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Soju is most recognized Korean alcoholic drink, survey shows

“Hansik,” or Korean food, continues to gain awareness internationally with soju (a Korean clear distilled alcoholic drink) and bibimbap (rice mixed with meat and vegetables) leading the surge in popularity, according to the latest Korean Food Promotion Institute findings.The institute’s “2023 Overseas Korean Food Consumer Survey,” conducted on 9,000 adults in 18 major cities worldwide …

LG Electronics joins forces with partners to tackle carbon emissions

LG Electronics will support its partner companies in enhancing their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) management capabilities, especially in reducing carbon emissions, so as to achieve win-win growth, the company said, Monday.By 2030, LG Electronics hopes to reduce carbon emissions by 54.6 percent compared to 2017 by improving manufacturing processes, introducing energy-saving technology and …

Korean ‘healing fiction’ captures hearts of young British readers

Korean literature is experiencing a surge in popularity across the United Kingdom, driven by a shift in literary preferences among a young and diverse readership.According to the 2023 International Booker Prize, sales of translated fiction increased 22 percent in 2022, compared to the previous year. This uptick is particularly notable among young readers under the …

RIIZE concludes fan concert, announces additional dates

successfully wrapped up its first fan concert, and announced additional dates for September.Named the “2024 RIIZE FAN-CON ‘RIIZING DAY’ in SEOUL,” the event took place at Seoul’s Jamsil Arena, Songpa District last Friday and Saturday, drawing an impressive crowd of 10,000 fans.The concert ignited with RIIZE’s performance of “Siren,” followed by a setlist including fan …

US soldier detained in Russia on charges of criminal misconduct: US Army

An American soldier was detained on charges of criminal misconduct in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok last week, a U.S. Army spokesperson said Monday.Cynthia Smith, the spokesperson, said that the soldier, whose name was withheld, was detained on Thursday, and that the Army notified his family of his detention.The soldier, who was stationed …