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Thu, September 28, 2023 | 00:32
EXP Edition, K-pop band born in New York
Talking to the four 20-something members of EXP Edition - Frankie DaPonte, Hunter Kohl, Sime Kosta and Koki Tomlinson - was refreshing, like a boost of New York City energy. The four were simply young aspiring artists in New York when they auditioned for a graduate student’s project about K-pop. Today, they are a K-pop band that has flown in to Seoul this month to train and r...
Entertainment & Arts
| 2017-08-04 14:59
Amid tension, K-beauty faces bleak outlook
On weeknights, the streets of Seoul’s Myeong-dong are filled with consumers of all ages and nationalities browsing and buying from K-cosmetic shops and food carts. Numerous cosmetic shops remain open late into the night to cater to foreign tourists, often on their own or in small groups, who have come to the country for their summer vacations. Notably absent, however, are the...
| 2017-08-02 10:39
Will woman power drive Moon Jae-in administration?
Last weekend, President Moon Jae-in nominated Kim Young-joo, a three-term legislator for labor minister, making her the sixth female minister in the new administration if approved. After the onset of his administration, the President restructured the government to 18 ministries and 22 government agencies. Of them, the President pledged during his campaign to fill six of the m...
| 2017-07-28 14:48
Coed K-pop band KARD debuts in Seoul
From the agency that created the now-disbanded girl band KARA, a new co-ed band named KARD was introduced to Korean fans Wednesday. The four 20-something artists represent the first coed K-pop band in six years. Although there were several coed Korean pop bands in the 1990s, the “idol” bands that appeared after the 2000s were mostly all girl or all boy bands. At the Ilchi Art...
Entertainment & Arts
| 2017-07-21 13:31
[INTERVIEW] Rokit seeks to lead 3D bio-printer market
Grit and perseverance are what Rokit founder and CEO You Seok-hwan looks for when recruiting for his 3D printer and 3D bio-printer company. He emphasizes “bio-printer” in his company’s description because while Rokit started out making commercial 3D printers and continues to do so through its 3DISON line of products, it has shifted its focus toward the production and applicat...
| 2017-07-19 14:02
[INTERVIEW] Steel pipes maker Vallourec sees potential in shale
President Moon Jae-in’s pledge to gradually shift away from nuclear power plants in the country’s energy mix may have prompted an immediate question among Korean consumers: will my electricity bill go up? Philippe Crouzet, chairman of the management board of the French steel pipe manufacturer Vallourec, stressed the potential in shale gas to produce energy, electricity. “Shal...
| 2017-07-14 13:04
LEGO launches new app
As LEGO group, the Danish toymaker recognized for its plastic bricks, looks to mark its 85th year this year, LEGO Korea introduced an app for children called LEGO Life, Monday. Michael Ebbesen, the new general manager of LEGO Korea, opened the press conference for LEGO Life and stressed that digitization was an opportunity for the toymaker. Ebbesen said that “LEGO has reached...
| 2017-07-10 15:26
Solo artists vie to share summer K-pop stage
K-pop stars, working with their bands or as solo artists, have given fans an array of choices in the first half of the year. And the trend is expected to continue, with some soloists to watch for making a return this month. Male solo artist Kim Tae-woo, former main vocal of g.o.d released his 6th album “T-With” on July 3, his first in two years. The track “With Fans” features...
Entertainment & Arts
| 2017-07-07 14:40
Former big names in K-beauty hope to regain former glory
K-beauty or Korean cosmetics are popular globally, to an extent unimaginable when our mothers and grandmothers first began using these domestic products. The ever-increasing number of Korean brands and products are simultaneously a joy and an overload for consumers. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, just several domestics brands such as AmorePacific and Hankook Cosmetics with its ...
[INTERVIEW] Korean-German chamber chief on 'cross-pollination'
Many people associate Bayer with aspirin or as the company that makes aspirin. However, they may not necessarily realize Bayer was a startup too when it was founded in 1863. “During that period, there was a 'Grunderjahre’ spirit in Germany, a founding or founder’s sentiment. Nowadays, that concept is more commonly known as the American term, startup,” said Ingrid Drechsel, CE...
| 2017-06-30 10:32
Chuseok exodus begins ahead of extended 6-day holiday
Guide to Chuseok celebrations across Korea
Korea sees record-low births in July
DMZ Open Int'l Music Festival to be held in Goyang in November
Political battle intensifies after court rejects Lee's arrest warrant
Lotte focuses on health care, mobility to spur growth
Hyundai E&C to build upmarket apartment complex in Seoul's Gwanak District
Defense ministry launches project to find families of unidentified fallen Korean War soldiers
Two Koreas trade barbs over nuclear war
Korea on track to prove esports prowess at Asian Games
Harvest season arrives
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