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Chicagoans Celebrate K-Everything Through Meetup Group

Chicagoans Celebrate K-Everything Through Meetup Group

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The ranks of the missionaries of Korean culture are growing increasingly diverse in delightfully unexpected ways. In Chicago, a social gathering of Koreaphiles called the Chicago Korean Language Meetup Group was started by one Daniel Richardson, who became the founding member upon his return from his travels in Korea. Now [...]

Korean Wave Falls Victim to China’s Retaliatoin Measures over THAAD Row

Korean Wave Falls Victim to China’s Retaliatoin Measures over THAAD Row

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s cultural and entertainment industries have been walking on thin ice for the past few months, as signs have continued to emerge that Beijing is going after Korea’s entertainers in protest of Seoul’s decision to bring in an American missile shield. On Tuesday, soprano Sumi Jo confirmed what [...]

Korea’s Parents’ Day And Its Shadows

Korea’s Parents’ Day And Its Shadows

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – May 8 was Parents’ Day in Korea. Korean culture has deep roots in Confucianism, and amongst them is filial piety: respecting and honoring one’s parents. However, this long-practiced culture is slowly but surely fading away.  According to KWDI (Korean Women’s Development Institute) statistics regarding children’s support of their parents, [...]

Incheon Publishes ‘Survival Guide’ for Foreigners

Incheon Publishes ‘Survival Guide’ for Foreigners

INCHEON, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – To help the increasing population of foreigners to blend into the local area, the Incheon city government published a guidebook for new arrivals to the city. The guidebook was published in four languages – English, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese. A total of 2,000 copies were made of the 120-page book. [...]

[Feature] Temple Stay, Iconic Tourism Asset for “The Land of Morning Calm”

[Feature] Temple Stay, Iconic Tourism Asset for “The Land of Morning Calm”

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) –  In a survey taken three years ago, as many as 85 percent of Koreans said they are not happy. The news report was indeed shocking to the viewers. In a follow-up questionnaire about “spiritual quotient” in late 2011 conducted by the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism on 5,011 adults, asking [...]

Author Invites Readers to Listen to ‘A Multicultural Song that I Sing Alone’

Author Invites Readers to Listen to ‘A Multicultural Song that I Sing Alone’

South Pasadena, CA, March 01, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – As a foreigner living in the land of Uncle Sam, author Bo Kyung Kim realized that as time passes, by her Korean culture is slowly meshing with that of the US culture. As she seeks to use her studies, her dance, and her songs, she invites readers [...]