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BTS criticizes anti-Asian racism “We feel grief and anger,” Joining the widening “Stop Asian Hate” movement, triggered by the recent deadly shootings in Atlanta, K-pop boy band BTS condemned racial discrimination and violence in a resolute Twitter message Tuesday. “We feel grief and anger,” BTS said in a message posted both in Korean and English...
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One of the largest concerns faced by immigrant women living in South Korea after getting married to a South Korean national is dealing with legal problems caused by various illegal acts, a civic support group for female immigrants said Tuesday. The Seoul Counseling Center for Migrant Women reported 11,125 cases of counseling related to legal...
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Public anger is intensifying over the alleged child abuse of an adopted 16-month-old girl that resulted in her death. Celebrities have joined the “#sorryjungin” campaign to mourn her death and raise awareness on the problem of child abuse. In the latest episode of the SBS investigative reporting TV show “Unanswered Questions,” aired on Jan. 2,...
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South Korea will maintain Level 1 social distancing regulations under a revised five-tier scheme as the average daily number of new cases remains below 100 this week, the health authority said Friday. The new five-tier scheme, which takes effect Saturday, breaks the current three levels into five — 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3 —...
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Two South Korean figures — Jeong Eun-kyeong and Bong Joon-ho — have been included on the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people of 2020, the magazine announced Wednesday. Jeong, commissioner of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), made the list in the leaders category, with Bong Joon-ho, director of the...
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This photo, provided by Big Hit Entertainment, shows South Korean boy band BTS and American pop star Halsey (C) in the music video for “Boy With Luv.” According to the agency, BTS sent a letter of recommendation to TIME for Halsey, who was included on the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people...
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K-pop supergroup BTS on Wednesday presented a special message at the 75th United Nations General Assembly, urging the world’s youth to remember and seek out their dreams despite the challenges that they may face from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now more than ever, we must remember who we are and face who we are. We must...
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Ministries, government organizations and municipal administrations are rushing to draw up countermeasures against a possible spike in the number of COVID-19 infections during the five-day Chuseok holiday that starts Sept. 30. Chuseok is one of Korea’s biggest annual celebrations, during which millions of people travel to their hometowns nationwide to perform ancestral commemoration ceremonies and...
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 K-pop band Monsta X will star in an online video series aimed at promoting treasured Korean cultural heritage overseas, according to cultural heritage authorities Wednesday. The YouTube series, titled “Korean Heritage Travelog,” will premiere next Tuesday and will feature the six-member K-pop group alongside Seo Kyoung-duk, a liberal arts professor at Sungshin Women’s University and...
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K-pop superstar BTS will deliver a special message at the 75th United Nations General Assembly this week, returning to the annual U.N. gathering as a speaker in two years, according to UNICEF’s South Korean committee Tuesday. According to the Korean Committee for UNICEF, BTS’ “message of hope” will be broadcast at 9 a.m. Wednesday (US...
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