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Mexico’s Top Radio Station to Launch ‘Hallyu’ Program

Mexico’s Top Radio Station to Launch ‘Hallyu’ Program

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Mexico’s largest radio station will launch a weekly program featuring Korean culture and entertainment next month, the Korean Culture Center in Mexico City said Sunday. The “K-Hour” program of Radio Centro will air for one hour from 6 p.m. every Sunday. The radio station has been broadcasting a [...]

Seoul Launches “eSports” Tours for Foreign Visitors

Seoul Launches “eSports” Tours for Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — eSports is making waves as a new front of “Hallyu”, the Korean wave of pop culture, and is being developed to attract international tourists to Seoul. The city government of Seoul revealed yesterday that it will operate a trial “eSports Tour Program” targeting foreign visitors, in efforts to expand [...]

S. Korean Cosmetics Makers Hope for Rebound amid Beijing’s Move to Lift Sanctions

S. Korean Cosmetics Makers Hope for Rebound amid Beijing’s Move to Lift Sanctions

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s cosmetics makers expect a rise in sales this year as China moves to lift economic measures implemented in retaliation over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile defense system here, industry sources said Thursday. South Korea’s makeup industry have enjoyed robust growth in recent years helped by “hallyu,” [...]

Gfriend to Hold First-ever Asia Tour

Gfriend to Hold First-ever Asia Tour

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Gfriend will go on its first Asian tour next month, its management agency said Thursday. According to Source Music, the girl group will begin the tour titled “Season of Gfriend” on Feb. 28 in Taiwan and continue to Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. The band had its first-ever [...]

More Baduk Players in Turkey Thanks to S. Korean Drama “Reply 1988”

More Baduk Players in Turkey Thanks to S. Korean Drama “Reply 1988”

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Baduk, the Korean term for the Chinese board game “go”, is experiencing heightened popularity in Turkey, especially among female players.  This was evidenced by the 77-strong female turnout for a baduk tournament hosted at the Middle East Technical University from December 23 to 24. The competition was hosted with [...]