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Sun, July 21, 2019 | 11:35
Rising pop queen Mabel to release new album
On Tuesday morning, Mabel, a 23 year old singer who rocketed to stardom after only a few singles, met with the Korea Times at the InterContinental Grand Seoul Parnas in Samsung-dong, southern Seoul. Born into a musical family - her mother is Swedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry and her father producer Cameron Mcvey - Mabel was given a solid introduction to the industry. Now...
| 2019-07-19 19:15
Like K-pop star, like fan? [VIDEO]
The Korea Times had a chance to meet Oli London, who flew all the way from the U.K. to go under the knife at a plastic surgery clinic here in Korea. He introduced himself as a huge fan of BTS' Jimin. He then agreed he was slightly past the point of being just an avid fan of Jimin, buying BTS merchandise and concert tickets - he now wants to look as much as possible like his i...
| 2019-07-18 10:32
The K-pop effect: Korean plastic surgery attracts more foreigner clients
The Korea Times had a chance to meet Oliver London, who flew all the way from the U.K. to go under the knife at a plastic surgery clinic here in Korea. He introduced himself as a huge fan of BTS' Jimin. He then agreed he was slightly past the point of being just an avid fan of Jimin, buying BTS merchandise and concert tickets - he now wants to look as much as possible like hi...
| 2019-07-17 20:21
Four 2020 FACE of Thailand winners to advance to finals in Seoul
The "2020 Asia Model Festival FACE of Thailand" contest was held at BITEC Hall 101 in Bangkok, Friday. Out of 26 contestants, four models have been singled out - Waramphorn Sutthipong, 19, Kotchalorn Kankong, 22, Saknarong Leesim, 22, and Ganticha Williams, 22 - who will have the chance to win the “FACE of Asia” title by competing with the winners from more than 20 Asian coun...
Asia Model Festival
| 2019-07-14 15:35
Communicating through food: Interview with 'CookTuber' Gabie Kook
Cooking-themed YouTuber Gabie Kook sat down with the Korea Times to talk about her personal stories, life as a YouTuber and her love for food! Gabie is an Argentinian-born Korean chef and also widely known as the wife of Josh, a towering YouTuber who co-hosts "Korean Englishman" that has more than 3 million subscribers.
| 2019-07-08 16:19
Interview with Billboard K-pop columnist Jeff Benjamin
Anyone interested in K-pop should be familiar with the name “Jeff Benjamin.” Benjamin, a New York-based music journalist, has been writing about K-pop for America's music media outlet Billboard since 2013. CNN once dubbed him “the perfect person to talk about K-pop.”
| 2019-07-07 09:13
Lee Hee-moon & Jazz Band Prelude's performance at 2019 CCF Night
Korean traditional lyrical storyteller 'Sorikkun' Lee Hee-Moon and Jazz Band Prelude perform jazzy rendition of Gyeonggi Minyos at CCF (Culture Communication Forum) Night.
| 2019-07-07 09:00
Singer Park Hyo-shin sued for fraud: report
Singer Park Hyo-shin is reportedly being sued over an alleged 400 million won fraud, a local new outlet reported Friday. According to the report, the complaint alleges that Park received cash and luxury goods worth 400 million won ($345,800) over two years from 2014, on condition of entering a contract with the plaintiff's agency.
| 2019-06-28 13:53
Korea Times forum on digital transformation in financial sector
"We need to create more programs to encourage seniors and financially vulnerable consumers to get more access to the benefits of digital banking," FSS Governor Yoon Suk-heun said at a forum on digital transformation hosted by The Korea Times in Seoul, Wednesday.
| 2019-06-27 20:06
Banks should innovate by partnering up with fintech startups
Traditional banks here will have to do their part such as changing their organizational structures in order to achieve innovation and make their partnerships with fintech startups work, said Joydeep Sengupta, a senior partner and member of Global Client Council at McKinsey & Company.
| 2019-06-27 20:04
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