Korea Sees Fastest Growth in Global Exports
News

Korea Sees Fastest Growth in Global Exports

Korea's exports grew at the fastest rate among the world's top 10 exporters in the first quarter of this year, propped up by robust shipments of semiconductor chips.

Exports for the first seven months of this year reached US$328 billion, up 16.3 percent from a year earlier, according to a monthly report by the World Trade Organization on Tuesday.

Korea is now the sixth largest exporter among 70 countries, up two notches from last year.

The WTO forecasts that global trade will remain brisk in the next quarter. But the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy here said Korea's exports could slow down amid U.S.' protectionist policies.

Leeteuk Gives Surprise Update On Super Juniors Upcoming Comeback During 2017 Asia Song Festival
News

Leeteuk Gives Surprise Update On Super Juniors Upcoming Comeback During 2017 Asia Song Festival

While acting as an MC alongside GOT7s Jackson for the 2017 Asia Song Festival, Super Juniors Leeteuk dropped a surprise update on his groups upcoming comeback!

The two idols expressed their delight at being able to work with each other, with Leeteuk saying, Its truly an honor. Youre the it guy in Asia right now. The trend these days is all about bromances and chemistry between guys, and Im really happy to be here with Jackson. Jackson also said, I should be the one saying that its an honor because I get to be an MC alongside you.

Watch: BTS Has Fun In Energetic Dance Practice Video For DNA
News

Watch: BTS Has Fun In Energetic Dance Practice Video For DNA

BTS has been wowing with their latest album Love Yourself: Her, and theyve decided to gift fans with a dance practice version of their title track DNA!

On September 24, the video was shared on BTSs BANGTANTV YouTube channel. The members are all dressed casually, and dont forget to have fun and enjoy themselves as they execute their complicated choreography that is definitely a sight worth seeing.

Soompi.Display.News.English.300x250.BTFSoompi.Mobile.English.300x250.ATF

BTS has been flying with their latest release, with DNA becoming the fastest K-pop group music video to hit 50 million views and the album achieving impressive results on European charts. They also held a fun and exciting comeback show for their fans.

Watch: EXOs Kai Meets Kim Jin Kyung For The First Time In New Andante Teaser
News

Watch: EXOs Kai Meets Kim Jin Kyung For The First Time In New Andante Teaser

EXOs Kai transformed into a rebellious high school student and met Kim Jin Kyung for the first time in the new teaser for the KBS drama Andante.

The newly released teaser contains both a behind-the-scenes look and a preview for the drama. It begins with Kai dancing with other EXO members, but shifts to show him wearing school uniforms running into a high school. He is caught in front of the gates, however, and is given the punishment to clean the teachers office. The words The smart troublemaker, Lee Si Kyung appears on screen, marking the transformation of Kai to Lee Si Kyung.

Document Shows Japanese Gov’t’s Role in Recruiting Sex Slaves
News

Document Shows Japanese Gov’t’s Role in Recruiting Sex Slaves

Prof. Yuji Hosaka speaks to reporters at Sejong University in Seoul on Tuesday. /Yonhap

An official Japanese government document proves Tokyo's involvement in the forced mobilization of Korean women as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II.

Prof. Yuji Hosaka, who heads the Dokdo Research Institute at Sejong University, told reporters on Tuesday, "The Japanese government provided accommodation and support in the process of organizing comfort women", using the Japanese euphemism for the sex slaves.

First Photos of Akdong Musicians Lee Chan Hyuk In The Marines Revealed
News

First Photos of Akdong Musicians Lee Chan Hyuk In The Marines Revealed

Akdong Musicians Lee Chan Hyuk quietly enlisted into the Marine Corps on September 18 and the first photos of him since his enlistment have been released.

On September 24, the Marine Corpss official blog shared photos of new recruits training together, which included Lee Chan Hyuk. His gaze is sharp and strong as he trains alongside his fellow recruits.

Soompi.Display.News.English.300x250.BTFSoompi.Mobile.English.300x250.ATF

On September 18, Lee Chan Hyuk enlisted at the Marine Corps training center in Pohang, Northern Gyeongsang province, where he will receive basic training before being assigned to an official post. His sister and Akdong Musician partner Lee Soo Hyun will continue activities by herself while Lee Chan Hyuk completes his military service.

Free Admission to Palaces, Parks During Chuseok
News

Free Admission to Palaces, Parks During Chuseok

Tourists in hanbok or traditional Korean dress take a picture at Changdeok Palace on Sept. 9. /Yonhap

Entry fees to parks, palaces and other tourist attractions will be waived or lowered during Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving.

Seoul's four palaces including Changdeok, Deoksu and Gyeongbok palaces, Jongmyo Shrine and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art will be open to the public free of charge, as will museums and royal tombs across the country.

For those seeking a more active getaway, entry fees to 42 national recreational parks and forests will be waived, while those at 32 national parks will be discounted by 20 percent for campers.

Watch: BTSs Rap Monster Has A Rap Battle With Lee Sang Min
News

Watch: BTSs Rap Monster Has A Rap Battle With Lee Sang Min

The BTS members appeared as guests on the September 23 episode of JTBCs Ask Us Anything to promote their fifth mini album comeback.

Ask Us Anything has a classic segment where they try to figure out what nickname belongs to which member of the group. When it was their turn to guess who was the the god of destroying, Kim Heechul guessed Rap Monster because of the motions he may make as a rapper and because he had dropped his nickname flag multiple times.

Soompi.Display.News.English.300x250.BTFSoompi.Mobile.English.300x250.ATF

Watch: BTS, iKONs Bobby, B.A.P, EXO, And More Perform On Inkigayo
News

Watch: BTS, iKONs Bobby, B.A.P, EXO, And More Perform On Inkigayo

This weeks performers on SBSs Inkigayo include BTS, B.A.P, EXO, SECHSKIES, GFRIEND, iKONs Bobby, Highlights Lee Gikwang, PENTAGON, Jeong Sewoon, Golden Child, APRIL, ELRIS, LOONAs Odd Eye Circle, and more.

The show stated that the winner for this week would be announced on their official website, but the winner has yet to be revealed.

Soompi.Display.News.English.300x250.BTFSoompi.Mobile.English.300x250.ATF

Watch some of todays performances below:

Bobby – I Love You and RUNAWAY

Watch: BTS, iKONs Bobby, EXO, And More Perform On Inkigayo
News

Watch: BTS, iKONs Bobby, EXO, And More Perform On Inkigayo

This weeks performers on SBSs Inkigayo include BTS, B.A.P, EXO, SECHSKIES, GFRIEND, iKONs Bobby, Highlights Lee Gikwang, PENTAGON, Jeong Sewoon, Golden Child, APRIL, ELRIS, LOONAs Odd Eye Circle, and more.

The show stated that the winner for this week would be announced on their official website, but the winner has yet to be revealed.

Soompi.Display.News.English.300x250.BTFSoompi.Mobile.English.300x250.ATF

Watch some of todays performances below:

Bobby – I Love You and RUNAWAY