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Watermelon Thievery a Nod to the Past at Korean Folk Village in Yongin

Watermelon Thievery a Nod to the Past at Korean Folk Village in Yongin

YONGIN, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — For many, summer conjures images of beaches, water parks and rollercoasters. On the flip side, for others, summer invokes images of stiflingly crowded beaches, pools that are warm because there are too many people standing around and intolerable lines where six hours gets you one ride at Lotte World’s [...]

‘Train to Busan’ to Open in 44 Japanese Cities in September

‘Train to Busan’ to Open in 44 Japanese Cities in September

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — “Train to Busan,” South Korea’s 2016 zombie apocalypse blockbuster, will open in Japanese theaters in September, according to its distributor Tuesday. The film directed by Yeon Sang-ho will be screened at 148 theaters in 44 Japanese cities starting Sept. 1, according to NEW. “Train to Busan” was the top [...]

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — “Running Man,” SBS TV’s weekend variety show, has been saluted by South American fans for its seventh year, according to the network Thursday. The program’s fan club covering Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador and Peru, sent 20 kilograms of rice to the showrunners, congratulating them for the show’s seventh year, [...]

Park Tae-hwan Chasing 1st World Swimming Title in 6 Years in Hungary

Park Tae-hwan Chasing 1st World Swimming Title in 6 Years in Hungary

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan will be chasing his first world title in six years in Hungary starting this weekend. The 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships began last week in Budapest with the diving and synchronized competitions, and the swimming portion will get underway Sunday. Park’s first race, [...]

Korean Dancers Come Back Home to Perform This Weekend

Korean Dancers Come Back Home to Perform This Weekend

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean dancers working overseas have returned to their homeland to perform this weekend. In a press briefing Wednesday for “The Korea World Dance Stars Festival 2017,” ballet dancers Kang Hyo-jung, Jin Se-hyun, Lee Ji-young, Jeong Han-sol and Kim Se-yeon agreed that the level of Korean ballet dancers is on [...]

South Korean Multiplexes Ramp Up Efforts to Attract Moviegoers Amid Stiff Competition

South Korean Multiplexes Ramp Up Efforts to Attract Moviegoers Amid Stiff Competition

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With the annual number of moviegoers in South Korea peaking at around 200 million, and the multiplex industry stagnating, top movie theater chains are ramping up investment in infrastructure and making concerted efforts to branch out into international markets. Amid the rise of video streaming services and IPTV, and [...]