News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Culture 15The latest news from home and abroad, with a close eye on Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula in particular en <![CDATA[Moon Visits Ex-Korean Legation Building in US]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136423 President Moon Jae-in has visited the former legation building used by the Korean Empire in Washington, which reopened on Tuesday as a museum after six years of renovation. After summit talks with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, Moon visited the building and met the descendants of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 23 May 2018 10:44:47 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136423
<![CDATA[BTS Again Becomes Billboard Music Award's Top Social Artist]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136396 South Korean boy band BTS has become the first K-pop group to win a Billboard Music Award for the second year in a row.  The seven-member group won the Top Social Artist prize at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday.  Psy is the only other Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 16:55:14 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136396
<![CDATA[Oldest Metal Type Printed Book Jikji to be Made into 3D Version]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136394 The photographic edition of a Korean Buddhist document known as "jikji" will be made into a three dimensional cultural database. Jikji which is short for "jikji simche yojeol" is the oldest existing book of movable metal print in the world. The Korea Culture Information Service Agency has selected this ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 21 May 2018 16:45:38 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136394
<![CDATA[Lee Chang-dong's 'Burning' Wins Fipresci Top Prize at Cannes]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136370 South Korean thriller "Burning" was awarded the Fipresci International Critics' Prize for best film in the main competition section of this year's Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. The movie by Lee Chang-dong grabbed the prize during the awards ceremony at the 71st festival in France. Lee ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 20 May 2018 13:40:21 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136370
<![CDATA[BTS' New Album Tops iTunes 'Top Album' Chart in 65 Countries ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136360 The third full-length album by K-pop sensation BTS titled "Love Yourself: Tear" has topped global iTunes charts.<br /> <br /> According to the boy band's management agency Big Hit Entertainment, the new album that was released at 6 p.m. Friday ranked number one on iTunes "top album" charts on Saturday in 65 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Australia and Brazil

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 19 May 2018 14:09:39 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136360
<![CDATA[Buddhist Leaders Express Hope for Peace Ahead of Buddha's Birthday]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136338 Ahead of the Buddha's Birthday next Tuesday, Buddhist leaders in South Korea have unveiled celebratory sermons and speeches. They expressed hopes for peace on the Korean Peninsula amid a reconcilliatory mood after the inter-Korean summit and adoption of the Panmunjeom Declaration.  The Most Venerable ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 18 May 2018 15:17:26 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136338
<![CDATA[Renowned Hanbok Designer Dies at Age 82]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136299 Renowned hanbok designer Lee Young-hee died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 82.  Lee’s daughter, Lee Jung-woo, told Seoul-based Yonhap News that her mother was hospitalized last month due to pneumonia and her condition had worsened since.  Born in Daegu in 1936, Lee became a designer of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 17 May 2018 11:36:45 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136299
<![CDATA[Annual Arts and Culture Festival Opens in Seoul Plaza]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136200 An annual event featuring a series of arts and cultural performances will open in downtown Seoul on Monday. The Seoul City government says the opening performance for the five-month-long 2018 Culture Seoul event will begin at 7 p.m. in Seoul Plaza in front of City Hall. The opening night will feature ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 14 May 2018 15:59:53 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136200
<![CDATA['Avengers: Infinity War' Draws 10 Million Viewers]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136186 Hollywood blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War" surpassed ten million in attendance on Sunday, the 19th day since it hit South Korean theaters. According to box-office figures from the Korean Film Council, the latest release from Marvel Studios drew nine-point-84 million moviegoers as of Saturday.  Walt ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 14 May 2018 10:39:55 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136186
<![CDATA[S. Korean Films to be Showcased at Berlin Animation Festival ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136169 Seven South Korean animated films are getting their moment in the spotlight during the Festival of Animation in Berlin. They include Korea's first-ever feature length animation "Hong Kil-dong" and the 2011 production "Leafie, A Hen into the Wild" are among the list. "Hong Kil-dong" produced in 1967 was ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 12 May 2018 13:58:57 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136169
<![CDATA['Avengers 3' Draws 8 Million Viewers in 12 Days]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136013 Hollywood blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War" attracted eight million viewers on Sunday, the 12th day since it hit South Korean theaters. According to box-office figures from the Korean Film Council, the latest release from Marvel Studios drew about seven-point-76 million moviegoers as of Saturday. An ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 06 May 2018 13:47:15 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=136013
<![CDATA[Film '1987' Scoops Up 4 Prizes at Baeksang Arts Awards]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=135982 The annual Baeksang Arts Awards kicked off on Thursday evening in southern Seoul, celebrating the best television and film productions. The 54th ceremony presented awards for 12 categories for movies and 14 for television. In the movie section, political thriller "1987: When the Day Comes" scooped up ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 04 May 2018 15:03:54 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=135982
<![CDATA['Avengers 3' Draws 3 Million Moviegoers in 4 Days]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=135842 Hollywood blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War" has attracted three million moviegoers in South Korea as of Saturday morning since its release four days ago. This is according to the film's distributor, Walt Disney Company Korea. The third installment of the Avengers franchise is only the fourth ever film ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 28 Apr 2018 13:46:21 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=135842
<![CDATA[BTS's New Album Tops Amazon's Preorder Chart]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=135616 South Korea's K-pop boy band BTS has topped the album preorder rankings on Amazon, the largest e-commerce firm in the U.S.  According to its management agency Big Hit Entertainment on Thursday, BTS' third full-length album "Love Yourself: Tear" shot up to number one on Amazon's CDs and Vinyl Best Sellers ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:44:43 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=135616
<![CDATA[Flower Festival Across All Han River Areas Through May ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=135123 The Han River Spring Flower Festival will kick off Sunday across all Han River parks. The festival will continue for over 50 days through May 21st. Golden bells and cherry blossoms will be the first to greet citizens along the riverside. Yellow canola flowers will bloom from early May followed by ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:05:04 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=135123
<![CDATA[Seoul City to Pull the Plug on Saturday for Earth Hour]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134886 Seoul's landmark buildings will pull the plug Saturday evening to observe Earth Hour, an annual event raising environmental awareness around the globe. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said lights at Seoul's N Seoul Tower on Mount Namsan, the skyscraper 63 Building and the country's number one national ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:56:29 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134886
<![CDATA[S. Korea Set to Designate 'Ondol' Heating System as Intangible Cultural Asset]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134733 Korea's unique underfloor heating system called "ondol" will likely be designated as one of the country's intangible cultural assets.  The Cultural Heritage Administration on Friday issued a notice on the possible designation. Ondol, an underfloor heating that uses direct heat transfer from wood smoke ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:42:44 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134733
<![CDATA[BTS Scoops Up 2 Awards at iHeart Radio Music Awards]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134600 South Korean pop group BTS scooped the prize for Best Boy Band at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The U.S.-based internet radio station held an awards ceremony in California on Sunday where the seven-member group topped the Best Boy Band category, beating CNCO, PrettyMuch, The Vamps and Why Don't ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:33:28 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134600
<![CDATA[South Korean Artist's Painting Sold for 4.7 Bln Won]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134516 Late South Korean painter Lee Jung-seob's painting of a cow was auctioned off for four-point-seven billion won, or four-point-four million U.S. dollars.  It's the sixth highest bidding price for an art piece by a contemporary Korean artist. The other five are held by Kim Whan-ki.  On Thursday, the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:23:54 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134516
<![CDATA[Archibishop Apologizes Over Attempted Rape Scandal]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134322 Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong issued a public apology over a sexual violence case involving a senior priest in Suwon City. At a press conference in eastern Seoul on Wednesday, Kim said he apologizes to the victims of sexual violence and their families as well as ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:56:24 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134322
<![CDATA[Historical Books Registered as National Treasures]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134123 Complete books of South Korea's oldest surviving history texts have been designated as national treasures. The Cultural Heritage Administration said Wednesday that two 'Samguk Sagi' books designated were designated as National Treasures Number 322-1 and Number 322-2, respectively.  The two artifacts ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:10:24 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134123
<![CDATA[Park Chan-wook's 'The Handmaiden' Wins Best Foreign Film at BAFTA]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134033 South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook's erotic thriller "The Handmaiden" won the best foreign language film award at the 71st British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.  The Korean movie was selected as the winner at the Royal Albert Hall in London among five nominees including "Elle" by Paul Verhoeven and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:21:05 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=134033
<![CDATA[PyeongChang Olympic Torch Arrives in Host Province]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=133330 The torch for the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, that arrived in the nation from Greece on November first, has finally arrived in its host province.   After 82 days of circulating the country, the Olympic torch on Sunday finally arrived in the northern province of Gangwon. Starting with Cheorwon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:15:39 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=133330
<![CDATA['Along With the Gods' Tops 12 Million in Ticket Sales]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=133065 The South Korean fantasy blockbuster "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds" has surpassed 12 million in ticket sales, becoming the first movie to reach the milestone this year.  According to the film’s distributor Lotte Entertainment, the film's ticket sales topped 12 million on Thursday, 23 days after ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:44:11 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=133065
<![CDATA[Satisfaction of Korean Food Over 80% Among Foreigners Abroad]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132969 A new survey finds that the level of satisfaction of Korean food stood at some 80 percent among foreigners living abroad.   The Korean Food Promotion Institute surveyed six-thousand foreigners in ten major cities around the world aged between 20 and 59 online between September 29th and October 20th of last ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:31:40 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132969
<![CDATA['Along With Gods' Tops 10 Million in Attendance]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132878 The South Korean fantasy blockbuster "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds" has surpassed ten million in ticket sales, becoming the first movie this year to reach the milestone.  According to the film’s distributor Lotte Entertainment, the film sold ten million and 198 tickets as of midnight ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:22:41 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132878
<![CDATA[Survey: Figure Skater Kim Yu-na is No.1 Role Model Among Elementary Students]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132776 A new survey finds that figure skating champion Kim Yu-na is the top role model among elementary school students. Korea Educational Broadcasting System, or EBS, and a mobile contents platform for elementary school students 'School Jam' asked two-thousand-17 elementary students between November ninth and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:56:53 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132776
<![CDATA[S. Korean Movies Likely Take up Majority Share for 7th Year]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132646 The market share of South Korean movies hit 50 percent, thanks to major films released this month. ​ ​According to the data compiled by the Korean Film Council on Sunday, local movies recorded a 50 percent share as of Saturday. ​ ​Fantasy blockbuster "Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds" has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 24 Dec 2017 14:06:04 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132646
<![CDATA[Bucheon Animation Festival Becomes Official Partner of AMPAS]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132639 Short films that win the top prize at South Korea's Bucheon International Animation Festival will be nominated for the American Oscars from next year.

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 23 Dec 2017 14:25:37 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132639
<![CDATA[Faith Groups Issue New Year Messages ]]> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132636 Religious leaders have offered wishes for solidarity in their messages ahead of the new year.

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 23 Dec 2017 13:55:05 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=132636