The uphill battle to stop suicides on the Han River

Almost every day, someone jumps off one of the 31 bridges over the Han River in South Korea. (Getty Images Bank) On October 1, Cho Han-ah, 44, and her husband were enjoying the afternoon. Unusually warm weather prompted the couple to walk across the 1.5-kilometre-long Wonhyo Bridge over the Han River in Seoul, where they …

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[CONTRIBUTION] Hallyu ready to revive in intellectual property

Lee In-sil Commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office Hallyu, referring to the popularity of Korean culture abroad, has now become one of the biggest cultural phenomena in Asia and the world. Historians, however, say that this Hallyu was even observed around 400 years ago in Southeast Asia during the Joseon Dynasty period in the …

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Korean series ‘Glitch’ brings science fiction, suspense and a sense of humor to Netflix

1/6 Hong Ji-hyo (L, Jeon Yeo-been) and Heo Bora (Nana) team up to find a missing boyfriend who may have been abducted by aliens in Netflix’s upcoming streaming series “Glitch.” Photo courtesy of the Busan International Film Festival BUSAN, South Korea, Oct. 6 (UPI) — Sci-fi suspense comedy Failure looks to become South Korea’s next …

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A Professional K-Pop Makeup Artist Picks BTS’s V As The Celeb With The Best Pictures — Here’s Why It Was A Big Deal » GossipChimp

Famous makeup artists have the opportunity not only to work with celebrities numerous times, but also to perform frequently. In the Korean entertainment industry, a single lounge worker can meet many singers, actors, entertainers, and more. Your browser does not support video.Jungkook from BTS finishing his makeup In an interview with TUTOR, two skilled makeup …

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Resistance growing over big tech’s push into insurance agency biz

Insurance agents protest in front of the presidential office in Yongsan, central Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap) South Korean technology firms are gearing up to launch new services where users can compare different insurance products on their platforms, but the move has been met with strong resistance from traditional agents, sources said Wednesday. Financial authorities earlier …

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