Tag: South Korea

Hyeri"s aegyo on "Real Men" goes viral in South Korea

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It seems that Girl”s Day“s Hyeri has struck a gold mine with her recent appearance on “Real Men” as one of the new female recruits!

More specifically, a brief clip of her showing aegyo at her instructor seems to have struck a chord in South Korea. . ... Read more

South Korea Just Created Their Own “Jersey Shore” called “Gangnam Boys”

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South Korea Just Created Their Own “Jersey Shore” called “Gangnam Boys”

South Korea has created their own version of “Jersey Shore”, out of the iconic Gangnam district in Seoul. The show, called “Gangnam Boys” will be airing soon.

In the video teaser, “Gangnam Boys” are shown to be those who are from the district of Gangnam. The first person introduced from the “Gangnam Boys” is Tommy, someone who says “wearing Abercrombie is essential”. . ... Read more

South Korea increases rate for online music streaming and downloads

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South Korea increases rate for online music streaming and downloads

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

13 Amazing Places to Visit in South Korea With Friends

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13 Amazing Places to Visit in South Korea With Friends

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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5 killed during deadly flash floods in the southeast region of South Korea

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5 killed during deadly flash floods in the southeast region of South Korea

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

Undefeated South Korea team wins 2014 Little League World Series Championships

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Undefeated South Korea team wins 2014 Little League World Series Championships

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

South Korea army vows to fight hazing in the military

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South Korea army vows to fight hazing in the military

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

This Inspirational TV Show In South Korea Shows Why Plastic Surgery Is Awesome

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This Inspirational TV Show In South Korea Shows Why Plastic Surgery Is Awesome

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 arrested and booked on charges for selling and using marijuana

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37 English teachers in South Korea arrested and booked on charges for selling and using marijuana

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

North Korea launches three short-range rockets as Pope Francis visits South Korea

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North Korea launches three short-range rockets as Pope Francis visits South Korea

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