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  • How to Find Right Travel Agent in Korea

    How to Find Right Travel Agent in Korea It is not so easy to pick out the best tour/activity products and travel agents that are right for me among the thousands of travel products and travel agencies in Korea. If the corporate culture is settled only as ‘Don’t care quality of travel, just cheap, whatever we can sell’, the staff +

  • Korea’s ‘Hellbound’ debuts at No. 1 spot on Netflix

    Hellbound debuts at No. 1 spot on Netflix The South Korean fantasy horror “Hellbound” has topped the world’s popular TV show rankings on the day after its release. According to data by streaming analytics firm FlixPatrol, the Korean-language Netflix original became the most-watched TV program on the streaming platform Saturday (U.S. time), a day after its global premiere. The show placed No. 1 on the most-watched show list in 24 nations, including South Korea, Belgium and Mexico, while it finished third in several countries like the United States and Canada. It pushed down the global sensation “Squid Game,” also a Korean-language original, to second place, which has long maintained the top spot. Written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho of “Train +

  • BTS wins Artist of the Year at 2021 AMA

    BTS wins Artist of the Year at 2021 AMA South Korean supergroup BTS once again rewrote K-pop history Monday by becoming the first Asian act to win artist of the year, considered the top award, at the American Music Awards +

  • BTS perform with Coldplay at AMAs

    BTS perform with Coldplay at AMAs South Korean supergroup BTS will hit the stage with British rock band Coldplay for a joint performance of their collaborative single “My Universe” at the 2021 American Music Awards. It will be the first +

  • Korea will ease mandatory quarantine rules to attract more international travelers

    Korea will ease mandatory quarantine rules to attract more international travelers Korea will ease mandatory quarantine rules gradually to attract more international travelers as part of efforts to support a rebound of the tourism industry that has been hit hard +

  • Squid Game Season 2 Confirmed

    Squid Game Season 2 Confirmed The original Korean drama “Squid Game,” the biggest series in Netflix history, will be back for a second season, the show’s writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk has officially said for the first time. In an interview with +

  • Seoul first snowfall of the season, 30 days earlier than last year

    Seoul first snowfall of the season, 30 days earlier than last year Seoul received the first snowfall of the season Wednesday morning, about a month earlier than last year, the state weather agency said. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said +

  • HaB Korea launched KPOP Music Production Program with 2% Entertainment

    KPOP Music Production Program HaB Korea(CEO Daniel Kim) and 2% Entertainment(CEO Youngjoon Yang) recently signed a strategic partnership and launched a new KPOP program(2% Entertainment KPOP Music Production Program). 2% Entertainment is a company that produces and distributes comprehensive content +

  • NY Times analyzes how Korea became ‘cultural juggernaut’

    How Korea became Cultural Juggernaut A New York Times feature on Nov. 3 analyzed why Korean pop culture like the smash Netflix series “Squid Game” has grown popular worldwide. In the article “From BTS to ‘Squid Game’: How South Korea +

  • Squid Game filming locations in Seoul attract hordes of visitors

    Squid Game filming locations in Seoul With the explosive global success of the Netflix series “Squid Game,” shooting locations of the drama such as the dalgona (honeycomb) street kiosk have emerged as hot spots. Korea.net visited several of the sites. +

  • 111M people worldwide view smash Netflix series ‘Squid Game’

    111M people worldwide view smash Netflix series ‘Squid Game’ The original Korean series “Squid Game” is the “biggest series at launch” in Netflix history. Netflix on Oct. 12 tweeted that 111 million people worldwide have seen “Squid Game.” Squid Game +




  • Korea’s ‘Hellbound’ debuts at No. 1 spot on Netflix

    Hellbound debuts at No. 1 spot on Netflix The South Korean fantasy horror “Hellbound” has topped the world’s popular TV show rankings on the day after its release. According to data by streaming analytics firm FlixPatrol, the Korean-language Netflix original became the most-watched TV program on the streaming platform Saturday (U.S. time), a day after its global premiere. The show placed No. 1 on the most-watched show list in 24 nations, including South Korea, Belgium and Mexico, while it finished third in several countries like the United States and Canada. It pushed down the global sensation “Squid Game,” also a Korean-language original, to second place, which has long maintained the top spot. Written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho of “Train to Busan (2016), “Hellbound” depicts social turmoil and unrest after a series of inexplicable supernatural phenomena. It is based on a +

  • Squid Game Season 2 Confirmed

    Squid Game Season 2 Confirmed The original Korean drama “Squid Game,” the biggest series in Netflix history, will be back for a second season, the show’s writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk has officially said for the first time. In an interview with The Associated Press on Nov. 8 at +

  • NY Times analyzes how Korea became ‘cultural juggernaut’

    How Korea became Cultural Juggernaut A New York Times feature on Nov. 3 analyzed why Korean pop culture like the smash Netflix series “Squid Game” has grown popular worldwide. In the article “From BTS to ‘Squid Game’: How South Korea Became a Cultural Juggernaut,” the daily said, +

  • Squid Game filming locations in Seoul attract hordes of visitors

    Squid Game filming locations in Seoul With the explosive global success of the Netflix series “Squid Game,” shooting locations of the drama such as the dalgona (honeycomb) street kiosk have emerged as hot spots. Korea.net visited several of the sites. On Oct. 13 after 3 p.m., people +

  • 111M people worldwide view smash Netflix series ‘Squid Game’

    111M people worldwide view smash Netflix series ‘Squid Game’ The original Korean series “Squid Game” is the “biggest series at launch” in Netflix history. Netflix on Oct. 12 tweeted that 111 million people worldwide have seen “Squid Game.” Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans — +

  • “Squid Game” topped all 83 countries where Netflix is serviced

    Squid Game topped all 83 countries where Netflix is serviced The “Squid Game” also topped India. India was ranked second until the previous day. As a result, “Squid Game” topped all 83 countries where Netflix is serviced. According to the Flixpatrol chart, a global OTT (online video +

  • ‘Squid Game’ tops global Netflix chart

    Squid Game tops global Netflix chart Netflix’s Korean original series “Squid Game” has topped the global top 10 charts at the streaming giant, Friday, local time. This is the first time that a Korean drama series reached the top spot on Netflix’s top 10. According to streaming +



  • Korea’s ‘Hellbound’ debuts at No. 1 spot on Netflix

    Hellbound debuts at No. 1 spot on Netflix The South Korean fantasy horror “Hellbound” has topped the world’s popular TV show rankings on the day after its release. According to data by streaming analytics firm FlixPatrol, the Korean-language Netflix original became the most-watched TV program on the streaming platform Saturday +

  • BTS wins Artist of the Year at 2021 AMA

    BTS wins Artist of the Year at 2021 AMA South Korean supergroup BTS once again rewrote K-pop history Monday by becoming the first Asian act to win artist of the year, considered the top award, at the American Music Awards (AMAs). The septet clinched the award during the 2021 AMAs +

  • BTS perform with Coldplay at AMAs

    BTS perform with Coldplay at AMAs South Korean supergroup BTS will hit the stage with British rock band Coldplay for a joint performance of their collaborative single “My Universe” at the 2021 American Music Awards. It will be the first joint onstage performance by the two groups of the song, +

  • Korea will ease mandatory quarantine rules to attract more international travelers

    Korea will ease mandatory quarantine rules to attract more international travelers Korea will ease mandatory quarantine rules gradually to attract more international travelers as part of efforts to support a rebound of the tourism industry that has been hit hard by the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made during +

  • Squid Game Season 2 Confirmed

    Squid Game Season 2 Confirmed The original Korean drama “Squid Game,” the biggest series in Netflix history, will be back for a second season, the show’s writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk has officially said for the first time. In an interview with The Associated Press on Nov. 8 at a promotional event +

  • Seoul first snowfall of the season, 30 days earlier than last year

    Seoul first snowfall of the season, 30 days earlier than last year Seoul received the first snowfall of the season Wednesday morning, about a month earlier than last year, the state weather agency said. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said light snow was observed at the Songwol-dong weather observation station +

  • HaB Korea launched KPOP Music Production Program with 2% Entertainment

    KPOP Music Production Program HaB Korea(CEO Daniel Kim) and 2% Entertainment(CEO Youngjoon Yang) recently signed a strategic partnership and launched a new KPOP program(2% Entertainment KPOP Music Production Program). 2% Entertainment is a company that produces and distributes comprehensive content such as music, video, image, emoticons, webtoons, and animations, and +

  • NY Times analyzes how Korea became ‘cultural juggernaut’

    How Korea became Cultural Juggernaut A New York Times feature on Nov. 3 analyzed why Korean pop culture like the smash Netflix series “Squid Game” has grown popular worldwide. In the article “From BTS to ‘Squid Game’: How South Korea Became a Cultural Juggernaut,” the daily said, “Now K-pop stars +

  • Squid Game filming locations in Seoul attract hordes of visitors

    Squid Game filming locations in Seoul With the explosive global success of the Netflix series “Squid Game,” shooting locations of the drama such as the dalgona (honeycomb) street kiosk have emerged as hot spots. Korea.net visited several of the sites. On Oct. 13 after 3 p.m., people were lined up +

  • 111M people worldwide view smash Netflix series ‘Squid Game’

    111M people worldwide view smash Netflix series ‘Squid Game’ The original Korean series “Squid Game” is the “biggest series at launch” in Netflix history. Netflix on Oct. 12 tweeted that 111 million people worldwide have seen “Squid Game.” Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans — making it our +

  • South Korea and Singapore agreed to exempt vaccinated travelers from mandatory quarantine

    South Korea and Singapore agreed to exempt vaccinated travelers from mandatory quarantine South Korea and Singapore agreed Friday to exempt or ease vaccinated travelers from mandatory quarantine upon arrival, in a major step to help revitalize people-to-people exchanges between the two sides in the midst of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, +

  • South Korea living with COVID-19 plan

    South Korea living with COVID-19 plan South Korea said Sunday it will set up a committee this week for a strategy on the “New Normal” of “living with COVID-19,” with the vaccination campaign picking up speed. The government plans to hold the inaugural meeting of the committee later this week, +






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