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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 +

  • South Korea finally recognizes foreigners’ overseas vaccination

    Korea will recognize foreign vaccination Korea will recognize foreign nationals’ vaccination history abroad so they can be verified as “vaccinated” against COVID-19, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Thursday. This move is aimed at including them in the “vaccine pass” program and facilitating their receiving of booster shots here. The KDCA said foreign nationals who have been vaccinated abroad will be able to register their overseas vaccination records on the COOV COVID-19 vaccine app by visiting a local health center with ID and vaccination certificates issued overseas. So far, such registration for overseas vaccinations was allowed only for Korean nationals, and non-Koreans could complete the registration only if they had quarantine exemption certificates, which are issued +

  • BTS will hold live concert in Seoul March 2022

    BTS Concert in Seoul March 2022 K-pop supergroup BTS will continue its latest live concert series in Seoul in March, its management agency said Friday, after the group successfully finished its sold-out live concerts in Los Angeles amid the COVID-19 +

  • 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 +

  • 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 +




  • ‘Crash Landing on You,’ BTS, ‘Parasite’ lead ‘hallyu’ popularity in 2020: report

    The Korean drama “Crash Landing on You,” K-pop dynamite group BTS and the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” were among the top drivers of the Korean Wave, or “hallyu,” last year, a government report showed Thursday. Some 9.5 percent of hallyu fans picked the romance flick “Crash Landing on You” as their favorite Korean drama, followed by “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay” at 4.1 percent and “The World of the Married” at 2.8 percent, according to an annual survey conducted by the culture ministry and the Korean Foundation for International Culture Exchange. In the category for singers, BTS topped the chart with 22 percent, followed by BLACKPINK at 13.5 percent and “Gangnam Style” star Psy at 2.9 percent. The rankings did not change from a year earlier, but the proportion of people who picked BTS and BLACKPINK as their favorite singers increased +

  • K-drama ‘The Uncanny Counter’ has confirmed the production of Season 2

    An OCN’s weekend original drama “The Uncanny Counter” official said on the 25th, “The production of Season 2 has been confirmed. We are coordinating specific matters such as the filming schedule and timing.” OCN is a movie channel on basic cable throughout South Korea, owned by CJ +

  • K-dramas to watch out for in 2021

    In 2020, K-dramas soared in popularity as pandemic-driven lockdowns drove viewers to the small screen. They made waves across the globe thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix. Melodrama “Crash Landing on You” caused a sensation in Japan and historical zombie drama “Kingdom 2” attracted attention after viewers +

  • Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’ soars in streaming ranking worldwide

    Netflix’s Korean original series “Sweet Home” has been gathering force on Netflix streaming charts worldwide, since its Dec. 18 release. The horror series topped Netflix’s daily streaming chart in 11 different countries, Friday, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and Peru, according to FilxPatrol, a streaming data aggregator platform. +

  • Ups and downs of K-dramas in first half 2020

    The first half of this year was an especially bumpy road for Korean television. Although the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 halted some productions for a while, small-screen content came into new limelight as a source of joy and comfort for people stuck at home in the period +

  • New zombie thriller ‘#Alive’ takes fresh approach on loneliness

    Joon-woo (Yoo Ah-in) gets up late in the morning as usual. His home is empty as his parents and sister already left. He turns on the computer to play an online game with unidentified friends but feels that something is different outside. Outside the apartment, people run +

  • Netflix teams up with ‘Train to Busan’ director for original series

    Streaming giant Netflix is teaming up with Yeon Sang-ho, the director of the hit horror film “Train to Busan,” for a new original series. The company announced the project Thursday, which will be titled “The Hell.” The thriller series, based on the webcomic of the same name, +



  • 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, +

  • BTS-Coldplay collaboration ‘My Universe’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

    BTS-Coldplay collaboration ‘My Universe’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 K-pop supergroup BTS made another No. 1 debut on Billboard’s main singles chart with a collaboration single with British rock band Coldplay, Billboard said Monday (U.S time). It marks BTS’ sixth No. 1 debut and Coldplay’s second on +

  • “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 service) ranking chart +