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Reporter : Kim Ji-soo
Sat, September 23, 2023 | 14:36
Skincare products, equipment target mass
Korean cosmetics have earned a reputation for its spirit of innovation. Of late, more niche products are becoming popular, like the ampoule, the concentrated serum and home-beauty equipment like LED masks.
Looking for leaders
As warm weather takes hold, people are catching up on meetings that had been put on hold with friends, colleagues or acquaintances. It may even be reunions with former teachers. Former teachers? Yes. A good relationship with former teachers, whom are regarded as beneficiary figure, has long been gone from Korean society, but few people still value and engage in it. This write...
Legendary singer marks five decades
Way back in the early 1980s, when Korean popular music tilted heavily toward an old-style genre known as trot, singer Cho Yong-pil offered the closest thing to K-pop. Having started out in 1968 with the group Atkins at clubs around U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, it may well be natural that he infused pop with the Korean sound of trot. He didn't stop there, continuing to...
TWICE, EXID, A-PINK and others return this month
Spring is here, and K-pop music will be one of the pursuits to relish in the newly warmed weather. If March saw top boy bands such as Wanna One and TVXQ as well as rising stars Monsta X and Stray Kids making their mark on charts, the top girl bands have been putting or will soon put forth new albums and singles.
Ven. Sunjae, master of temple food, to head Korean Food Promotion Institute
The first master of temple food, Ven. Sunjae, has been tapped to head the Korean Food Promotion Institute.
Monsta X on new mini-album, upcoming world tour
In a certain sense, the K-pop landscape for boy bands is up for grabs. The prevalent leader BTS seems to be taking a momentary rest. The BigBang members are all enlisted except for youngest member Seungri. Veteran band TVXQ is returning with an album. There is a void rising bands could fill.
Taiwan's National Health Insurance advances WHO goal of universal coverage
Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) program can serve as a global benchmark in universal coverage and provide valuable lessons in delivering high-quality, cost-effective medical care for all, said Chen Shih-chung, Taiwanese minister of health and welfare.
North Korean defectors skeptical of 'new detente' steps
The recent flurry of breakthroughs and meetings between South and North Korea, the United States and other concerned countries has invariably prompted the public's anticipation for peace and renewed exchanges on the Korean Peninsula.
[INTERVIEW] So Ji-sub has full year ahead with film, TV drama
Heartthrob actor So Ji-sub, 39, has worked consistently throughout his career, but he often needs a “refresh period” between filming movies or dramas, which has kept his fans wondering what this top actor has been up to these days.
[INTERVIEW] Cheonggukjang master reaches more people
ANSEONG, Gyeonggi Province - “Cheonggukjang,” or thick soybean paste, may be an acquired taste for some, especially young Koreans. But over the years, this often smelly, once expedient source of protein, has become popular for many reasons. First, packaged cheonggukjang is readily available for today’s consumers, but small-batch artisanal cheonggukjang is also growing visibly...