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Sex, Drug Scandal Exposes Shady Sides of K-pop’s Breakneck Ascent

Sex, Drug Scandal Exposes Shady Sides of K-pop’s Breakneck Ascent

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A snowballing sex and corruption scandal involving K-pop stars has brought to light the hidden dark side of the K-pop industry, and dealt the most devastating blow yet to K-pop’s breakneck growth into a lucrative, roaring international business. Seungri, of boy band BIGBANG, and singer-songwriter and TV personality Jung [...]

CNBLUE Member Lee Jong-hyun Admits to Involvement in Sex Scandal

CNBLUE Member Lee Jong-hyun Admits to Involvement in Sex Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Reversing its earlier denial, the management agency of Lee Jong-hyun, a member of K-pop rock band CNBLUE admitted Friday that the singer was involved in a widening sex scandal surrounding fellow K-pop stars. “Lee Jong-hyun is (admitting) that he deserves criticism for watching videos on KakaoTalk, disparaging women and [...]

Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military will seek to employ virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies for field training, defense operations and troop welfare, Seoul’s defense ministry said Friday. Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo convened a session of his ministry’s “smart defense innovation” panel to discuss how to capitalize on such [...]

Controversy Resurfaces as U.S. Military Reportedly Continues Biochemical Program at Busan Pier 8

Controversy Resurfaces as U.S. Military Reportedly Continues Biochemical Program at Busan Pier 8

BUSAN, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Rumors are spreading that U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is conducting ‘biochemical experiments’ at Busan’s Pier 8, angering residents who are calling for more information to be revealed and the program to be shut down entirely. The Nam District Residents Committee staged a protest in front of the pier on [...]