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KCON 2018 Japan Drew 68,000 K-pop Fans: Organizers

KCON 2018 Japan Drew 68,000 K-pop Fans: Organizers

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The Japanese leg of this year’s KCON, an annual global Korean pop music and culture convention, drew a crowd of some 68,000 during its three-day run, organizers said Monday. The three-day event held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, east of Tokyo, from Friday to Sunday was attended by a combined audience of 68,000, [...]

KCON Australia Attracts Over 20,000 People in Sydney

KCON Australia Attracts Over 20,000 People in Sydney

SYDNEY, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean pop culture festival KCON was held at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia over the weekend, attracting over 20,000 Oceanian fans. The event, which has been organized by South Korean entertainment company CJ E&M since 2012, marked its sixth anniversary this year, showcasing the latest K-pop, drama series [...]

2017 KCON Los Angeles Draws 80,000 K-pop Fans: Organizer

2017 KCON Los Angeles Draws 80,000 K-pop Fans: Organizer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — KCON, a global Korean pop music and culture convention, wrapped up its Los Angeles event Sunday, bringing together tens of thousands of fans of cutting-edge South Korean musicians, fashion and other Korean-related cultural content. A crowd of 80,000 gathered at the three-day KCON LA 2017 held from Friday [...]

Korean University Students Interact with Brazilian Youth as Rio 2016 Kicks Off

Korean University Students Interact with Brazilian Youth as Rio 2016 Kicks Off

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – “It took me 14 hours to get to L.A.,” said 17-year-old Conny, who flew all the way from her home in Argentina for the annual K-pop convention KCON that took place in Los Angeles last weekend.  The popularity of Korean culture has grown considerably in South America over the past [...]

CJ Group Seeking to Triple Global Sales of Entertainment Units by 2020

CJ Group Seeking to Triple Global Sales of Entertainment Units by 2020

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s CJ Group vowed Monday to boost global sales of its two entertainment units by capitalizing on the growing popularity of the Korean Wave.  Entertainment giant CJ E&M and South Korea’s largest cinema chain, CJ CGV, saw their combined global sales reach 424.9 billion won (US$383 million) [...]