Seasoned Laver Replaces Tuna As No 1 Seafood Export

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Seasoned Laver Replaces Tuna as No. 1 Seafood Export
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Seasoned Laver Replaces Tuna as No. 1 Seafood Export

Seasoned laver replaced tuna as Korea's most exported seafood item in the first half of this year.

It is the first time the dried seaweed, which is hugely popular in Korea as a side dish, has topped the list.

The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Thursday that Korea exported US$1.12 billion worth of seafood products in the first half, up 12.1 percent on-year and the second highest amount ever, after the US$1.17 billion worth shipped during the same period in 2012.

Shipments of seasoned laver amounted to US$268.94 million, an increase of 49.4 percent from a year ago. Exports of tuna amounted to US$268.08 million, up 3.9 percent.

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Korea Leads Global Top 10 for Export Growth

Korea led the world in export growth with a 15.7 percent on-year rise in the first two months of the year, the World Trade Organization said on Sunday. Combined trade volume for 71 major countries came to US$4.84 trillion in January and February.

The country's exports are recovering strongly, amounting to US$30.4 billion in the first 20 days of April for an on-year increase of 28.4 percent. This is the first five-month-long period of continuous growth since December 2011.

The trend is largely due to robust overseas demand for semiconductors and cars.

BoA Offers Seasoned Advice To Produce 101 Season 2 Trainees
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BoA Offers Seasoned Advice To Produce 101 Season 2 Trainees

The Hallyu superstar BoA offered some seasoned advice to Produce 101 Season 2 trainees on the May 5 broadcast of the show.

During a special motivational talk, she said, After my trainee years, I debuted in Korea, then one year later, I debuted in Japan. I held a showcase in Japan, and during it, my voice cracked. It was the biggest voice crack in my entire career.

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She revealed, I developed a performance phobia afterwards. I kept remembering those nightmarish three minutes. But then I thought, Can I even live without performing? Thats how much I love this work.

WINNER's Kang Seung Yoon says he's the seafood king of his group
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WINNER's Kang Seung Yoon says he's the seafood king of his group

WINNER's Kang Seung Yoon appeared on the May 24 broadcast of 'Wednesday Food Talk' alongside SHINee's Minho!

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MC Jun Hyun Moo led the introduction by singing WINNER's "Really Really", making the panelists laugh. The question of Kang Seung Yoon originally being from Busan was then brought up, and the idol shared, "Among my members, I'm the king of seafood. When we eat sushi, because I especially like sea urchin eggs, I always save them for last. My tastes are a bit adult." 

Former Audition Show Star Wows With Seasoned Vocals On King Of Masked Singer
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Former Audition Show Star Wows With Seasoned Vocals On King Of Masked Singer

On the June 18 broadcast of MBCs King of Masked Singer, “Desert Fox” went up against Black Jackson in the second round.

Desert Fox, who had won against Rainbows Jisook in the first round, chose to perform Davichis Stop the Time to show off her strong vocals while Black Jackson, who bested Super Junior-Ms Henry in the first round, chose Jung Yeops Nothing Better.

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Both singers were fantastic, however, Black Jackson advanced to the next round with a score of 64 to 35. Desert Fox unveiled herself as Shannon, the breakout K-Pop Star 6 singer.