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Korean Culture Festival Held in Cuba

Korean Culture Festival Held in Cuba

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Among the few countries that have yet to establish diplomatic ties with South Korea, Cuba hosted a Korean culture festival amid the growing popularity of K-pop and Korean dramas. The Korean Cultural Center in Mexico held the Korean Culture Promotion Festival in Havana on Friday (local time). The event, [...]

King Sejong Institute Offers Online Courses on Korean Culture in Vietnam

King Sejong Institute Offers Online Courses on Korean Culture in Vietnam

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The King Sejong Institute Foundation, a state-run Korean language education foundation, said Monday that it had conducted online courses on Korean culture at 16 middle and high schools and universities in Vietnam that include the Korean language in their primary foreign language curricula. The foundation offered the online courses [...]

From ‘Squid Game’ to BTS, 2021 is Most Memorable Year for Korean Culture

From ‘Squid Game’ to BTS, 2021 is Most Memorable Year for Korean Culture

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – From the dramas “Squid Game” and “Hellbound” to superband BTS, South Korean pop culture drew fans from all over the world throughout 2021, raising hopes about what is in store in the coming year. “Squid Game,” a dystopian Korean drama series, has become the most-watched Netflix content of all [...]

S. Korea Opens Metaverse-based Online Exhibition Hall for Overseas ‘Hallyu’ Fans

S. Korea Opens Metaverse-based Online Exhibition Hall for Overseas ‘Hallyu’ Fans

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The government opened a metaverse-based online exhibition hall Tuesday to help overseas “hallyu” fans learn more about South Korea and its culture amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. “Korea World” will offer various articles and videos about Korean culture created by foreigners interested in the culture from around the world, [...]

Oxford English Dictionary Adds 26 New Korean Words

Oxford English Dictionary Adds 26 New Korean Words

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 20 new words have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) published by Oxford University Press in Britain, reflecting the spread of Korean culture across the globe. The Oxford University Press announced that the dictionary’s September update included 26 words related to Korean culture. “K-pop, K-drama, K-beauty, [...]

Korean Cultural Program Resumes in Egypt

Korean Cultural Program Resumes in Egypt

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Wave and Korean language-related programs and festivities are slowly making a comeback overseas following the coronavirus outbreak. The Korea Cultural Center in Cairo held the 2021 King Sejong Institute Korean Speech and Writing Competition on Wednesday. It is the first Korean cultural event to be held in [...]

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 [...]