Seoul Book Fair Kicks Off 5 Day Run

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Seoul Book Fair Kicks Off 5-Day Run
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Seoul Book Fair Kicks Off 5-Day Run

People browse books at the Seoul International Book Fair at COEX in Seoul on Wednesday. /Yonhap

The annual Seoul International Book Fair kicked off at COEX in southern Seoul on Wednesday.

The event aims to bring a breath of fresh air to Korea's publishing industry and further promote reading to the public.

Book reading in Korea has been declining to the point that people do not even read a single book a month. Last year, the average Korean read a total of 8.7 books a year, down one from the previous year.

G-Dragon Kicks off World Tour with Concert in Seoul
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G-Dragon Kicks off World Tour with Concert in Seoul

G-Dragon of boy band Big Bang launched his solo world tour with a performance for 40,000 adoring fans at World Cup Stadium in Seoul on Saturday. The show followed the release of his first solo album in four years.

The concert, which took in W4.4 billion in ticket sales, will likely be one of the singer's last in Seoul before he is drafted (US$1=W1,125).

Unable to tear themselves away after the 21-song, two-hour show, the fans launched into an a cappella version of G-Dragon's 2009 hit "1 Year Station" in the dark. After five minutes, the singer returned to the stage and performed a three-song encore including his new track "Untitled, 2014". Although the song was released just three days earlier, the fans knew it by heart and sang it with him.

Park Shin Hye Kicks Off '2017 Asia Tour Flower of Angel' Fan Meetings In June; All Proceeds Go To Charity
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Park Shin Hye Kicks Off '2017 Asia Tour Flower of Angel' Fan Meetings In June; All Proceeds Go To Charity

"The Heirs" actress Park Shin Hye is all set to embark on her Asian tour next month to hold fan meetings in different countries beginning June 10. The actress has named her tour "2017 Asia Tour Flower of Angel."

According to Yonhap News, Park Shin Hye will begin her "2017 Asia Tour Flower of Angel" will kick off her tour with a Hong Kong fan meeting on June 10. She will travel to Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines in the following days.

S.A.L.T. Entertainment, Park Shin Hye's agency, said that in line with the title of the actress' fan meeting, the stages will have flower themed concepts and feature musical performances of the theme songs of the actress' film and television projects like "You Are Beautiful," "The Heirs," "Heartstrings" and "Doctor Crush."

BTS Arrive In Seoul For Press Conference On Their Billboard Music Award Win
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BTS Arrive In Seoul For Press Conference On Their Billboard Music Award Win

BTS will hold a press conference to talk about their incredible achievement of winning the Top Social Media Artist Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

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Earlier this month, BTS was invited to attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards where they won the Top Social Media Artist Award, breaking Justin Biebers 6-year streak.

This is the first time any K-Pop artist or group has ever been nominated for an award at the Billboard Music Awards, let alone be invited to one.

EXOs Concert In Seoul Had The Most Aesthetically Pleasing Rainbow Ocean
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EXOs Concert In Seoul Had The Most Aesthetically Pleasing Rainbow Ocean

EXO just held their EXORDIUM DOT IN SEOUL, concert event as the grand finale to their massively successful world tour.

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As part of the special last night show, EXO-L worked hard to put on a brilliant and massive light display throughout the concert.

During Overdose the light sticks flashed and changed color to the music and remixed beat of the song.

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