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BLACKPINK Abruptly Calls Off Press Conference for its New Album

BLACKPINK Abruptly Calls Off Press Conference for its New Album

SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Following an enormous fire engulfing South Korea’s eastern coastal region, sensational K-pop girl band BLACKPINK called off its press conference set for Friday morning to announce the release of a new album, “Kill This Love.” YG Entertainment, the management agency for the girl band, made the decision, formally citing [...]

S. Korean Police Request Help from Chinese Authorities in Burning Sun Probe

S. Korean Police Request Help from Chinese Authorities in Burning Sun Probe

BEIJING/SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean police confirmed Thursday they are seeking cooperation from Chinese law enforcement in the probe of a nightclub tied to former BIGBANG member Seungri. The request was made to verify various speculation surrounding a Taiwanese businesswoman, who is said to own a large stake in the nightclub Burning [...]

Chinese Netizens Concerned over TV Shows that Copy Korean Content

Chinese Netizens Concerned over TV Shows that Copy Korean Content

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — For some time, China has been copying Korean entertainment shows, a practice that has become more explicit since China banned Korean content. Now, many Chinese are concerned about the malpractice. A new Chinese entertainment show, “Me and My Manager”, which first aired on March 17, has recently been accused [...]

Google Finally Corrects ‘Kitei Son’ to ‘Sohn Kee-chung’

Google Finally Corrects ‘Kitei Son’ to ‘Sohn Kee-chung’

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Google, which previously identified Sohn Kee-chung, a gold medalist in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, as ‘Kitei Son,’ his name under the Japanese occupation of Korea, has finally corrected it to the Korean name, according to the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) on Wednesday. If you [...]

Roy Kim Will Return to Korea Soon to Face Police Probe over Sex Video Scandal

Roy Kim Will Return to Korea Soon to Face Police Probe over Sex Video Scandal

SEOUL, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular K-pop ballad singer Roy Kim will return to South Korea as soon as possible to face a police interrogation over an allegation that he was part of the online chat room where the arrested musician Jung Joon-young illegally shared sex videos, Roy Kim’s management agency said Wednesday. The [...]

PyeongChang 2018 Foundation to Honor Speed Skaters from S. Korea, Japan

PyeongChang 2018 Foundation to Honor Speed Skaters from S. Korea, Japan

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Speed skating stars from South Korea and Japan will receive an award for promoting the Olympic spirit, a local foundation managing the PyeongChang 2018 legacy said Tuesday. The PyeongChang 2018 Legacy Foundation said South Korea’s Lee Sang-hwa and Japan’s Nao Kodaira were named the recipients of the Korea-Japan Friendship [...]

Football Club Penalized After Failing to Stop Political Party Campaigning Inside Stadium

Football Club Penalized After Failing to Stop Political Party Campaigning Inside Stadium

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean football club Gyeongnam FC were penalized by the nation’s pro football league operator Tuesday after they failed to stop a political party campaigning inside their home stadium last week. The K League discipline committee meted out a fine of 20 million won (US$17,590) against Gyeongnam for not [...]

YG, Major Broadcasters Burning Bridges with Scandal-ridden Pop Stars

YG, Major Broadcasters Burning Bridges with Scandal-ridden Pop Stars

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The management agency of boy band BIGBANG ended sales of merchandise related to the disgraced former band member Seungri, while major broadcasters stopped servicing VOD contents featuring the singer and another scandal-ridden artist, Jung Joon-young, in the aftermath of the broadening sex and corruption scandal centering on the two [...]