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Reporter : Kim Ji-soo
Thu, September 28, 2023 | 00:24
[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...
Can K-pop bridge waters between Seoul, Tokyo?
President Moon Jae-in, as a diplomatic leader, focuses on affirming that Korea sits in the driver's seat in its ties with the United States, Japan and North Korea. One example of his solid stance is his remarks on March 1 Independence Movement Day.
Rising band Cosmic Girls releases 'Dream' album
The 13-member girl group Cosmic Girls released their fourth mini-album titled “Dream Your Dream” Tuesday. The girl band also known as Woojoo Sonyeo (WJSN) is a rising star succeeding in the legacy of the previous girl group Sistar of the same talent agency, Starship Entertainment. The album contains six songs: “Dreams Come True,” “Love O’Clock,” “Renaissance,” “Starry Moment,...
Korea's job market going through major changes
Korea's labor market is undergoing a major change, dogged by a lack of quality and secure jobs.
Constitutional amendment looms on horizon
When the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games wind down soon, Koreans can anticipate another sports-like political drama to unfurl, over a possible constitutional amendment. The current Constitution, established in 1987 amid the culmination of the democratic movement, stands out above all for enabling the people to select the president. It also limits the presidential tenure...
Lee Young-ae to star in new film
Top actress Lee Young-ae will return to the big screen after a 13-year absence, reports said. She will take the role of a mother who loses her mentally disabled son in a new film titled “Find Me.”
[INTERVIEW] Home-grown network separation PC-maker Inprontiv aims high
Like many of his fellow CEOs of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Shin Yong-wook gets an average four hours of sleep a day and works virtually throughout the week. But Shin, CEO of Inprontiv, established in 2010, emits pride in his Tetra network separation small-sized computer that can prevent cyberattacks and data theft. It’s a homegrown skill and manufacturing tha...
BoA to release mini-album Feb. 20
Top K-pop star BoA will release a mini-album “One Shot, Two Shot” next Tuesday. BoA, who on Jan. 31 released the single “Nega Dola,” will pre-release the music for the seven-song album through Melon, Genie and Naver Music.
South Sudan refugee athlete visits PyeongChang
Yiech Pur Biel, 23, doesn’t mind the chilly weather in Korea, as he attends yet another Olympics with the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, which opened yesterday. On Monday, Biel, a member of the first Olympic refugee team that debuted during the 2016 Summer Olympics, attended the unveiling of the Olympic Truce Wall in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, along with International ...
[Olympics] Fever for PyeongChang grows as opening nears
With the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games less than a week away, a mixed level of excitement is swaying across the country. Workers deep in their daily grind in big cities such as Seoul and Daegu say they find it hard to raise expectations about Korea’s first Winter Olympics. The inter-Korean cooperation for the Olympics - after sharp tension last year - is stealing its ...