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For Kim Dong-Hyun's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Passion and lunch boxes: K-pop's 'auntie' fans stand proud

May 1, 2015

Passion and lunch boxes: K-pop's 'auntie' fans stand proud

They don’t fit the normal fan profile, but South Korea’s 40-something K-pop “aunties” are every bit as obsessed with their idols as their teenage counterparts. Posters and photos of one of K-pop’s best-known boy bands, Big Bang, adorn every wall of Lee Un-young’s apartment ...

Selfie sticks could bring jail time in South Korea

Nov 30, 2014

Selfie sticks could bring jail time in South Korea

Are selfie sticks harmless makers of memories or potentially chaos-inducing emitters of electromagnetic radiation? In South Korea, it seems, they can be both, and anyone selling an unregistered version could face a $27,000 fine or up to three years in prison, the Science Ministry ...

South Korean 'kimchi deficit' widens

Nov 16, 2013

South Korean 'kimchi deficit' widens

It’s kimchi-making season in South Korea, with households across the country preparing and laying down stocks of the ubiquitous spicy side-dish for the coming winter. But many foreign visitors, including the most intrepid foodies, will probably leave without ever tasting a Korean-made version of ...