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Poll Finds Improved Foreign Sentiment for Korean Cultural Content

Poll Finds Improved Foreign Sentiment for Korean Cultural Content

SEOUL, Feb. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners’ favorable feelings toward South Korean cultural content marked an overall improvement last year on the strength of the continued popularity of “hallyu,” or the Korean Wave, according to a poll released Saturday by a government agency. The survey of 8,000 people in 17 countries who experienced Korean cultural [...]

BTS Plays Role of Ambassador of Korean Culture

BTS Plays Role of Ambassador of Korean Culture

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — While fans across the globe are glued to every move the seven members of K-pop boy band BTS make, the septet has often drawn inspiration from Korea’s traditional cultural heritage, promoting it through its worldwide music career. BTS has often appeared in hanbok, traditional Korean dress, or hanbok-inspired stage [...]

Divorce Rate Drops for International Couples

Divorce Rate Drops for International Couples

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The divorce rate among married international couples has dropped noticeably in recent years. The Ministry of Justice says that this is due to an educational program that all international couples must go through before getting married. According to figures released by the Ministry of Justice and Statistics Korea, the [...]

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 [...]