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Japanese brand Uniqlo pulls ad after accusations of defaming Korean wartime sex slaves

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo has pulled a controversial ad accused of ridiculing Korean ‘comfort women’. In the ad, Iris Apfel, a 98-year-old fashionista, has a conversation about fashion with a 13-year-old designer.

21 Oct 2019 - 2:38PM

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo has pulled a controversial ad accused of ridiculing Korean ‘comfort women’. In the ad, Iris Apfel, a 98-year-old fashionista, has a conversation about fashion with a 13-year-old designer.

Japanese brand Uniqlo pulls ad after accusations of defaming Korean wartime sex slaves
Death of Sulli brings fears for K-pop idols’ mental health, as singers Mina and Taemin show support

Harsh schedules that involve long working hours, no privacy and malicious comments from anonymous cyberbullies online take their toll on stars. Management agencies are blamed for not protecting artists against the pressures of fame.

19 Oct 2019 - 10:00PM

Harsh schedules that involve long working hours, no privacy and malicious comments from anonymous cyberbullies online take their toll on stars. Management agencies are blamed for not protecting artists against the pressures of fame.

Death of Sulli brings fears for K-pop idols’ mental health, as singers Mina and Taemin show support
Why Seoul and Jeju Island are South Korea’s top tourist destinations

N Seoul Tower, Yongin’s Everland and Jeju Island’s Eco Land Theme Park feature among Korea’s hottest ticketed attractions

21 Oct 2019 - 10:47AM

N Seoul Tower, Yongin’s Everland and Jeju Island’s Eco Land Theme Park feature among Korea’s hottest ticketed attractions

Why Seoul and Jeju Island are South Korea’s top tourist destinations
How K-pop star Heize is rocking Korea’s music charts with Late Autumn, her fifth mini-album

Singer-songwriter and rapper hopes the public empathise with her decision to sing about her ‘private struggles’ on latest mini-album

19 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM

Singer-songwriter and rapper hopes the public empathise with her decision to sing about her ‘private struggles’ on latest mini-album

How K-pop star Heize is rocking Korea’s music charts with Late Autumn, her fifth mini-album
K-pop band BTS pose with Lauv on Instagram – and fans hope a collaboration is coming

The Instagram post by American singer-songwriter Lauv features a hashtag of the Korean K-pop band BTS’s songs, and fans hope a collaboration will be next

18 Oct 2019 - 1:17PM

The Instagram post by American singer-songwriter Lauv features a hashtag of the Korean K-pop band BTS’s songs, and fans hope a collaboration will be next

K-pop band BTS pose with Lauv on Instagram – and fans hope a collaboration is coming
The end of Big Bang? G-Dragon Instagram post raises speculation he could leave the K-pop boy band

The Instagram post by G-Dragon, Big Bang’s leader, earlier this month raised speculation he will be the next to leave the group, with the band’s agency YG Entertainment yet to make an official announcement.

17 Oct 2019 - 1:00PM

The Instagram post by G-Dragon, Big Bang’s leader, earlier this month raised speculation he will be the next to leave the group, with the band’s agency YG Entertainment yet to make an official announcement.

The end of Big Bang? G-Dragon Instagram post raises speculation he could leave the K-pop boy band
Instagram account of Sulli’s ex-boyfriend filled with hate messages blaming him for K-pop star’s death

Sulli, 25, a former member of f(x), was suffering from severe depression. Her ex-boyfriend, rapper Choiza, has received abusive posts on his Instagram account blaming him for her death.

17 Oct 2019 - 1:56AM

Sulli, 25, a former member of f(x), was suffering from severe depression. Her ex-boyfriend, rapper Choiza, has received abusive posts on his Instagram account blaming him for her death.

Instagram account of Sulli’s ex-boyfriend filled with hate messages blaming him for K-pop star’s death
‘Cowardly and faceless murderers’: stars unite to mourn Sulli, and slam K-pop star’s online haters

Shin Hyun-joon joins KARA and other Korean celebrities to pay tribute to the beloved actress and singer – and denounce those who bullied the troubled star online

16 Oct 2019 - 2:54PM

Shin Hyun-joon joins KARA and other Korean celebrities to pay tribute to the beloved actress and singer – and denounce those who bullied the troubled star online

‘Cowardly and faceless murderers’: stars unite to mourn Sulli, and slam K-pop star’s online haters
‘What did I do to deserve this?’: Instagram video reveals K-pop star Sulli’s final months of mental health struggle

The troubled K-pop and K-drama star left the poem on her Instagram account six months ago. Live video has also surfaced of Sulli asking the audience to ‘cut her some slack’

16 Oct 2019 - 12:18PM

The troubled K-pop and K-drama star left the poem on her Instagram account six months ago. Live video has also surfaced of Sulli asking the audience to ‘cut her some slack’

‘What did I do to deserve this?’: Instagram video reveals K-pop star Sulli’s final months of mental health struggle
K-pop group BigBang’s rapper T.O.P told Instagram he is leaving show business – but is he for real?

BigBang’s agency, YG Entertainment, has not announced the rapper’s withdrawal, but the rapper’s Instagram post suggests otherwise

15 Oct 2019 - 1:30PM

BigBang’s agency, YG Entertainment, has not announced the rapper’s withdrawal, but the rapper’s Instagram post suggests otherwise

K-pop group BigBang’s rapper T.O.P told Instagram he is leaving show business – but is he for real?
BigBang’s ‘king of K-pop’ G-Dragon spotted in Instagram pictures of his sister’s wedding

G-Dragon can be seen in Instagram pics of his sister Kwon Da-mi’s marriage to actor Kim Min-joon, titled ‘Bride of October’

14 Oct 2019 - 3:57PM

G-Dragon can be seen in Instagram pics of his sister Kwon Da-mi’s marriage to actor Kim Min-joon, titled ‘Bride of October’

BigBang’s ‘king of K-pop’ G-Dragon spotted in Instagram pictures of his sister’s wedding
What happened when K-pop girl band BLACKPINK snubbed David Beckham at the Adidas 70th anniversary celebration?

The K-pop girl group arrived late for an Adidas 70th anniversary event, but the football star uses the time to interact with fans instead

11 Oct 2019 - 12:00PM

The K-pop girl group arrived late for an Adidas 70th anniversary event, but the football star uses the time to interact with fans instead

What happened when K-pop girl band BLACKPINK snubbed David Beckham at the Adidas 70th anniversary celebration?
How K-pop boy band BTS’ album Map of the Soul: Persona inspired a gorgeous collection of Korean tableware

BTS has collaborated with ceramics brand KwangJuYo on pretty tableware – from bowls to mugs – that fans will want to get their hands on

11 Oct 2019 - 10:30AM

BTS has collaborated with ceramics brand KwangJuYo on pretty tableware – from bowls to mugs – that fans will want to get their hands on

How K-pop boy band BTS’ album Map of the Soul: Persona inspired a gorgeous collection of Korean tableware
Have Song-Song Couple moved on? What we learned from K-drama star Song Hye-kyo’s first Instagram post since divorce from Song Joong-ki

After more than four months offline, the Descendants of the Sun star has made her first social media posts since turning single

9 Oct 2019 - 12:25PM

After more than four months offline, the Descendants of the Sun star has made her first social media posts since turning single

Have Song-Song Couple moved on? What we learned from K-drama star Song Hye-kyo’s first Instagram post since divorce from Song Joong-ki
Avengers star Claudia Kim to marry WeWork Korea’s Matthew Shampine in December

The movie star and Korean-American businessman will tie the knot in December 14 at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul, Korea

8 Oct 2019 - 11:24AM

The movie star and Korean-American businessman will tie the knot in December 14 at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul, Korea

Avengers star Claudia Kim to marry WeWork Korea’s Matthew Shampine in December
Which member of much-missed K-pop girl group Kara is now dating a wealthy business heir?

Singer and actress Park Gyu-ri has confirmed a relationship with the eldest grandson of Dongwon Construction founder Song Seung-hun

3 Oct 2019 - 3:23PM

Singer and actress Park Gyu-ri has confirmed a relationship with the eldest grandson of Dongwon Construction founder Song Seung-hun

Which member of much-missed K-pop girl group Kara is now dating a wealthy business heir?
Are BTS and other K-pop groups ignoring Korean fans by focusing on international tours?

Korean boy bands are starting to upset their local fans by booking more international tours and rarely playing concerts at home

2 Oct 2019 - 5:02PM

Korean boy bands are starting to upset their local fans by booking more international tours and rarely playing concerts at home

Are BTS and other K-pop groups ignoring Korean fans by focusing on international tours?
Has K-drama stars Suzy and Lee Seung-gi’s new spy series Vagabond impressed fans?

The K-drama revolves around a stuntman-turned-taxi driver, who uncovers a tangled web of corruption after more than 200 civilians are killed in an airline crash

27 Sep 2019 - 10:21AM

The K-drama revolves around a stuntman-turned-taxi driver, who uncovers a tangled web of corruption after more than 200 civilians are killed in an airline crash

Has K-drama stars Suzy and Lee Seung-gi’s new spy series Vagabond impressed fans?
Is K-pop spectacle MAMA awards following the money by steering clear of Korea and Hong Kong this year?

The Mnet Asian Music Awards will be held at Japan’s Nagoya Dome on December 4 – skipping Hong Kong for the first time in eight years

26 Sep 2019 - 3:00PM

The Mnet Asian Music Awards will be held at Japan’s Nagoya Dome on December 4 – skipping Hong Kong for the first time in eight years

Is K-pop spectacle MAMA awards following the money by steering clear of Korea and Hong Kong this year?
What is Song-Song couple’s Song Hye-kyo doing in New York?

Descendants of the Sun star Song Hye-Kyo waves goodbye to Korea – and ex-husband Song Joong-ki – to take time out in the Big Apple

26 Sep 2019 - 3:25PM

Descendants of the Sun star Song Hye-Kyo waves goodbye to Korea – and ex-husband Song Joong-ki – to take time out in the Big Apple

What is Song-Song couple’s Song Hye-kyo doing in New York?
K-pop girl group Twice launches Feel Good EP – but where was Mina, and why did Jihyo sit on the sidelines?

Nine-piece group appeared as seven and a half, with Japanese singer Mina skipping Seoul album showcase, while leader Jihyo was forced to sing from a chair

25 Sep 2019 - 6:27PM

Nine-piece group appeared as seven and a half, with Japanese singer Mina skipping Seoul album showcase, while leader Jihyo was forced to sing from a chair

K-pop girl group Twice launches Feel Good EP – but where was Mina, and why did Jihyo sit on the sidelines?
Why is K-pop’s BTS ‘baby’ Jungkook embroiled in rumours he is dating a tattoo artist?

K-pop boy band’s agency Big Hit Entertainment denies that the star is in a romantic relationship and threatens legal action against anyone spreading rumours

23 Sep 2019 - 1:27PM

K-pop boy band’s agency Big Hit Entertainment denies that the star is in a romantic relationship and threatens legal action against anyone spreading rumours

Why is K-pop’s BTS ‘baby’ Jungkook  embroiled in rumours he is dating a tattoo artist?
It’s a girl! K-pop star Rain and K-drama’s Kim Tae-hee welcome their second daughter

The celebrity couple married in January 2017, and their first daughter was born in October that year

20 Sep 2019 - 3:51PM

The celebrity couple married in January 2017, and their first daughter was born in October that year

It’s a girl! K-pop star Rain and K-drama’s Kim Tae-hee welcome their second daughter
Will the Galaxy Fold smartphone be the game changer Samsung is hoping for?

Analysts unsure what kind of response Samsung will get when it releases more foldable devices

18 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM

Analysts unsure what kind of response Samsung will get when it releases more foldable devices

Will the Galaxy Fold smartphone be the game changer Samsung is hoping for?
How are K-pop boy band EXO’s members keeping busy while Xiumin and D.O. are in the army?

Baekhyun, Kai, Chanyeol, Sehun, Chen and Suho have used their time productively while bandmates Xiumin and D.O. have been serving

17 Sep 2019 - 4:10PM

Baekhyun, Kai, Chanyeol, Sehun, Chen and Suho have used their time productively while bandmates Xiumin and D.O. have been serving

How are K-pop boy band EXO’s members keeping busy while Xiumin and D.O. are in the army?
Inside the top 3 Korean cinemas offering film-goers a luxury red-carpet experience

Private viewing rooms, concierge service and amenities like plush slippers and blankets – cinema groups like Lotte Cinema, CJ CGV and Megabox are delivering the goods to viewers looking for an ultra-luxe outing

13 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM

Private viewing rooms, concierge service and amenities like plush slippers and blankets – cinema groups like Lotte Cinema, CJ CGV and Megabox are delivering the goods to viewers looking for an ultra-luxe outing

Inside the top 3 Korean cinemas offering film-goers a luxury red-carpet experience
7 fun things to do in Seoul during your Chuseok – or Mid-Autumn Festival – getaway

Lotte World Seoul Sky, Gyeongbok Palace and Trickeye Museum are just some of the cool attractions to pack into your Korea mini-break during the Mid-Autumn Festival – so plan well

13 Sep 2019 - 5:28AM

Lotte World Seoul Sky, Gyeongbok Palace and Trickeye Museum are just some of the cool attractions to pack into your Korea mini-break during the Mid-Autumn Festival – so plan well

7 fun things to do in Seoul during your Chuseok – or Mid-Autumn Festival – getaway
Sister of K-pop star G-Dragon and actor Kim Min-joon to marry in October

Couple are keeping Seoul venue of their October 11 wedding a secret because of fears that fans of singer and leader of boy band Big Bang will find out and turn up on the day

12 Sep 2019 - 2:12PM

Couple are keeping Seoul venue of their October 11 wedding a secret because of fears that fans of singer and leader of boy band Big Bang will find out and turn up on the day

Sister of K-pop star G-Dragon and actor Kim Min-joon to marry in October
When will K-pop boy band BTS begin compulsory military service in the Korean army?

South Korea’s reform body decides not to extend exemptions, which saw Premier League football star Son Heung-min avoid conscription

10 Sep 2019 - 4:04PM

South Korea’s reform body decides not to extend exemptions, which saw Premier League football star Son Heung-min avoid conscription

When will K-pop boy band BTS begin compulsory military service in the Korean army?
Hit K-drama series SKY Castle gets an English-language remake by NBC: this is what we know

NBC’s pilot episode of original Korean TV series, which attracted record cable TV audiences, likely to resonate in US after 2019 university admissions bribery scandal

9 Sep 2019 - 3:00PM

NBC’s pilot episode of original Korean TV series, which attracted record cable TV audiences, likely to resonate in US after 2019 university admissions bribery scandal

Hit K-drama series SKY Castle gets an English-language remake by NBC: this is what we know