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Government to Introduce Anti-Sexism Guidelines for Vlogging

Government to Introduce Anti-Sexism Guidelines for Vlogging

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The government is expected to establish guidelines to root out sexism and discriminatory behavior in the online streaming industry sometime this year after issues came to light during an investigation. The self-regulatory guidelines are currently in the works, with plans to advise solo vloggers against using expressions that are deemed [...]

S. Korean Performing Art Industry Suffers 20% Lower Attendance in 2017

S. Korean Performing Art Industry Suffers 20% Lower Attendance in 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s performing art industry declined last year, a recent survey by the culture ministry showed Monday. According to the “2017 Survey on the Performing Arts” published by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the total sales of the industry decreased 4.3 percent from a year ago to 748 billion won (US$711 million) last [...]

Park Chan-wook’s ‘The Handmaiden’ Wins Best Foreign Film at BAFTA Awards

Park Chan-wook’s ‘The Handmaiden’ Wins Best Foreign Film at BAFTA Awards

LONDON, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — “The Handmaiden” by South Korean director Park Chan-wook has picked up the trophy for the best non-English film at the 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). The Korean erotic thriller received the award at the 2018 BAFTA Awards ceremony held at Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday (local [...]

NBC Commentator’s Starbucks Affiliation Leads Some to Consider Boycott

NBC Commentator’s Starbucks Affiliation Leads Some to Consider Boycott

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — In an odd unfolding of events, the recent controversy over remarks by dismissed NBC commentator and so-called ‘Asia expert’ Joshua Cooper Ramo may end up pushing South Koreans to choose between love of country or love of Starbucks.  The controversy flared up on February 9, during the NBC broadcast [...]

K-pop Forms Bonds Between International Visitors at Olympics

K-pop Forms Bonds Between International Visitors at Olympics

GANGNEUNG, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — An interesting phenomenon took place before the women’s 500-meter short track speed skating final Tuesday night at Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, just east of PyeongChang. The crowd in the arena, which was in a somewhat tense mood between matches, instantly began to stir when the video for Psy’s [...]

Olympic Cities Offer Various Cultural Events For Visitors

Olympic Cities Offer Various Cultural Events For Visitors

PYEONGCHANG/GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – More than 100,000 people have enjoyed a variety of cultural events offered in the 2018 Winter Olympic cities, organizers said Monday. Plenty of colorful performances, entertainment and festivals have been taking place in the host city of PyeongChang and the two sub-host cities of Gangneung and Jeongseon, all in Gangwon Province. Bearing the theme [...]

N.K. Art Troupe Returns Home After Holding Olympic Performances

N.K. Art Troupe Returns Home After Holding Olympic Performances

SEOUL/PAJU, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A North Korean art troupe returned home Monday after holding two rare performances in South Korea in celebration of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The Samjiyon Orchestra crossed the military demarcation line at 11:25 a.m. to return home after a seven-day stay in the South, according to a pool report. [...]