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Theater to Play Only Korean Movies Opens in Tokyo

2006/03/11 | 106 views | Permalink | Source

A theater specializing in Korean movies has opened in Tokyo.
Although the new theater is a multiplex cinema scheduled to show a variety of Asian films nearly 70 percent of movies to be screened there will be Korean.
This is due to the remarkable popularity of Korean soap operas, dramas and pop music in Asian countries referred to as the "Korean wave".
In fact the new mulitplex theater is holding a "Korean Wave" Festival until April which will show some 20 Korean flicks such as 'Flying Boys', 'Public Enemy' and 'Low Life'.
Industry experts in Korea say the theater can be used to further spread the country's culture overseas and promote Korean actors and actresses in other nations.
According to the Korea Culture and Contents Agency last year, the exports of cultural contents such as films, pop music, games and soap operas totaled 800 million U.S. dollars UP 31 percent from 2004.

MAR 11, 2006 - Reporter, sarah

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