All posts tagged "Korean wave"

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    Korean wave, hallyu losing steam in many countries: report

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The popularity of South Korean pop culture abroad has been losing its spark in many countries, according to a recent report. The Korea International Trade Association (KITA) reported that the popularity of South Korean...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
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  • Electronic rock band The Ratios perform at the end of the “K-Pop Night Out,” held during Europe’s music industry trade forum MIDEM in Cannes, France, in this Feb. 2 file photo. (Yonhap)
    Here comes K-rock

      By Park Jin-hai At the recently ended “K-Pop Night Out,” held during the Europe’s largest music market Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (MIDEM) in Cannes, France, what graced the ending stage was also...

    • Posted February 10, 2014
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  • KBS will air “Inspiring Generation” on Jan. 15, starring K-pop heartthrob Kim Hyun-joong, a member of boy band SS501. (Courtesy of KBS)
    Epic dramas to rule small screen in 2014

    By Chung Ah-young “The Jewel in the Palace,” also known as “Daejanggeum,” a television period drama series, was a catalyst for prompting the hallyu or Korean wave outside the country a decade ago. Set in the Joseon...

    • Posted January 10, 2014
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    America tops the list with 464 ‘Hallyu’ fan clubs

    The biggest fan growth is in Africa and the Middle East, according to Korea Foundation  By Park Jin-hai “Hallyu” or the Korean wave is up and running despite some concerns to the contrary, with its global fan...

    • Posted January 9, 2014
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  • Korean Reality Show "Where Are We Going, Dad?" has been nominated for a Kids Emmy (Courtesy of MBC)
    Korean TV inspires Chinese shows

    By Chung Ah-young The Korean Wave or “hallyu” is providing the basis for new television show content, particularly in China. The Chinese version of Korean reality show “Where Are We Going, Dad?” from MBC is drawing the...

    • Posted December 17, 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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  • Choi Min-sik,left, and Kang Hye-jung star in the movie “Old Boy” by director Park Chan-wook. The film won the Grand Prix Prize in 2004 at the Cannes Film Festival. / Korea Times file
    There is no Korean wave

    By Michael Hurt In recent years, Korean pundits and other interested parties have tried to explain the phenomenon of the so-called “Korean wave.” However, in my time as a member of the Presidential Council on Nation Branding...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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