gov't to Crack Down Scams Targeting Chinese Tourists 2016/03/13, Source, The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Tuesday announced a set of measures aimed at improving the experience of Chinese tourists in Korea. They include rewards of up to W3 million for citizens who report anyone ripping off tourists from China (US$1=W1,210). The ministry will also tighten screening of travel agencies targeting them,...More
Actors with 'honey vocal cord' in their 20s/30s 2015/09/14, Source,
'Honey vocal cord' as in sweet voice is an important charming appeal for actors to have.
Attractive voice highlights emotions in acting by delivering them more vividly and makes audience focus more on his acting. The young actors in his 20s and 30s with the sweet voice as well as the charming look are 'perfect guys',...More
[Spoiler] 'Splendid Politics' Prince Gwang Hae, Cha Seung-won's charismatic first appearance 2015/04/13, Source,
On the first episode of MBC's new Monday & Tuesday drama, "Splendid Politics", actor Cha Seung-won's appeared as Prince Gwang Hae and showed off his absolutely overwhelming charismatic presence.
Prince Gwang Hae asked an eunuch at the construction site of the Changdeokgung palace, "When will the last stage of the construction for Jeongjeon be complete". The eunuch answered it would be by the end of this month. Prince Gwang Hae said, "Great, Changdeokgung will finally make its appearance. Try to make it complete earlier. His Majesty wants to see it as soon as possible",...More
Kim Jae-won to Wed Childhood Sweetheart 2013/06/05, Source,
Actor Kim Jae-won has announced his wedding plans on a blog run by his fans. He will exchange vows with his childhood sweetheart later this month. "I'm getting married to a woman who will be my best friend and partner forever, and we will have a simple ceremony at a church on June 28", he wrote,...More
Kim Jae-won's fan meeting ends in success 2012/07/16, Source,
Actor Kim Jae-won had a fan meeting on the 11th at the Yokohama Bridge where the seats were filled with eager fans to see him.
A meaningful translator was prepared for this days fan meeting. A sign language translator was prepared for the stage,...More
National Museum uses foreign schools for cultural promotion 2012/07/08, Source,
Kim Young-na, director of the National Museum of Korea, speaks during an interview with The Korea Times at her office in Seoul. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul Since Kim Young-na's appointment as director of the National Museum of Korea in February, her focus has shifted to promoting Korean studies. During a recent interview, the 60-year-old art historian said that her museum has distributed a series of publications on specific topics related to Korean history to foreign universities and libraries virtually free of charge,...More
More Babies, Fewer Divorces Bode Well for Korean Families 2012/03/03, Source,
More babies were born in Korea for the second year running and divorce hit a 14-year low, raising hopes that the country may be able to reverse the dwindling birthrate and halt family disintegration.
Statistics Korea on Monday said 471,400 babies were born last year, up 0.3 percent from a year earlier and an average of 1,292 a day. This was the most since 2007, the Year of the Golden Pig thought to augur wealth, when 493,200 babies were born, and the second increase in as many years,...More
Kim Jae-won recovers quickly 2011/11/29, Source, Kim Jae-won's shoulder injury is getting better quickly. His shoulder was dislocated last October while shooting a scene for the MBC drama "Me Too, Flower!". This led him to step down from the drama and get treatment.
His management said, "Thanks to the fans and their care, his shoulder has gotten much better. He can lift his arm up halfway now. He has been getting treatment from a famous hospital in Seoul where figure skater Kim Yuna also gets her treatments. He should be fine by early next year",...More
Yahoo! surveys say Micky Yuchun is the most popular in Asia 2011/08/24, Source,
Yahoo Korea's survey on the most popular actor in each country with the "Seoul Drama Awards 2011" coming up soon, resulted in Micky Yuchun.
As a result of the survey conducted online by Yahoo Korea from the 18th of July to August 16th, in Korean, English and Japanese, 48 thousand voted for Micky Yuchun as the most popular actor in the "2011 Seoul Drama Awards" out of 115 candidates. The total votingnumber was 130 thousand.,...More
Kim Jae-won With Neck Disc Pains 2011/07/25, Source,
Actor Kim Jae-won has been diagnosed with a neck disc problem.
According to Kim's reps on July 25th, Kim felt pain along his neck for some time, but with his ongoing drama shoots with 1-2 hours of sleep the stress piled up. After the drama, he was diagnosed with a neck disc problem,...More
Cast for new MBC drama "Can You Hear My Heart" 2011/03/31, Source,
[World News] "A director who never talks about dramas one day asks me what I'm doing this New Year, so I said I'll be with my family. Then he tells me to tell me family I'm going to be in a drama. As soon I delievered the good news, my mother cried for half an hour because she was so happy".
After the drama "Hwangjin-i" in 2006, actor Kim Jae-won returns to home screens in 5 years. The new project is MBC's "Can You Hear my Heart" first being broadcasted on the 2nd. Kim Jae-won is Cha Dong-joo, a rich boy lacking nothing but becomes deaf due to an unfortunate accident.,...More
Seoul residents will be able to enjoy a series of cultural events from Saturday until October at Seoul Plaza.
The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. every day, except Mondays, weather permitting. The repertoire includes concerts, opera, ballet, classical,...More
Korean stars at shine at Korean military concert 2010/03/12, Source,
(From left) Korean actor Jo In-sung, TV personality Boom and actor Kim Jae-won salute at a military concert hosted by military broadcasting TV station KFN. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
"We all love the Republic of Korea!" It was actor Kim Jae-won who suggested that they all cry out the cringy phrase and TV personality Boom and actor Jo In-sung complied to the request. To imagine that this quite unlikely mix of celebrities would make such a patriotic remark. But like in Wonderland where abnormal behavior is not regarded as abnormal, here at the concert for military officials hosted by military broadcasting TV station KFN, everything was in harmony and dissolved into one. Even when Tony of H.O.T., Andy of Shinhwa, Jang Su-won and Kim Jae-duc appeared one after another, there was no conflict among the former boy band members,...More
Korean manhwa comes to Hollywood 2009/07/20, Source, As members in the entertainment industry in Hollywood flocked to the exhibition titled"Manhwa 100: Centenary of Korean Comics" held in LA, US the prospect of Korean manhwa's entrance into the US market has been growing.
Hosted by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA, President & CEO: Lee Jae-wo,...More
'Forever, Asian Star Culture Expo In Japan' Opens in Tokyo 2007/08/02, Source, The opening ceremony for the second FACE In Japan:Forever, Asian Star Culture Expo In Japan, was held in grandeur on the 1st at the Tokyo Dome City Freedom Hall. This expo is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, and the Korean National Tour,...More
One of the most conspicuous phenomena of 2006 was the "going-solo" trend among former boy band and girl band members. In fact, this year's K-pop scene has been crowded with what seems like an endless procession of "first solo albums".
This prevailing description of gisaengs, however, has recently been replace,...More
Drama success relies on expression of emotions 2006/10/30, Source, JINJU, South Gyeongsang Province - There is no question that Korean TV drama led "Hallyu", or the Korean Wave, that swept the whole of Asia. When talking about how this was possible, a Korean TV drama producer says it is the delicate expressions of emotions that made success in the Asian entertainme,...More
Korea drama fest kicks off today 2006/10/26, Source, The first Korea Drama Festival kicks off its four-day run today in the southern city of Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, with a number of Korean TV stars attending the event.
Young and glamorous stars in a typical "Cinderella-like" love story that have spurred hallyu, or the Korean Wave, are struggling to hold onto the viewers. Instead, soap operas targeting the older crowd, especially the "ajumma", a,...More
Kim plans to visit Japan this time to promote his compilation album entitled "Multibox Sympathy" produced by Won Entertainment and Seongwoong Music. Kim will hold tw,...More
Kangta honored by Ban 2005/12/09, Source, Pop singer Kangta was awarded a plaque of appreciation by Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon yesterday for his participation in the ASEAN tour by Korean Wave stars to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Korea-ASEAN Dialogue.
Broadcasting Commission Launches "TV Korea Showcase" in Indonesia 2005/05/27, Source, The Korea Broadcasting Commission said on May 27 that it had launched the "TV Korea Showcase 2005" in Jakarta, Indonesia to promote the "hallyu" boom in Southeast Asia. The purpose of the showcase, which will last through June 2, is to introduce Korean broadcasting programs to Indonesia, Thailand an,...More
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