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  • How to book your Korea custom private tour online

    How to Book Korea Tour Online Do you want to be sure to make the best of your stay when you book a private tour? There are numerous benefits to hiring your own personal tour guide. If you have taken a bus tour or other large, guided tour, you probably have certain aspects you disliked. Travelers who selected the do-it-yourself +

  • 1st lineup for Busan One Asia Festival 2022

    1st lineup for Busan One Asia Festival 2022 The first lineup of this year’s event was unveiled at the Busan One Asia Festival (BOF), Korea’s leading Hallyu culture and tourism festival. The Busan Metropolitan Government announced on the 1st that K-pop group ▲ Brave Girls ▲ AB6IX ▲ Golden Child ▲ LE SSERAFIM was listed in this year’s BOF first lineup. These groups are truly star groups leading K-pop in Korea and global artists leading the Korean Wave, and the city plans to allow Hallyu fans around the world to focus on Busan, where the BOF is held. BOF is Korea’s best Hallyu festival hosted by Busan City, organized by the Busan Tourism Organization, and sponsored by the Ministry of +

  • ‘Hanbok lifestyle’ designated Nat’l Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Hanbok Lifestyle The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) has designated as National Intangible Cultural Heritage the culture of wearing the traditional attire, or Hanbok saenghwal (lifestyle). The CHA on July 20 announced this decision, saying the lifestyle symbolizes the Korean people’s +

  • Seoul named one of the world’s best cities

    Seoul named one of the world’s best cities Time magazine has named Seoul one of the world’s 50 best cities to visit this year. The magazine on July 12 released its “World Greatest Places of 2022” list based on surveys +

  • BTS to hold concert in October 2022

    BTS to hold concert in October 2022 K-pop sensation BTS will hold a concert in Busan in October to support the southern port city’s bid to host the World Expo in 2030, its agency said Thursday. Big Hit Music said +

  • BTS member V visits Paris with Park Bo-gum and Lisa

    BTS member V visits Paris with Park Bo-gum and Lisa BTS member V has visited Paris in an apparent move to start his individual activities after the K-pop boyband announced a plan to take a collective break. According to industry +

  • BTS dismisses rumors about team disbandment

    BTS dismisses rumors about team disbandment K-pop supergroup BTS flatly rejected rumors Thursday that the band was taking steps to disband following its recent announcement of a pause in group activities. “We’ll try to show good performances either as a +

  • Dream Concert 2022 information and ticket

    Dream Concert 2022 Dream Concert, featuring popular K-pop artists, will be held at Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium. In its 28th year, the largest K-pop concert in Korea will be held offline this year after being held online for the last +

  • K-pop giant releases anthology album with 3 new songs

    K-pop giant releases anthology album with 3 new songs The seven-piece act dropped its new anthology album, “Proof,” Friday, in celebration of the ninth anniversary of its debut. The music video of its lead track, “Yet to Come (The Most +

  • BTS joins White House press briefing

    BTS joins White House press briefing Korean supergroup BTS highlighted the need to respect one another as they made their first visit to the White House on Tuesday for a rare meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden. The group also +

  • Son finishes season as 1st Asian to lead Premiership in scoring

    Son finishes season as 1st Asian to lead Premiership in scoring Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur is the first Asian to lead the English Premier League (EPL) in scoring. In the league’s 38th week on May 22, he scored his +




  • Squid Game stars win major awards from US Screen Actors Guild

    Squid Game stars win major awards from US Screen Actors Guild Actors Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon of the Netflix smash TV series “Squid Game” have each earned major awards from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) of the U.S. At the awards ceremony on Feb. 27 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, Lee won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Jung Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. Lee and Jung are the first Koreans to clinch the SAG Awards for best actor and actress for a performance in a TV drama and the first to win such honors from a program not in English. Lee, who played the series protagonist Seong Gi-hun, defeated strong candidates such as Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong of “Succession” and Billy Crudup of “The +

  • Upcoming Korean movies to watch in 2022

    Upcoming Korean movies to watch in 2022 The year 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for the film industry, with an enormous lineup of movies coming to theaters. These include a number of delayed blockbusters rescheduled for release in 2022 because of the pandemic, +

  • 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 +

  • 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 — +



  • 1st lineup for Busan One Asia Festival 2022

    1st lineup for Busan One Asia Festival 2022 The first lineup of this year’s event was unveiled at the Busan One Asia Festival (BOF), Korea’s leading Hallyu culture and tourism festival. The Busan Metropolitan Government announced on the 1st that K-pop group ▲ Brave Girls ▲ AB6IX ▲ Golden Child +

  • ‘Hanbok lifestyle’ designated Nat’l Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Hanbok Lifestyle The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) has designated as National Intangible Cultural Heritage the culture of wearing the traditional attire, or Hanbok saenghwal (lifestyle). The CHA on July 20 announced this decision, saying the lifestyle symbolizes the Korean people’s identity and values and embodies traditional lifestyle and knowledge. Hanbok +

  • Seoul named one of the world’s best cities

    Seoul named one of the world’s best cities Time magazine has named Seoul one of the world’s 50 best cities to visit this year. The magazine on July 12 released its “World Greatest Places of 2022” list based on surveys of its international network of correspondents and contributors. Calling Seoul +

  • BTS to hold concert in October 2022

    BTS to hold concert in October 2022 K-pop sensation BTS will hold a concert in Busan in October to support the southern port city’s bid to host the World Expo in 2030, its agency said Thursday. Big Hit Music said its parent company Hybe, Busan city and the bid committee +

  • BTS member V visits Paris with Park Bo-gum and Lisa

    BTS member V visits Paris with Park Bo-gum and Lisa BTS member V has visited Paris in an apparent move to start his individual activities after the K-pop boyband announced a plan to take a collective break. According to industry sources Monday, V, or also known as Kim Tae-hyung, is +

  • BTS dismisses rumors about team disbandment

    BTS dismisses rumors about team disbandment K-pop supergroup BTS flatly rejected rumors Thursday that the band was taking steps to disband following its recent announcement of a pause in group activities. “We’ll try to show good performances either as a team or individuals,” RM, the band leader, said in a +

  • Dream Concert 2022 information and ticket

    Dream Concert 2022 Dream Concert, featuring popular K-pop artists, will be held at Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium. In its 28th year, the largest K-pop concert in Korea will be held offline this year after being held online for the last two years due to COVID-19. At Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium, +

  • K-pop giant releases anthology album with 3 new songs

    K-pop giant releases anthology album with 3 new songs The seven-piece act dropped its new anthology album, “Proof,” Friday, in celebration of the ninth anniversary of its debut. The music video of its lead track, “Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment),” has already exceeded 10 million views on YouTube +

  • BTS joins White House press briefing

    BTS joins White House press briefing Korean supergroup BTS highlighted the need to respect one another as they made their first visit to the White House on Tuesday for a rare meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden. The group also joined White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in a daily +

  • Son finishes season as 1st Asian to lead Premiership in scoring

    Son finishes season as 1st Asian to lead Premiership in scoring Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur is the first Asian to lead the English Premier League (EPL) in scoring. In the league’s 38th week on May 22, he scored his 22nd and 23rd goals in the season finale against host +

  • BTS wins three Billboard Music Awards 2022

    BTS wins three Billboard Music Awards 2022, marking 6th year to win an award Korean boy group BTS has won three prizes at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), one of the three biggest pop music honors in the United States, Billboard said. The septet won top duo or group, +

  • BTS exemptions from military duty?

    BTS exemptions from military duty? The culture minister proposed Wednesday that globally recognized male pop culture artists, like BTS, be allowed to substitute their mandatory military service for other alternative programs amid heated debate over whether the K-pop supergroup should be given military exemptions. “It’s time to create a system +