All posts tagged "Gangnam"

  • Korean football legend Cha Beom-geun’s 3rd son arrested for assault

    The son of former Korean national soccer team coach Cha Beom-geun was taken in by Seoul police Friday after accusations of assault on a customer in a Gangnam club, Yonhap reported. Cha Se-jji, 28, is accused of punching...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Lee Ju-sun, far left, dances with Psy in this photo captured from the singer’s “Gentleman” music video. The creator of the “Gangnam Style” horse-riding dance said many choreographers in Korea are wrestling economic trouble.
    Gangnam aims to double visitors to 10 million by 2018

    By Kim Rahn Gangnam District in southern Seoul is aiming to attract 10 million foreign visitors by 2018 by taking advantage of increasing worldwide recognition of the capital’s most affluent area gained from Psy’s 2012 mega-hit, “Gangnam...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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    Guess the most-searched words about Korea

    By Kim Rahn What keywords do people planning trips to Korea search for the most on the Internet? It was “Gangnam” for English-speaking people, “Jeju Island” for Chinese speakers and “bulgogi” (Korean barbeque) for Japanese, according to...

    • Posted September 30, 2014
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  • People walk down a street lined with cosmetic surgery clinics in Apgujeong-dong in Seoul. (Korea Times file)
    Tougher rules urged for plastic surgery clinics

    By Nam Hyun-woo Calls for tougher regulations and safety measures in the cosmetic surgery industry are growing after a series of deaths occurred during operations. On March 6, a 34-year-old woman lapsed into a coma while undergoing...

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • This scene from "The Bourne Legacy" was filmed at subway stations in the Gangnam area, southern Seoul. (Korea Times file)
    Korea emerges as film location spot

    Hallyu boom, incentives attract foreign filmmakers By Chung Ah-young When Hollywood spy movie “The Bourne Legacy” starring Jeremy Renner was released in 2012, Korean moviegoers quickly recognized subway stations used as locations in the Gangnam area, southern...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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    22 indicted for leaking SAT questions in Korea

    (Yonhap) 22 individuals were indicted in Korea for allegedly having leaked questions from an U.S. college admissions test, and lecturing with the illegally-obtained materials. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office  said it indicted eight middlemen on charges...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Justin Bieber is tussling with British DJ Michael Woods over choice of music at a night club in Gangnam, Seoul. (Facebook)
    Justin Bieber ‘Gangnam Scuffle’

    Tangles With DJ at Gangnam Nightclub By Ko Dong-hwanCanadian idol Justin Bieber caused a scene at a nightclub in Seoul’s Gangnam district, video footage shows.According to one witness, a shirtless Bieber and his bodyguards “muscling” their way...

    • Posted October 13, 2013
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