Tag: South Korea
South Korea’s digital rate hike went into effect in July of 2013, which left consumers and industry professionals worried about the future of online streaming and downloads.
The government announced this change in January of 2013 but allowed a grace period, only enforcing the hike beginning last July. A music insider claimed that these rate increases needed to occur in order to be closer to what other countries charge for their music downloads. This in turn would also help the Korean music industry, who had been suffering losses due to lower CD sales. . ... Read more
Have you always wanted to go to Korea but aren’t quite sure where to go? Unsure what the country has to offer? Here are 13 places to check out while in South Korea.
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Deadly flash floods hit Busan and nearby regions on Monday afternoon causing disasters that led to the death of 5 people while 5 others are also missing as of now.
Busan, the second largest city in South Korea, and the surrounding regions of South Gyeongsang Province, were hit with record rainfall on Monday afternoon. There were recorded rainfalls of 130 millimiters per hour in Busan and 270.5 millimeters in Changwon. . ... Read more
South Korea defeated Chicago in a 8-4 win to win the Little League World Series Championships!
The Little League Baseball World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 11 to 13 years old. The event, started in 1947, is held every August in Pennsylvania in the United States. At first, the event only had participants from the US, but has since become a worldwide tournament being broadcast on ESPN. . ... Read more
During his tour of the 9th division, army Chief of Staff General Kim Yohwan has expressed that he wants to discuss way to eliminate violence between soldiers.
General Kim Yohwan was quoted saying, ”The Army will see to it that a unit will be disbanded, and its members absorbed by other units if cases of human rights violations continue to take place and attempts are made to cover them up.” . ... Read more
South Korea may receive a lot of attention for plastic surgery, often at times being the punchline of a joke on how Korean women are “plastic”.However, as with all surgery, even plastic surgery can make the world of difference to someone in need. . ... Read more
37 English teachers in South Korea, many of them foreigners, were arrested and booked on charges of smuggling, selling, and taking marijuana.
Included in the arrests were a South Korean nationals with U.S. residence and a Korean American. The two are accused of bringing 2 kilograms of hemp into South Korea through the U.S. military mail and selling them to 32 different buyers for a profit of $107,716. . ... Read more
According to South Korea’s Ministry of Defense, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul, North Korea fired three short-range rockets.
A defense ministry official has stated that the rockets traveled 135 miles and were fired from multiple launchers along North Korea’s east coast. The third rocket was launched 35 minutes before Pope Francis’s estimated arrival in Seoul. . ... Read more
Choo Sung Hoon“s “choovely” daughter Choo Sarang made a cute arrival in South Korea with possibly her “boyfriend,” Yuto.
A picture uploaded by her mother, Yano Shiho, on August 8 showed the two cutie pies dragging a big luggage bag by the handle together – A for teamwork! Yano Shiho wrote, “We arrived in Korea.” . ... Read more
Choo Sung Hoon“s “choovely” daughter Choo Sarang made a cute arrival in South Korea with her “boyfriend,” Yuto.
A picture uploaded by her mother, Yano Shiho, on August 8 showed the two young lovebirds dragging a big luggage bag by the handle together – A for teamwork! Yano Shiho wrote, “We arrived in Korea.” . ... Read more