Celebrities support Park 2011/10/20, Source, Gong Ji-young
By Chung Min-uck
The liberal camp is elated by famous public figures rallying behind Park Won-soon, the unified opposition candidate, with less than a week left before the Seoul mayoral by-election on Oct. 26.
The mayoral vote has become even more unpredictable, in a neck-and-neck race, as various opinion polls show.
Many celebrities Thursday gathered at the headquarters of the liberal camp's joint election committee in Anguk-dong, Seoul, to discuss how to support Park, who is recently slipping in the polls though he had led in the initial stage,...More
More celebrity donors rush to help Japan quake victims 2011/03/15, Source,
Actor Song Seung-heon donated 200 million won for emergency relief in earthquake-stricken Japan. / Korea Times file
By Lee Hyo-won
An increasing number of local artists and cultural organizations, including "hallyu" celebrities and religious groups, are making donations to earthquake-struck Japan.
On Monday evening, actor Song Seung-heon, popular in the neighboring country through TV soaps, donated 200 million won for emergency relief to the Salvation Army Korea Territory, said the organization,...More
Koreans who shine in 2010 2010/12/27, Source, Politics
In the June 2 local elections, Kim Moon-soo of the ruling Grand National Party was reelected as governor of Gyeonggi Province, defeating Rhyu Si-min, the opposition's unified candidate and a close confidant of the late former President Roh Moo-hyun.
Since then, Kim, with the image of a hard-working administrator, has enjoyed solid support in his province, emerging as a potential candidate for the next presidency.
As governor, he has pushed for an ambitious project to build an underground high-speed train, the GTX, short for Great Train Express. The express train, once completed by 2017, will link satellite cities and the capital, running up to 200 kilometers per hour,...More
So Ji-sub to release a photo essay 2010/08/24, Source,
Korean actor So Ji-sub from his book "The Journey of So Ji-sub" [51K]
Korean actor So Ji-sub will be releasing a photo essay about his travels during the summer of 2010, according to his agency 51K Entertainment on Tuesday.
51K announced that the book titled "The Journey of So Ji-sub" will feature photographs and stories from his summer trip to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and various regions in the Gangwon Province, the eastern region of Korea,...More
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