Kanryu Currents in Japan, Past and Present 2012/03/11, Source,
Tokyo-based journalist, translator and filmmaker Jason GRAY examines the ebb and flow of the Korean Wave in Japan over the past ten years, pinpointing the highs and lows.
The Korean wave of popular culture in Japan, referred to as "kanryu" or "hanryu" in Japanese, has had an interesting ebb and flow over the past decade. There were earlier booms here including traditional Korean ballads ("enka") in the late 70s, the Seoul Olympics in 1988 and the South Korea-Japan co-hosted World Cup in 2002. Japanese cinema exhibitors saw their first genuine Korean smash with Kang Je-gyu's "Shiri" (2000), which earned JPY1.8 billion (US$22.1 million) - an impressive result to this day. As we'll see, KANG is unique in that he figures into pre, peak and post kanryu cinema,...More
Jeon Ji-hyeon to Marry Childhood Sweetheart 2012/03/05, Source, Jeon Ji-hyeon will marry the grandson of renowned hanbok designer Lee Young-hee at a hotel in Seoul on June 2, the actress' agency said on Friday.
The groom-to-be is currently working at a Korean branch of an American bank. The couple have reportedly known each other since they were children but only became romantically involved about a year ago. In a press release, the agency indicated that Jeon will continue her acting career after she ties the knot by stressing how much she appreciates her fans' continued support,...More
Jeon Ji-hyeon To Wed Boyfriend In June 2012/03/02, Source,
Hate to break it to you fellows, but Korea's beloved actress Jeon Ji-hyeon will be tying the knot.
According to a relative of Choi, the two have planned for their wedding at noon on June 2nd at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul. The date was picked after taking in both sides' busy schedules into consideration. Jeon will be filming her newest movie project, "In Berlin",...More
South Korean actress and model Jeon Ji-Hyeon 2011/02/19, Source,
South Korean actress and model Jeon Ji-hyeon appears as the official model for Guess Korea brand's "2011 Spring/Summer" event "Guess Is Back" in a Seoul event.
Biography of Jeon Ji-hyeon
Hyb (Jeon) was born in Seoul, South Korea, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a fashion model for Echo Magazine in 1997 at the age of 16,...More
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