All posts tagged "hallyu"

  • T-ara’s repackaged and 8th album featuring a remake of “Do You Know Me?”
(Courtesy of Core Contents Media)
    80s, 90s nostalgia spills over to pop music

    By Kim Ji-soo Even as we live in the high-tech, cutting edge digital era, retro has always been part of the cultural code, various culture industry insiders have said. But the trend toward retro in Korea prevails...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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    Hallyu drys out in Japanese magazines

    Tighter control on Korean content seen as key cause By Chung Ah-young Japan has played a crucial role in helping the fledging Korean drama boom in the Asian region grow into the full-grown international hallyu phenomenon. Since...

    • Posted December 3, 2013
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  • "Answer Me 1994."
    Going retro

    ‘Reply 1994′ traces back Korea popular culture By Chung Ah-young If you grew up listening to Seo Taiji & Boys, watching the university basketball league and using a beeper, you must be crazy about the drama series...

    • Posted November 25, 2013
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  • Sgt. Shin Chang-hoon, left, a tourist police officer, poses with his colleague Lee Kyung-min in front of Deoksu Palace while patrolling the area last month. / Korea Times photo by Kwon Ji-youn
    Tourist police patrol major attractions in Seoul

    By Kwon Ji-youn As a result of hallyu, or the “Korean Wave,” some 11 million foreign tourists swarmed to South Korea last year, fueling the number of visitors’ complaints that continues to increase year after year. To...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • The “Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2013” exhibition took place at the Milan International Furniture Fair in Italy in April.
/  Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
    Korean craft exhibitions surging internationally

    Saudi Arabia, Taiwan to hold Korean exhibitions By Chung ah-young Korean craft works have sparked interest in overseas markets, and the government is doing all it can to capitalize on the momentum that has been generated. The...

    • Posted November 19, 2013
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  • Jazz songstress Nah Youn-sun
    Hallyu is more than K-pop

    Korean jazz artists gaining global attention By Chung Ah-young Jazz is not a style of music for everyone’s taste and seldom sees commercial success — at least in Korea where K-pop is dominating the music industry. Under...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Visitors to “with DRAMA” at Lotte FITIN in Dongdaemun hold up hallyu products. / Courtesy of Lotte FITIN
    Stores selling hallyu paraphernalia are flourishing

    By Kim Ji-soo The demand for Korean pop cultural content has been consistently strong this year. What has been relatively weak on the other hand however is the diverse range of paraphernalia. The Lotte FITIN in Dongdaemun,...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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