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Royal Palaces in Seoul Offer Free Admission During Holidays

Royal Palaces in Seoul Offer Free Admission During Holidays

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Major royal palaces in Seoul will offer free admission during the Lunar New Year holiday from Friday to Monday, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said. Four palaces from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) — Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Deoksu and Changgyeong — will open during the four days including Monday, when they [...]

Black-and-white Version of ‘Parasite’ to Hit S. Korean Theaters Next Month

Black-and-white Version of ‘Parasite’ to Hit S. Korean Theaters Next Month

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A black-and-white version of Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” will be presented in South Korea next month, the film’s production house said Wednesday. The new version will premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which begins Wednesday (local time), and hits South Korean screens in late February, according to [...]

Parents Scramble for Sex Education Following Celebrity Sex Scandals

Parents Scramble for Sex Education Following Celebrity Sex Scandals

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A series of sex scandals involving famous celebrities in South Korea are pushing parents to educate their children about sex. “After the Jung Joon-young scandal, I felt that sex education at an early age is important,” a post on a local mom’s cafe, an online forum for mothers, said. [...]

CJ ENM’s 25.3 bln Won K-pop Investment Fund to Launch

CJ ENM’s 25.3 bln Won K-pop Investment Fund to Launch

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ ENM, the operator of K-pop-oriented cable channel Mnet, said Monday it will launch a 25.3 billion-won (US$21.8 million) investment fund dedicated to the K-pop industry. The establishment of the fund, KC Vivace Investment Association, is in line with the entertainment giant’s pledge three weeks earlier to set up [...]