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Big Hit Apologizes for Recent BTS Wardrobe Controversy

Big Hit Apologizes for Recent BTS Wardrobe Controversy

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – BTS’ agency Big Hit Entertainment has issued a statement over the recent controversies surrounding its artists’ wardrobe choices. “We don’t condone any activities of war or the use of atomic weapons. … We had no intention to hurt victims of the dropping of atomic bombs,” it said Tuesday night, [...]

Long-standing Korea-Japan Tension Behind BTS T-Shirt Controversy

Long-standing Korea-Japan Tension Behind BTS T-Shirt Controversy

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The cancellation of superstar K-Pop group BTS’s appearance on a Japanese television show is an allusion to an awkward relationship between South Korea and Japan. When Japan’s TV Asahi cancelled BTS’ appearance and blamed it on the ‘liberation’ t-shirt that BTS member Jimin was seen wearing in the past, [...]

S. Korea’s Biggest Game Fair Set to Open in Busan

S. Korea’s Biggest Game Fair Set to Open in Busan

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s largest computing game expo is slated to open in Busan this week featuring a wide range of new computer and mobile games with virtual reality technology taking the center stage, sources said Tuesday. Hundreds of game developers and distributors from scores of countries will take part in [...]

Netflix Executive Raves About the Importance of the Korean Market

Netflix Executive Raves About the Importance of the Korean Market

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Currently in Singapore to attend an event being held at the famed Marina Bay Sands hotel, Netflix COO Ted Sarandos spoke of the movie that first sparked interest in the Korean market. “The first original film that Netflix invested in was Bong Joon-ho’s 2017 flick, ‘Okja’,” said Sarandos. Although [...]

S. Korea Revokes Driver’s Licenses of Visually Impaired Athletes

S. Korea Revokes Driver’s Licenses of Visually Impaired Athletes

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean authorities have revoked driver’s licenses of visually impaired athletes who took part in the Asian Para Games, officials here said Friday, following their vision tests. According to the sports ministry and the Korea Paralympic Committee (KPC), the blind athletes recently retook the aptitude test for driver’s licenses [...]

More Ticket Scalpers Sponge Off Thriving K-pop Industry

More Ticket Scalpers Sponge Off Thriving K-pop Industry

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — October 2018 will go down in history as a memorable month for fans of the phenomenally popular K-pop boy band BTS. The seven-member group capped successful concert tours of the United States and Europe by winning a cultural medal from the government of their home country. South Korea awarded [...]