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  • Guided Tour vs Taxi Tour – in Jeju Island

    Guided Tour vs Taxi Tour – in Jeju Island It is exciting to plan your trip, but it is also a cumbersome task to prepare a lot of things in advance. When you visit Jeju Island, you can think of several options that way of traveling such as guided tour, taxi tour or even do it as independent travel. Of +

  • BTS has most No. 1 hits on Hot 100 chart this decade: Billboard

    BTS has most No. 1 hits on Hot 100 chart this decade: Billboard BTS over the past decade has had the most No. 1 songs on Billboard’s main singles chart Hot 100 of any artist worldwide. The boy band’s management agency Big Hit Music on Nov. 7 said Billboard posted on its official social media that the group had the most No. 1 hits on this chart over the last 10 years. Six BTS songs — “Dynamite,” a remix of “Savage Love,” “Life Goes On,” “Butter,” “Permission to Dance” and “My Universe” — made it to the Hot 100. Second to BTS was Drake with five, followed by Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift in a tie for third with four +

  • Korea mulls over PCR test-free arrivals, lifting remaining outdoor mask mandate

    Korea mulls over PCR test-free arrivals The government has embarked on reviewing the remaining social distancing measures, most notably rules on outdoor mask use and PCR testing within 24 hours on arrival, as the number of COVID-19 infections has now +

  • Squid Game heralds new era in global entertainment industry

    Squid Game heralds new era in global entertainment industry Everything “Squid Game” has achieved at the Emmy Awards is a first: the first Korean, the first Asian and the first non-English performing actor, director and series to be nominated and +

  • What to do and see during Chuseok holidays 2022

    What to do and see during Chuseok holidays 2022 An array of cultural and arts events is scheduled during this year’s Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday period (Sept. 9-12). The following are Korea.net’s picks for events that foreign nationals will likely +

  • BTS to hold a free concert in October 2022

    BTS to hold a free concert in October 2022 K-pop giant BTS will hold a concert for an audience of 100,000 in Busan in October, as part of its support for the port city’s bid to host the World Expo +

  • BTS and BLACKPINK nominated for 2022 MTV VMAs’ group of year

    BTS and BLACKPINK nominated for 2022 MTV VMAs’ group of year K-pop supergroups BTS and BLACKPINK have been nominated for group of the year in the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, the U.S. music channel has announced. The two K-pop +

  • 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 +

  • ‘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 +




  • 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 has most No. 1 hits on Hot 100 chart this decade: Billboard

    BTS has most No. 1 hits on Hot 100 chart this decade: Billboard BTS over the past decade has had the most No. 1 songs on Billboard’s main singles chart Hot 100 of any artist worldwide. The boy band’s management agency Big Hit Music on Nov. 7 said Billboard posted +

  • Korea mulls over PCR test-free arrivals, lifting remaining outdoor mask mandate

    Korea mulls over PCR test-free arrivals The government has embarked on reviewing the remaining social distancing measures, most notably rules on outdoor mask use and PCR testing within 24 hours on arrival, as the number of COVID-19 infections has now stabilized, according to the health authorities on Tuesday. Lim Sook-young, +

  • Squid Game heralds new era in global entertainment industry

    Squid Game heralds new era in global entertainment industry Everything “Squid Game” has achieved at the Emmy Awards is a first: the first Korean, the first Asian and the first non-English performing actor, director and series to be nominated and clinch awards. The Netflix original series has set records in +

  • What to do and see during Chuseok holidays 2022

    What to do and see during Chuseok holidays 2022 An array of cultural and arts events is scheduled during this year’s Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday period (Sept. 9-12). The following are Korea.net’s picks for events that foreign nationals will likely enjoy. Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul’s Jung-gu District will offer +

  • BTS to hold a free concert in October 2022

    BTS to hold a free concert in October 2022 K-pop giant BTS will hold a concert for an audience of 100,000 in Busan in October, as part of its support for the port city’s bid to host the World Expo 2030. The group’s agency Big Hit Music said Wednesday that +

  • BTS and BLACKPINK nominated for 2022 MTV VMAs’ group of year

    BTS and BLACKPINK nominated for 2022 MTV VMAs’ group of year K-pop supergroups BTS and BLACKPINK have been nominated for group of the year in the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, the U.S. music channel has announced. The two K-pop bands will compete for Best Group Of The Year with +

  • 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 +






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