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K-Drama: BlackPink’s Jennie drops ‘Solo,’ her debut single

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Jennie from the girl idol group BlackPink released her first solo song, “Solo,” Monday, and it has garnered nearly 50 million YouTube hits. Read More
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K-Drama: Hawaii International Film Festival has robust Korean lineup

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The 38th-annual Hawaii International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with an opening reception at the Halekulani hotel and a Thursday screening of the opening-night film, “Shadow.” Read More
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K-Drama: Rapper CL, Black Eyed Peas drop new single, ‘Dopeness’

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South Korean singer CL, formerly with girl group 2NE1 under YG Entertainment, has just released a song in the U.S. with the Black Eyed Peas. Read More

K-Drama: 3 shows showcase actors cast as dual characters

A single actor playing the role of two characters in the same Korean dramas is nothing new, but it has been a formula for success in recent years. Read More

K-Drama: Wong Kar-wai, Awkwafina among guests at HIFF

Special guests at this year’s 38th Hawaii International Film Festival include legendary film director Wong Kar-wai from Hong Kong and “Crazy Rich Asians” actress Awkwafina, who will be receiving the HIFF Maverick Award. Read More

K-Drama: ‘Lost’ star debuts as lead in a new drama, ‘Ms. Ma’

South Korean-American actress Kim Yunjin is back on the Korean small screen after 19 years. Read More
 

K-Drama: Documentary spotlights local middle-school math champs

KBFD will air “Korean Style in Honolulu,” a special two-part news documentary, October 12 and 13 at 6 p.m. Read More

K-Drama: Politicians, public flash trendy gesture used by celebs

The “finger heart” is often used by South Korean celebrities, but now even mainstream public and politicians also use the gesture as a sign of love. Read More

K-pop stars part of delegation visiting N. Korea for summit

Ties between North and South Korea are warming up with recent summits, cultural exchanges and dialogue for what many see as a step closer to reunification in the peninsula. Read More
 

K-Drama: Korean soccer coach helps Vietnam flourish

South Korean football coach Park Hang-seo has become a celebrity in Vietnam. Read More

K-Drama: Asian Games pre-empt KBFD shows

South Korean media coverage of the 18th Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang from Aug. 18 through Sept. 2 has led to the pre-emption of many regularly scheduled programs. Read More
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K-Drama: Korean Cinema Fest celebrates range of feature films

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The Honolulu Museum of Art kicked off its annual celebration of Korean cinema on Sept. 1 at Doris Duke Theatre with an opening-night reception and screening of “Little Forest.” Read More

Families finally reunite decades after Korean War

History and real drama happened on the Korean peninsula this week as families separated by the Korean War were reunited after 65 years. Read More
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K-pop band H.O.T. to hold first concert since 2001 split

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H.O.T., a popular K-pop group from the 1990s, will be holding their first concert since they split up in 2001. Read More
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‘Along With the Gods’ sequel gives boost to film industry

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The South Korean film industry is getting a huge boost after a sluggish year with the release of the film “Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days.” Read More

‘Let Me Introduce Her’ among new K-dramas set to debut

Three new Korean dramas start this week on local TV. Read More
 

‘Switch’ actor Jang Keun Suk will begin mandatory military service

Actor Jang Keun Suk, who was recently in “Switch,” will start his mandatory military service this week in South Korea. Read More

DJ Steve Aoki to drop remix of BTS single ‘Truth Untold’

Jet-setter DJ and producer Steve Aoki, who performs all over the world, will be releasing a remix of “The Truth Untold,” a song by BTS. Read More

‘Concert King’ Martin Nievera to play Blue Note Waikiki

Singer, actor and songwriter Martin Nievera — the “Concert King” of the Philippines — will be performing at the Blue Note Hawaii this week. Read More

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