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What to Make of the Recent Boom in Remakes of International TV Programs
What to Make of the Recent Boom in Remakes of International TV Programs
2017-02-16
A new wave has hit the TV show industry of Korea, with remakes from other countries grasping the attention of Korean viewers. The recently concluded series that tvN aired was one of such remakes based on an American show of the same name. ...
Yuru-Chara, Characters That Save Japanese Local Economies
Yuru-Chara, Characters That Save Japanese Local Economies
2017-02-16
Countless yuru-chara based on Japanese regions (Source: http://kigurumisummit.org/) ■  The success story of yuru-chara through the case of KumamonHello Kitty, Pokemon, Doraemon, and Anpanman-these are all long-loved and globally f...
A Trip to Nurook Media: The Hidden Supporters of “Webtoon” Writers and Comics
A  Trip to Nurook Media: The Hidden Supporters of “Webtoon” Writers and Comics
2017-02-16
From K-Drama to films and musicals, today’s cultural media are brimming with contents sourced from “webtoons” or Korean online comics. Webtoons have grown beyond their web browser windows and mobile phone screens to become a prime “one-sour...
Introducing Poland’s Hallyu (Korean Wave) Community, “Eoulrim Band”
Introducing Poland’s Hallyu (Korean Wave) Community, “Eoulrim Band”
2017-02-16
Eoulrim Band in Korea Festival 2015 In Poland, the land of Chopin, culture, and art, there is a Hallyu (Korean Wave) community that fancies Korean culture more than native Koreans themselves. Every Tuesday evening, 10 employees from th...
Seongdeok Leads Popular Culture with Avid Affection
Seongdeok Leads Popular Culture with Avid Affection
2017-02-16
Deokhu has become a cultural keyword in Korea. Deokhu is an abbreviation of Odeokhu, which was originally taken from the Japanese word Otaku that refers to people who are extremely indulgent in one field. TV programs featuring these pe...
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