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Several major Korean companies made headlines recently for asking their employees to address coworkers and bosses by English nicknames instead of their formal titles. This is not a groundbreaking development - Messenger app company Kakao adopted the use of English names between employees more than 8 years ago. But more companies appear to be getting…

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April 25, 2022

At the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, the popular Korean boyband BTS was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group. When they left empty-handed, Korean fans and critics alike were outraged - not by the loss itself but by what appeared to be the Grammy’s exploitation of the group’s popularity to improve their own declining viewership. Korean online…

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April 11, 2022

The Korean global secondhand market is valued at USD 16 billion and grows by 20-30% each year. Perceptions of used clothing were once negative, but the stigma is slowly disappearing as young Koreans take interest in the trend for both budgetary and environmental reasons. Initial secondhand stores were often charity shops, but today they occupy…

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February 28, 2022

Last year, popular South Korean actress Park Shin Hye made waves with the announcement of her wedding and pregnancy. In the past, this would have been detrimental to a celebrity’s career. Instead, Park received well wishes from fans and her peers in the industry. In fact, more and more celebrities have been announcing such pregnancies…

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February 21, 2022