Seoul Town  to hang  Loose Screenings of Indie Films

Seoul Town to hang Loose Screenings of Indie Films

Free screenings of autonomousmotion pictures will take position at 29 public amenitiesadding art galleries, museums and libraries from Would possibly to December, the Seoul Metropolitan Govtacknowledged on Monday.

The town government arrangedthe development to advertise the independent movie industry.

The opening videos are "Cruel State", a documentary about the Sewol ferry disaster, and "Spirits' Homecoming", a film telling the reportsof girls forced into sexual slavery throughEastern troops all the style throughInternational War II. They're going to exist screened during May.

"Spirits' Homecoming" attracted 3.49 million audience at 876 theaters after it used to be released on Feb. 24.

For more information, discuss with the event's web page at Unfastened admission is to be had on a first come, first served basis.


Seoul Town  Is going  Forward with Contentious Jobseekers' Handout

Seoul Town Is going Forward with Contentious Jobseekers' Handout

The Seoul Metropolitan Executive has made up our minds to push forward amongst a plan to give W500,000 a month to 3,000 deserving young jobseekers for up to 6 months, in spite of fury from the central government (US$1=W1,147).

The Ministry of Fitness and Welfare complained that the town government made the announcement unilaterally just days sooner thanthe overall elections. The ministry claimed discussions had "not been completed".

The urban government on Monday acknowledged 3,000 long-time jobseekers from low-income families who have lived in Seoul for a year gets an allowance addingprices for attending personal crammers to arrange for job-related checks and textbooks.

When it first announced the plan in November, the city government said it's going tofortifykids of families earning underneath 60 % of the median source of revenue threshold. Closing month, it agreed to offer them best with vouchers that can not exist used in bars or clubs as a substitute of cash.

But it has replaced its brainback and the a hit applicants may be given routine debit cards.

A city government authentic said, "We accept as true with young people, so we will be in a position to neither prohibitthe manner they use the card nor take a glance at where they've used it".

The ministry used to bestuckat the back foot by way of the announcement and claims it becomelooking for a compromise that looked less like outright bribery of young voters.

"The timing of the announcement just two days before the overall elections turns out awkward", a ministry official said.


Seoul to Change into 'Super-Aged' Town in 10 Years

Seoul to Change into 'Super-Aged' Town in 10 Years

Seoul will have a predominantly elderly population by way of 2019 and a super-aged population by 2026. The UN classifies a society as aging if other people over 65 account for seven to fourteen% of the full population. If individuals aged 65 or above account for more than 14 percent, it's miles classified as an aged society, and as super-aged if the share exceeds 20 percent.

According to a forecast by the Seoul Metropolitan Executive on Tuesday, citizens of the capital over 65 accounted for 10.9 percent of the overall population in 2013, emergingto twelve percentage in 2015 and 14.3 percent in 2019. That suggests Seoul will shift from an aging to aged society in 3 years.The proportion of senior electorate in the capital increases 0.8 percentage point yearlyto achieve twenty percent in 2026, according to the forecast. By 2033, 25.3 percent of residents could be senior citizens, accounting for reasonably more a quarter. The median age will upward push from 40.6 this year to 42 in 2019 and 45.3 in 2026.This style volitionbuilding up the fiscal burden more youthful residents will need to shoulder. The proportion of the working-age population in the capital (15 to 64) will fall from 75.6 percent this year to 68.5 percent 10 years down the road. And the collection of senior citizens each and every working-age resident will have to improve will rise from 0.17 this year to 0.29 in 2026.Lee Chul-hee at Seoul National University said, "Poverty among senior citizens will turn out to bethe largesttrouble in a super-aged society. People want tobe certainfamilyfunds are forgedbeginning in their 40s and be told new talents so they could also bein a position toin finding new paintings after retirement".


Kim Soo Hyun, 2PM's Nichkhun, and Two times to advertise Seoul in town ad

Kim Soo Hyun, 2PM's Nichkhun, and Two times to advertise Seoul in town ad

Kim Soo Hyun, 2PM's Nichkhun, womancrew TWICE, and actress Kim Sun Ahwill be featuring in a tourism video for the town of Seoul!

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The ad could be separated into 3 parts, and consistent with an insider on December 15, the Hallyu stars will be selling Seoul in an ad that would exist played all over Asia. Kim Soo Hyun's firm Key Eaststated that the actor will be featured solo in an 30-second advertisement for Seoul, that will be aired thru China's CCTV in addition in other Asian countries.


Seoul town Plans money Handouts for Young Jobseekers

Seoul town Plans money Handouts for Young Jobseekers

The Seoul Metropolitan executive plans to offer W500,000 according to month to 3,0000 young jobseekers from next year till 2020 (US$1=W1,140). The measure is a phase of Mayor Park Won-soon"s (pictured above) efforts to get a dangle of citizen-friendly policies.The town government stated beneficiaries might be jobseekers elderly 19 to 29 from low-income families. Some 3,000 of them will be selected in accordance with programs they post detailing how they plan to give a contribution to society. The a hit applicants gets the cash for 2 to 6 months. urban officials made up our minds to set 20 % of the mid-range per 30 days salary of staff of W2.5 million as an good enough amount.The program will payment the Seoul Metropolitan Government W9 billion a year and around W50 billion unless 2020. The city government says it does no longer want approval from the central government because the program comes below its own regulations and the cheap created to relief young other folks in the capital.Out of 1.43 million individuals in Seoul between 19 and 29, around 500,000 are estimated to be jobseekers from low-income families, yet improve will cross most effective to 0.6 percent of this group. Critics are worried that young jobseekers who are already competing with every other for scarce jobs now must race one another for the help cash as well. "The program is modeled on unemployment receive advantages in Eu welfare states, but here's imaginable only in prosperous international locations that fee top source of revenue tax", said Cho Joon-mo at Sungkyunkwan University. "You can"t nicely generate jobs or create social protection nets in countries like Korea where regional governments are chronically short of cash". Ahn Sang-hoon at Seoul National University said, "Seoul city is attempting to steer transparent of accusations of populism by capacity of stressing that young jobseekers have to contribute to be eligible, but in point of fact it just turns out to be a ruse to win over young voters".

Park has many times run into opposition from conservatives with his plans. Police have two times postponed his proposal to turn an old flyover above Seoul Station into a park modeled on New York"s High Line, bringing up a loss of plans to ease traffic congestion. Police need the city government to turn authorization from the minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, but the city says that isn't needed. The city says the jerry-built 1970s flyover is no longer just unsightly but dilapidated and pieces of concrete are already falling off, threatening automobiles passing underneath. that suggests it's going to must be closed to traffic anyway. The flyover has been given the lowest security score among any structures in the capital.The city government now hopes to near the flyover at the finish of November and get started paintings chipping off the old cement duvet and bolstering the foundation. City officials objective to reopen it as a park in 2017.


Actor Ji Chang-wook and type Han Hyejin grace the canopy of Seoul town E-book by ability of mag Grazia

Actor Ji Chang-wook and type Han Hyejin grace the canopy of Seoul town E-book by ability of mag Grazia

Fashion mag Grazia chose actor Ji Chang-wook and version Han Hyejin as their quilt units for Seoul town Book, a separate volume to be published in Korean and Chinese.

An go in combination with Grazia stated that Ji Chang-wook, who fascinated China with his roles in dramas comparable to "Empress Qi" and "Healer", and brand Han Hyejin has been appearing shiny performances in entertainment presentations recently, were the very good selection as models representing Korea at the canopy of the Seoul urban Book.

During the photoshoot, Ji Chang-wook said, "If anyone is visiting Seoul for the primary time, I"d love to take the guest to Han River for sure. I also advocate walking round the alleys in normal residential space in Seoul".

Seoul City E-book via Grazia containing the maximum recent and the best data on Seoul are issued in Korean and Chinese. The Chinese edition used to be issued in China on September 16th.


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More photos from "SM TOWN Live in Seoul," tears from Leeteuk, and more

The "SM TOWN Live In Seoul" family concert took place on August 15 at the Sangam World Cup Stadium! Many artists like Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Super Junior-M"s Zhoumi and Henry, Girls" Generation, SHINee, f(x), EXO, Zhang Li Yin, Red Velvet, J-Min, and more performed, with special guest appearance by former label mate, Fly to the Sky.

This was also the first big concert appearance by Leeteuk since he was discharged from the military, so the Super Junior members yelled, "The real thing is here," at the sight of leader, Leeteuk, who joked to Eunhyuk, the temporary leader, "You get out."

After grabbing the mic, Leeteuk said, "It"s been a while since I last greeted you. I am Super Junior"s leader, Leeteuk. I will return to the position of a rookie." After yelling in a high tone, "It"s been two years since I greeted you. I really wanted to greet you. We are Super Junior," he shed tears.

You can check out pictures from the concert below as well as a video uploaded by Donghae on stage.


SM Town releases promotional video for 'LIVE WORLD TOUR IV in SEOUL'

SM Town releases promotional video for 'LIVE WORLD TOUR IV in SEOUL'

SM Town releases promotional video for 'LIVE WORLD TOUR IV in SEOUL'

SMTOWN is going to tour around the world once again to bring their talented artists closer to their respective fans and they are going to start in Seoul.

A promotional video is released featuring their biggest artists who will attend such as Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, ZhangLiYin, J-Min, Girls Generation, Super Junior, SHINee, f(X), and EXO.

"SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR IV in SEOUL" is happening on August 15 at 5PM in Seoul World Cup Stadium.


CNBLUE To Release

CNBLUE To Release "Blue Night: 2012 Live In Seoul" Concert DVD In Early May

CNBLUE, Blue Night, Jung Yong Hwa, DVD, Lee Jong Hyun, Lee Jung Shin, Kang Min Hyuk

After topping the Oricon charts in Japan with their 'Come On!! Arena Tour 2012' DVD recently, FNC Entertainment sets their sights on trying to duplicate their success in sales once again with CNBLUE's year end concert 'Blue Night: Live in Seoul' filmed on December 16th 2013 which is set to be released on DVD May 8th 2013. The long awaited home concert was their first in Korea since their super successful 'Blue Storm' tour kicked off in Seoul the year before. The quartet's two night event made news because of its sold out shows. Also due to CNBLUE's supporters and fans, the band was able to raise over 12 tons of rice donations to help those in need which is an honorable feat for the group.

Now CNBLUE invites you to attend 'Blue Night: Live in Seoul' 2012! The concert DVD will consists of 2 disc set and photo book with the following information:

[Set List]


1 Intro

2 Hey You

3 Now or Never

4 Get Away

5 Tattoo

6 Intuition

7 Have a good night

8 Wake Up


10 Y, Why ...

11 feeling

12 These days

13 My love

14 Love Light

15 Still in love

16 Just Please

17 Where you are

18 one time

19 Time is over

20 In My Head

* DISC 2 [BLUE NIGHT] Encore LiveSpecial Making Film

21 I'm a loner


23 You've fallen for me

24 [BONUS] Special Making Film

In other CNBLUE news, the band is preparing to depart soon to kick off their 'Blue Moon' World Tour 2013 which will start on April 6th in Taipai, Taiwan and will continue tomajor cities throughout Asia and Australia and beyond. Further dates are to follow but plans have been made for visits to North and South America and Europe and will be revealed when schedules are finalized.

Writer: Mari (CNBStorm/colormecnblue) | Source: FNC Ent | Photo Credits: FNC


F.T. Island’s ’2012 TAKE FTISLAND IN SEOUL’ concert DVD tops charts in Taiwan and Japan

F.T. Island’s ’2012 TAKE FTISLAND IN SEOUL’ concert DVD tops charts in Taiwan and Japan

F.T. Islands 2012 TAKE FTISLAND IN SEOUL concert DVD tops charts in Taiwan and Japan

CNBLUE is not the only idol band getting love overseas.

LabelmateĀ F.T. Islands concert DVD 2012 TAKE FTISLAND IN SEOUL topped Taiwans G-Music audio and video charts and Five Music weekly chart for the first week of March as well as ranking #1 on various Japanese music charts.

The concert DVD shows highlights of F.T. Islands live concert TAKE FTISLAND held last September and a total of 21 performances including their self-composed song Life, Paper Plane, Compass, Let It Go!, and Wanna Go.

F.T. Island will also release their 10th Japanese single You Are My Life on the 27th after holding a fan meeting at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A on the 17th.