Momoland returns with sweet, sexy single

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 01/17/2022

SEOUL — Momoland dropped the digital single “Yummy Yummy Love” Friday. “Thinking that we’re meeting our fans after a long while made me feel nervous and excited as if we’re debuting,” said JooE through agency MLD Entertainment.…

Youn Yuh-jung’s storied 5-decade career culminates in Oscars win

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 04/26/2021

SEOUL — Veteran actor Youn Yuh-jung clinched the best supporting actress award at the 93rd Academy Awards on Monday for her performance in US film “Minari” as an eccentric grandmother. With the win, Youn became the first South Korean…

Blackpink vocalist Rose’s solo single debuts at No. 43 on Official Charts

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 03/20/2021

Rose of South Korean girl group Blackpink saw her debut solo release hit No. 43 on the Official Charts, becoming the first K-pop female soloist to chart on the British music ranking. “On the Ground,” the Blackpink…

EXO’s Chen to join military this month

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 10/18/2020

SEOUL — Chen, a member of K-pop boy band EXO, will join the military later this month to fulfill his mandatory military service, his agency said Friday. The 28-year-old, whose legal name is Kim Jong-dae, is set…

The hearts and hopes of Blackpink in ‘The Album’

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 10/04/2020

SEOUL — K-pop girl group Blackpink released their long-awaited first full-length album “The Album” on Friday, sending a universal message of hope to everyone who are enduring growth pains in life. “We wanted to show a more…

BTS shares emotional pep talk at S. Korea’s inaugural Youth Day ceremony

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 09/20/2020

SEOUL — The members of global K-pop superstar BTS on Saturday delivered a powerful motivational speech for South Korean youth, sharing candid tales of their inner struggles on the path to becoming one of the world’s most…

K-pop boy band members under probe for alleged illegal gambling in Philippines

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 09/15/2020

INCHEON — Police said Tuesday they are investigating two members of a popular K-pop boy band for their alleged involvement in illegal overseas gambling. Two members of SUPERNOVA have been booked for allegedly playing baccarat, a type…

Racist remarks on Filipinos stir anger on social media

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 09/13/2020

SEOUL — A brutal war of words erupted on social media from what started as a mistake by a Filipino American TikTok personality. Over the past few days, ethnic Koreans and Filipinos have been exchanging derogatory and…

North Korea adopts ‘maximum emergency system’ after defector returns with coronavirus symptoms

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 07/26/2020

SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un convened an emergency politburo meeting of the Workers’ Party and adopted the “maximum emergency system” against coronavirus after a defector returned home from South Korea with virus symptoms, state media…

Xi Jinping offers to help North Korea fight coronavirus

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 05/10/2020

SEOUL — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday offered to help North Korea contain the novel coronavirus, in his reply to an earlier message from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “China is willing to enhance anti-epidemic cooperation…

Kim Jong-un rumored to be in ‘vegetative state’—reports

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 04/26/2020

SEOUL — Speculations mounted Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is dead, amid conflicting accounts about his health being reported since he disappeared from public view two weeks ago. But the exact situation remains unclear with…

S. Korea elections: Quarantined voters to cast ballots under strict guidelines

The Korean Herald/Asia News Network via Inquirer.net 04/14/2020

SEOUL — In Wednesday’s general elections, even those in quarantine can vote. South Korea will pick 300 members of the National Assembly in the first nationwide election to take place during the pandemic. According to the National…

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