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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

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

High-speed train will shorten travel time to Winter Olympics

Traveling to the east coast of the South Korean peninsula just got easier as a new high-speed train line finished construction in time for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February. Read More

Viewers might need to adjust TV to see subtitles

KBS America has changed its picture size and is in a test period, awaiting feedback from viewers. It’s changed from letterbox (black bars ontop and bottom) to pillarbox (black bars to the left and right), and, as a result, many viewers who have their TV settings on “zoom” have had the subtitles basically disappear from their screens. Read More

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
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Korean blockbuster film screens at 2 isle theaters

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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

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’

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

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

“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

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

KLIFE, the K-drama video-on-demand channel, has five new dramas you can watch on Spectrum. Read More

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