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Bowl of bibimbap great complement to K-dramas

The Korean dish bibimbap, which literally means mixed rice, is getting a lot of traction for its versatility, ease of making, health benefits, scalability and taste. Read More

Big Bang’s G-Dragon collaborates on Korean theme park

K-pop has added a new dimension to the industry: theme parks. The new 617-acre Jeju Shinhwa World will host hotels under the Marriott, Four Seasons and other brands, villas, a casino, an amusement theme park, a Lionsgate movie world, a water park, shopping, restaurants and YG Town. Read More

HIFF returns with strong slate of Korean films

The 37th annual Hawaii International Film Festival will kick off Nov. 2 for 10 days of films from all over the world. The Korean film category includes nine confirmed film screenings so far. Read More

‘Korean Legacy’ features retired judge, KBFD founder

KBFD TV will broadcast its “Korean Legacy” series highlighting Korean Americans in Hawaii. This year, retired Chief Justice Ronald Moon and KBFD founder Kea Sung Chung will be featured. Read More

Star-studded ‘Fortress’ tells tale of epic siege

The highly anticipated period movie, “The Fortress,” will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 20. Read More

Learning a language expands social, cultural horizons

If you know Korean, television dramas could end up being twice as enjoyable if you understand the nuances of the language and culture. If you’re serious about learning the language, there are 23 Korean-language schools in Hawaii to help you. Read More

Korean blockbuster film screens at 2 isle theaters

Updated on  September 11, 2017 at 1:25 am
The Korean box office hit “A Taxi Driver” is on track to be the most successful Korean film of the year. It will screen this week at two locations on Oahu. Read More

Learn to cook complete meal during chef’s classes in Seoul

If you love Korean food and are planning a trip to South Korea, consider enrolling in one of chef Min-seon Kim’s daily classes at the Ome (Five Tastes) Cooking Lab in Seoul. Read More

Big Bang’s Daesung to play pair of Hawaii shows

Updated on  August 29, 2017 at 12:41 am
Daesung, a member of Big Bang, is scheduled to hold two concerts in Hawaii in January. Read More

Korean Cinema series features food, cocktails and dance

The Korean Cinema series at the Doris Duke Theatre is set for Sept. 2-23 with a lineup of films that will please Hawaii audiences. Read More

Reporter avenges brother’s death in ‘Distorted’

Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 8:56 pm
We have seen many legal thriller K-dramas recently as it’s been a trend in South Korea, and another legal drama, “Falsify,” will debut this week in Hawaii. Read More

K-pop artists, food, culture pack annual Korean Festival

Updated on  August 6, 2017 at 5:13 pm
The 16th annual Korean Festival returns this month at the Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds after starting in 2002 to mark the centennial of Koreans’ immigration to Hawaii. Read More

Koreans escape from island’s horrors in new film

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm
“Battleship Island” takes place on Japan’s coal-rich Hashima island during World War II, when Korean forced-laborers attempt an escape. Read More

Honolulu, Seoul mark 44 years as sister cities

Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 5:12 pm
This year marks the 44th anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Honolulu and Seoul. Read More

Popular ‘Descendants’ actors to wed in October

The K-marriage of the year will be happening Oct. 31 between veteran actress Song Hye Kyo and actor Song Joong Ki. Read More

More K-dramas available via video-on-demand

Updated on  July 8, 2017 at 7:09 pm
KLIFE, the K-drama video-on-demand channel, has five new dramas you can watch on Spectrum. Read More

Indulge seafood cravings at Seoul fish market

Updated on  July 1, 2017 at 7:49 pm
It’s the summer travel season, and many are asking about what to do and see in Korea. Read More

Duck Butt owners open second location

Cafe Duck Butt just opened their second location, DB Grill, aka Duck Butt Grill, at Kapolei Commons. Read More

Hyundai’s new SUV named after Hawaii island locale

Hyundai continues to name its cars after travel destinations, unveiling its newest compact SUV named Kona last week. Read More

New K-pop stars rise in place of defunct groups

Updated on  June 3, 2017 at 11:52 pm
There is already a new generation of K-pop female groups eager to fill the void left by others. Read More

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