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Super Junior dominate the Top 10 most followed on twitter in South Korea
Super Junior Dominate The Top 10 Most Followed On Twitter In South Korea

Super Junior dominate the Top 10 most followed on twitter in South Korea

News via dkpopnews.net

Members Siwon and Donghae even take the 1st and 2nd rank, followed by Yesung on 5th, Leeteuk, Ryeowook, and Eunhyuk on 7 to 9 respectively. This just certifies that Super Junior aren"t just Hallyu Kings but also Kings of Twitter. Do you agree?

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

News via allkpop.com

"I didn"t even know I was doing aegyo," she told Newsen after the broadcast. "Even though it was the last time, I thought it was really handsome for him to keep us on our toes until the end. But I was also sad that we weren"t going to see him anymore."

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

News via blog.koreaboo.com

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.

South Korea increases rate for online music streaming and downloads
South Korea Increases Rate For Online Music Streaming And Downloads

South Korea increases rate for online music streaming and downloads

News via blog.koreaboo.com

These changes are supposed to help songwriters and artists, especially indie artists. The disparity in what artists make from online downloads can be seen with an example from PSY. In South Korea, PSYs Gangnam Style garnered 3.6 million won in online royalties from about 2.86 million downloads; whereas in the U.S. he received 2.8 billion won from almost the same amount of downloads (2.9 million downloads). Indie artists in South Korea make about 2-3 million won a year from online royalties, so this rate increase has a particularly large impact on their revenue.

On the other hand, since the increase, sites like Melon have seen a decrease in subscriptions. This, in turn, creates less of a chance that new artists will be discovered, due to the fact that less people are searching for artists on Melon and other online music sites.

The head of the Consumers Union of Korea, Jeong Jiyeon, felt that this hike would hurt the industry and was quoted saying, I agree on having copyright royalties increased and profit distribution to be appropriately distributed for the rights of musicians. However, by burdening consumers with increased prices before forming sufficient consensus, the system will definitely not make a soft landing.”

13 Amazing Places to Visit in South Korea With Friends
13 Amazing Places To Visit In South Korea With Friends

13 Amazing Places to Visit in South Korea With Friends

News via blog.koreaboo.com

Have you always wanted to go to Korea but arent quite sure where to go? Unsure what the country has to offer? Here are 13 places to check out while in South Korea.

5 killed during deadly flash floods in the southeast region of South Korea
5 Killed During Deadly Flash Floods In The Southeast Region Of South Korea

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

News via blog.koreaboo.com

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.

The flash floods caused landslides, evacuations, swamping and the halting of a nuclear power plant. So far, it is reported that 5 people have died due to this natural weather disaster.

Undefeated South Korea team wins 2014 Little League World Series Championships
Undefeated South Korea Team Wins 2014 Little League World Series Championships

Undefeated South Korea team wins 2014 Little League World Series Championships

News via blog.koreaboo.com

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.

In the game, South Koreas Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Have Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally to lead South Korea to their win, according to ESPN. The win completed their undefeated strike, with their record this season ending at 11-0.

South Korea army vows to fight hazing in the military
South Korea Army Vows To Fight Hazing In The Military

South Korea army vows to fight hazing in the military

News via blog.koreaboo.com

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.

These news come after General Kims predecessor, General Kwon Ohsung, resigned after holding himself responsible for recent acts of violence in the army. The army announced that it is investigating more than a dozen cases of harassment and abuse across the country. Recently the son of Nam Kyungpil (Gyeonggi Governor) was investigated for sexually harassing a junior.

The country was also shaken after Private First Class Yoons case, who was allegedly beaten to death by his peers. South Koreas president, Park Geunhye has since called for severe punishments of those responsible for Private Yoons death. General Kim stated the army will have military police monitor abuse more closely, step up inspections and will hold debates regionally on correcting the current military culture. The armys public relations chief Brig. General Lee Bungwoo also stated that, This month alone, weve received a total of 758 reports of abusea 26 percent increase from the previous month and he says that the military police are looking to bring all those responsible for violent acts to justice. Source: Korea Times

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

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

News via blog.koreaboo.com

On the reality show, contestants all receive consultation for surgery and medical advice prior to joining the Let Me In house. The members faces are bandaged for healing purposes and are not allowed to look in the mirror. Those who break the rules are immediately kicked out of the household. They are only able to see themselves at the end of the show.

The contestants are given psychiatrists to help with body and mental issues, and are given treatments for any medical conditions. The show is currently on the 4th season.

37 English teachers in South Korea arrested and booked on charges for selling and using marijuana
37 English Teachers In South Korea Arrested And Booked On Charges For Selling And Using Marijuana

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

News via blog.koreaboo.com

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.

Police reported that the buyers were mostly foreigners teaching English in local colleges, elementary schools, private insinuations and even kindergartens.

The group mostly dealt with foreigners, and sold to English teachers they met in a foreigner-only club in Suwon. Police also reported that a Nigerian drug dealer who was teaching at a kindergarten in Yongin near Suwon was teaching while high.