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
Lee Oi-soo as popular as he is notorious 2010/10/28, Source,
Novelist Lee Oi-soo By Oh Sang-min
October 28, 2010
HWACHEON, Gangwon - Some adore novelist Lee Oi-soo's writing and some loathe his straightforwardness. “I think artists and novelists are watchers of the times,” he said during an exclusive interview with the Korea JoongAng Daily to celebrate its 10th birthday. “If I think something is wrong, I try to reveal my perspective on it.” Love him or hate him, the 68-year-old's ascent from absolute poverty, battle with alcoholism and struggle with online lynch mobs have laid the foundations for one of Korea's most prolific writers. His life has been intense, but his words can soothe. It is a person who has already experienced the worst of life, after all, who can effectively communicate the best of it,...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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