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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

North Korean singer becomes Olympic-size media sensation

Updated on  January 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm
The North Korean Olympic delegation led by Hyon Song-wol has rocketed to celebrity status with her visit to Seoul last week to inspect venues. Read More

Koreas will march under 1 flag at Winter Olympics

Updated on  January 23, 2018 at 11:02 pm
North Korea will be sending not only their athletes but a 230-member cheering squad, the 140-member Samjiyon Orchestra and possibly the Moranbong Band, the North Korean K-pop group, to perform in South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics next month. Read More

K-pop star D-Lite delights fans with farewell shows

Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 6:56 pm
Korean singer/actor/television host D-lite, aka Daesung, 30, played the final show of his farewell tour Jan. 7 at the Hawaii Theatre. Read More

Banquet honors service by local Korean-Americans

Updated on  January 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm
The Korean American Foundation Hawaii will celebrate the 115th anniversary of the Korean immigration to Hawaii and the United States with a fundraising banquet at the Sheraton Waikiki. Read More

Korean stars plan February wedding

Singer Taeyang of Big Bang and actress Min Hyo-rin have confirmed they are engaged. The couple plan to marry in February before Taeyang starts his mandatory military service. Read More

K-pop boy band BTS becomes international sensation

Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm
The seven-member K-pop group BTS continues to make headlines around the world. At last month’s Mnet Asian Music Awards, BTS was named the Artist of the Year for the second year in a row. Read More

Veteran South Korean actors shine at Blue Dragon Awards

Updated on  December 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm
At South Korea’s 38th Blue Dragon Film Awards, two films and their veteran stars swept top categories. “A Taxi Driver” was named best film and its star, Kang-ho Song,who visited Honolulu in 2002, won best leading actor. Read More

K-pop groups make splash in U.S. with TV, film appearances

K-pop groups BTS and Black Pink are getting cred in the U.S. via Hollywood and a prime-time TV appearance on the American Music Awards. Read More

Palama Super Market marks 40 years with kim chee festival

Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 11:25 pm
Palama Supermarket, locally owned and operated by the Lim family, celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, and part of the festivities is the inaugural Hansung Kimchi Festival. Read More

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