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‘Train to Busan’ to Open in 44 Japanese Cities in September

‘Train to Busan’ to Open in 44 Japanese Cities in September

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — “Train to Busan,” South Korea’s 2016 zombie apocalypse blockbuster, will open in Japanese theaters in September, according to its distributor Tuesday. The film directed by Yeon Sang-ho will be screened at 148 theaters in 44 Japanese cities starting Sept. 1, according to NEW. “Train to Busan” was the top [...]

Boryeong to Export Its Mud to Rotorua

Boryeong to Export Its Mud to Rotorua

BORYEONG, South Korea, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s coastal city of Boryeong has signed a contract to export its famous mud to Rotorua in New Zealand’s North Island, a city official said Monday. Boryeong Mayor Kim Dong-il and Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick signed the contract on Saturday, under which the South Korean city will export 5 tons of mud powder worth [...]

South Korea Seeks Confucian Academies’ UNESCO Heritage Status Again

South Korea Seeks Confucian Academies’ UNESCO Heritage Status Again

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of nine ancient private Confucian academies in the country, called “Seowon” in Korean, will again try to gain registration as a UNESCO World Heritage early next year, an official at the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) here said Monday. The decision was made a meeting of the CHA’s cultural assets [...]

Trashy Tabloid Reporter Becomes Hero in SBS’s ‘Distorted’

Trashy Tabloid Reporter Becomes Hero in SBS’s ‘Distorted’

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Actor Namkoong Min, who portrayed a righteous accountant fighting corruption in “Good Manager,” is returning to television next week as a slimeball tabloid reporter in SBS TV’s “Distorted.” “I wanted to take a break after ‘Good Manager.’ I thought I exhausted myself by portraying non-stop characters (in multiple works), [...]