Ordinary Koreans, Eastern Warm to Each and every Other

Ordinary Koreans, Eastern Warm to Each and every Other

Koreans and Eastern are taking a more certain view of one another than ago even as age-old resentments between their governments fester, a survey suggests. Yetthe full feeling is still negative on either sides.

The ballotused to be released through the East Asia Institute in Korea and Genron NPO from Japan in a joint press convention Wednesday. It reveals that some 21.3 % of Koreans have a favorable affect of Japan, up from ultimate year's 15.7 percent.

In Japan, some 29.1 percent have a favorable impression of Koreans, up from 23.8 percent last year. But some 62.3 percent of Koreans and 50.9 percent of Japanese acknowledgedpresentfamily members between the 2 countries are bad.

Lee Sook-jong of the EAI speculated that the developmentmay neatly bebecause of an uneasy fresh thaw between the two governments.

Indeed, most effective 36.6 percent of Japanese now have a negative impression of Korean President Park Geun-hye, down from last year's 48.3 percent. But in Korea 79.4 percent have a negative impression of Japan's far-right Top Minister Shinzo Abe, very equivalent to final year's 80.5 percent.

The younger, the simpler the mutual impression. Some 30.7 percent of Koreans between 20 and 29 have a favorable impression of Japan, when put nextto an insignificant 13.8 percent of the ones over 60.

In Japan 43.4 percent of folksbelow twenty and 33.3 percent of theseelderly 20 to 29 have a positive impression of Korea, in comparison to 22.7 percent of those over 60.

Meanwhile, individuals on each side of the water were united in fearing the worst for regional safety if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes U.S. president, with 60.9 percent of Japanese and 56.4 percent of Koreans.

The EAI and Genron NPO have conducted the poll every year since 2013.

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Jordan provides a warm welcome for Koreans

Jordan provides a warm welcome for Koreans

AMMAN, PETRA and AQABA, Jordan - This Middle Eastern country has been gaining interest in Korea since the popular TV drama "Incomplete Life" filmed a few of its first and last episodes there last year. It was also mentioned in many domestic news outlets when the hyped travel show "Grandpas Over Flowers" considered it for its next destination earlier this year, although it decided to go another way in the end.To make the most of this intrigue, the Jordan Tourism Board has decided to focus on luring Korean travelers to the nation. Attracting more tourists is crucial for the country that is roughly the same size as Korea because it doesn"t produce any oil or have an abundance of natural resources to export."Korea is one of the important markets to the Jordanian tourism industry", said Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, the managing director of the tourism board. "We hope we get more travelers from Korea so that soon a direct flight will launch between the two countries. We expect that will happen by next year".Although Korea has issued a low-level warning against traveling to Jordan, more than 15,000 Koreans visited the country last year. This number used to be larger, but regional turbulence due to extreme Islamic activists in nearby countries such as Syria has put a huge damper on Jordan"s attempt to boost its tourism industry, not only for Koreans but also for travelers worldwide. The country recorded 5.3 million visitors last year, a sharp decline from more than eight million in 2010. Tour guides were affected first. Since requests for guides have fallen sharply in the past years, those with no side job have had a hard time supporting their family, said Abdulla Abdwahsh, a mechanic who doubles as a guide. "I have been making it work because I have another business. Otherwise I would have struggled to support my family, just like many others who only had one job as a tour guide", he explained.Worried by the recent lukewarm interest in traveling to Jordan, the tourism board decided to take action and invest $10 million this year with funds from its public and private sectors. It has been inviting travel bloggers and journalists to show that it is safe despite the geopolitical disadvantages it currently faces. "We expect to see an increasing number of travelers by the end of this year", said Arabiyat. "[To match,] the country has been constructing more hotel rooms to triple the number of rooms in Jordan in the next five years". Jordan currently has around 28,000 rooms. A new travel hubDue to the dwindling number of visitors to its most well-known tourist destination, the Unesco World Heritage site Petra, Jordan felt the need to provide more extensive travel routes for visitors. Instead of just promoting the ancient dwelling, a historical and archaeological jewel formed by the Nabataean in the first century B.C, the tourism board decided to turn coastal city Aqaba on the Red Sea into a new travel hub. The southern city is only two hours away by car from Petra and an hour from the Wadi Rum desert known for its sand dunes and camel caravans - another major attraction. It is much more conveniently located than the capital city Amman, which has the country"s largest international airport, as it is over three hours away from Petra and four hours from Wadi Rum. Visitors can enjoy both watersports and easy access to inland destinations in Aqaba. The government decided to cut fees for airlines so that more will launch routes in and out of the city. It also expects to bring more international conferences and conventions to the locale so that event participants can spend an extra day or two sightseeing. It will also welcome more cruise ships to its harbor. To Jordanians, the coastal city is precious because the country would be landlocked without it. Jordan made a deal with Saudi Arabia 50 years ago, trading a piece of its land, in order to acquire the seaside area. "What happened in 1965 is that Jordan and Saudi Arabia concluded a bilateral agreement that realigned and delimited the boundary, resulting in some exchange of territory, allowing Jordan to expand its port facilities at Aqaba and protecting the pasturage and watering rights of certain nomadic tribes", said Nancy Tayyan, the head of the tourism marketing division at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority.The area already has some luxury hotel chains including Kempinski and Intercontinental, as well as budget hotels. Many shops can arrange snorkeling or scuba diving. A celebrity welcomeWhile on a visit to historical sites near Amman such as Jerash or Ajloun Castle, this Korean reporter was shocked to receive a very excited welcome from students who surrounded her, screaming and asking to take photos. Chances are other Koreans who head to these areas will also receive the same treatment, as many young Jordanians seemed eager to meet residents of the country some of their favorite singers and actors are from. The large congregations of students in these tourist vicinities are due to the tourism board giving funding to local schools to ensure enough people are visiting Jordan"s historical sites. As a result, hundreds of students flood Jerash, one of the largest well-preserved sites of Roman architecture outside of Italy every day, or head to Ajloun Castle, a Muslim castle built in the 12th century. Thanks to the spread of Korean dramas and music shows online, many Jordanians have followed programs such as TV drama "The Heirs", featuring actor Lee Min-ho and actress Park Shin-hye, and "My Love from the Star" with actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I. Some are fans of K-pop groups such as Super Junior and Exo. The students introduced themselves as fans of these celebrities and some even spoke in Korean, explaining that they are learning the language by watching the shows online. It was easier to communicate with them in Korean than in English. Taima, one of the girls who conversed in Korean, even danced to "Sorry Sorry", one of the most popular songs by boy group Super Junior. Even if you"re just an ordinary Korea citizen you can experience what it would be like to live as a celebrity while in Jordan. Publicity shy? Avoid the crowds, cover yourself with a scarf and a pair of sunglasses and head to the Temple of Artemis, located about a 30-minute walk from the entrance. Perfect timingThe decrease in the number of visitors may be depressing news for Jordanians, but it works well for visitors as the country"s popular tourist destinations are not at all crowded. The night-time tour "Petra by Night", which allows travelers to see the famous stone-carved construction Al Khazneh, which featured in the 1989 film "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", also gave each participant enough time for a photo opportunity without other people in the background. A daytime walk into the site"s farthest monastery, called Ad Deir, is also very tranquil. Only a handfuls of travelers were spotted on the walk up the stairs. Even on arrival at the destination it was easy to get a clean shot of the natural stone landscape harmonizing with the human civilization in the monastery. Other popular religious travel locales such as Mount Nebo, where Moses is thought to have died, or Bethany, which is believed to be where Jesus Christ was baptized, are also free from hordes of tourists. Although Jordan is facing a dropping number of foreign visitors, the inflow of immigrants from neighboring countries enables travelers to meet plenty of people from different backgrounds. People who had left their homes in Syria or Palestine because of the situations there were everywhere - at stores, resorts or out on the streets - and were open to sharing their opinions on issues in the Middle East. Since Jordan shares its borders with Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, it is an ideal destination for people living in those nearby countries to visit. Because it has a variety of attractions such as mountains, coastal areas and developed cities, many people from those nations choose to go there on vacation. Another rare find is in Ma"in, about an hour away from the capital Amman and near the Dead Sea. The valley area spawns steam as the water running through its streams is heated from the volcanic mountains, creating natural hot springs. Anyone making a quick stop in town can use the public spa, but going to a resort is recommended for an overnight stay if you want to relax in a more secluded area. Whichever place you choose, make sure you walk into a natural cavernous sauna to relax in hot steam. Ordering a body scrub that uses salt from the Dead Sea is a must do. The treatment starts with being slathered in rich olive oil made from the crops of locally grown trees. The smell of the oil is so rich you may feel a sudden urge to find some bread and rub it on your body. If your skin is still crying out for additional moisture, try applying mud from the Dead Sea on it after checking out whether your body really stays afloat in the water. Safe or not?While traveling the country for about a week it was difficult to feel any danger around. Just like how Koreans don"t feel like their lives are on the line every time North Korea tops global news headlines, it felt like the news about strife surrounding Jordan didn"t have much to do with travelling the Middle Eastern country whose major national income comes from the tourism industry.Ironically, measures to keep hotels as safe as possible sometimes reminded many that there could be some danger. Just like how international airport require people pass through security with their luggage and belongings, many hotels and malls in Jordan also do a check at the entrance. A tour guide who can provide information and how to get around is recommended. Having a local who can accompany you throughout your trip to Jordan is helpful, as popular travel destinations are not easily accessible on public transportation. Do make sure to get travel alerts from your country as you will get automated updates regarding the situation in the area, if your country has a travel advisory issued on Jordan.

BY LEE SUN-MIN [[email protected]]There is no direct flight to Jordan from Korea. Many airlines based in the Middle East, such as Etihad Airways, offer connecting flights to Jordan from Seoul. A visa is required, but you can get it on arrival at an airport in Jordan before passing through customs. You can also visit the Jordanian Embassy in Korea to get a visa in advance. For more information about traveling to Jordan, go to www.visitjordan.com or call (+962) 6-5678444.

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Over 1500 Koreans stand in line for thirteen hours for Shake Shack grand opening in Seoul

Over 1500 Koreans stand in line for thirteen hours for Shake Shack grand opening in Seoul

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterTo be the primaryto have a look at food from noted American burger chain Shake Shack at their grand opening in Korea, over 1,500 Koreans coated up for roughlythirteen hours. 

Opening its first Korean location in the Gangnam district of Seoul, the burger chain has already made a robustimpact with a surprisinglya success G opening. With Shake Shack having built a name as one of the pinnacle burger chains in the United States, many Koreans were incredibly excited for the Seoul location to in any case open. Even supposing many customers had to wait more than partan afternoon to revel in their first Shake Shack burger, many expressed that it was onceworth the wait.

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BoA to Famous person in Remake of Eastern Soap

BoA to Famous person in Remake of Eastern Soap

Singer BoA will seem in the television series "My Wife Is Having an Affair" scheduled to head on air in October. Here is her 2ndpaintings for the small screen after a quick drama in September 2013.The new drama is a remake of a 2007 Jap soap.It revolves around a guy who unearths his wife is having an affair and tries to be offeringcoverage to his marriage via consulting with namelessother people on social media. The drama also stars actor Lee Seon-gyoon.

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Koreans criticize CNBLUE’s Minhyuk for “begging” his lovers for a dear watch

Koreans criticize CNBLUE’s Minhyuk for “begging” his lovers for a dear watch

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterCNBLUE member Minhyuk has come belowfireplacecurrently later netizens accused him of begging his lovers for a dear scout on SNS. 

In a contemporary mail on Instagram, Minhyuk captioned a photo of a slightlyinfrequenta luxurious watch, Ive been looking toglance for this everywhere, yet they say its difficult to findI can relate to the announcingyou want to have what you cant have appropriate nowits been some time since Ive sought afteranything else this badIm going to seekthe arena if I have to..I should accept you. Even supposing he didnt explicitly ask for the watch, many celebrities ago get defendant of begging fans for priceypiecesby ability of posting their choice for the gifts on SNS. In many cases, person fans and fan clubs have boughtaskedmodels for their favourite idols. 

Since making the post, Minhyuk has gaineda huge number ofgrievance from many of his fans on Instagram, with one pointing out that the pricy watch isnt if reality be told that rare at all, and is available to buy online without a waiting list. Minhyuk has since deleted the post from his Instagram account.

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Here Are The pinnacle 8 Celebrities Which are Fitness Dreams For Koreans

Here Are The pinnacle 8 Celebrities Which are Fitness Dreams For Koreans

Here Are The pinnacle 8 Celebrities Which are Fitness Desires For Koreansjun2yng July 20, 2016 0 Here Are The Best 8 Celebrities That Are Fitness Aims For Koreans Early July 2016, JobKorea, a Korean task board, took a survey of 800 male and feminine users to determine which Korean celebrities’ physiques are maximum desired among Korean employees.

Male employees’ selections for most-desired male superstar physique:1. Cha Seung Won (34.7 percent)cha seung won

2. Kwon Sang Woo (25.6 percent)kwon sang woo

4. Song Joong Ki (18.1 percent) song joong ki dots

Female employees’ picks for most attractive male physique:

1. Cha Seung Won (41.9 percent)

3. Song Joong Ki (21.9 percent)

Female employees’ picks for most-desired female celebrity physique:1. AOA’s Seolhyun (37.3 percent)aoa seolhyun

4. SISTAR’s Soyou (24.4 percent)sistar soyou

Male employees’ picks for most appealing female physique:

1. AOA’s Seolhyun (45.6 percent)

2. SISTAR’s Soyou (23.8 percent)

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Koreans are going loopy over this actress’s herbal beauty

Koreans are going loopy over this actress’s herbal beauty

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterThis Korean actress is beginning to get her callavailable in the market amongst her impressive acting stints, however, many are now raving about nature good looks as well! 

A collection of online networkforums have began posting ahead of and after pictures of the actress leaving enthusiasts to appreciate her unchanging beauty. Keeping up her younger looks, the actress used to be praised for having a lookherbal earlier and after her debut, also asserting her charms without or with make-up.

The actress featured is Jo Boa, born in 1991, and is understood for her roles in Shut Up, Flower Boy Band and The Idle Mermaid. She to get started with made her debut in a small role in I Are living in Cheongdamdong back in 2011 before proceeding to other projects.

Recently, she gained much hobby for her appearance in The Idle Mermaid, where she also met her genuineexistence boyfriend, actor On Joo Wan. 

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Koreans Stunned  To look Rapper Yook Ji Dam’s Facial Transformation For “Unpretty Rapstar”

Koreans Stunned To look Rapper Yook Ji Dam’s Facial Transformation For “Unpretty Rapstar”

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter It form of feels like Yook Ji Dam continues to surprise netizens with her presence after updating her private Instagram account. 

The young, feminine rapper to get started withshocked netizens after noticing her drastic transformation since remainingacting on Display Me The Money back in 2015. When she gave the impression and joined Unpretty Rapstar a year later, some netizens can notlend a handyetquery the surgical improvements she can haveperhapsgone throughall throughthe ones times.

In her newest updates on Instagram, however, some enthusiasts still can'tassistance but remark on how much her glance has replaced later on seeing her contemporary photos. As of this writing, there are already a diversity of comments calling her out for “looking fake”.

Speculations also areprime that the rapper might be returning to Unpretty Rapstar 3 as a contestant.

Check out the pictures below.

https://www.instagram.com/6jidam/ Image: Jidams Instagram

Source: Pann and Jidam’s Instagram

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Koreans surprised and appalled via Stellar’s promise if they win 1st place

Koreans surprised and appalled via Stellar’s promise if they win 1st place

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Even supposing many idol teams promise rewards for fanatics for if they win 1st position for their comebacks, womancrew Stellars newest promise has been met with numerous negative responses. 

Shortly after making their comeback with their new song Crying, the women announced that they would give fans kiss marks anywhereasked if they won their first #1 trophy with the song. With many Korean netizens assuming that kiss marks referred to hickeys, many were stunned an appalled through the promise.

Check out the totaltune video for Stellars current song Crying below:

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Koreans Blown Away Via This 45-Year-Old Korean Singer’s Rockin’ Bikini Bod

Koreans Blown Away Via This 45-Year-Old Korean Singer’s Rockin’ Bikini Bod

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterForty-five year old Korean singer Mina has been receiving numerous attention online lately for still having a wonderful body. 

After seeing a suite of coastlinefootage featuring Mina in a tiny purple bikini, Korean netizens were stunned to notice that shes been in a position to defy aging, possessing a frame line that could make most girls jealous. Even after seeing the photos, enthusiasts couldnt consider how amazing she still looks, with many expressing their jealousy over her longevity.

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