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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 [...]

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — “Running Man,” SBS TV’s weekend variety show, has been saluted by South American fans for its seventh year, according to the network Thursday. The program’s fan club covering Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador and Peru, sent 20 kilograms of rice to the showrunners, congratulating them for the show’s seventh year, [...]

K-Pop Singer Uee and Kangnam Are Dating

K-Pop Singer Uee and Kangnam Are Dating

SEOUL, July 14 (Yonhap) – Actress Uee, a former member of K-pop girl group After School, and singer Kangnam confirmed Friday through their agencies that they are seeing each other. Yeolum Entertainment and RD Entertainment, which represent the actress and the singer, respectively, confirmed today that they’ve recently begun dating. The two became close after [...]

15 Popular Korean Culture YouTubers Visit S. Korea

15 Popular Korean Culture YouTubers Visit S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Fifteen YouTube stars creating videos themed on Korean culture from around the world are visiting South Korea at the invitation of the government, the trip’s organizer said Tuesday. The Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange said the creators from 12 countries arrived in the country Tuesday for a nine-day [...]

Super Junior Returns With Fewer Members

Super Junior Returns With Fewer Members

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop boy group Super Junior will return to the K-pop music scene in October with less members, its management agency said Monday. Originally consisted of 11, the restructured team will be made up of seven members — Leeteuk, Heechul, Shindong, Yesung, Eunhyuk, Donghae and Siwon — said Label SJ, [...]

E-mart Works with SM Entertainment to Attract Young Shoppers

E-mart Works with SM Entertainment to Attract Young Shoppers

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 1 discount retail outlet E-Mart said Sunday that it will expand work with a leading K-pop agency to market products that can attract young shoppers. The chain store, a key affiliate of retailer Shinsegae Group, said it will create 49 everyday products in cooperation with SM [...]

Descendants of the Sun Brings Capt. Yoo Shi-jin and Dr. Kang Mo-yeon Together… in Real Life

Descendants of the Sun Brings Capt. Yoo Shi-jin and Dr. Kang Mo-yeon Together… in Real Life

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Life imitates art as Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki of “Descendants of the Sun” fame have not only stepped out as a couple but also announced that they will tie the knot this coming October. “Descendants of the Sun” centers on the characters of Yoo Shi-jin (Song Joong-ki), a captain [...]

Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo Make Surprise Wedding Announcement

Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo Make Surprise Wedding Announcement

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Star actors Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, who appeared as a fictional couple in the hit TV series “Descendants of the Sun,” announced Wednesday they are getting married in October. “Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo plan to marry on Oct. 31,” said Blossom Entertainment and UAA, the companies representing [...]