Sunday, May 27, 2012

HanCinema Daily News วันที่ 26-05-2012



Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
"The Scent", "A Muse", "The Taste of Money" and "The Emperor's Concubine" The past few months have seen some racy Korean films come out and that trend is looking to continue as new releases continue to push the erotic boundaries of Korean cinema. The Korean film industry has, at times, presented itself as more on the conservative side when it comes to matters of the flesh. However, in recent ye
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
According to AGB nielsen, "My Husband Got a Family" was first with 27.4%, then "A Gentleman's Dignity" second with 14.1% and "Dr. JIN" third with 12.2%.
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Korean dramas starting today 2012/05/26 in Korea "A Gentleman's Dignity" and "Dr. JIN" "A Gentleman's Dignity" (2012)Directed by Kwon Hyeok-chan, Sin Woo-cheolWritten by Kim Eun-sookNetwork : SBSWith Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ha-neul, Kim Soo-ro, Kim Min-jong, Lee Jong-hyuk, Yoon Se-ah,...20 episodes - Sat, Sun 21:50SynopsisA drama about the mid 30s to the early 40s. "Dr. JIN" (2012)Directed
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Workers attend a rehearsal for the official banquet of the FIS Congress at High 1 Resort in Jeongseon, Gangwon Province on Thursday. The 2012 International Ski Federation (FIS) Congress will be held at High 1 Resort in Jeongseon, Gangwon Province, for seven days from Sunday to June 2 for the first time in Asia. Gangwon Province and the resort announced on Thursday that the 48th FIS Congress wi
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Five CEOs and executives from a company dedicated to corporate education in China visited Korea in March. The purpose of their trip was to introduce to China corporate education programs that reflect the success stories of Korean companies. Han Cheol-hwan, director of the Institute of Global Management's corporate value institute who met the Chinese executives, said, "They had keen interest in
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Space of Art Etc will feature performances by indie bands and a lecture by Korean folk rock pioneer Han Dae-soo. / Courtesy of Someday Festa in May By Kwon Mee-yoo Just across a road from the bustling area of Hongik University, or Hongdae, is Sangsu-dong. The two neighborhoods share a close vicinity but the atmosphere of each is quite different. Sangsu is much quieter and more intimate than th
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Toronto, May 22, 2012 - The Toronto Korean Film Festival will sell advanced tickets and passes at the 20th Korean DANO Spring Festival, which will take place atChristie Pits Park on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd. Toronto Korean Film Festival will also hold a free outdoor screening of "The Host" (2006) after sunset on June 1. The Korean Dano Fes
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Park Youn-soo has been pleasing the fashion world since awarded "Best Designer of the Year" from the Korea Ministry of Knowledge Economy in 2006. His recognition has continued through the years from both Estee-Lauder's Best Fashion Designer Award (2007) and being endowed Chair Professor of Dong-Yang University. The brand "Big Park", however, is relatively new to the fashion scene. Debuting in 2
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Bo-eun The National Map Museum is to display various maps from foreign countries which have the East Sea and Dokdo marked on them, starting Friday. The exhibition will show 49 original maps of the East Sea and Dokdo from Japan, the United Kingdom and France at the museum, the Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs said Wednesday. There will be a map which shows that even
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Guinean President Alpha Conde By Kim Young-jin Guinean President Alpha Conde expressed Wednesday the desire to match his country's rich natural resources with local capital and to learn from Korea's democratization experience. Visiting Seoul on a three-day trip, Conde downplayed possible investment jitters over the West African nation's transition to democracy, saying it would soon hold a leg
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Alexander Ahn The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ranked Korea as the 24th happiest nation out of 36 participating countries Tuesday based on its annual Better Life Index. The country's living environment and quality of life were taken into account as the index is based on 11 categories including housing, income, education, environment, governance, health, life
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Czech national daily Pravo featured an article on Korea's national brand on April 20. The April 20 edition of the Czech national daily Pravo featured an article on the elements that define Korea today. Entitled "South Korea is Seeking its own Image", the piece written by reporter Pavel Urban examined the unique challenges that face Korea as it turns its attention from nation-building to marketi
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
(Photo courtesy of the Korea Forest Service) A batch of expats including ambassadors to Korea from 25 countries, their families, and members of the Seoul International Women's Association visited the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea to enjoy cultural events in the woods, hosted by the Korea Forest Service. From May 19 to 20, a total of 170 expats residing in Korea visited
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Korea Cup International Yacht Race 2012 began with an inshore race off of the waters of Uljin County (photo courtesy of Korea Cup Organizing Committee). Yachters from across the world have gathered on Korea's eastern coast for an exciting race to kick off the summer. The Korea Cup International Yacht Race 2012, which saw contestants take off on May 18 from Hupo Port in Uljin County, Gyeongs
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Star chef Akira Back is coming back to Korea. His gala dinner was scheduled for June 1 only at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill in Seoul, but the hotel added one more night after it was flooded with reservations. Provided by the hotel The life of Akira Back, executive chef at the Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant andamp; Lounge at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, is as diverse as his culinary repertoi
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Synchronized swimmers perform ballet routines in a water tank at 63 Seaworld in Yeouido, Seoul. Hanwha aims to create a cultural and exhibition complex by combining performing arts with the aquarium. [JoongAng Ilbo] Hanwha Hotels andamp; Resorts is expanding its aquarium business across the country with a total investment of 300 billion won ($257.7 million) this year. It has already built the na
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Japanese scientists claim there is a 99 percent chance that Mt. Baekdu on the border between North Korea and China will erupt in the next 20 years due to the impact of the massive earthquake in Japan in March last year. But experts here said the timing of an eruption is hard to predict, though Mt. Baekdu remains an active volcano. Japanese media on Sunday reported Hiromitsu Taniguchi, a volcano
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Like most kids who grew up playing house, I can talk about my virtual dream house forever. It will have a garden filled with roses and bamboo (weird combination I know), have a massive 3D television, a robot that does my laundry and cookingandhellip; I still daydream like this from time to time. Thankfully, LG Electronics read my mind and started a special campaign to better connect with customer
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
On May 13, 1883, the USS Monocacy, an American warship, sailed into Jemulpo harbor. The Monocacy's arrival heralded two significant firsts. On board were Lucius H. Foote, the first envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Korea, his wife, and several members of his staff including Yun Chi-ho and#8213; a Korean he hired in Japan to serve as his Korean-Japanese interp
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Several Japanese tourists make wishes as they toss coins into a pond at the Cheonggye Stream in central Seoul, Tuesday. The accumulated Korean coins added up to nearly 75 million won and when including the 37,801 foreign coins, the total reached approximately 80 million won, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corp. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki By Kim Bo-eun Coins to
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
By Kim Susan Se-jeong Old bachelors and bachelorettes seem flawed and incomplete to singles, according to a survey by two matchmaking agencies. A total of 528 men and women were surveyed online for what they think of old unmarried persons of their own gender by Biennale and Feeling You. The results, gathered from May 14 to 19, showed that 43.2 percent of men thought that an old bachelor "must
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
And now we are joined by North Korea watcher Brian Myers, who is professor of international studies at Busan's Dongseo University on the line.Mr. Myers, thank you talking to us. Since its failure of the rocket launch last month, there has been looming speculation that the North's third nuclear test is imminent but there hasn't been any official indication yet from Pyeongyang that it would.Do yo
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Samsung is the 55th most valuable global brand in the world.That's according to the annual BrandZ study by market-research agency Millward Brown on Tuesday.It's up 12 rankings from last year as the value of Samsung rose by 16 percent over the past year to 14 billion U.S. dollars.At the top of the list was Apple - maintaining its top spot as the world's most valuable brand for a second consecutiv
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Passengers traveling on Asiana Airlines will be able to watch Arirang TV starting next month.Arirang TV and the airliner signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to make Arirang TV programs available on flights.The cooperative venture is meant to introduce foreigners to Korean culture and promote tourism in Korea.Asiana Airlines will feature five Arirang TV programs, including "Korea Top
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
[Reporter : Kim Yeon-ji] Director Kim, thank you for meeting with us today. What's the role of the Korea International Cooperation Agency in the international community [Interview : Kim Ji-yoon, Director of Climate Change Office KOICA] The Korea International Cooperation Agency is a government agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is in charge of the grant, ODA,
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Special Contribution By Jeff Myers N. Korean soldiers attack US and S. Korean soldiers in the "Axe Murder Incident" in which 2 US Army officers were killed by N. Korean soldiers on August 18, 1976, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) located in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the actual border of N. and S. Korea. A tour bus of 50 Americans pulls up to the most highly militarized border in th
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Italian daily Corriere della Sera featured an interview with Culture Minister Choe Kwang-sik in its May 7 edition. "Cultural heritage builds up a country's nation brand". This statement by Culture Minister Choe Kwang-sik appeared as a headline in the May 7 edition of Italian national daily Corriere della Sera as part of a feature on Korean culture and the various activities of the Ministry of C
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Four culture enters around restored rivers were envisioned as cultural, educational and recreational complexes (photo: Yonhap News) Culture centers around the four restored rivers have opened their doors in each region. The cultural spaces serve as educational and recreational complexes where people can have a chance to learn about the Four Major Rivers Restoration Project and enjoy themsel
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Under-pressure Olympic medal contender Son Yeon-jae came unstuck at the start of her routine in the ribbon final at a rhythmic gymnastics World Cup event in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Sunday, but kept a cool head and soldiered on against the odds. When her ribbon tore as soon as her program began, Son could have abandoned her program and stepped off the mats gracefully, as by that point she had a
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Education is widely regarded as the key contributing factor of the rapid economic growth of Korea -- its dynamic rise from the ashes of the Korean War into an economic powerhouse. Koreans' passion for education has served as a source of inspiration to not only developing countries, but also to the leaders of established nations, including U.S. President Barack Obama, who has frequently lauded K
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Photo Credit: Passion84Photos @Flickr We already introduced our readers to hanok andndash; beautiful and environmentally friendly traditional Korean houses andndash; in another blog post. Today we want to tell you about how to experience staying in one. It isn't just an opportunity to admire a beautiful home but also to learn about Korean customs and culture. That is why the local government in Se
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
This post is part two of a two-part series chronicling our visit to SK Telecom's futuristic T.um museum in downtown Seoul. Continuing our journey into the future, we moved to the third room which produced an appreciative "ahhh" from the guys as we took in a sleek sports car awaiting us on a platform. The room, U.DRIVING is where you can experience driving a car from the future. The car, which y
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Series of traditional performances set to take place in historic palaces It's an old saying among architects that buildings come alive only once people live in them. While the ancient palaces in Seoul have been vacant for centuries, cultural initiatives have brought these historic sites back from the dead. The capital's palaces have welcomed visitors with open arms, perhaps going further than e
Posted: 26 May 2012 12:00 PM PDT



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