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Jene Park presents Thomas Wylde's 2016 Spring Collection at the 2015 New York Fashion Week. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

K-PEOPLE - Oct 28, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

U.S.-Based South Korean Fashion Designer Jene Park Wants to Collaborate With Korean Celebs and Young Designers in Creating South Korean Fashion House

Thomas Wylde's new creative director hopes to collaborate with Korean celebrities and young designers to create an "internationally-recognized South Korean fashion house."

Actress Jun Ji Hyun is one of the recipients of the president's award at the 2015 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

K-PEOPLE - Oct 28, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Actress Jun Ji Hyun to Receive the President's Award at the Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards For Her Contributions to Korean Culture and The Hallyu Wave

Jun Ji Hyun has been selected as one of the recipients of the prestigious president's award. Other celebrities will also be recognized at the 2015 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards.

Some of the defectors were reportedly members of North Korea's Worker's Party. (Photo by Korean News Service via Getty Images)

Korea - Oct 28, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Number of North Korean Officials Defecting to South Korea Increase This Year, Says National Intelligence Service

Expert says spike in number of defecting senior officials could be reflective of an increasingly unstable North Korean government.

North Korean defectors can now avail of free plastic surgery to treat their scars and help them find jobs. (Photo by Song Kyung Seok/Getty Images)

Life - Oct 27, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

South Korean Police and Korean Association of Plastic Surgeons Launch Free Plastic Surgery Program

The South Korean Police, in partnership with the Korean Association of Plastic Surgery, has launched a program that will give free plastic surgery and treatment to 28,000 defectors burdened by their scars.

New World Health Organization report declares processed meat as carcinogens. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Life - Oct 27, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Processed Meat and Red Meat Are 'Carcinogenic to Humans', Says World Health Organization

Increased consumption of processed meat and red meat could lead to higher risks of cancer.

South Korea has demonstrated strong improvement in its cyber defenses. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Tech - Oct 27, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

South Korea Rises To Third From Fourth In The Annual List Of ‘Cyber Mature’ Countries Compiled By Australian Strategic Policy Institute

South Korea climbs to third in this year's "cyber maturity" rankings by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

LG (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Business - Oct 26, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

LG’s Dual-Screen V10 Racks Up Disappointing Sales In South Korea

The LG V10 has failed to capture South Korean consumers as it dips to 15th place in terms of domestic smartphone sales.

An instant ramen craze erupts in Los Angels and New York as Korean grocery stores introduce new premium-grade variety. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

K-WAVE - Oct 26, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Companies Present New Variety of Premium Instant Ramen That's Healthier and Better-Tasting; Spikes Sales in Los Angeles and New York

A new variety of premium-grade ramen is set to eliminate ramen's image of being a cheap and unhealthy dorm food.

The Collective Invention (Photo by CJ Entertainment)

K-WAVE - Oct 26, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Director Kwon Oh Kwang Presents A Comedic Take on Social Issues in South Korea Through Debut Film 'Collective Invention'

Half man, half fish Park Gu is at the center of South Korea's notorious social problems and the lead star of Kwon Oh Kwang's directorial debut "Collective Invention"

Many of South Korea's elderly are living in poverty, receiving little to no support from families and the government. (Photo by Chung Sung Jun/Getty Images)

Korea - Oct 26, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

South Korea Has The Worst Senior Poverty Rate Among Developed Nations, Elderly Struggle to Get By Through Church Donations

Many of South Korea's elderly are living in poverty with little to no recourse for support.

Fans will learn more about Pokémons and their abilities at the Pokémon Gym in Osaka. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

World - Oct 26, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Real-Life Pokémon Center in Osaka, Japan Will Open Its Doors To Fans on November 19

Gotta catch 'em all! Pokémon fans will soon be able to live the life of a real Pokémon trainer as Pokémon Gym is set to open in Osaka on Nov. 19.

China Airlines is seeking $30,000 compensation from woman who gave birth on board a flight to the United States (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images News)

World - Oct 23, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

‘Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity’ Of Delivering A Baby Aboard a Flight to the U.S. Leads to Taiwanese Woman's Deportation and Separation From Her Baby

A Taiwanese woman is now in legal trouble after she concealed her pregnancy from airport authorities and subsequently gave birth to her child mid-flight.

Secondary students in South Korean will soon use government-issued textbooks instead of having to choose from eight different versions.  (Photo by Chung Sung Jun/Getty Images News)

Korea - Oct 23, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

President Park Geun Hye's "Correct History Textbook" Plan For 2017 Met With Backlash From Citizens

South Korea is divided on the issue of mandatory implementation of government-issued history textbooks in schools.

North Korea (Photo by Xiaolu Chu/Getty Images News)

Life - Oct 23, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

$50 "Notel" Is North Korea's Window to the Outside World

The handy "notel" is North Koreans' way of enjoying foreign media content otherwise banned by the government.

Research suggests that a 20-minute walk could help reduce vulnerability to seasonal allergies. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images News)

Life - Oct 23, 2015 AM EDT - Therese Agcopra

Study in South Korea Shows a 20-Minute Walk Could Help Prevent Seasonal Allergies This Autumn

A team of researchers led by Prof. Kang Hye Ryun in Seoul National University Hospital shows lower levels of vitamin D could cause allergic rhinitis.

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