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K-pop, food promote Korea's national image: poll

South Korea's national image is heavily affected by its cultural content, especially food and K-pop, a survey showed Saturday.It also demonstrated the need for South Korea to further diversify the supply routes of its cultural products.The two-month poll was conducted by the country's Cult...

Updated : 2016.02.06 15:20

[Hallyu Power] Kim Jun-su remains ‘ticket power king’ despite legal hiccups

Kim Jun-su (C-JeS Entertainment)This is the third article in a series that explores the driving forces behind hallyu and the global rise of Korean pop culture. --Ed.Dubbed Korea’s “ticket power king...

Updated : 2016.02.02 18:56

[Herald Review] f(x) goes all out at first exclusive concert

The path leading to girl group f(x)’s first exclusive concert has been a long one. It has been nearly seven years since their debut and in this time, the group even lost one of their members.  Howev...

Updated : 2016.02.01 14:12

Hallyu fans spike in 2015

The number of global hallyu fan club members surpassed 35 million across 86 countries last year, up from 21.8 million in 2014, according to new data from the Korea Foundation Tuesday. There were a tot...

Updated : 2016.01.27 18:18

GFriend drops new EP amid much fanfare

Six-member rookie girl group GFriend, which debuted last year, released the new seven-track EP “Snowflake” on Monday. The much-anticipated album comes after the group snagged rookie awards with th...

Updated : 2016.01.26 15:03

Psy, ‘Non-summit’ members recognized for promoting Korean culture

Rapper Psy, members of the multicultural talk show “Non-summit” and violinist Clara Jumi Kang have been chosen as winners of the Corea Image Communication Institute awards, CICI announced Wednesday....

Updated : 2015.12.17 09:23

Stars promote Seoul

Hallyu celebrities, with their pan-Asian appeal and growing worldwide fan base, are increasingly taking an active part in promoting Korea’s national brand.One in-demand actor participating in such ef...

Updated : 2015.12.15 17:51

Veteran hip-hop duo Jinusean packs stage for exclusive concert

Indulging in reminiscence with 2000s megahits like “Phone Number,” veteran hip-hop duo Jinusean raised the curtain for the first exclusive concert in their 18-year history Sunday at the Olympic Hall...

Updated : 2015.12.14 17:49

TTS don alluring red for ‘Dear Santa’ teaser video

K-pop group Girls’ Generation subunit TTS dressed in regal crimson red ball gowns for a Christmas carol teaser video, published to YouTube on Monday. (YouTube)Taeyeon styled voluptuous blonde curls ...

Updated : 2015.12.01 16:55

Han Ga-in five months pregnant

Actress Han Ga-in, who is married to actor Yeon Jung-hoon, has been pregnant for nearly five months, according to a press release from Han’s agency, BH Entertainment, Monday. (OSEN)"Han and Yeon will become parents next year. Han has been very cautious about everything since her pregnancy...

Updated : 2015.11.23 16:48

IU ‘still loves’ song ‘Zeze’ despite pedophilia controversy

Singer-songwriter IU stood by a song she wrote inspired by a 5-year-old boy character from a classic novel and for which she was mired in a controversy over pedophilia. At her solo concert in Seoul on Saturday, the 22-year-old singer-songwriter performed the controversial song, “Zeze,” e...

Updated : 2015.11.23 16:47

SMTOWN builds K-pop mecca

A self-admitted die-hard K-pop fan, Zhang Yu Ting of China was already wandering around the five-story complex of SMTOWN@coexartium just minutes after its doors opened Wednesday morning. Sitting at th...

Updated : 2015.11.18 17:51

CJ-hosted K-pop convention kicks off in Jeju

A large K-pop festival created by South Korea's leading content and media company CJ E&M opened in South Korea's southern resort island of Jeju Friday.It is the first time the annual K-pop convention is taking place in its home country. KCON launched in 2012 and has quickly developed to be...

Updated : 2015.11.06 20:32

Yoo Seung-ho bridges movie, terrestrial and cable dramas

After being discharged from the military a year ago, actor Yoo Seung-ho is kicking back into action with a number of films and TV dramas lined up for release before the end of the year.Upcoming works ...

Updated : 2015.11.03 17:11

Choi Si-won hits 5mn Twitter followers

Super Junior member Choi Si-won has racked up more than 5 million Twitter followers five years after making his debut on the micro-blogging site. Choi, who is expanding his singing and acting career w...

Updated : 2015.10.28 15:01