Kakao Bank Off To A Rollicking Start

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Kakao Bank Off to a Rollicking Start
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Kakao Bank Off to a Rollicking Start

The co-CEOs of Kakao Bank give a presentation at the launch in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

Korea's second Internet-only bank Kakao Bank was off to a roaring start when it opened its virtual doors on Thursday morning.

Customers' response was overwhelming, with 280,000 downloading the bank's smartphone app, 20,000 deposit accounts with over W36 billion opened and W14.1 billion extended in loans on the first day of business (US$1=W1,115). So many customers accessed the website on the first day that the computer system froze temporarily.

Actor Lee Min Ho to start military duties in May
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Actor Lee Min Ho to start military duties in May

Actor Lee Min Ho will be starting up his military duties this May.

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On April 18, his agency MYM Entertainment stated, "Lee Min Ho will start his military service as a public service worker at the Gangnam District Office in Seoul on May 12. He plans to enlist privately. He's been given a place as a public service employee due to his car accidents in 2006 and 2011."

Lee Min Ho's last project was the SBS drama 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' this past January. He'll be featured in the upcoming MBCdocumentary 'DMZ, The Wild'. He's also currently dating idol star Suzy.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Lee Min-ho will start army duty on May 12
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Lee Min-ho will start army duty on May 12

Lee Min-ho's agency has revealed that the actor will start serving as a public service officer at Gangnam District Office soon. Korean netizens are supportive of the move.

Normally, Koreans have been critical of celebrities who have chosen to enlist as public service officers rather than as active duty soldiers. In the case of Lee Min-ho, his history of car accidents, one in 2006 and another in 2011, have made the decision understandable. Fellow actor, Jeong Il-woo was also injured in the 2006 car accident, and enlisted as a public service worker in December 2016.

Lee Min Ho Enlistment: Lee Min Ho To Start Mandatory Service on May 12, Will Work As Social Worker in Gangnam Due to Injury
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Lee Min Ho Enlistment: Lee Min Ho To Start Mandatory Service on May 12, Will Work As Social Worker in Gangnam Due to Injury

Lee Min Ho has finally released his enlistment date for the military after months of waiting. His agency MYM Entertainment, confirmed that the Legend of the Blue Sea actor will be enlisting for mandatory service on May 12.

"The enlistment date for Lee Min Ho was confirmed today," Lee Min Ho's agency, MYM Entertainement said. "It is true that he will be starting his military service on May 12 in Gangnam as a social service worker."

According to Koreboo, unlike other enlisted celebrities, he will not be reporting for military training right away because of injuries he sustained from a car accident in 2006.It can be recalled that Lee Min Ho , along with his good friend and fellow actor Jung Il Woo figured in a serious car accident in 2006 in which the Legend of the Blue Sea star had to undergo surgery to insert a metal rod inserted into his leg. The accident also resulted in a leg fracture for the actor.

Lee Min-ho to Start Military Service in Gangnam Desk Job
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Lee Min-ho to Start Military Service in Gangnam Desk Job

Actor Lee Min-ho will start his mandatory military service at the Gangnam District Office next month, his management agency MYM Entertainment said Wednesday.

He will start working behind a desk on May 12 before going through four weeks of basic combat training at some point.

Singer Park Yoo-chun is serving his military duties in the same cushy job in Korea's glitziest district.

Lee is excused more strenuous duties because he sustained serious injuries to his thigh and ankle in a 2006 car accident and was involved in another serious crash during filming of the 2011 TV series "City Hunter".