<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Culture]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Joseon-era Bombs Found in N. Jeolla]]> Archeologists have found what they say are 16th century time bombs. Honam Cultural Property Research Center said Thursday that eleven devices were found at an ancient fortress site in Gochang, North Jeolla Province.   Known as "Bi-geok-jin-cheon-ryoe" in Korean, the weapons are cast ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:56:21 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140818
<![CDATA[BTS Tops Japanese Chart Despite Controversy]]> South Korean boy band BTS has topped Japan's Oricon weekly charts despite criticism over a controversial piece of clothing worn by one of the band's members. BTS' new Japanese single "Fake Love/Airplane pt. 2" topped the Oricon weekly singles chart based ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:51:59 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140762
<![CDATA[BTS Wins Best Group, Song at People's Choice Awards]]> South Korean K-pop group BTS has won the most titles at the 2018 People’s Choice Awards. According to U.S. media outlets, BTS took home top honors for best group, song, music video and social celebrity of 2018 at the annual awards’ ceremony in Santa Monica in the U.S. state of California on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:20:24 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140733
<![CDATA[Fewer Singles Consider Marriage Necessary]]> Recent surveys show that the percentage of unmarried South Korean men and women who believe it is necessary to get married has dropped by half in the past eight years. According to Statistics Korea's Social Survey data and a report from a group of experts advising the Presidential Committee on Aging ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:51:53 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140699
<![CDATA[Documentary Film on Sex Slavery Victims to be Screened in LA ]]> A documentary film about victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery will be screened in Los Angeles next week. According to the Korean American Forum of California on Friday, several groups will jointly sponsor the screening of "The Apology," including the Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 10 Nov 2018 12:43:01 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140694
<![CDATA[S. Korean Actor Shin Sung-il Dies at 81]]> South Korean veteran actor Shin Sung-il died of lung cancer on Sunday. He was 81. An official at the Korea Film Actors Association said that Shin, the honorary chairman of the association’s board of directors, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Shin, the most popular heartthrob of South Korea's movie ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 04 Nov 2018 13:58:08 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140522
<![CDATA[Novel 'Please Look After Mom' to be Made into US TV Series]]> The South Korean bestseller "Please Look After Mom" by novelist Shin Kyung-sook is set to be made into a U.S. television series. Shin’s agency KL Management announced Tuesday the author has signed a deal with "Blue Jar Pictures" for the production, marking the first time a South ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:26:11 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140427
<![CDATA[Traditional Korean Wrestling Likely to Make UNESCO List]]> Traditional Korean wrestling “ssireum” is highly likely to be added to the coveted UN list of world intangible cultural heritage. The Cultural Heritage Administration announced on Monday that the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage decided to recommend that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:34:50 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140359
<![CDATA[BTS Receives Order of Cultural Merits ]]> K-pop sensation BTS has received an order of cultural merits for its contribution to promoting the Korean pop culture wave and the Korean language overseas. As the youngest honoree of the medal, the boyband returned home to attend the award ceremony Wednesday after being oversees for 52 days on a tour of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:34:04 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140273
<![CDATA[Public Broadcasters Gather in Seoul for PBI Conference]]> Anchor: Executives of key public broadcasters from all over the world have gathered in Seoul this week to discuss ways to spearhead challenges the media industry is facing, including the spread of fake news. Hong Suhryung has more on the Public Broadcasters International Conference where some 200 delegates ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:11:14 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140246
<![CDATA[Public Broadcasters International Conference Opens in Seoul ]]> The 2018 Public Broadcasters International(PBI) Conference is under way in Seoul, with some 200 heads of public broadcasters and other key executives from around 50 countries participating.  In his welcoming remarks at the opening ceremony Wednesday, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon urged the public ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:55:52 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140240
<![CDATA[KBS Opens YouTube Channel 'Again Gayo Top 10']]> The Korean Broadcasting System(KBS) has launched an official YouTube channel providing memorable footage from "Gayo Top 10," a music show that aired throughout the '80s and '90s.  "Gayo Top 10" was a music rankings show that ran for 17 years from 1981 to 1998. It preceded the current KBS program "Music ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:04:28 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140153
<![CDATA[Workshop to Foster Korean-Turkish Translators of Literature]]> The Literature Translation Institute of Korea has announced it will hold a workshop to foster talent who can translate Korean literature into Turkish and vice versa.  The workshop to be held October 22nd to 26th is designed to cultivate professional translators of literary works of the two countries ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:51:54 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140140
<![CDATA[Korean Archive Set up in Renowned Italian University]]> One of Italy's most renowned universities now hosts a treasure trove of Korean cultural offerings. Sapienza University of Rome’s department of Oriental Studies formally inaugurated its “Window on Korea” archive Tuesday. It makes available to researchers about three-thousand books on Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:23:54 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140062
<![CDATA[Another Ancient Palace to be Open at Night All Year Round From 2019]]> Starting from next year, Seoul's Changgyeong Palace will be open until 9 p.m. all year round.  Cultural Heritage Administration head Chung Jae-suk on Tuesday told lawmakers about the plan for the popular tourist attraction, which was first built in 1483 as a residence for queens. This year, the palace ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:18:12 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=140032
<![CDATA[Diverse Events Set for October to Celebrate Month of Dokdo]]> Anchor: October has been designated as the Month of Dokdo. The aim of the designation is to raise awareness of South Korea's eastern most territory, which Japan often lays claim over.  Lee Bo-kyung has more.  Report: North Gyeongsang Province said on Monday it will hold diverse cultural ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:35:31 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139993
<![CDATA[2018 Global Hand Washing Day October 15th]]> South Korean health authorities on Monday stressed the importance of washing hands to prevent diseases on the occasion of Global Handwashing Day. The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that washing hands with soap for over 30 seconds can be an effective way to prevent many infectious and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:11:31 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139991
<![CDATA[Moon to Watch BTS Perform in Paris Sunday]]> President Moon Jae-in will watch South Korean boy band BTS perform in Paris on Sunday. The top office said the president was scheduled to attend a concert marking the friendship between Korea and France during his state visit to France.  Some 400 people will attend the bilateral friendship concert ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:03:13 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139924
<![CDATA[BTS to Feature on Cover of Time Magazine]]> K-pop sensation BTS will feature on the cover of Time magazine after making it onto Time's Next Generation Leaders list. The U.S. weekly on Wednesday gave an online preview of its October 22nd edition showing the Korean boy band on the cover with a story titled "How BTS Is Taking Over the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:59:31 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139923
<![CDATA[BTS Becomes First S. Korean Musicians to Win Prize at American Music Awards]]> K-pop boy band BTS has become the first group of South Korean musicians to win an American Music Award(AMA). The group's management agency Big Hit Entertainment said Wednesday the seven-member act received the Favorite Social Artist award at the 2018 AMAs held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 10 Oct 2018 15:47:33 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139883
<![CDATA[Gov't to Recognize BTS for Spreading Korean Culture]]> The South Korean government will honor K-pop boy group BTS with a medal for helping promote the country’s culture around the world.  Presidential Spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom announced in a written briefing on Monday that it was decided in a Cabinet meeting presided over by President Moon Jae-in earlier in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 08 Oct 2018 18:31:21 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139856
<![CDATA[Six K-Musicals to be Presented in Shanghai]]> Audiences in China will soon have a chance to enjoy a number of original Korean musicals. The Korea Arts Management Service said Friday it's hosting the annual K-musical Road Show at Shanghai Culture Square from October 9th to 10th. The festival launched in 2016 to introduce Korean musicals to overseas ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 06 Oct 2018 14:29:09 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139816
<![CDATA[Busan Int'l Film Festival to Open Thursday]]> The 23rd Busan International Film Festival will open Thursday for a ten-day run in the southern port city of Busan. The opening, set for 6 p.m. at the Busan Cinema Center, will mark a fresh start after years of dispute between the organizing committee and Busan City, a major sponsor of the event, over the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 04 Oct 2018 10:11:01 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139751
<![CDATA[Latin America's 1st Korean Wave-themed Radio Program to Go on Air from Oct.]]> A show on K-Pop and the Korean Wave will become a regular program on Mexico’s largest radio broadcaster, a first for Latin America.  The Korean Cultural Center in Mexico announced on Sunday that Radio Centro will air the program called “K-Hour” every Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m.  The move comes after ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:31:00 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139679
<![CDATA[S. Korean Wins Gold at Int'l String Instrument Making Competition]]> A South Korean instrument maker has won a gold medal for the first time at an international string instrument making competition in Italy. A cello made by Jung Ga-wang earned the top prize in the category at the 15th International Triennale Violin Making Competition Antonio Stradivari that wrapped up on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:02:40 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139628
<![CDATA[S. Koreans Favor Vietnam for Holiday Travel]]> Vietnam was the most popular destination for South Koreans seeking to enjoy this week’s Chuseok holiday overseas.  According to local travel agency Mode Tour on Thursday, around 40 percent of those purchasing overseas travel packages for the holiday headed to Southeast Asia, while 23 percent ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 27 Sep 2018 19:24:00 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139616
<![CDATA[BTS Delivers Speech at UN General Assembly Event]]> K-pop sensation BTS attended the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly and delivered a speech to world leaders on Monday.  They were headlining a ceremonial event for "Generation Unlimited," a new UNICEF global partnership aimed at teens and young adults aged between ten and 24. BTS ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:40:58 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139578
<![CDATA[No. of Foreign Tourists Jumps 26.1% in August from Last Year]]> The number of foreign tourists to South Korea rose sharply in August from a year earlier.  The Korea Tourism Organization(KT) said on Friday that over one-point-39 million foreigners visited South Korea for tourism purposes last month, up by 26-point-one percent from the same month last ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:53:41 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139536
<![CDATA[Seoul City Unveils Tourism Promotion Plans ]]> The Seoul city government will foster 20 must-visit tourist destinations with a goal to attract 50 million tourists to the capital city per year by 2023.   The metropolitan government unveiled plans to promote tours to Seoul city on Thursday.   It aims to nearly double the number of tourists visiting ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:24:33 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139488
<![CDATA[BTS to Give Speech at UN General Assembly]]> K-pop sensation BTS will reportedly attend the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations next week. According to a source at the UN on Wednesday, BTS is scheduled to perform and give a three-minute speech in front of top officials and heads of state at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.  The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:49:43 +0900 Culture http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Cu_detail.htm?No=139479