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'Grandpa Nomura is a living saint'
Activist Choi In-gi's camera was damaged and broken during a photo project in Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market on Oct. 29 of last year. At that time, he was shooting photos of dozens of fish merchants who were protesting the closure of the old market space where they used to sell fish, refusing to move into a brand-new building that was built a few years back.
'Mine': Everyone has darkness. So do superrich
Mystery thriller TV series “Mine” has enjoyed durable popularity since its first episode aired on tvN on May 8 with a relatively high viewership rating of 6 percent.The latest episode, which aired last Sunday, hit 9.4 percent ratings.
Studying death and dying
Former football star Yoo Sang-chul is the latest well-known figure whose life was cut short by cancer. After receiving his diagnosis with stage four pancreatic cancer in October 2019, he fought for his life. He died at the age of 49 earlier this week. Fans and fellow footballers have paid their tributes to the late World Cup star. In its social media post, FIFA wrote, “Once a...
China's Confucius Institutes facing calls to leave Korea
A group of nine middle-aged activists gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in Seoul on June 2, accusing the Chinese government of its alleged use of the state-funded Confucius Institutes (CIs) to infiltrate Korean universities and high schools to disseminate the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda.
'Dear Mr. President': Presidential petition site becoming career launch pad
“A man, who was once politically powerful enough to influence others but disturbed many of us (with his flawed ethics and double standard on justice), is said to have released a memoir. We've been told that over 100,000 copies have been sold so far… Sorry but I should say that his memoir doesn't deserve to be called a book. Rather, it's a collection of meaningless pieces writ...
Actor Jun Ji-hyun denies divorce rumor, warns of legal action against rumormongers
Actor Jun Ji-hyun, also know as Gianna Jun in English, has denied a rumor that she and her husband have been living apart for six months and that a divorce is imminent.
Korean fashion designer recounts Elon Musk's 'inspiring' mother
Korean fashion designer Yuna Yang praised business tycoon Elon Musk's mother, Maye, portraying her as an inspiring woman and highly-successful model. In her recently published autobiography, “Fearless: World-Class Korean Fashion Designer's Way to Succeed,” Yang described Maye Musk as “a strong woman who chose to migrate all the way to Canada from South Africa for her three ch...
Husband and wife share mixed emotions about scenic farm they built from scratch
Asan City, South Chungcheong Province - Using her teeth, Kim Gui-yim, 68, bites into a fresh green plum that she picked from a tree in her orchard. Grimacing at its sour, pungent taste, she places in her palm the seed from inside the fruit, which had broken into pieces, as a way to teach the reporter about the right timing for picking the fruit.
Some YouTubers cash in on hate speech
Comedian-turned-YouTuber Kang Seong-beom offered an apology for his discriminatory remarks about both Chinese nationals and his fellow citizens living in the southeastern city of Daegu. “In my latest video, I made some inappropriate comments about Chinese nationals and Daegu residents,” he said in a statement uploaded Thursday about the May 19 video. “I deleted the controvers...
Book chronicles legendary pop music artists
A brief conversation between U.S. actress Emma Stone and talk show host Conan O'Brien in July 2015, which aired on TBS, gives a sneak peek into Americans' perception about Korean pop music, suggesting that K-pop was barely known to the U.S. public until very recently. When Stone said that K-pop was her latest obsession, O'Brien reacted with the witty comment, “There're some p...
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