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Reporter : Kim Rahn
Mon, May 29, 2023 | 17:38
'Children must play right now'
In the ninth episode of the hit series, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” a man appears who calls himself “commander-in-chief of the children's liberation army.” The man (actor Koo Kyo-hwan), who officially changed his name on his resident registration into “Bang Gu-ppong” (meaning “fart sound”), takes 12 children - third to fourth graders - to a mountain on a hagwon bus. He then...
BLACKPINK to start world tour in October
K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will launch its largest world tour in October, visiting dozens of cities on four continents through next June. Its agency, YG Entertainment, said Tuesday for the group's world tour, “BORN PINK,” it plans to invite 1.5 million fans in total, the largest number for a K-pop girl act. BLACKPINK released the tour schedule for 36 concerts in 26 cities, sa...
Netflix's 'Narco-Saints' to be released Sept. 9
A new Netflix original series, “Narco-Saints,” created by top director Yoon Jong-bin, will be released on Sept. 9, the streaming service platform said, Monday. The much-anticipated series is about a man who has no choice but to take on a secret mission for the National Intelligence Service (NIS) after being framed by a Korean drug lord operating in Suriname.
'Anna' creator, Coupang Play in dispute over 're-editing without consent'
A rare dispute has emerged between a creator and an over-the-top (OTT) service provider. The creator of Coupang Play's original series, “Anna,” starring Bae Suzy, is claiming that the streaming platform re-edited the series without her consent and thus “damaged” the creation, while the platform is claiming that the director's first edition did not follow what had been agreed ...
CICI to host Cultural Communication Forum on space in digital era
Renowned architects and scholars will discuss the role of real-life and digital spaces in cultural communication at this year's Culture Communication Forum (CCF). The Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), the organizer of the forum, said Tuesday that the annual forum will take place on Aug. 25. Participants in Korea will gather at Grand Hyatt Seoul while those abroad wi...
Government to help market small firms through hallyu
The government will support small- and mid-sized companies' marketing and exports of their products by taking advantage of “hallyu,” or the Korean wave, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, Wednesday. According to the ministry, it has launched the “K-brand hallyu marketing support project” together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Min...
'Squid Game' actor, 'Street Woman Fighter' dancer to promote performing arts
Actor O Yeong-su and dancer Monika have been named honorary ambassadors to promote the nation's performing arts. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Monday, gave the honorary positions to O to promote performing arts-centered tourism, and to Monika to promote the 2022 Welcome Daehangno festival, which will be held later this year, in an attempt to better promote Kore...
Hackberry tree in 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' draws visitors to small village
A small farming village in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, is seeing a sharp increase in the number of visitors after a large hackberry tree there appeared recently in the hit series, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo.” The 500-year-old tree was featured in episodes 7 and 8 last week, where a fictional village called Sodeok-dong faces damage due to a road construction plan tha...
'Lore Olympus' named best webcomic at Eisner Awards
“Lore Olympus,” a webcomic released by Webtoon, the American unit of Naver Webtoon, has won an award at the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. According to the San Diego Comic-Con International website, the organizer of the prestigious annual awards, “Lore Olympus” by Rachel Smythe was named the winner in the Best Webcomic category
'Hanbok lifestyle' named national intangible cultural heritage
The wearing of hanbok, a kind of traditional Korean outfit, and the cultural conduct associated with it, has been designated as national intangible cultural heritage. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said, Wednesday, it gave the designation to “hanbok lifestyle” as it embodies Korean identity and values.
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