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BTS Fans Donate to Foundation for Comfort Women

BTS Fans Donate to Foundation for Comfort Women

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Fans of Korean boy band sensation BTS have started making donations to comfort women victims from the Japanese colonial era. According to the “House of Sharing” in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, over 130 separate donations totaling 3.5 million won have been wired to the foundation’s bank account since November 8, [...]

Grove of “Dancing” Pine Trees Named Korea’s Top Forest

Grove of “Dancing” Pine Trees Named Korea’s Top Forest

YANGSAN, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A remote forest area known as “Mupunghansong-gil” was named the most beautiful forest in this year’s “National Beautiful Forest Contest” that evaluates the most scenic forests in the nation every year. Contest organizers announced yesterday that the area located within the grounds of the famous Tongdo Temple in Yangsan, [...]

Korean Wave Hits Melbourne as Crowd of 50,000 Flocks to Korean Festival

Korean Wave Hits Melbourne as Crowd of 50,000 Flocks to Korean Festival

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 50,000 people filled up Melbourne’s Queensbridge Square for the 2018 Melbourne Korea Week Festival last Saturday. The Melbourne office of the South Korean embassy in Australia said that the festival was a great success, and served as “one of the most influential platforms to tell Australia about [...]

BTS Concert in Japan Draws Crowds Despite Controversy over A-bomb Image

BTS Concert in Japan Draws Crowds Despite Controversy over A-bomb Image

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Renowned Korean boy band BTS has successfully finished its two concerts in Tokyo, drawing a total of 100,000 fans, the group’s management agency said Thursday. BTS performed live about 30 songs, including the Japanese version of “I Need You,” “Run” and “DNA,” during the “Love Yourself” concerts at the [...]

First “Shared” Hanok Residence to be Built Near Changdeok Palace

First “Shared” Hanok Residence to be Built Near Changdeok Palace

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The first-ever shared hanok residence is expected to be built near Changdeok Palace in Seoul. A hanok is a traditional-style Korean house with origins dating back hundreds of years. The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it would construct a publicly shared hanok in Wonseo-dong, Jongno district made available [...]

Long-standing Korea-Japan Tension Behind BTS T-Shirt Controversy

Long-standing Korea-Japan Tension Behind BTS T-Shirt Controversy

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The cancellation of superstar K-Pop group BTS’s appearance on a Japanese television show is an allusion to an awkward relationship between South Korea and Japan. When Japan’s TV Asahi cancelled BTS’ appearance and blamed it on the ‘liberation’ t-shirt that BTS member Jimin was seen wearing in the past, [...]

1 in 3 Seoulites Feel They Are “Extremely Isolated”

1 in 3 Seoulites Feel They Are “Extremely Isolated”

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has found that 1 out of 3 Seoulites perceive themselves as living in extreme isolation from society. According to an online survey conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government between October 1 and 15, 28.8 percent of 1,000 Seoul residents (288 individuals) between the ages of 20 [...]