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Female K-pop Idols to Hit Paris Fashion Week to Promote Luxury Brands

Female K-pop Idols to Hit Paris Fashion Week to Promote Luxury Brands

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A large number of female K-pop stars have been invited to the ongoing Paris Fashion Week, proving the global popularity of the South Korean pop culture. The Paris Fashion Week, a series of designer presentations held semiannually in Paris, is one of the most-known Fashion Weeks around the world. [...]

Zico’s ‘New Thing’ Rises High on Music Charts Dominated by Girl Groups

Zico’s ‘New Thing’ Rises High on Music Charts Dominated by Girl Groups

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Music producer and rapper Zico has dominated local music charts with his new single, ending seemingly never-ending chart domination by the hottest girl groups, such as Ive, BLACKPINK and NewJeans, in recent months. “New Thing (Feat. Homies)” has retained the No. 1 spot on the daily chart of the [...]

Airbnb Wants to Add ‘Hanok’ as a Category amid Growing Interest in K-culture from International Travelers

Airbnb Wants to Add ‘Hanok’ as a Category amid Growing Interest in K-culture from International Travelers

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Airbnb Inc. could add Korean traditional houses known as “hanok” as an independent booking option on its home rental platform, an executive has said, amid the growing popularity of the Korean wave of pop culture among international travelers. In May, Airbnb made major upgrades to its platform, including a [...]

Pandemic Era Results in Higher Obesity Rate and Anxiety: Report

Pandemic Era Results in Higher Obesity Rate and Anxiety: Report

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The obesity rate spiked and depressive symptoms spread in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down outdoor activities, a government report said Tuesday. The research institute under Statistics Korea reported on Tuesday that the obesity rate in 2020 was 38.3 percent, up by 5 percentage points from the previous [...]

‘Narco-Saints’ Places 2nd on Netflix Chart for Non-English Series

‘Narco-Saints’ Places 2nd on Netflix Chart for Non-English Series

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Netflix’s Korean-language crime thriller “Narco-Saints” has placed second on the streamer’s latest weekly viewership chart for non-English TV shows. The six-part series, released on Sept. 9, marked 27.4 million hours of viewing for the week of Sept. 19-25 to finish No. 2 on the official top 10 list for [...]

Flavored Tobacco Makes It Easy to Start Smoking, but Stopping is Difficult: Study

Flavored Tobacco Makes It Easy to Start Smoking, but Stopping is Difficult: Study

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Flavored tobacco products make it easy for people to start smoking, while influencing them to continue smoking, a study showed Tuesday. Kim Hee-jin, a professor at Yonsei University Graduate School of Public Health, conducted a survey of 10,030 people from 13 to 39 years of age. Among them, the [...]