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Gov’t Launches Task Force Dedicated to Improving Military Exemption Scheme

Gov’t Launches Task Force Dedicated to Improving Military Exemption Scheme

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A task force composed of officials from the Military Manpower Administration and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism with the goal of improving the process of military service exemptions for artists and athletes was launched on October 1. Controversy surrounding the current system was sparked during the 2018 [...]

BTS Drops Plan to Release Song by Japanese Producer amid Fans’ Outcry

BTS Drops Plan to Release Song by Japanese Producer amid Fans’ Outcry

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Responding to a wild outcry by fans, BTS canceled its plan to release a new Japanese song in collaboration with a Japanese producer accused of chauvinism and misogyny. “Due to reasons concerning the production, the track list for the Japanese album scheduled for release in November will be changed. [...]

BTS to Be First Korean Artist Nominated for American Music Awards

BTS to Be First Korean Artist Nominated for American Music Awards

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop phenomenon BTS has been nominated for the annual American Music Awards (AMAs), slated for Oct. 9, becoming the first Korean act to receive such recognition, according to its organizer Thursday. “On Sept. 12 local time, the 2018 American Music Awards announced its nominees, and BTS has been included [...]

Bearing Achievements in Mind, BTS Vows Further Efforts

Bearing Achievements in Mind, BTS Vows Further Efforts

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The members of mega-popular K-pop group BTS have said they feel a “responsibility and burden” regarding their achievements but vowed to “try harder to have a right mindset in all areas.” The boy band members made the remarks during the event called “A conversation with BTS” on Tuesday (U.S. [...]