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K-Drama: Action-comedy ‘Extreme Job’ soars at South Korean box office

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South Korean film “Extreme Job” has surpassed 10 million tickets sold Wednesday in the 15 days since opening. Read More

K-Drama: South Koreans investors eye properties in U.S., Honolulu

South Koreans have been increasingly investing in properties overseas due to uncertainty in the South Korean economy and worsening pollution in the form of a severe fine dust that blankets the country. Read More
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K-Drama: South Korean group BlackPink tours cities in Asia

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South Korean female idol group BlackPink is well into an Asia tour, which kicked off in Seoul in November. Read More

K-Drama: Action film ‘The Villainess’ becoming U.S. TV series

The South Korean action-packed film of 2018 “The Villainess” directed by Jung Byung-gil, starring Kim Ok-vin, aka Kim Ok-bin will be adapted and remade into a TV series by Skybound Entertainment for the U.S. market. Read More

K-Drama: Actor Shin-yang Park reprises role in sequel to ‘Mr. Lawyer’

The trend of legal dramas in South Korea continues with a sequel, “My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2.” The original, “My Lawyer, Mr. Jo,” which aired in 2016, starred Shin-yang Park and So-ra Kang. Read More

K-Drama: BTS ‘Love Yourself’ concert to hit silver screen Jan. 26

The top South Korean boy band BTS filmed their sold-out concert in Seoul last year and will be screening it in U.S. movie theaters on Jan. 26. Read More
 

South Korean film ‘Burning’ makes Academy’s shortlist

South Korean film “Burning,” directed by Lee Chang-dong, has made the shortlist for the 91st Academy Awards for the best foreign-language film category. Read More

K-Drama: New shows mark end of busy 2018 schedule

This year has been another busy year with many popular Korean dramas. “The Hymn of Death” ends Monday while a special one-parter, “The Reason We Can’t Sleep,” will air on Tuesday. Read More

K-Drama: Maryknoll sophomore to make Sony Open debut

Local Korean-American amateur golfer Peter Jung will make his PGA debut next month at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Read More
 

K-Drama: ‘Masked Singer’ competition to air in January

South Korean reality show “King of the Mask Singer,” which first aired on April 5, 2015, on the MBC network, will be remade for the U.S. TV market by Fox starting in January. Read More

K-Drama: HIFF pays tribute to Korean director Moon So-ri

Korean actress, now director, Moon So-ri received the 2018 Halekulani Career Achievement Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Moon’s film, “The Running Actress,” premiered at the festival. Read More
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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

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