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Son Yeon jae

Korea - Aug 03, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Son Yeon-jae Prepares for Gold at 2016 Rio Olympics

Son Yeon-jae, a South Korea rhythmic gymnast, has begun training in Brazil for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Son is hoping to become the first rhythmic gymnast to win a gold medal for South Korea.

Shake Shack burgers

Business - Jul 26, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Gangnam Shake Shack Brings Over 1k Customers For Grand Opening

Korea's first Shake Shack opened up to much hype on Friday, July 22 in Gangnam. The New York-based chain was warmly welcomed by over 1500 customers on the first day.

K-PEOPLE - Jul 23, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Park Shin-hye To Form Center for Needy Children in Manila

Actress Park Shin-hye is planning to open a center for needy children in Manila called "Shin-hye Center."

Shake Shack burgers

Business - Jul 20, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Shake Shack to Open First Store In Korea

American burger brand, Shake Shack, will be opening its first store in the Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea on Friday. Marketing has been going strong in order to promote the grand opening.

K-PEOPLE - Jul 19, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Former Miss Korea Returns To Showbiz After 16-Year Hiatus

Former Miss Korea, Jang Yoon-jeong, is making a return to the spotlight after a 16-year hiatus. Jang can be seen in "Trick," a suspense drama.

Jakarta skyline

K-WAVE - Jul 18, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

HyunA Performs Solo at Viral Fest Asia 2016 in Bali

Former 4minute member, HyunA performed at the Viral Fest Asia 2016 in Bali, Indonesia. The show took place on July 17 and gave HyunA the opportunity to reveal her talents as a solo act.

Jay Z's recent purchase is  subscription based, music streaming service Tidal

US - Jul 08, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Jay Z New Song 'Spiritual' Addresses Police Brutality

Jay Z dropped his first new track since 2013's "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" album on Thursday. The song, "Spiritual" addresses police brutality after a wave of fatal incidents in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' - Arrivals

US - Jul 08, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

'Hairspray Live' Welcomes Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton

Ariana Granda has been cast in NBC's upcoming Hairspray Live, NBC announced on Thursday. The Grammy-winning artist will take on the role of Peny Pingleton.

Suwon, Korea

Korea - Jul 05, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

'Creative Korea' Slogan Gets Backlash For Lacking Creativity

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in South Korea recently announced South Korea's new national slogan-- "Creative Korea." The slogan has not be received favorably from PR experts who believe it misrepresents Korea and lacks creativity.

Millions of Indian fans are requesting Lee Min Ho to visit their country.

K-WAVE - Jul 04, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Lee Min-ho's 'Bounty Hunter' Is an Instant Hit in China

Lee Min-ho's latest flick, "Bounty Hunters," is an instant hit in China. The film grossed 9 billion won ($7.8 million) on its release date in China.

Netflix and Softbank Partnership Launch

Business - Jun 30, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Netflix Taps Into Korean Market With Plans For More Local Content

Netflix has plans to tap deeper into the Korean market and capitalize on the Korean Wave. The company reported on Thursday that they are taking greater strides to provide more locally produced content.

 Song Joong Ki (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

K-PEOPLE - Jun 27, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Song Joong-ki Holds Meet & Greet with 4000 Fans in Taiwan

South Korean star, Song Joong-ki held a meet & greet in Taiwan this weekend. The event was held at Taiwan National University in Taipei as part of his Asian tour.

South Korean elderly women

Korea - Jun 27, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Study Shows Korean Women Rank 3rd in Longest Life Expectancy

A report from the World Health Organization revealed that Korean women have the third longest life expectancy rate. Korean women's' life expectancy is 85.48 years, just behind Spain with 85.5 years and Japan, topping the list, with 86.8 years.

Teenagers using their smartphones in the Gangnam District of Seoul | By: Angelo DeSantis | Getty Images

Korea - Jun 21, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

Koreans Top List of Consuming News Via Smartphone

According to the Korea Press Foundation (KPF), almost half of all Koreans consume digital news via smartphones. They topped the list of 26 countries studied in a survey.

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Winter Games sign at Yongpyong Alpine Center | By: Michael Heiman | Getty Images

Korea - Jun 20, 2016 AM EDT - Simeon L

PyeongChang Olympics 2018 Recruiting 22,000 Volunteers for Successful Hosting

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) is busy preparing for a successful hosting of the event in South Korea. Officials in the committee are planning to recruit thousands of volunteers in various fields to support the preparations.

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