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Sales of Golf Equipment Soar Despite Severe Air Pollution

Sales of Golf Equipment Soar Despite Severe Air Pollution

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — With spring just around the corner in South Korea, the warm weather is attracting people to engage more in outdoor activities, boosting sales of golf equipment. Despite severe air pollution that has blanketed the Korean peninsula in recent months, and undermined sales of outdoor sports gear, golf equipment has [...]

Police Looking into Alleged Golf Gambling Among Members of Popular TV Show ’2 Days & 1 Night’

Police Looking into Alleged Golf Gambling Among Members of Popular TV Show ’2 Days & 1 Night’

SEOUL, Mar. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Police are looking into allegations that two members of the popular KBS2 variety show “2 Days & 1 Night” gambled while playing golf overseas, officials said Sunday. The allegations emerged as police examined a group chat room of the show’s cast members as part of the ongoing investigation over [...]

Sex, Drug Scandal Exposes Shady Sides of K-pop’s Breakneck Ascent

Sex, Drug Scandal Exposes Shady Sides of K-pop’s Breakneck Ascent

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A snowballing sex and corruption scandal involving K-pop stars has brought to light the hidden dark side of the K-pop industry, and dealt the most devastating blow yet to K-pop’s breakneck growth into a lucrative, roaring international business. Seungri, of boy band BIGBANG, and singer-songwriter and TV personality Jung [...]

CNBLUE Member Lee Jong-hyun Admits to Involvement in Sex Scandal

CNBLUE Member Lee Jong-hyun Admits to Involvement in Sex Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Reversing its earlier denial, the management agency of Lee Jong-hyun, a member of K-pop rock band CNBLUE admitted Friday that the singer was involved in a widening sex scandal surrounding fellow K-pop stars. “Lee Jong-hyun is (admitting) that he deserves criticism for watching videos on KakaoTalk, disparaging women and [...]

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a massive sex cam scandal exposed by South Korean singer Jung Joon-young, many South Koreans are calling against revealing the victims. Victims, once known to the public, may be subject to retribution or secondary crimes. Also, those who were falsely referred to as “victims” may also be subject [...]

YG Ends Contract with BIGBANG’s Seungri in Wake of Scandal

YG Ends Contract with BIGBANG’s Seungri in Wake of Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The management agency of K-pop band BIGBANG on Wednesday ended its contract with Seungri, a scandal-ridden star who is under probe for allegedly arranging sexual services for potential investors. The company, YG Entertainment, also apologized to the public for failing to properly manage the 29-year-old singer, who announced Monday [...]