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South Korean comfort food gets spotlight on ‘Wok of Love’

One of the most popular comfort South Korean foods is the “jajangmyun,” or noodles with black bean sauce. Its origin goes back to the Chinese “zhajiangmian” dish literally meaning fried sauce noodles from the Shandong region of China. Read More

South Korean entertainment agency creates first Chinese boy band


• Updated on  June 9, 2018 at 6:05 pm
The new group Boy Story is made up of six Chinese tweens and teens who are between the ages of 11 and 14. The boys were hand-picked by Park Jin Young, the founder of South Korea’s JYP Entertainment. Read More

BTS becomes first K-Pop band to top Billboard 200


• Updated on  June 1, 2018 at 6:59 pm
South Korean K-pop boy band Bangtan Sonyeon­dan, aka BTS, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart last week with its latest album “Love Yourself: Tear.” Read More

UH summer course delves into popularity of K-pop, J-pop

• Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 3:24 pm
A college-level course dedicated to K-pop and J-pop is available this summer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Read More

Swift ticket sales in S. Korea indicate Marvel’s popularity

• Updated on  May 11, 2018 at 8:18 pm
Marvel blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War” is seeing huge success in South Korea with nearly 8.5 million tickets sold at the box office as of May 6 after its April 25 release. Read More

Jang Dong Gun returns with Korean remake of ‘Suits’

Veteran actor Jang Dong Gun is back on TV after six years in a Korean remake of the USA Network’s successful series “Suits” as the main character. Read More

KBFD finalizes channel move on Spectrum, Hawaiian Tel

• Updated on  April 28, 2018 at 5:56 pm
As of April 12 at 3 p.m., KBFD started broadcasting in Hawaii in high definition on Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcom. Read More

Korean actress Ji-woo Choi marries mystery man

• Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 7:40 pm
Veteran actress Ji-woo Choi married a mystery man March 29 at a Seoul hotel with just family members present. Read More

KFest fundraiser offers K-pop fun, Korean food

• Updated on  April 17, 2018 at 10:51 am
The Korean pop-up event KFest will be happening April 22 at the Pomaikai Ballrooms, with Korean food, K-pop merchandise and dancing, a ramen-eating contest and special performances, all to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii. Read More

S. Korean K-pop stars perform in N. Korea

• Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 11:33 pm
K-pop made history when Seo-hyun of Girl’s Generation, the popular girl band Red Velvet, Baek Ji-young and veteran singers Lee Sun-hee and Cho Yong-pil performed a concert in Pyongyang, North Korea. Read More

Korean restaurateur visits Hawaii to promote culture, food

• Updated on  March 31, 2018 at 6:26 pm
Gaon is a three-Michelin-star restaurant in Seoul; Bicena is a one-Michelin-star restaurant also in Seoul. Both are owned by Tae Kwon Cho, a part-time Hawaii resident who hosted two events in Honolulu last week. Read More

HIFF Spring Showcase includes 4 Korean films

• Updated on  March 24, 2018 at 6:16 pm
Tickets are on sale for the 21st HIFF Spring Showcase presented by Halekulani, which runs April 6-15 at Dole Cannery Stadium 18. There are 33 films from 11 countries, including four titles from South Korea. Read More

Korean supermarkets attract consumers with ‘grocerants’

• Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 12:13 am
In a convenience-obsessed world in which we can buy nearly anything with a few clicks online, many brick-and-mortar stores are adapting to the changing consumer trends. Supermarkets in South Korea are reinventing themselves as “grocerants.” Read More

K-pop superstars report for mandatory military duty

• Updated on  March 10, 2018 at 5:58 pm
Status as a K-pop superstar does not exempt able-bodied men from South Korea’s mandatory two-year military duty. Daesung, a member of mega-group Big Bang, will be enlisting this week. Read More

Russian ice princess meets K-pop crush at Olympics

• Updated on  March 3, 2018 at 6:09 pm
The Olympic K-pop story was the meeting of EXO and Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva. The Russian athlete is a big fan of EXO and she met all eight members of the band at the closing ceremony, thanks to the organizing committee and EXO’s management agency. Read More

Special dramas fill in for Olympics TV pre-emptions

• Updated on  February 24, 2018 at 6:40 pm
South Korean broadcasters and production companies, busy with TV coverage of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, have been pre-empting all their prime-time shows, from entertainment programming to dramas. As a result, for the next two weeks, KBFD will not be broadcasting its usual slate of Korean dramas. Read More

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ shot scenes in S. Korea


• Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:52 pm
“Black Panther” contains a car chase scene that was filmed in Busan, South Korea, in March. Read More

Korean star Taeyang visits Hawaii for prenup photos

• Updated on  February 10, 2018 at 6:06 pm
Hawaii continues to be a desirable destination for Korean celebrities seeking a romantic getaway. Big Bang member Taeyang was recently in Hawaii with his fiancee, Min Hyo-rin, for a wedding photo shoot and video filming. Read More

It’s a love match for fans of Korean tennis player Chung Hyeon

• Updated on  February 3, 2018 at 6:54 pm
South Korean tennis star Chung Hyeon’s youth and newfound celebrity status are sure to provide a boost to the tennis industry in South Korea as he quickly becomes an idol for many youths interested in the sport. Read More

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