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Can you say Squid Game in Korean? TV show fuels demand for east Asian language learning

Japanese and Korean are in top five choices in UK this year at online platform DuolingoWhether it’s down to Squid Game or kawaii culture, fascination with Korea and Japan is fuelling a boom in learning east Asian languages. Japanese is the fastest growing language to be learned in the UK this year on the online platform Duolingo, and Korean is the fourth fastest.Most of the interest is driven by cultural issues, the firm said in its 2021 Duolingo language report, which will be published tomorrow...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, Education, Asia Pacific, Television & radio, Korea, Languages, Language courses, Modern Languages And Linguistics, Squid Game


S.Korea Reports Record-High COVID-19 Cases, Deaths

By Sangmi ChaSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported a record daily 5,352 new COVID-19 infections and 70 deaths, while a nationwide total of nine...
Tags: Korea, Sangmi ChaSEOUL Reuters South Korea


Movies And Shows To Watch After You Finish Hellbound

Voltaire's description of dying, offered to Louis Nicolas Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, baron de Preuilly in 1723, goes like this: "[I] made my confession; and my will, which ... was exceedingly short. After that, I calmly awaited death: only regretting ... that I must part from my friends so soon." Voltaire, of course, was a philosopher who wrote on behalf of the French Enlightenment, a movement that favored human happiness. To its members, knowledge wasn't merely power. It could be peace or joy, a...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Television, Movies, Netflix, Thailand, United States, Korea, Showtime, Francis Lawrence, States, Margaret Atwood, Tilda Swinton, Rachel Weisz, Busan, David Lynch


Webull Canada Review

Sometimes stock trading apps are so popular that they make waves in Canada before they’re even available to Canadians! That’s the case with American low-cost trading platform Webull. Webull is a DIY online brokerage that’s available in the US, plus a handful of other countries including Japan, China, and Korea. It’s not available in Canada,…
Tags: Marketing, US, Investing, Canada, Korea, Japan China, General Finance, Index Investing, Webull Webull, Webull Canada Review


S.Korea Makes Vaccine Pass Mandatory for Many More Venues as Omicron Fears Rise

By Sangmi ChaSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea announced on Friday that people visiting restaurants and cinemas and other public spaces will have to...
Tags: Korea, Sangmi ChaSEOUL Reuters South Korea


N.Korea's Kim Warns of 'Very Giant Struggle' Next Year to Boost Economy

By Hyonhee ShinSEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country must be prepared for a "very giant struggle" next year to...
Tags: Kim Jong Un, Korea, Kim, Hyonhee ShinSEOUL Reuters


The Korean Who May Be The Most-Listened-To Living Composer In The World Right Now

Korea accounts for 20 percent of worldwide classical music sales, with a much younger audience base than in the West. The K-pop juggernaut needs no elucidation. Koreans have embraced Western music and elaborated on it. – 3 Quarks Daily
Tags: Art, Music, Korea


The South Korean smart home hack is the stuff of nightmares

A group of hackers in Korea recorded and distributed photo and video files from the smart home security devices of over 700 apartment complexes.
Tags: Trends, Korea


Salley Hernandez: Running as a Source of Connection During a Military Career

The post Salley Hernandez: Running as a Source of Connection During a Military Career appeared first on iRunFar. Salley Hernandez has been running ultramarathons since her time in the Marine Corps, when she was stationed near Irvine, California, in 1992. She has used drink koozies with duct tape handles to carry her water bottles, trained in cotton socks, raced throughout her 20 years of military service, raised three girls, and moved more times than you could imagine. She’s completed the Last A...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Texas, Australia, California, Virginia, Sport, Hawaii, Tennessee, Korea, Running, Marine Corps, San Diego, Bahrain, David Jones, Steve Harvey


United States: What Does The SEC's & CFTC's Handling Of Kospi 200 Stock Index Futures And Crypto Have In Common? Nothing Today -- But The Approach Should Be Similar! - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

On November 23, 2021, the Division of Market Oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission granted "no action" relief to the Korea Exchange authorizing it to offer and sell futures contracts...
Tags: News, United States, Korea, Cftc, SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Katten Muchin Rosenman


Host S.Korea Shifts U.N. Peacekeeping Meet Online Amid Omicron Concerns

By Hyonhee ShinSEOUL (Reuters) - A U.N. peacekeeping conference expected to draw more than 700 people to Seoul next week from 155 nations will now...
Tags: Korea, Seoul, Hyonhee ShinSEOUL Reuters


Genesis Shows Off G90 Mega Sedan

When discussing the large-and-in-charge sedan segment, it would appear that reports of its death are greatly exaggerated (at least in Korea). Despite the beyond-dominant popularity of crossovers and SUVs, the crew at Genesis is plowing ahead with packing its portfolio full of sedans. The latest? A revised version of the enormous and in-yer-face G90 dreadnaught. […] The post Genesis Shows Off G90 Mega Sedan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Korea, Autos, Flagship, Genesis, G90, News Blog, Sedan


LG Energy Solution Receives Preliminary Approval for Its IPO - Korea Exchange

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Energy Solution (LGES) has received preliminary approval for its initial public offering, the Korea Exchange...
Tags: Korea, SEOUL Reuters South Korea, LG Energy Solution, LG Energy Solution LGES, IPO Korea Exchange


"As South Koreans enter the living-with-corona phase of the pandemic, some are easing back into social life by visiting public spaces where they can be alone and do very little."

"Nothing is the new something in South Korea as people desperately seek refuge from the pressures of living as functioning adults in a global pandemic in a high-stress and fast-paced society with soaring real estate prices and often-grueling work schedules. At a Space Out Competition this year, competitors sought to achieve the lowest heart rate possible while sitting in a 'healing forest' on the southern island of Jeju....Spacing out is known in Korean as 'hitting mung,' a slang usage of the wo...
Tags: South Korea, Law, Korea, Solitude, Nothing, Unsaid Things, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, Jeju Spacing, Ganghwa Island


High COVID Case Count, Omicron Prompt S.Korea Not to Relax Curbs

By Sangmi ChaSEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea said on Monday it has shelved plans to further relax COVID-19 restrictions due to the strain on its...
Tags: Korea, Sangmi ChaSEOUL Reuters South Korea


S.Korea Shelves Plans to Ease COVID Measures Due to High Case Count, Omicron

By Sangmi ChaSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday it has shelved plans to further relax COVID-19 curbs due to the strain on its healthcare...
Tags: Korea, Sangmi ChaSEOUL Reuters South Korea


S.Korea Exports Seen Growing for 13th Month; CPI Rate Near Decade-Peak: Reuters Poll

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean exports likely grew for a 13th straight month in November, a Reuters poll showed on Monday, while the pace of...
Tags: Korea, Seoul, Reuters


Korea Box Office: ‘Spiritwalker’ Wins Weekend Ahead of ‘Encanto’

“Spiritwalker,” a fantasy action film about a man who wakes up in a new body every twelve hours, grabbed the top spot at the South Korean box office over the weekend. It was one of three new films to get significant releases, a possible sign that Korea’s theatrical market is steadying. Directed by Yoon Jae-kyun, […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, Encanto, Spiritwalker, Yoon Jae kyun


‘Hellbound’ Creator Yeon Sang-ho Details Season 2 Plans, Teases Third Zombie Movie in World of ‘Train to Busan’

Netflix’s latest genre offering from Korea, dark sci-fi thriller “Hellbound,” doesn’t waste any time in getting straight to the action. In the first minutes of the pilot, giant, billowing demons — think The Hulk meets an evil Michelin Man — erupt into the heart of Seoul to torture and scorch to death one of the […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Korea, Michelin, Busan, Seoul, Peninsula, Yeon, Train to Busan, Yeon Sang-ho, Hellbound


Korea Selatan menaikkan suku bunga karena inflasi memanas, Berita Ekonomi & Berita Utama

SEOUL (REUTERS) – Bank sentral Korea Selatan menaikkan suku bunga kebijakannya pada Kamis (25 November), seperti yang diperkirakan secara luas, karena kekhawatiran tentang meningkatnya utang rumah tangga dan inflasi mengimbangi ketidakpastian seputar kebangkitan kasus Covid-19.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Korea, Seoul, Frugality, Kamis, Reuters Bank, Berita Utama, Berita Ekonomi


5 Reasons Squid Game Fans Should Watch Hellbound

2021 was quite the year for Korean media. The demand for South Korean shows, music and movies has grown exponentially over the years, with critically-acclaimed films like "Oldboy," "Parasite," and "Train to Busan" drawing more allure to the industry than ever before. That appeal only compounded with the viral success of Netflix's "Squid Game," which introduced the concept of the k-drama to millions more. Hwang Dong-hyuk's sadistic spin on children's playground games is paving the way for other d...
Tags: South Korea, Television, Movies, Netflix, Korea, Busan, Seoul, Gore, Arrowhead, Bong Joon, Jin, Yoo, Seoul Station, Yeon, Yeon Sang, New Truth


Stabbing Sparks Debate in S.Korea Over Passive Policing and Female Officers

By Sangmi ChaSEOUL (Reuters) - A policewoman's failure to intervene in a stabbing incident has re-ignited a debate over passive policing in South...
Tags: Korea, Sangmi ChaSEOUL Reuters


Obtain The Scoop on Koreancupid Until you are Also Late

You can meet hundreds of single Koreans at They have the biggest online dating group that consists of Korean women and men domestically and internationally. The sign-up course of to register for Tinder is comparatively straightforward, and there are three predominant choices: Fb, Google, or your cellphone number. In terms of creating your profile, plan on sticking to five hundred characters or less and try to say one thing witty or humorous. Be up entrance about what you are searching for. Embod...
Tags: Google, Sales, United States, Korea, VIDA, Entrance Posts, Cupid Media, Koreancupid, Korean Cupid, South Korea Korean Cupid


Ko Jin-young meraih gelar Kejuaraan Tur LPGA, Pemain Terbaik Tahun Ini

MIAMI: Ko Jin-young dari Korea Selatan menembakkan sembilan birdie dalam sembilan-under par 63 yang sensasional pada hari Minggu untuk memenangkan Kejuaraan Tur LPGA dan mengalahkan Nelly Korda untuk penghargaan Pemain Terbaik Tahun Ini. Kemenangan kedua berturut-turut Ko di akhir musim adalah gelar LPGA kelimanya tahun ini.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Korea, Miami, Frugality, Ko Jin, Nelly Korda, Pemain Terbaik Tahun Ini Kemenangan


‘Perhaps Love’ Wins Korea Box Office Weekend as Cinemas Lose $100 Million in Latest Quarter

Box office takings in South Korea retreated over the weekend, despite a local film taking the top spot. This year has seen a dearth of local movies releasing in cinemas, though that shortage may be reversed in the coming months. Local comedy drama film “Perhaps Love” was the biggest film of the weekend. It earned […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, Eternals, Perhaps Love, Wins Korea Box Office Weekend


Move to Hinterland Triggers Brain Drain at Korea's Mega Pension Fund

By Cynthia Kim, Jihoon Lee and Yena ParkSEOUL (Reuters) - Earlier this year, Lee left her fund management job at South Korea's national pension...
Tags: South Korea, Korea, Lee, Mega Pension Fund, Cynthia Kim Jihoon Lee, Yena ParkSEOUL Reuters Earlier


S.Korea to Allow Operation of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft From Nov. 22

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's transport ministry said on Friday it will allow the operation of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft starting Nov. 22.(...
Tags: Korea, Boeing, SEOUL Reuters South Korea


Tesla app outage that led to hundreds of drivers being locked out of their cars is being resolved, Elon Musk says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Maja Hitij/Getty Images Tesla's app server experienced an outage Friday, affecting hundreds of drivers, reports said. Downdetector said the outage occurred at around 3:33 p.m. ET.  "Looks like we may have accidentally increased verbosity of network traffic," Elon Musk tweeted.  About 500 Tesla owners reported being locked out of their cars on Friday, due to a problem with the company's mobile app, according to Reuters. The outage appeared to occur at around 3:33 p....
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Korea, Seoul, Musk, Reuters, Fred Lambert, Downdetector, Graham Rapier, Mary Hanbury, Elon Musk Maja Hitij Getty, Zahra Tayeb


Eerie early-morning happenings.

I got up just before 3 a.m. and, brushing my teeth, I dipped back into my new audiobook, "Our Country Friends: A Novel," by Gary Shteyngart.He messed up the bed’s careful sheets as if two lovers had just enjoyed a tussle on it. He spotted two carved wooden statues of pineapples on the modernist desk... and knocked over one of them, adding some asymmetry to the deathly hospital order around him. What would his mother say from her immovable Gangnam cocoon, her throat tingling with hot barley tea? ...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Korea, Cartoons, The moon, Seoul, Gary Shteyngart, Meade, Masha, Ann Althouse, Tim Kreider


South Korea: Provisional Attachment Orders In Korean Litigation And Means To Uplift Under Korean Law - DR & AJU LLC

One of the many early signs of a dispute among international parties in Korea, regardless of the method of dispute resolution, is shown through preliminary remedies.
Tags: South Korea, News, Korea, AJU LLC