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S. Korean Children’s Song ‘Baby Shark’ Stays on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 2nd Week

S. Korean Children’s Song ‘Baby Shark’ Stays on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 2nd Week

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean children’s song “Baby Shark” was ranked on Billboard’s Hot 100 main singles chart this week after debuting on the list a week earlier, results showed Thursday. The English version of the song by Pinkfong, a children’s education entertainment brand, whose Korean title is “Shark Family,” came [...]

Study Reveals S. Korean TV Shows Follow Sexist Norms

Study Reveals S. Korean TV Shows Follow Sexist Norms

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The expectations that men and women should carry out traditional gender roles is still prevalent on South Korean variety shows, according to a recent study. On these types of television programs, women were typically expected to stay at home, while men were responsible for ‘outside work’. In addition, male [...]

S. Korea’s e-Sports Industry Grows Close to 100 Billion Won in 2017: Report

S. Korea’s e-Sports Industry Grows Close to 100 Billion Won in 2017: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The value of South Korea’s e-sports industry increased 4.2 percent on-year to 97.3 billion won (US$87 million) in 2017, a government report said Friday. The market size of the nation’s e-sports, which refers to competitive video gaming, has steadily expanded in recent years, increasing from 60.27 billion won in [...]