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  • Must Thing to Do in Seoul – Hanbok Photoshoot in Gyeongbokgung Palace

    Must Thing to Do in Seoul – Hanbok Photoshoot in Gyeongbokgung Palace Maybe K-Pop, K-Drama, and K-Foods are just some of the amazing aspects that make you want to visit Korea. The sheer abundance of beauty, nature, brains, and technology in the region has made it one of the fastest developing hubs despite its socio-political conflicts. Book your Hanbok Photo +

  • 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, top song sales artist, and top-selling song (for its 2021 smash hit “Butter”), marking its sixth consecutive year to win at least one award at the BBMAs, the U.S. music magazine said Sunday (U.S. time), ahead of the awards show that begins at 9 p.m. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. BTS was nominated for seven awards in six categories with two songs, including “Permission to Dance,” +

  • 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 +

  • The outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2

    The outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2 The South Korean government announced the outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2. The rule, however, will remain in effect for gatherings of 50 or more people, events, +

  • ‘Gangnam Style’ star PSY meets BTS’ Suga in new release ‘That That’

    Two K-pop superstars ― PSY and BTS’ Suga ― have joined hands to take the music scene by storm. PSY, who was propelled to global stardom with his 2012 hit “Gangnam Style,” has collaborated with the BTS rapper to drop +

  • 2NE1 Reunite Perform Together at Coachella 2022

    2NE1 Perform Together at Coachella 2022 Disbanded K-pop girl group 2NE1 performed together for the first time in seven years since 2015. On April 16, CL performed at an annual music festival ‘Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’ that took +

  • Korea to lift overall special travel advisory over COVID-19

    Korea to lift overall special travel advisory over COVID-19 The government said Wednesday it was lifting a special travel advisory affecting all overseas travel as a measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. The across-the-board special advisory, introduced in March 2020 and +

  • BTS stages suspense-filled performance at Grammy Awards 2022

    BTS stages suspense-filled performance at Grammy Awards 2022 K-pop supergroup BTS has grabbed the attention of music fans around the world with a suspense-filled performance of its 2021 megahit single “Butter” on the stage of this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony. +

  • 2022 Gyeongbokgung Palace Evening Admission Opens April 1

    2022 Gyeongbokgung Palace Evening Admission Evening admission at Gyeongbokgung Palace will begin in April. The Cultural Heritage Administration Gyeongbokgung Office announced this year’s special evening admission program will run for 38 days from April 1 to May 29. However, the +

  • 2022 BTS Seoul concerts draw 2.46M viewers, KRW 40B in ticket sales

    2022 BTS Seoul concerts draw 2.46M viewers A combined 2.46 million people worldwide saw in real time the BTS concerts on March 10, 12 and 13 held at the main stadium of Jamsil Sports Complex in Seoul’s Songpa-gu District. The +

  • South Korea lifts self-quarantine for overseas visitors from March 21

    South Korea lifts self-quarantine for overseas visitors from March 21 From March 21, COVID-19 vaccinations will be completed at home and abroad, and overseas entrants who have registered their vaccination history will be exempted from the obligation to self-quarantine. The +




  • 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 — +



  • 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 +

  • The outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2

    The outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2 The South Korean government announced the outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2. The rule, however, will remain in effect for gatherings of 50 or more people, events, concerts and sporting events given the risk of infection. Prime +

  • ‘Gangnam Style’ star PSY meets BTS’ Suga in new release ‘That That’

    Two K-pop superstars ― PSY and BTS’ Suga ― have joined hands to take the music scene by storm. PSY, who was propelled to global stardom with his 2012 hit “Gangnam Style,” has collaborated with the BTS rapper to drop “That That,” the lead single of his ninth full-length album, +

  • 2NE1 Reunite Perform Together at Coachella 2022

    2NE1 Perform Together at Coachella 2022 Disbanded K-pop girl group 2NE1 performed together for the first time in seven years since 2015. On April 16, CL performed at an annual music festival ‘Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’ that took place at the Empire Polo Club in California, the United +

  • Korea to lift overall special travel advisory over COVID-19

    Korea to lift overall special travel advisory over COVID-19 The government said Wednesday it was lifting a special travel advisory affecting all overseas travel as a measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. The across-the-board special advisory, introduced in March 2020 and extended on a monthly basis, will be lifted, effective Thursday, +

  • BTS stages suspense-filled performance at Grammy Awards 2022

    BTS stages suspense-filled performance at Grammy Awards 2022 K-pop supergroup BTS has grabbed the attention of music fans around the world with a suspense-filled performance of its 2021 megahit single “Butter” on the stage of this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony. The septet was fourth on the star-studded lineup of performers +

  • 2022 Gyeongbokgung Palace Evening Admission Opens April 1

    2022 Gyeongbokgung Palace Evening Admission Evening admission at Gyeongbokgung Palace will begin in April. The Cultural Heritage Administration Gyeongbokgung Office announced this year’s special evening admission program will run for 38 days from April 1 to May 29. However, the palace is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and during the +

  • 2022 BTS Seoul concerts draw 2.46M viewers, KRW 40B in ticket sales

    2022 BTS Seoul concerts draw 2.46M viewers A combined 2.46 million people worldwide saw in real time the BTS concerts on March 10, 12 and 13 held at the main stadium of Jamsil Sports Complex in Seoul’s Songpa-gu District. The group’s management agency Big Hit Entertainment on March 14 said +

  • South Korea lifts self-quarantine for overseas visitors from March 21

    South Korea lifts self-quarantine for overseas visitors from March 21 From March 21, COVID-19 vaccinations will be completed at home and abroad, and overseas entrants who have registered their vaccination history will be exempted from the obligation to self-quarantine. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters (CDC) said at a +

  • 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 +

  • BTS Seoul Live concert in 2022

    BTS Seoul Live concert in 2022 K-pop supergroup BTS will hold its first live concerts in Seoul in about two-and-a-half years next month, the group’s management agency said Wednesday. Three concerts, under the title “BTS Permission To Dance On Stage ― Seoul,” will be held on March 10, 12, and +