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Wed, September 27, 2023 | 23:36
[INTERVIEW] Actor Jung Woo-sung speaks up for refugees
Top Korean actor Jung Woo-sung is a prolific worker who wears many hats: actor, director and goodwill ambassador for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). On Saturday, he wore the goodwill ambassador hat to attend the 3rd Refugee Film Festival in Seoul and met reporters to talk about his latest trip to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. He was in Irbil, Iraq, and ...
Rage rises as people grapple with economic inequality
A recent series of incidents is raising a red flag about the rising tide of rage in South Korea, a country where some 51 million live under hyper-competition in all aspects of life, including education and housing. On Sunday, police in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, said they were questioning a 55-year-old man for stabbing an internet services repair man multiple times ...
[INTERVIEW] Turning favorite pursuit, K-beauty, into business
In person, Charlotte Cho is slender and even comes across as petite. But the cofounder and chief curator of the U.S.-based retailer Soko Glam and on K-beauty has carved out a niche for Korean cosmetics and beauty products in the U.S. market. Cho, 31, cofounded Soko Glam with her husband David Cho in 2012, turning a favorite pursuit, beauty, into a spurring business. “I loved ...
[INTERVIEW] Former N. Korea child beggar aspires to become int'l expert
With an infectious smile and a matching soft laugh, Lee Sung-ju, 30, in jeans and sporting a backpack fits right in with the myriad of students in the crowded neighborhood of Gangnam in southern Seoul. He just finished a group meeting to study for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); he wants to enter a doctoral program in the United States to become an expert in conflict r...
Generational change among K-pop stars
When BTS won the Top Social Artist award at Billboard music awards beating out Justin Bieber and others in May, it was good news not only for the K-pop boy and girl bands. What may be under way is a slow generational change among K-pop bands. After debuting in 2013, this seven-member band comprising Rap Monster, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook and V, is carving out new lan...
[INTERVIEW] Beesen chief's passion on bee venom delivers
From goat’s milk and snail mucin to kelp, snake venom and bee venom _ seemingly exotic ingredients are now central in cosmetics products. These cutting-edge cosmetics, including those made with bee venom, have garnered high-profile singular fans such as Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The cosmetic benefits of honey bee venom have...
Kim Soo-hyun returns with new film 'Real'
If the collective sound, or rather decibel level, of human voices could render judgment of how an upcoming film may fare at theaters, then “Real,” actor Kim Soo-hyun’s new film, has more than good prospects. On Wednesday evening, fans began swooning in the narrow corridor at Sungkyunkwan University’s Millennium Hall and continued swooning when he walked down for the film’s sh...
Rental industry expands to various consumer goods
Brigitte Macron, the new French first lady, caught the public’s attention at the inauguration of her husband, French President Emmanuel Macron, on May 14 with her powder-blue Louis Vuitton suit, loaned to her by the fashion house. No one would have ever guessed that she had only rented, not bought, the stunning outfit. Renting goods - from water purifiers to micro consumer go...
Alicia Yoon finds her calling with Peach & Lily
One of the highest-flying manufacturing industries in Korea had been cosmetics and beauty products, despite being momentarily set back lately by increased Korea-China tensions over the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery here. As the new Moon Jae-in administration sets sail, however, China is looking to relax its stance. Nevertheless, cosmetics and bea...
Roy Kim seeks to 'Blossom' again with new album
Looking enthusiastic, Roy Kim, 25, came onto a stage that was fully decorated with flowers - flower baskets and a chair adorned with flowers - perhaps in line with the title of his mini-album “Blossom.” The EP, his first in a year and a half, contains five songs he wrote music or lyrics for and "Heaven." The album’s theme is about love and relationships as seen through the ey...
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