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South Korean Youn Yuh-jung wins SAG Award for supporting role in ‘Minari’

South Korean Youn Yuh-jung wins SAG Award for supporting role in ‘Minari’

SEOUL: South Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung won an award at the U.S. Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for her supporting role in the drama film “Minari.” At the televised ceremony of the 2021 SAG Awards on Sunday (U.S. time), Youn was named the winner of Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, […]

Coronavirus restrictions on land? No problem, we barbecue on a boat!

Coronavirus restrictions on land? No problem, we barbecue on a boat!

ADANA: Strict coronavirus measures prohibiting barbecues in picnic areas have not hindered three friends in Turkey from moving their plans to the sea. The three men turned the small boat during their cruise on the Seyhan Dam Lake in the southern Mediterranean province of Adana, to a barbecue site. Hurriyet Daily News reported that the […]

“La Vie en Purple” transforms Korean islands into perfect attraction in Instagram era

“La Vie en Purple” transforms Korean islands into perfect attraction in Instagram era

BAKJI: The French have “La vie en rose” (Life in Pink), but South Koreans have their “La vie en purple”. Banwol and Bakji, a drive of six hours south of Seoul, have been called the have “purple islands” and the reason is very obvious: The houses, the bridge, the roads have been painted purple and […]

Music and life of Tenor Yim Ung kyun, the Real Man

Music and life of Tenor Yim  Ung kyun, the Real Man

By Sang-ki Lee Former President of Korean Journalists Association Asia N Founder SEOUL: Yim Ung kyu, known as the best tenor in Korea, has very unique characteristics. It comes from his own self-discipline rather than a stubborn self-pride that can be witnessed from common artists. With his 30 years of career as a professor in […]

BTS earns five nominations for 2021 Korean Music Awards

BTS earns five nominations for 2021 Korean Music Awards

SEOUL: Superstar BTS has earned five nominations for the 2021 Korean Music Awards with its record-breaking albums and songs released last year. BTS has been named in the Musician of the Year, the Album of the Year, the Song of the Year, the Best Pop Album and the Best Pop Song categories, becoming one of […]

K-pop celebs a growing force for tourism in pandemic-hit South Korea

K-pop celebs a growing force for tourism in pandemic-hit South Korea

SEOUL: On a chilly January afternoon, four young men are at a white and wooden kitchen studio set up at a traditional Korean house, cooking up a street-meets-royal Korean dish. They are Woobin, Hyeongjun, Seongmin and Allen — members of nine-piece rookie boy band Cravity — who are making gungjung tteokbokki, a less spicy and […]

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

  SEOUL: Baek Soo-bin, 28, was all set to finally reunite with her friends for a year-end party after a series of canceled dinners and get-togethers amid toughened coronavirus social distancing rules. But instead of visiting a fancy bar or restaurant, Baek was at her home in Paju, north of Seoul, wearing pajamas with a […]

Body of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk likely to be cremated in Latvia

Body of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk likely to be cremated in Latvia

SEOUL: The body of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, who died from COVID-19 complications in Latvia, is likely to be cremated in the Baltic country, a diplomatic source familiar with the matter has said. Kim’s family has asked the South Korean Embassy in Latvia to take care of the funeral process, the source said, citing […]

Seoul cancels year-end bell-ringing ceremony for first time in 67 years

Seoul cancels year-end bell-ringing ceremony for first time in 67 years

  SEOUL: The Seoul metropolitan government said that a traditional bell-ringing ceremony at midnight on New Year’s Eve would be canceled amid a recent surge in novel coronavirus infections. “Considering the rapid spread of COVID-19, we have to cancel the year-end bell-ringing ceremony,” said an official from the municipal government of the capital city. It […]

Technology, culture, fun as numerous events lined up for fifth anniversary of Asia Culture Center opening

Technology, culture, fun as numerous events lined up for fifth anniversary of Asia Culture Center opening

    SEOUL: In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Asia Culture Center (ACC) on November 25, a variety of programs, including exhibitions, performances, a film festival, and a panel discussion, have been prepared. “To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the ACC’s opening, we will present events based on ACC’s unique […]

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