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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 in ...

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 announced ...

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 ...