South Korea

The Netflix K- Drama Effect: How women are moving to Korea to find love

What is now being referred to as ‘The Netflix effect’, hundreds of women in their early 20s, mostly originating from North America and Europe are visiting South Korea and flooding local hostels. This movement caught the attention of Min Joo Lee, a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University Bloomington researching on Korean gender and race politics who decided to take a deeper look into it.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Tearful Ok dedicates breakthrough win to dad

Rising home star Ok Tae-hoon won for the first time in his professional career as he held his nerve to triumph in the $1.5 million International Series Korea on Sunday.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

The Netflix K- Drama Effect: How women are moving to Korea to find love

What is now being referred to as ‘The Netflix effect’, hundreds of women in their early 20s, mostly originating from North America and Europe are visiting South Korea and flooding local hostels. This movement caught the attention of Min Joo Lee, a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University Bloomington researching on Korean gender and race politics who decided to take a deeper look into it.

July 13, 2022
July 13, 2022

Five of BTS leader RM’s favourite books

RM, leader of the popular K-pop band BTS, is not only a musician but also an avid reader.

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Current global geopolitical situation favourable for closer Dhaka-Seoul relations: Envoy

The current global geopolitical situation is creating more opportunities than challenges for South Korea and Bangladesh for closer collaboration as the two nations seek to have their relations deep and comprehensive, said South Korean Ambassador Lee Jang-Keun today (May 12, 2022).

April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022

SKAI: New South Korean restaurant in Dhaka

If you are a fan of South Korea and hot pot, then SKAI, the newest South Korean dine-in bistro, is the “Hot Pot” place for you!

November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021

Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian': Surrealism and suffering in South Korea

Han Kang’s atmospheric novel, The Vegetarian (Portobello, 2016), is an evocative look at the psychosis of a woman plagued by her own humanity. In a masterstroke,

August 2, 2019
August 2, 2019

Japan removes of S Korea from favoured trade list

Japan's cabinet approves a plan to remove South Korea from a list of countries that enjoy minimum export controls, a move likely to escalate tensions fuelled by a dispute over compensation for wartime forced labourers.

July 14, 2019
July 14, 2019

S Korea keen to boost investment in Bangladesh

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has expressed his government’s interest to invest in some emerging sectors of Bangladesh like infrastructure, power, information and communication technology, construction, ship building and energy for boosting business volume of the two countries.

May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019

'US urges S Korea to reject Huawei goods, citing security risks'

The US government is lobbying South Korea not to use Huawei Technologies Co Ltd products, a South Korean newspaper reports, amid a wider push by Washington to get its allies to reject the Chinese tech firm's goods.

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

S Korea launches 5G ahead of other countries

South Korea launches the world's first nationwide 5G mobile networks two days early, its top mobile carriers says, in a late-night scramble to be the first providers of the super-fast wireless technology.