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China rejects Korean pop culture, welcomes Japanese animation

BEIJING (Yonhap) -- China has become hostile toward South Korea’s entertainment content, but is welcoming to cultural products from Japan despite its strained political ties with both countries, sou...

Updated : 2016.12.04 13:23

'Descendants of the Sun' takes top honor at Asian Television Awards

KBS 2TV series "Descendants of the Sun" received the top prize at the 21st Asian Television Awards (ATA), the network said Saturday. The mega hit drama was named Best Drama Series at the award cerem...

Updated : 2016.12.03 13:21

Bangtan Boys wins best artist award in MAMA 2016

South Korean idol groups Bangtan Boys (BTS), EXO and TWICE took top awards at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena in Hong Kong. K-pop boy band BTS of modest-sized Big Hit...

Updated : 2016.12.03 10:55

2NE1 officially disbands

YG Entertainment released a statement on Friday that announced that girl group 2NE1 has disbanded. Back in May, 2NE1‘s contract with YG ended and Gong Minzy left the group. The fate of the other me...

Updated : 2016.11.25 19:28

Twice's 'TT' sparks dispute over sexual references

South Korean girl group Twice released the music video for “TT,” the title track of its new album, sparking interest and excitement among K-pop fans around the world. But the overly sexual referenc...

Updated : 2016.10.24 17:12

First generation K-pop group S.E.S. to reunite for comeback next year

First generation K-pop group S.E.S. is preparing to comeback with a new album next year to celebrate its 20th anniversary of debut, the group's management said Monday. "The preparations for a new al...

Updated : 2016.10.17 20:35

K-pop singer to take his entry ban to appellate court

A South Korean-born U.S. K-pop star has taken his entry ban case to the Seoul appellate court, seeking to regain his right to freely visit his country of origin, his lawyer said Monday. The legal re...

Updated : 2016.10.17 20:27

Yoo Ah-in, Jun Ji-hyun most popular Korean actors with teens

Nine people, including actor Yoo Ah-in, actress Jun Ji-hyun and director Ryoo Seung-wan, have been voted by local teenagers as the most popular film industry figures in South Korea. The Korea Youth ...

Updated : 2016.10.17 20:26

K-pop stars open K-culture festival in Busan

Leading K-pop artists made concertgoers forget all about the inclement weather Saturday by putting on impressive performances to open the K-culture world festival. The concert kicked off the annual ...

Updated : 2016.10.02 10:46

Big Bang partners with UNICEF

To commemorate its 10th debut anniversary, iconic K-pop group Big Bang partnered with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund for the organization’s Special Days Campaign, according to the gro...

Updated : 2016.08.16 14:22

Spica returns to spotlight

Five-member K-pop girl group Spica is gearing up for its comeback. Returning to the spotlight since the release of its digital track “Ghost” in 2014, Spica will unveil its new single “Secret Tim...

Updated : 2016.08.16 11:36

[Hallyu Power] Korean YouTube stars draw global viewership

What started out as a hobby for Kim Seung-min in 2015 has grown into a YouTube channel with 1.6 million subscribers and total views of 1 billion for more than 600 videos. Kim’s channel Toy Monster ...

Updated : 2016.08.02 14:03

Kim Hyun-joong to receive first verdict in August

Singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong will receive the first verdict for the case involving his alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend early next month. Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday concluded heari...

Updated : 2016.07.20 18:06

GFriend dominates Gaon Chart in first half of 2016

K-pop group GFriend (Source Music) Rookie group GFriend, one of the hottest trending K-pop acts these days, has performed well on the local music chart Gaon Chart in the first half of the year. GF...

Updated : 2016.07.17 17:31

NCT’s Taeyong sheds tears over past wrongdoings

NCT’s Taeyong (SM Entertainment) Taeyong, a member of SM Entertainment’s newest boy band NCT, broke down in tears in an episode of “NCT Life,” apologizing for indiscretions he made before his K-...

Updated : 2016.07.17 17:25