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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 [...]

Dior Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Production of Song Hye-kyo’s Wedding Dress

Dior Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Production of Song Hye-kyo’s Wedding Dress

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The wedding of the “Song-Song Couple” was an international event, with Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi attending and French luxury brand Dior designing the bride’s wedding gown. Through its official Instagram account, Dior showed behind-the-scenes photos of how the white dress composed of satin silk was put together.  After sewing [...]