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Film on ’80s serial murder regains attention with identification of key suspect

Film on ’80s serial murder regains attention with identification of key suspect

Seoul: A serial rape and murder case that gripped South Korea in the 1980s was so mysterious and ghastly that it has inspired a host of TV shows and movies, including, most notably, a feature film by Cannes-winning director Bong Joon-ho. “Memories of Murder,” released in 2003, was then-novice director Bong’s second full-length feature film, […]

BTS leader donates $84,000 for students with hearing impairments

BTS leader donates $84,000 for students with hearing impairments

Seoul: RM, the leader of the popular boy band BTS, has donated 100 million won ($83,745) to help students with hearing impairments, a Seoul school said Friday. The BTS leader made the donation earlier this week in celebration of his birthday, Sept. 12, in a bid to help students receive music education, according to officials […]

Rare musical instruments displayed at Baku exhibition

Rare musical instruments displayed at Baku exhibition

Baku: Close to 200 rare musical instruments from the 18-20th centuries are showcased at an exhibition at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The exhibition “Musical Instruments: Unity and Diversity” features historical exhibits and offers a rare opportunity to listen to musical instruments. AT the opening ceremony, Rector of Azerbaijan National […]

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

Seoul: Diplomacy, national security, the unification of Korea, multiculturalism, conflicts, the environment, and religion will be among the topics to be debated in depth at a forum to be hosted by the Asia Journalist Association (Director Lee Hyung Kyun, President Ashraf Dali) next week. The two-part forum, “How we should face 2020-2029, the third decade […]

K-pop boy band BTS plays role of ambassador of Korean culture

K-pop boy band BTS  plays role of ambassador of Korean culture

Seoul: 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 costumes to perform a modern […]

Versatile ballerina Kim Seh-yun explores new career as choreographer

Versatile ballerina Kim Seh-yun explores new career as choreographer

Seoul: Veteran ballerina Kim Seh-yun, 40, has experienced nearly everything as a dancer. Throughout her 30-year career on the ballet scene, she has worked with several ballet troupes including South Korea’s Universal Ballet, the United States’ Boston Ballet, Switzerland’s Zurich Ballet and the Spanish National Dance Company, where she became a principal dancer. She has […]

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan cast as contrasting figures in dramatic events unfolding in Hong Kong

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan cast as contrasting figures in dramatic events unfolding in Hong Kong

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President Singapore: Two iconic Hongkong martial artistes, the late Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan have been cast as contrasting faces of the civil disobedience movement that is roiling Hong Kong in the past four months. Organisers of the anti-government movement have attributed their flash-mob street demonstrations, that quite often caught […]

Uzbekistan to host Raks Sehri Annual International Festival

Uzbekistan to host Raks Sehri Annual International Festival

Tashkent: Uzbekistan. In a country that its people see as a place where different nationalities, traditions and culture co-exist peaceful and live harmoniously, where its rich historical and architectural heritage gets along fine with modern buildings and high technology, the Raks Sehri (Magic of Dance) Annual International Festival stands as a clear testimony to their […]

The new phase of cultural relations between Iran and Korea

The new phase of cultural relations between Iran and Korea

By Pooneh Nedai Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine and publisher of Amrood Tehran: Iran and Korea have a long historical relation that goes back to more than 1500 years through the silk road and the time of merchants exchanging goods. A piece of precious glass related to Persia found in Korea is now kept […]

In a first for the country, Saudi Arabia to host The Wizard of Oz in October

In a first for the country, Saudi Arabia to host The Wizard of Oz in October

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will for the first time host The Wizard of Oz, “the greatest family musical of all time”. The production, a spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, will be held on October 2-12 at the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and will include dazzling choreography, classic songs and […]

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