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Korean Air Allows Same-sex Couple to Combine Miles

Korean Air Allows Same-sex Couple to Combine Miles

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean Air Lines Co., South Korea’s national flag carrier, said Thursday it has recently approved a request from a same-sex couple to use combined miles. Earlier this week, a female same-sex Korean couple submitted a marriage certificate they obtained in Canada to apply for the airline’s SkyPass family members [...]

Should Relics of Japanese Imperialism in S. Korea be Preserved?

Should Relics of Japanese Imperialism in S. Korea be Preserved?

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Next year marks the 75th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule, but debate over whether to preserve the remains of Japanese imperialism continues unabated across the country. First of all, controversy is raging in Incheon over the demolition of a complex of dormitories built by Mitsubishi during [...]

BTS Symbolizes Cross-border Pop Culture in New Media Era

BTS Symbolizes Cross-border Pop Culture in New Media Era

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The sensational global ascent of K-pop band BTS has brought to the fore the emergence of a new breed of globally connected, dedicated fans as represented by ARMY, the group’s fandom. Powered by the connectivity of the internet and social network services, ARMY engages in organized transnational operations to [...]

U2’s Seoul Show Leaves Thousands with Unforgettable Experience

U2’s Seoul Show Leaves Thousands with Unforgettable Experience

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — U2’s very first show in South Korea last Sunday left behind numerous memorable moments for everyone. U2 moved the hearts of so many fans throughout the concert that lasted for 2 hours and 20 minutes at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome with a powerful performance and meaningful social commentary. The [...]

Music Industry Insiders Call for Transparency in Music Chart Management

Music Industry Insiders Call for Transparency in Music Chart Management

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Pop music industry insiders on Monday called for greater transparency in compiling online music charts amid a heated controversy over chart fixing that is currently rocking the South Korean music scene. The chart-fixing controversy that has long nagged pop music was rekindled last month after Park Kyung, a member [...]