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Kangwon Land’s Gambling Addiction Program a Success

Kangwon Land’s Gambling Addiction Program a Success

KANGWON, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean casino resort’s efforts to curb gambling addiction has proven popular, with its program for gambling addicts attracting hundreds of individuals in the five months since it was launched. According to the Kangwon Land Addiction Care Center (KLACC), an anti-gambling addiction initiative that is intended to curb [...]

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), [...]

Actor Song Joong-ki Praises Fiancee Song Hye-kyo’s Mitsubishi Ad Offer Rejection

Actor Song Joong-ki Praises Fiancee Song Hye-kyo’s Mitsubishi Ad Offer Rejection

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean actor Song Joong-ki on Wednesday applauded his fiance and fellow actress Song Hye-kyo’s decision to decline an ad sponsorship offer from Mitsubishi Motors over the company’s association with forced mobilization of Korean laborers during the second World War. “I first learned that Hye-kyo declined the offer from the news. [...]

A Taxi Driver: Gwangju Uprising From the Perspective of Outsiders

A Taxi Driver: Gwangju Uprising From the Perspective of Outsiders

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean historical drama “A Taxi Driver” opens with Seoul taxi driver Kim Man-seop (Song Kang-ho) hilariously singing along with an iconic popular song of the ’80s behind the wheel. It’s May 1980, several days before the bloody crackdown of a pro-democracy uprising in Gwangju, some 330 kilometers [...]