Tag: South Korea

‘Parasite’ raises hope of breakthrough for world cinema in US

by Claire LEE The Oscar nominations for South Korean black comedy "Parasite" are the latest illustration of its success in the United States, but a widespread aversion to subtitles still stands between Korean cinema and a breakthrough into English-language markets. Whether Bong Joon-ho's Golden Globe-winning dark...

S. Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution

South Korea will suspend up to a quarter of its coal-fired power plants in the next three months, even as demand for electricity peaks during the bitter winter, as it seeks to tackle air pollution, Seoul said Thursday. The world's 11th largest economy is struggling...

Netizens charmed by PM Lee & Ho Ching’s ‘Arc de Triomphe’ pose in South Korea

Singapore's number one power couple, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, Ho Ching, the Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings, displayed a softer side in recent photos taken in South Korea, where PM Lee is currently attending the ASEAN summit meetings. The Prime...

“Living funeral” services in South Korea offer people the chance to simulate their deaths to improve their lives

When in need of rejuvenation and renewal, it is not uncommon to hit the spa, seek time in nature or perhaps go on some soul-searching travels. In South Korea, it has become a trend in recent years to experience your own "fake" funeral service...

S. Korea may acquire nuclear submarines after North’s test

South Korea's Navy is considering acquiring nuclear-powered submarines, it said Thursday in a surprise announcement which would change the balance of power in north-east Asia and is likely to upset several of its neighbours. Seoul is surrounded by three nuclear powers -- China, Russia, and...

Honjok: South Korea’s ‘loner’ movement

In South Korea, solitude is a sought-after state. As of 2016, there were over 5 million single-person households in the country, making up nearly 28 percent of the total number of households. In a time of constant digital interaction with others as well as evolving...

South Korean cosmetics firm boss quits over YouTube praising Japan

The head of a major South Korean cosmetics firm resigned Sunday after facing heavy backlash for forcing his staff to watch a YouTube video praising Japan during a raging trade war between the two nations. The clip, played at a monthly meeting of some 700...

Stalker attempts to enter home of victim in South Korea

South Korea – CCTV footage of a woman who narrowly escaped a stalker trying to enter her home has gone viral in South Korea. ­On May 28, at Sillim-dong, Seoul, a woman entering her home was unaware that someone was watching her. The 85-second CCTV footage...

Seungri allegedly hired prostitutes, embezzled money, now linked to “mysterious madams”  

KPOP superstar Seungri of Big Bang fame has gained notoriety over the past weeks for the alleged sexual assault cases against him by numerous women. He has also been linked to socialite Kim Lim, daughter of Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, a connection Ms. Lim...

Billionaire Peter Lim’s socialite daughter Kim separates herself from the K-Pop Seungri scandal

Singapore – Kim Lim, the daughter of Singaporean business magnate Peter Lim, has taken to Instagram to deny all allegations regarding her connection to former Korean pop star and Big Bang member Seungri, and his recent scandal. Seungri, 28, is currently facing accusations of having...