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'Til the end, teacher puts students' lives before hers in sinking ferry
 
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A total of 14 teachers from Danwon High School were on the ill-fated trip to Jeju, when the Sewol-ho ferry sank. Three teachers were rescued, while 11 remained unaccounted for. One of those who didn't make it... is a teacher, who until the end... was more concerned about her students, than herself. Connie Lee has the story. In the last desperate moments before the ship was going down... a daughter texts her mother. "Mom, the ship is sinking." In shock and confused,... the mother calls her daughter, [ ] Jeon Su-young right away. " ' , ' . ." [ : I told her, 'hurry wear a life vest.' But all she said was 'Mom, the students are all wearing life vests.' Now that I think about it, this meant that students had life vests on, while she didn't.] To her boyfriend, Su-young texts him that, "there are no life vests... I'm sorry." The boyfriend calls her immediately, but they hang up after 12 seconds on the line. Su-young tells him that she needs to call her students' parents. " ." [ : She said the ship was sinking and that she had to quickly get all her students in life vests. We hung up shortly after. She said her battery was running low, and that she needed to call her students' parents.] Her last words to her boyfriend... "I love you" and "Thank you." It was Su-young's second year as a homeroom teacher at Danwon High School. And as for the school's yearly field trip--- this one to Jeju island on the [ ] Sewol-ho ferry, was her first. Her room remains untouched... since the day she left for the ill-fated trip. Her bike too... remains parked... waiting for Su-young to return. Apparently her grandmother is also waiting... for her granddaughter to come home safely. " . . ." [ : Her grandmother still believes that she is alive. She says that her granddaughter is safely inside the ship. She continues to believe that.] But as much as there is sadness over the loss... her mother is also proud of her daughter... who put the lives of her students before her own. Connie Lee, Arirang News.
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Passengers texted from ferry as it was sinking
 
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Text messages from passengers who were on the sinking ferry have surfaced. A son-- thinking he might not make it-- telling his mother, that he loves her... and another student telling his father that he cannot escape because the ship has tilted too much. There are other rescue stories coming to light, including the rescue of a 6-year-old child. Connie Lee has more. Text messages,... apparently from passengers,.... paint a harrowing picture of what it was like... in the moments directly after the ferry started sinking. One trapped passenger texted his father... telling him about his current situation. To this, the father responded... "I know help is on the way, but if possible, get outside." To this the son texts back... "No, Dad, I can't, the ferry is too tilted. There are no kids out in the hallways." Another passenger... this time a son texted his mother... "Mom, just in case I don't have another chance to say it, I love you." The mother replied... but clearly unaware of his situation. [show text] An exchange between two brothers... describes what had happened. The passenger texted that the ferry hit something and stopped moving... but reassured his older brother that a rescue team had arrived. The older brother replied,... telling him not to panic, to stay alert... and follow directions... but he heard nothing more. Meanwhile... the stories of survivors show their desperate attempts to live... with some passengers breaking through windows and jumping into the waters to be rescued. "I just jumped into the water and started swimming. It was really cold... so I tried to swim as fast as I could..." Stories of heroism are also surfacing... including one, where 58-year-old ... saved 20 passengers by himself... as the ferry was sinking. Kim reportedly tied a fire hose to curtains... and pulled nearly two dozen students from the first floor of the ship to the outside... so that rescue helicopters could reach them. And another story of heroism... is the rescue of a 6-year-old child. The young girl... named ... was rescued by four passengers... as you can see in this video... in the final moments. During the disaster, she was apparently split up from her parents and brother--- who are, unfortunately, still among the hundreds... who are still missing. Connie Lee, Arirang News.
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N. Korean defector making swift recovery, but long-term health effects likely
 
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탈북한 병사 빠른 회복 중, 의사에 따르면 장기 영향 있을 수 있어. It's been more than ten days since a North Korean soldier made a desperate dash across the Joint Security Area in the Demilitarized Zone to escape the repressive regime. After being shot multiple times by his former comrades, the defector is recovering well,... but doctors have expressed concerns about the long-term health effects of his injuries. Lee Unshin starts us off. After two major surgeries and days in intensive care,... the North Korean soldier who risked his life fleeing to the South is making a swift recovery at Ajou University Hospital in Suwon, south of Seoul. The 24-year-old soldier, identified only by his family name Oh, was shot five times by his former comrades when he sprinted across the Military Demarcation Line on November 13th. However, Doctor Lee Cook-jong, who led the surgery on the soldier, says he could suffer long-term health problems, such as blockage of the intestines, known as Intestinal Obstruction, due to a number of his organs being penetrated by bullets. Considering his condition, the doctor has suggested the defector shouldn't go through official questioning for at least another month. For now, the defector is said to be resting, enjoying TV shows, like the American crime investigation series CSI and Hollywood movies, and listening to some of his favorite K-pop singers - on repeat. With hospital staff, the former soldier also shared his experience of having driven Hyundai vehicles back in the North. Meanwhile, following the defection, North Korea appears to be tightening its border security. A picture posted on Twitter by Marc Knapper, the acting U.S. ambassador to South Korea,... shows North Korean workers digging a trench on the northern side of the Joint Security Area. Lee Unshin, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Sewol-ho Ferry emerged from water for the first time in nearly 3 years
 
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3년만에 처음으로 물밖으로 나온 세월호 인양 과정 Our top story; a massive operation to raise the sunken Sewol-ho. The ferry sank in 2014, and was recorded as one of the worst maritime disasters in Korea's history, taking over 3-hundred lives, mostly high school students. Shin Se-min starts us off with details on the procedure It's the first time the Sewol-ho Ferry has been seen above the surface of the sea since it sunk in the waters around Jindo Island almost three years ago. The 145-meter long, over 68-hundred ton ferry emerged from the dark seawater with its surface rusty and scratched. Given the size of the vessel it's a monumental task, and at the same time,... an expensive one too. The Korean government agreed two years ago to a deal worth some 76 billion U.S. dollars with a consortium led by China's state-run company Shanghai Salvage to raise the ferry. And the operation conducted both by Korea's oceans ministry and Shanghai Salvage is being carried out in a careful manner, as there are still nine victims missing and their bodies could still be inside the vessel. The reason why the engineers are taking the vessel out of the water *without cutting it into pieces, and have also cast a net around the ferry, is to help recover the bodies, believed to still be trapped inside. The marathon operation of lifting the sunken ferry above the water began with raising the ship 13 meters out of the water and placing the ferry onto a semi-submersible ship for transport. The sunken ferry will now be transported to Mokpo New Port, just 87 kilometers away from the disaster site. The transport is expected to take at least 8-days, depending on weather conditions. If all goes as planned, the recovered ship will be placed at Mokpo port and searched for the missing nine bodies as well as answers to what exactly caused this manmade disaster. "Three years of planning the recovery operation come down to 12 or 13 days of execution. And after that... it'll be time to start recovering the truth. Shin Se-min, Arirang News, Jindo. A briefing session by Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries is being held. We'll have more from that event on our later newscast. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Korean-made FA-50 fighters gaining popularity overseas
 
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High performance at a low cost is an attractive combination for any product. That formula has helped Korea's home-grown FA-50 fighter jet find a number of homes in the international market in recent years, and it's expected to find even more going forward. Shin Se-min reports. Its original purpose was to serve as Korea's own light combat aircraft, but it's finding a home in the international market. The FA-50 is the light attack variant of the the T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced jet trainer... operated by the South Korean Air Force. Co-developed by Korea Aerospace Industries and U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin,... the FA-50 is capable of combat action, with advanced radar and missile capabilities. The FA-50 was initially designed to replace the nation's aging fighter jets,... while the T-50 supersonic trainer jets were aimed for the international market. However, the T-50's price tag of over 22 million U.S. dollars was a bit too high for many buyers, and it didn't sell as well as anticipated. But,... the remodeled FA-50 has filled its place. Capable of carrying 45-hundred kilograms of weapons,... the jet is in the same class as others made in Sweden, Italy and Russia. But Korea's FA-50 is becoming more attractive because of its high performance in relation to cost. Korea Aerospace Industries signed a contract to deliver 12 fighter jets to the Philippines worth of 420 million U.S. dollars in March. It follows similar deals to Iraq last year and Indonesia in 2011. Sights have now been set on Peru, Botswana, and the United Arab Emirates,... and the U.S., which may be looking to replace its aging Air Force T-38s. Korea Aerospace Industries and Lockheed Martin signed a memorandum of understanding on expanding defense cooperation in February of last year. Industry experts expect a deal on FA-50 exports with the U.S. Air Force some time in 2017. Shin Se-min, Arirang News.
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North Korea soldier makes daring defection to South Korea across JSA
 
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판문점 JSA초소서 북한군1명 귀순…北총격 받고 긴급후송 A North Korean soldier defects to the South in the most unexpected way: Crossing the border at the heavily guarded Joint Security Area. As troops stationed in the frontline are believed to be chosen for their loyalty, this could severely bruise the regime's military pride. He was shot at by men from his side, but was picked up by South Korean soldiers and was taken to the hospital. For details on the daring escape, we turn to our Kwon Jang-ho The Joint Security Area -- located on the border between the two Koreas and the only place where soldiers from the two sides stand face-to-face. And at three-thirty-one PM on Monda, a lone North Korean soldier ran from a guard post on the northern side, and crossed over the Military Demarcation Line into South Korean territory. The soldier suffered from gunshot wounds to his shoulder and elbow from North Korean forces while defecting. Upon hearing the shots, South Korean soldiers raised the alarm, but the defector was not discovered until 25 minutes later, collapsed on the ground, 50-meters from the border and bleeding from his wounds. (Korean) Our soldiers safely retrieved the defector, and urgently evacuated him to hospital to treat his injuries. He was airlifted by a United Nations Command helicopter to Ajou University Medical Center in Suwon, just south of Seoul, where he underwent surgery. The defector is thought to be in his twenties or thirties, and wore a uniform of low rank. Defecting through the JSA is extremely rare, with only two previous instances in 1998 and 2007. South Korean authorities have reassured that there was no altercation between South and North Korean soldiers, but added that Seoul will remain alert to any possible provocations. It's been almost two months since North Korea last carried out a ballistic missile test, or any other provocation, and many have hoped that this signalled an easing of tensions on the peninsula. It's currently unclear what response Pyongyang will give to Monday's incident. Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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North Korea soldier makes daring defection to South Korea across JSA
 
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판문점 JSA초소서 북한군1명 귀순…北총격 받고 긴급후송 A North Korean soldier defects to the South in the most unexpected way: Crossing the border at the heavily guarded Joint Security Area. As troops stationed in the frontline are believed to be handpicked for their loyalty, this could severely bruise the regime's military pride. He was shot at by men from his side, but was picked up by South Korean soldiers and was taken to the hospital. For details on the daring escape, we turn to our Kwon Jang-ho The Joint Security Area -- located on the border between the two Koreas and the only place where soldiers from the two sides stand face-to-face. And at three-thirty-one PM on Monda, a lone North Korean soldier ran from a guard post on the northern side, and crossed over the Military Demarcation Line into South Korean territory. The soldier suffered from gunshot wounds to his shoulder and elbow from North Korean forces while defecting. Upon hearing the shots, South Korean soldiers raised the alarm, but the defector was not discovered until 25 minutes later, collapsed on the ground, 50-meters from the border and bleeding from his wounds. (Korean) Our soldiers safely retrieved the defector, and urgently evacuated him to hospital to treat his injuries. He was airlifted by a United Nations Command helicopter to Ajou University Medical Center in Suwon, just south of Seoul, where he underwent surgery. The defector is thought to be in his twenties or thirties, and wore a uniform of low rank. Defecting through the JSA is extremely rare, with only two previous instances in 1998 and 2007. South Korean authorities have reassured that there was no altercation between South and North Korean soldiers, but added that Seoul will remain alert to any possible provocations. It's been almost two months since North Korea last carried out a ballistic missile test, or any other provocation, and many have hoped that this signalled an easing of tensions on the peninsula. It's currently unclear what response Pyongyang will give to Monday's incident. Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Global companies closing factories in China 

′세계의 공장′ 중국에 부는 ′탈중국′ 바람
 
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More and more global companies are packing up and pulling their factories out of China,... raising concerns the country′s manufacturing industry could be spiraling down a dangerous path. As labor costs rise and economic growth contracts,... China has lost its position as the go-to place to invest. Kim Min-ji reports. Japanese watch-maker Citizen recently shut down its factory in Guangzhou. More than one-thousand employees are up in arms after being laid off,... but the company says it′s part of its restructuring plans. Citizen isn′t the only one. U.S. software giant Microsoft has also shut down its Nokia factory in Guangzhou,... and plans to open a new factory in Vietnam. And with the Beijing factory also expected to close,... some 9-thousand employees are expected to lose their jobs. Industry watchers estimate more than 100 large factories, including ones run by Sharp and Panasonic, were shut down before the Chinese New Year in the city of Dongguan one of the country′s main manufacturing hubs. But what has triggered the mass exodus? Experts say rising labor and land costs. Such factors no longer make China a profitable investment. What′s more is that the world′s second largest economy is not expanding as fast as it used to. Another factor is that countries in Southeast Asia, such as India and Vietnam,... are stepping up efforts to lure foreign companies. The U.S., Japan and Europe are also offering incentives, such as tax cuts and investment support, to encourage home-grown companies to come back. The trend has raised concerns that China′s manufacturing industry,... once driven by cheap labor,... is heading for a crisis. The official Purchasing Managers′ Index stood at 49-point-8,... falling below 50 for the first time in more than two years,.... signalling a contraction. Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.
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'Boycott Apple' Movement grows in China as U.S. goes after Huawei
 
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구글, 화웨이와 사업 중단하자 중국서 아이폰 불매 조짐 The intensifying trade war between China and the U.S. is prompting Chinese consumers to boycott products made by American firms, including Apple's iPhone. Those switching are largely choosing Huawei smartphones to show their support for the Chinese firm... that they see as being unfairly attacked by U.S. regulators. Kim Da-mi has more. Chinese customers are turning their back on iPhones,...including a senior media representative of the Chinese government. Hu Xijin, the editor of the China's Global Times, tweeted on Monday that he had switched to a Huawei phone, ditching the iPhone he had been using for nine years. The editor said his decision didn't mean he thinks it's right to boycott Apple. Instead, he noted he chose to support the well-respected company, Huawei, by using its products. However, considering his status, there's rising concern China may be in the course of promoting Apple boycotts as retaliation against the Trump Administration's blacklisting of Huawei. The Chinese editor also implied that he may completely throw away his old iPhone depending on how the U.S.-China trade talks develop. In addition to Chinese customers' growing disdain with Apple, Huawei users in other countries are also expressing their frustration with Washington's tough sanctions on Huawei. "No. This sort of thing is unacceptable It's again the customer that has to suffer because of some argument the Americans have with Chinese companies. I think it is totally unjustified." Chinese companies previously rallied behind the tech giant last December, offering hefty discounts to employees to buy Huawei devices and shun iPhones. Despite Huawei being locked out of Google's Android operating system under the new U.S. regulations, the Chinese tech firm pledged on Monday to continue to contribute to the development and growth of Android around the world. China's foreign affairs ministry also emphasized its commitment to support Chinese enterprises by defending their legitimate rights through legal methods. Kim Da-mi, Arirang News. Meanwhile, President Xi Jinping's recent visit to a rare earths facility has fueled speculation that the strategic materials could be used as a retaliation measures as the trade war heats up. weaponized in China's tit-for-tat with the U.S. on trade. Xi's visit was accompanied by Liu He, the vice premier who led the Chinese side in the trade negotiations with Washington. The U.S. relies on China, the dominant global supplier, for about 80-percent of its rare earths imports. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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Busan gets ready for BTS performance… including special tour recommendation for fans
 
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BTS 공연에 설레는 부산… 지민, 정국 투어 등 아미 맞이 분주 The city of Busan is getting ready to host tens of thousands of BTS fans for the upcoming weekend. Ahead of the fan meetings and performances, the city has lit up its landmarks in BTS colors and has come up with special tour recommendations for fans of the K-pop superstars. Lee Min-sun has the details. South Korean boyband BTS have returned to their home country after a month-long world tour. They are set to perform and meet with fans at the port city of Busan this weekend. And the city is making the final preparations to host the group's army of followers. Some 45-thousand fans are expected to attend the fan meeting and performance at the Busan Asiad Auxilliary Stadium, but the city could see even more visitors, including more than 4-thousand fans from abroad. Busan city plans to mobilize hundreds of local police personnel around the concert venue to ensure fans' safety. Adding to the excitement, every night since Tuesday, seven of the city's landmarks including Gwangan Bridge, Busan Cinema Center, and Busan Tower have been lit up with purple lighting which is the color that represents BTS. Some fans have even decorated subway station walls with pictures of the seven-member group. Busan is known as a popular tourist destination and is the hometown of BTS members Jimin and Jungkook. Specifically for the group's diehard fans, Busan's tourism organization has made special tour recommendations. The tourism organization has selected some spots related to the band members' childhood memories. One such place is the elementary school Jimin attended. Hoedong Elementary school closed down last year and has been turned into a nutrition experience center. Fans can visit the very place where their idol used to spend his childhood and can stop at nearby restaurants to enjoy local dishes. Lee Min-sun Arirang News. #Busan #BTS #performance #specialtour Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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The Simple Life
 
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심플라이프 Minimalism is a hot keyword for 2017 in Korea. Minimalism refers to a simple lifestyle which eliminates the unnecessary in everything from objects to human relations. We look into the social phenomena brought about by the minimalism trend. This is an apartment located in Seoul. The house of Seon Hye-rim , who married 4 years ago, features few objects but lots of empty space. The only things in the living room are a decorative stand, a table, and an air conditioner. It’s because she is a minimalist, who has been practicing the minimalism lifestyle for 2 years. (Korean) "When we got home, we felt as if we had to work, instead of experiencing rest. We argued often, and cleaning up was difficult. This led us naturally to a minimal life." ( .) The first order of business upon deciding on a change in lifestyle was to part with precious belongings. Thanks to 2 years of effort, only the bare necessities are left. There was some concern that this could cause discomfort, but the gains have far outweighed the losses. (Korean) "With a minimal life, it’s important to organize space first, and then to determine the items which befit that space. For example, the number of hangers in a closet is pre-determined. Only clothing which fits the hangers is then stored." ( . .) The recent minimalism trend emerged around 2010. It was largely thanks to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of the U.S. In Japan, minimalism emerged as a new, alternate lifestyle in the wake of the 2011 East Japan earthquake. Hot on the heels of the U.S. and Japan, the minimalism trend has also made its way to Korea. What’s the reason for minimalism’s global appeal? (Korean) "It’s a cloud lifestyle, similar to storing files on a cloud server. Even without having something in my home, I can consume in the form of taking it out whenever I need it. This is becoming a global trend." ( .) Some analysts believe the rise of single person households led to minimalism’s rapid expansion. Meanwhile, the minimalist trend is changing industry overall. Electronics makers are targeting the market with small but useful products. (Korean) "In the past, customers preferred bigger, large-scale appliances. Now, their appliance purchase preferences lean toward simple and personally-tailored items." ( , .) Simple lifestyles are leading to simplified consumption. Experts cite this as the positive effective of minimalism.
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K-Pop superstar Jonghyun of SHINee dies; investigators look into possible depression
 
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샤이니 종현 사망상태로 발견돼, 경찰 자살로 추정 Behind the glitz, glamour and seemingly endless well of positivity and energy lies a darker side of stardom. Many celebrities suffer from depression... and that may haven been the cause of the latest passing of a young K-pop superstar. Jonghyun, a member of boyband SHINee... died in an apparent suicide. For details we turn to our Lee Jeong-yeon. A young star has fallen this week... Kim Jonghyun, member of K-pop boy band SHINee, said his last goodbye to the world on Monday... leaving family, friends, and fans across the world mourning his death. The four other members of SHINee have registered to be chief mourners at his funeral, which takes place on Thursday, to say their last goodbyes. Many other celebrities from SM Entertainment, such as BoA, Girls' Generation, and EXO, as well as BTS, have paid their respects at the wake. Devastated fans filled up the lobby of Asan Medical Center, where the wake has held, to pay their respects. The 27-year-old was found unconscious in an apartment in Cheongdam-dong, filled with toxic smoke from lit coal briquettes. He was moved to Konguk University Hospital, but passed away shortly after at around 6:32 p.m. The search for the idol group member began when the police got a phone call at 4:42 p.m. from his sister who had received foreboding messages from the singer with phrases such as, "let me go," and "this is my last farewell." His family members have decided not to carry out an autopsy according to the Gangnam Police Department on Tuesday. Jonghyun shot to fame as the lead singer of the group SHINee, who released their debut mini-album in 2008, and have since gathered fans all across the world. In Japan, they sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome, and in the UK, Odeon's website crashed a minute after ticketing opened for their appearance at the Korean Film Festival in London. They also did their first North American tour earlier this year. After Jonghyun's death, fans have been paying tribute both online and offline all across the world, with Jonghyun and SHINee trending on Twitter even in the United States as fans expressed their grief. Lee Jeong-yeon, Arirang News Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Korean thriller 'Train to Busan' brings in $2.5 mil. from advance sales around the world
 
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한국영화 '부산행', 해외 156개국 선판매…30억원 확보 If you're a fan of zombie thrillers and Korean cinema, "Train to Busan" is everything you could hope for. After receiving rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival in May... it raked in over two-and-a-half million dollars in global presales. Lee Un-shin gives us a sneak peak. Korean thriller 'Train to Busan' has been successfuly presold in a hundred-56 countries around the globe. Since its midnight screening at the 69th Cannes Film Festival back in May, film investors from countries including the U.S., Canada, France, and China...have been reaching out, to purchase theatrical rights for the film. Global presales of the movie have so far grossed over 2 and a half million U.S. dollars. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho....'Train to Busan' portrays passengers' horrifying train ride with a group of living dead zombies that carry a deadly virus. Through their desperate struggle to survive, and to prevent the spread of the virus....the film is meant to convey a thought-provoking social message for the viewers. So far, the thriller has received very positive reviews from critics and movie-enthusiasts including a rating of 7.1 out of 10 on the IMDB website. "Train to Busan...it's a clever, well-put together film. And I think it's not as violent as some people might expect from a Zombie film. Strong genre titles, apealing elements...it's poised to do well at the local box office as well as in a limited way, getting some penetration into foreign markets. " Local movie investors added the movie will bring in additional profit from theatrical releases around the world. The movie will be available at local theaters on the 20th of July. It will also be released in the U.S. in July and in France in August. Lee Un-shin, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Global companies closing factories in China 

′세계의 공장′ 중국에 부는 ′탈중국′ 바람
 
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An increasing number of global companies are pulling their factories out of China… and this is raising concerns that the trend will hurt Beijing′s manufacturing industry. With competition rising from other Asian countries,… some say China has lost its position as the go-to place for global firms. Arirang News′ Kim Min-ji reports. Japanese watch-maker Citizen recently shut down its factory in Guangzhou. More than one-thousand employees are up in arms after being laid off,... but the company says it′s part of its restructuring plans. Citizen isn′t the only one. U.S. software giant Microsoft has also shut down its Nokia factory in Guangzhou... and plans to open a new factory in Vietnam. And with it′s Beijing factory also slated to close,... some 9-thousand employees are expected to lose their jobs. Industry watchers estimate that before the Chinese New Year, more than 100 large factories, including ones run by Sharp and Panasonic, were shuttered in the city of Dongguan one of the country′s main manufacturing hubs. So what has triggered the mass exodus? "Many manufacturing companies entered China two decades ago because of cheap land and labor costs but that′s not the case now. Also, the Chinese market did not expand as fast as companies had expected." What′s more is that countries in Southeast Asia, such as India and Vietnam,... are stepping up efforts to lure foreign companies. The U.S., Japan and Europe are also offering incentives, such as tax cuts and investment support, to encourage home-grown companies to come back. The trend has raised concerns that China′s manufacturing industry,... once driven by cheap labor,... may be heading for a crisis. The official Purchasing Managers′ Index stood at 49-point-8 in January,... falling below 50 for the first time in more than two years,.... signalling a contraction. Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.
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President Moon Jae-in speaks to N. Korean audience of 150,000
 
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문 대통령, 집단체조 北 관람객 15만 명에 인사말 President Moon capped off the second day of the summit by attending perhaps North Korea's most famous cultural product, the Mass Games. Not only did he attend, he became the first South Korean leader to deliver a speech to a mass North Korean audience, in this case, numbering some 150-thousand people. We'll now listen to that in its entirety. Citizens of Pyeongyang, I am very glad to see you all here tonight. As the president of South Korea, I feel deeply honored to speak to you. As you can see with your own eyes, we are opening a new era together. My fellow Koreans, Chairman Kim Jong-un and I had an encounter full of meaning at Panmunjeom on April 27th. We had a warm embrace. And today, we have agreed that there will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula. Therefore, we have solemnly announced both to our 80 million fellow Koreans and to the international community that a new era of peace has dawned on the Peninsula. We have also affirmed the principle of national self-determination, that we ourselves will determine the fate of our people. Also, we have firmly promised to advance a future of common prosperity, to independently restore our blood-based ties, and to develop inter-Korean relations in a thorough and dramatic way. This fall, I, President Moon Jae-in, decided to make this trip to Pyeongyang. Dear citizens of Pyeongyang, Chairman Kim Jong-un and I have agreed specifically to completely eliminate the threat and fear of war on the Korean Peninsula. In addition, from Mt. Baekdusan to Mt. Hallasan, we promised to leave our future generations this beautiful land, free of nuclear weapons and nuclear threats. And we will quickly take steps to fundamentally end the suffering of separated families before it's too late. I send generous applause and thanks to Chairman Kim, who is walking along with me towards a new future. Dear citizens of Pyeongyang, on this visit, I have witnessed the remarkable development of this city. I have seen the kind of nation you are trying to build, how much you strive for peace and your bravery in hard times. Dear fellow citizens, we are great. We are strong. We love peace. And we should live together. We lived together for over 5,000 years and have been separated for 70 years. I propose today to completely end this 70-year separation and take a big step towards peace. Chairman Kim and I will firmly join hands and work to build a new fatherland. Let us move into a new future together. I would like to thank the many Pyeongyang citizens, young people, students and children who have warmly welcomed our delegation. Thank you. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Trump and Ivanka met special guests at welcoming dinner at Blue House
 
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文대통령, 골프광 트럼프에 박세리 소개…이방카에 엑소 CD 선물 President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka were at the Blue house for the Saturday night welcoming dinner. And upon arrival,… they had a special meeting with some of the stars of K-pop and Korean sport. Our Won Jung-hwan reports on that meeting. Some special guests greeted the U.S. President when he arrived at the Sangchunjae pavilion for the welcoming banquet. Pak Se-ri, head coach of South Korea's female golf team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,... and South Korean boy band EXO greeted Trump's family. The presence of Pak, a retired star golfer, seemed quite obvious,… considering President Trump's love of the sport. Trump spoke at length with the iconic figure of South Korean golf,… saying at one point that "She's gonna be my partner." Some two years ago,... Trump highlighted the success of the country's female golfers in his speech to the Korean parliament,... and the Pak is known to be the very first success story. "Park Sung-hyun and the other South Korean female golfers, who are playing in the LPGA now,... are the so-called Pak Se-ri kids,… who are following her footsteps." Also in the spotlight was the relationship between famous Korean idol group, EXO and Trump's daughter. During the meeting, President Moon told Ivanka he had invited EXO on her behalf, since her daughter is known to be a huge fan of the K-pop group and her birthday was coming up in July. In fact, the relationship between the two goes all the way back to last year's PyeongChang Winter Olympics when EXO met with Ivanka during the closing ceremony. And when the members of EXO presented Ivanka with a signed copy of their fifth studio album "LOVE SHOT",… she asked when is their next U.S. tour and even followed the K-pop group's official account through SNS,… confirming that she has been their fan ever since the PyeongChang Olympics. While most of the focus this weekend will be on politics,… the power of Korean culture and sports is also playing its part in strengthening diplomatic ties. Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News. #Trump #Ivanka #met #specialguests #dinner #BlueHouse Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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Sewol-ho ferry arrives at Mokpo New Port
 
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침몰 3년만에 항구로 가는 세월호…오후 목포신항 도착 The Sewol-ho ferry has arrived at its final destination of Mokpo -- almost three years after it sank in waters off Korea's southwestern coast,... leaving 304 people dead. The vessel will soon undergo an investigation to find the exact cause of the disaster,... and hopefully recover the remains of the nine bodies that are still unaccounted for. For the latest,... let's go live to our Kim Min-ji, who is at Mokpo New Port, where the vessel has just docked. Min-ji, the semi-submersible transporting the ferry arrived sooner than expected? That's right, Daeun The semi-submersible -- with the Sewol-ho on board -- arrived here at Mokpo New Port just about an hour ago. The vessel's last voyage comes one-thousand-80 days after it capsized off Korea's southwestern coast.... and six days after it was salvaged from the sea. The semi-submersible covered a distance of about 105 kilometers today. The journey was initially expected to take about eight hours,... but took about two hours less than that. The ferry was escorted by five maritime police patrol ships,... and some of the relatives of the nine missing passengers still unaccounted for followed behind on a barge. Well it's good that there were no delays. Could you give us a rundown of what happens next? Sure. Over the course of about three days,... seawater and oil will be drained from the vessel and the ferry will be detached from the semi-submersible. That's expected to take some time because there are 50 attachment sites securing the ferry to the semi-submersible. Then a module transporter will be used to get the vessel onto land -- which will take about a day. So all in all, officials expect the transfer to take about four days in all,... provided the weather remains favorable and there are no problems with the equipment. After that, the vessel will be disinfected and fumigated, which is expected to take about a week. After that's complete, they will begin the search for the nine missing bodies... and an investigation into the exact cause of the sinking. The disaster left 304 people dead, most of them high school students, in April 2014. A special committee tasked with the investigation will work with the families of the missing to map out a search plan by early April. Da-eun? Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Daughters of Korean Air chief to step down amid abuse of power criticism
 
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"조현아, 조현민, 즉시 사퇴" 조양호, 대국민 사과 In other news, Two sisters, executives at Korean Air,... have been relieved of their duties over accusations they abused their power. Both of them are daughters of the airline's chairman -- one of them infamous for the "nut rage" incident,... and the other accused more recently of throwing water at a man in a business meeting. And still more allegations are surfacing... as the public backlash against the airline's corporate culture continues. Lee Seung-jae reports. Cho Yang-ho, chairman and CEO of Korean Air, apologized on Sunday over the growing abuse of power allegations centered on his daughters, Cho Hyun-min and Cho Hyun-ah,... adding that the two sisters will be stripped of all their responsibilities at the company. The chairman's youngest daughter and now-former senior vice president, Cho Hyun-min, faces a probe over accusations she threw water in the face of an ad agency manager during a meeting last month. She's the younger sister of Cho Hyun-ah, who made headlines around the world four years ago,... over the so-called 'nut rage' incident, which sparked a nationwide crackdown on abuse of power at local corporations. The chairman's decision to remove his own daughters comes after customs officials searched their homes amid suspicions they brought luxury goods into the country using Korean Air to avoid paying duties. According to an unnamed official,... authorities have secured evidence in the form of photos that some goods were brought into the country duty-free without being reported to customs. Once a full list of goods, not reported to customs is compiled,... authorities will decide whether to question the family, to see if they engaged in unlawful actions. Adding to the long list of allegations,... the chairman has also been accused of ordering the soundproofing of his office. Industry insiders say the 'soundproofing' allegations could be interpreted as Cho and the company avoiding taking steps to change its corporate culture, in which bullying and some degree of verbal abuse may have been tolerated. They added that the renovations could be seen as a way to prevent leaks of such acts. With the two daughters out,... the company will appoint Suk Tai-soo, the CEO of Korean Air Lines Hotel Network,... as its new vice chairman. Korean Air hopes the move will help it move past the scandals and start to rebuild its tarnished reputation. Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Remaining doubts in actress Jang Ja-yeon’s suicide case
 
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의혹 여전한 장자연 사건 10주년...재조사 기간 2개월 연장 With the ongoing investigation into the Burning Sun scandal... President Moon Jae-in not only wants a thorough investigation of that case. He ordered the prosecution to launch a probe to reveal the truth behind some past cases, including one from a decade ago involving an actress and her suicide note. Lee Min-sun has the full story. In March 2009, 29-year-old actress Jang Ja-yeon killed herself. She left a seven-page letter which detailed the sexual crimes committed against her. In the letter, Jang accused her agent of forcing her to attend drinking parties and provide sexual favors to 31 high profile figures from the entertainment industry, press, and corporate and political fields. The police investigated seventeen people from the list,... but they were all dismissed due to lack of evidence. Only her agent was punished for assault and intimidation,…raising suspicions of about the thoroughness of the investigation. "Realistically, it's not easy to investigate high profile people just because their names appeared on the list. It would require evidence or very specific accounts from witnesses. So, a thorough investigation of those people would have been difficult at the time." Jang's case re-surfaced last year when actress Yoon Ji-oh, who was the only witness in the investigation into Jang's case, gave testimony in public. “I need a lot of advice on whether to mention the names I saw on the list and I will do what I can to verify the truth." The 6-month probe launched by the prosecution last year was extended until May this year. “The probe is focused on verifying whether the investigation was conducted poorly at the time. If the conclusion requires re-investigation, it will be done on cases within the remaining statute of limitations. But the probe may face some difficulties since it doesn't have legal force." Although the statute of limitations has passed for most charges, the expert thinks a thorough probe to find the truth is a necessary step for legal authorities to regain trust. Lee Min-sun, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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S. Korea commemorates UN troops that fought in Korean War
 
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"함께 지킨 대한민국, 함께 여는 통일한국", 6.25전쟁 유엔군 참전을 기리다 When the Korean War broke out, UN member nations did not hesitate to send help. Seoul invited the selfless warriors from across the globe, to give thanks, and to honor them. Kan Hyeong-woo takes us to the scene. South Korea's Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs held a ceremony Friday morning to commemorate the United Nations troops who fought in the Korean War,... as July 27th marks the 65th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. To remember their sacrifices, the government invited two-thousand people including UN veterans, foreign ambassadors, government officials and South Korean citizens to the ceremony at Dongdaemun Design Plaza. After the 23 national flags and the UN flag were marched in, the event began with Korean national anthem and a moment of silence for the fallen heroes. Two foreign soldiers who defended South Korea were honored for their sacrifices in particular. From the Philippines, the late Conrado D. Yap, who died in the war, killed 120 enemy solders to win a key battle. His daughter accepted on his behalf... the Taeguk Military Merit. "My father's death is not in vain. Because the way I look at Korea now, it has progressed so much. It is really amazing." And Brian Parritt, a veteran from the United Kingdom, was honored with the Order of Civil Merit. He contributed to establishing the Korean War monument in London. "What I feel is... the way South Korean people have developed this country and the capability of the senior diplomats and senior soldiers, inevitably there would be a reunification sometime." Shortly after the Korean War broke out in 1950, the UN Security Council called on its member states to defend South Korea. 16 countries sent military forces and 6 other countries provided medical assistance. In total, almost two million people came to help. "Today's memorial ceremony lasted about an hour, but the UN veterans and the sacrifices they made will always be remembered. Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News." Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, wife attend performance by South Korean art troupe in Pyongyang
 
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남한 예술단, 13년만에 평양에서 공연... 김정은 부부 참석 Our top story this morning... North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife were among the guests on Sunday at the first of two special concerts in Pyongyang by South Korean artists. It seems he enjoyed it so much that he suggested holding another concert in autumn. Oh Jung-hee starts us off. For the first time in 13 years,... a South Korean art troupe held a concert in Pyongyang on Sunday night,... dazzling an audience that included North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju. The concert -- titled "Spring is Coming" -- started at about 6:30 PM, North Korea time. Eleven different South Korean artists... including Cho Yong-pil, Lee Sun-hee, idol group Red Velvet,... and Seo Hyun of Girls' Generation performed at the concert. The 15-hundred seat hall was completely full as the South Korean singers sang songs that represent the divided status of the two Koreas... and they ended the concert with songs titled 'Our Hope is Reunification' and 'Until We Meet Again.' Kim Jong-un's attendance was somewhat expected,... as the concert's start time was changed a couple of times on the day. He's known to have originally planned to watch Tuesday's concert -- a joint one by South and North Korean artists -- but had schedule problems. Kim said there should be more cultural and art performances between Seoul and Pyongyang... and suggested holding another concert in autumn -- this time in Seoul -- signifying that the two Koreas are seeing "fruitful results" from their diplomatic push. South Korea's taekwondo demonstration team performed earlier on Sunday. The performance was attended by high-level North Korean taekwondo officials as well as Choe Hwi, the chairman of the North's National Sports Guidance Committee. Around 23-hundred North Korean citizens also watched the performance. "We welcome South Korea's taekwondo demonstration team to Pyongyang " The 50-minute show featured smashing performances as well as dances that use taekwondo moves. The Pyongyang citizens in attendance clapped and enjoyed the performance,... but showed no response when the South Korean team danced to the recent South Korean pop song 'Fire' by boy band BTS. On Monday, South Korean Taekwondo demonstration team will hold another performance -- this time, together with the North Korean team. The South Korean artists will hold a joint performance with their North Korean counterparts on Tuesday before returning to Seoul. Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News.
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Korea-Czech Republic relations, marking 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties 

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The Czech Republic is no stranger to Korea - in fact, the two countries mark 25 years of diplomatic ties this year. Not only is the city of Prague one of Koreans′ favorite holiday destinations, but Korea is the central European country′s third-biggest business partner outside of Europe. Seoul-Prague ties: our Shin Semin has a thorough rundown. Right, Semin? The Czech Republic is a landlocked Central European country,… with some 10-point-6 million people. It′s GDP per capita,… reaches 180-point-8 billion U.S. dollars, according to the IMF,… ranking it at 53rd in the world. It′s also the Chair of the Visegrad Group, or the V4,…an alliance of four Central European states,… including Hungary, Poland and Slovakia,.. all aiming to advance their military, economic and energy cooperation. The Czech Republic′s relations with Korea ,… have been strong,… with the country becoming Korea′s 20th strategic partner, earlier this year,… a move that emphasizes the importance of their political and economic cooperation. Korean government data show,… the trade volume between the two reached over 2-point-3 billion U.S. dollars as of last year,...... and Korea′s exports to the Czech Republic was some 1-point-8 billion dollars. Korea is importing some 560 million dollars worth of products from the Czech Republic. Looking at some of Korea′s leading export items,… are the auto parts,... display panels,... and electronic devices like the PCs and mobile phones. From the Czech Republic,… Korea is importing electron microscopes, and auto parts including motors. It′s also the home-ground to the production base of Korean-brands like Hyundai Motors, Samsung and LG Electronics, oil refinery GS Caltex, and a trading firm Daewoo International. Marking the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic ties,... the two countries also signed an MOU on cooperation in rail transportation, as well as in foreign affairs and national defense.
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First submarine export as S. Korea hands over vessel to Indonesia
 
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잠수함 첫 수출...세계 5번째 수출국 South Korea is set to become a part of an exclusive club: Nations that export submarines. Quite a rapid transition considering Seoul first received the technology to build such vessels just 3 decades ago. Cho Sungmin dissect the significance of this maiden event. A Korean-built submarine rolls out to sea. Next stop: Indonesia. This submarine,named 'Nagapasa' , is ready for a handover to Indonesia's Ministry of Defense at a shipyard in Geoje , a city in Gyeongsangnam-do province. Nagapasa can travel for 19-thousand-kilometers, a round trip between Korea and Los Angeles, without making any stop at a port, and is also equipped with eight offensive torpedo tubes, along with other cutting-edge weaponry. Indonesian Defense Minister, Ryamizard Ryacudu said he is pleased with the submarine. "I am expecting that this 1,400-ton submarine will act as a key strategic weapon for our maritime security in Indonesia." As Daewoo Shipbuilding & Engineering delivers this submarine to Indonesia, it marks the first submarine export by a Korean company. Daewoo took on a one-point-one-billion U.S. dollar contract in 2011 to provide Indonesia with three submarines, the other two of which are currently under construction. "We believe that we can guarantee the cost of the technology we have invested in. We hope our technology can contribute to the Korean navy as well as continuing our partnership with the Indonesian navy." The handover of the vessel is regarded as a Korean success in commercializing the technology which the country first received from Germany in 1988. In the space of just 30 years, Korea has developed its submarine industry to the extent that it is now a submarine exporting nation. With the sale of these three vessels, Korea, joins an elite group of submarine exporting countries, including the U.K., France, Russia and Germany. Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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The Secret to BTS's Success
 
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분석! 방탄소년단의 성공 포인트 Could the K-pop group Bangtan Boys conquer the U.S. billboard charts? Their songs and powerful performances seem to have captivated fans across the globe, and they are picking up awards against Western artists. We take a look at the growing global fandom of K-pop culture. On May 21st, for the first time ever, a K-pop group won an award at the Billboard Music Awards in the U.S. The honorees were the Bangtan Boys, or BTS. "We still cannot believe that we are standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards, oh my gosh. " Despite stiff competition from global pop stars like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande, they took home the trophy for “Top Social Artist.” "BTS is worth noting because the group was successful in targeting the U.S. market, the world’s largest. This confirmed K-pop presence in the U.S. market to a degree. " BTS are experiencing worldwide popularity. What’s the secret to their success? In 2013, a new idol group took to the stage for the After School Club, one of the top programs on Arirang TV. The resonant message of their song and the powerful performances of the seven members drew an immediate response from fans around the world. "Generally BTS has a lot of energy...all the members are very energetic, so when they first came to ASC...they were about three months into their debut. And even though it's a live show...some groups, they get really nervous...because it's done in English and you have to interact with the international fans 1 to 1...but with BTS, based on their good chemistry with the hosts...they are very lively...and they are very good with answering the fans' questions...that ultimately let the fans to really enjoy the show. " They were an idol group with a clear goal of targeting the global stage. "BTS was successful in the global stage, because of a different strategy. Most idol groups secured some recognition and market share domestically before going abroad. But BTS aimed to go overseas right from the group’s 2013 debut." The group immediately focused on overseas activities. Through a World Tour spanning North America, Europe and South America, and face-to-face meetings with fans, they expanded their fan base. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Koreans transforming traditional hanok houses for 21st-century living
 
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피디리포트: 한국 한옥의 현대화 & 재조명 Built from the time of the Chosun dynasty from 1392 to 1910, hanok are single-storey houses made of wood and stone, featuring tiled roofs, wooden pillars, paper windows, a small courtyard and floor heating. They started disappearing in the 1970s and 1980s... but they are making a comeback. More hanoks are being refurbished for modern living.... a unique blend of tradition and modern day convenience our News feature tonight with Kim Jungsoo. Korea's traditional houses, or hanok, have long been known for their grace and natural beauty, but modern-day Koreans often see them more as tourist attractions than as places to live. The general perception is that hanok can't contain heat very well and are incompatible with the technological advances now synonymous with modern life. "For a long time, traditional Korean hanok couldn't compete with Western-style buildings that were designed for economic efficiency. But perceptions of hanok began changing in the early 2000s, when more Koreans started to recognize the benefits of living in a nature-friendly environment. Until seven or eight years ago, people simply renovated existing hanok, but since then, there have been more attempts to build modernized hanok from the ground up." Bae Yun-mok's house in Eunpyung-gu District's new hanok village is a good example. On the outside, it looks no different from a traditional hanok - as if it has been frozen in time - but once inside, one can tell the house has been carefully designed to accomodate the owner's unique lifestyle and aesthetic tastes. "My family and I lived in an apartment for more than 20 years, and I grew tired of feeling hemmed-in every time I came back from work. Having lived in this modernized hanok for more than a year, I can say that I made the right decision." While modernized hanok offer the same kind of psychological comfort as traditional ones, some key differences are apparent at first glance. For one thing, this hanok is two stories instead of one. Experts say Joseon-era hanok rarely had more than one floor, as it was considered a sacrilege to live in a place higher than the king's palace. Plus, there was little need to worry about space. "In the Joseon Dynasty, the population was smaller, so there was less pressure to be frugal about land. But now, it's necessary to make the most out of the available space. What's more, there was no guarantee that heat could be transferred to the top floor, which further discouraged two-story buildings." That doesn't mean that modernized hanok have completely discarded what made traditional hanok so special: When it's warm out, Mr. Bae and his family -- his wife, his two sons and his mother -- simply go out to the madang, where they can commune with nature and talk to one another. But families aren't the only beneficiaries. "The modern version comes in a variety of sizes, too, like this hanok in central Seoul made for a single occupant." Song Moon-sook, the owner of this "urban" hanok, which is about 30 square meters, says that she was first struck by the beauty of hanok houses when she visited Seochon hanok village on a rainy day some four years ago. "I remember sitting in the madang of one hanok, and the sight and scent of nature had a particular impact on me. So I had the word hanok engraved in my memory when I started my journey to get a new home." Song recalls that it was necessary to find an architect who could understand her desire for a house that replicated a hanok's traditional beauty, while also satisfying her need for modern conveniences. "My client told me that she wanted the hanok to be designed around her comfort, and not the other way around. So it looks like an ordinary hanok on the outside, but inside it has a modern framework for heating and security purposes. It's conversations like these, between residents and architects, that are ushering in a new generation of modern hanok equipped with state-of-the-art technology. But perhaps more importantly, these new hanok are helping Koreans rediscover the meaning of the "good life" -- one that is carefully attuned to nature and history. Kim Jung-soo, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un, wife attend performance by South Korean art troupe in Pyongyang
 
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남한 예술단, 13년만에 평양에서 공연... 김정은 부부 참석 The first of two special concerts by South Korean artists visiting Pyongyang wrapped up. Among the guests were the regime's leader and his wife. Kim Jong-un reportedly enjoyed it so much, he suggested holding another one in autumn. Oh Jung-hee zooms in on the response to the first such show across the border in this decade. For the first time in 13 years,... Sunday night, a group of South Korean musicians put on a concert in Pyongyang,... dazzling an audience that included North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Kim was accompanied by a few well-known faces: his wife Ri Sol-ju,... his sister Kim Yo-jong, who visited South Korea in February for the Winter Olympics,... and Hyon Song-wol who led the North Korean delegation in talks to set up the show. It started at around 6:20 PM, North Korea time -- that's 6:50 PM in the South -- and lasted for over 2 hours. It was called "Spring is Coming," and featured eleven South Korean artists... including Cho Yong-pil, Lee Sun-hee, the idol group Red Velvet,... and Seo Hyun of Girls' Generation. "I hope this concert gives us a chance to truly feel that we are one." The South Koreans sang to a full house -- 15-hundred seats -- songs representing the fact of the two Koreas' division. They ended with two numbers called "Our Hope is Reunification" and "Until We Meet Again." "When we South Korean artists all sang together, the North Koreans sang along with us. That made me feel that we are one people. It was touching, and that's why I teared up." As he watched,... Kim Jong-un reportedly said... there should be more cultural and art performances put on by Seoul and Pyongyang. He also suggested holding another concert in the autumn -- this time in Seoul -- which would signify that the two Koreas are seeing "fruitful results" from their diplomatic push. Kim's attendance was a surprise to many, but there were clues that it might happen' the start time was changed twice on the day of the concert. His original plan, reportedly, was to attend on Tuesday... a joint performance by both South and North Korean artists -- but he had schedule conflicts. But his sudden appearance, which naturally came with strict security,... prevented most of the South Korean journalists from covering the concert. Kim entered the concert hall when he South Korean press were outside,... and without notifying the reporters, the performance began right away. Only one cameraman stayed inside throughout the performance... while the rest had to watch it on a television in a nearby room. Afterwards, the North Korean side apologized,... explaining that their exclusion wasn't intentional but the result of a lack of communication. The South Korean artists will hold a joint performance with their North Korean counterparts on Tuesday afternoon... before returning to Seoul. Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Korean scientists develop manufacturing technology for eco-friendly algae bioplastics
 
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미역이 고성능 플라스틱으로…친환경 제작 기술 개발 A Korean research team has developed the technology to manufacture eco-friendly bioplastics using seaweed. Not only is seaweed naturally derived and inexpensive, the new material reduces the amount of harmful byproducts emitted during the manufacturing process. Park Se-young has more. High-performance plastics are found in cars, airplanes and smartphones and demand for them is growing. The global market for the material is estimated to grow from around 15 billion U.S. dollars this year... to over 35 billion by 2026. On the downside, the material is manufactured at high temperatures using toxic materials, emitting lots of environmental pollutants in the process. But that could soon change... if the work of a local research team proves successful. They've developed the technology to produce eco-friendly bioplastics using seaweed. This technique is the first of its kind to use lipids from algae. "The existing process requires high temperatures and pressure and uses strong oxidizers, but we've reduced the level of energy consumption and formation of environmental pollutants." The new production process happens at room temperature and doesn't require any exceptional pressure conditions, reducing the amount of harmful byproducts. To do it, the researchers extracted fat and fatty acid from dried green algae. Then, an enzyme reaction of the fats created carboxylic acid, a material used to manufacture high-performance plastic. Going forward, the research team plans to develop the technology for mass production of the material and take its invention to the market. Park Se-young, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Duterte sends troops to disputed South China Sea
 
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'친중' 두테르테 변심했나…"남중국해 섬•암초에 병력 배치" The controversial leader of the Philippines has ordered troops to occupy uninhabited islands and reefs the country claims in the disputed South China Sea. The move is expected to anger China, which claims almost all of the territory and has been building artificial islands in the area. For more on this and other news in East Asia...let's turn to Ro Aram... Aram... this is a bold move by Rodrigo Duterte, especially after relations between the Philippines and China seemed to be improving... Well Jihye, Duterte has once joked during his campaign that he would jet ski to one of China's artificial islands to assert Manila's claim to the region. But, after taking office, as you said, he has tried to mend strained ties with Beijing in recent months. During his visit to China his rhetoric was very anti-U.S. and pro-Beijing. He's even previously said he would set aside a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration that ruled in favor of the Philippines' claims against China's so-called "nine dash line" in the South China Sea in order for closer bilateral ties. But, Thursday's order to send his troops to occupy uninhabited islands will likely anger China and his efforts for closer ties will face hurdles. Duterte also said he might visit the Philippine-controlled island of Thitu to raise the national flag there on the country's Independence Day, which falls on June 12th. Speaking to reporters during a visit to a military base in Palawan, near the disputed waters, Duterte said everyone was making a grab for the islands, so his country should live there to claim what's already the country's territory. Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan also claim sovereignty in the strategic area. The Philippine leader's order also comes ahead of the U.S.-China summit, during which the South China issue will also likely be discussed. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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China halts U.S. soybean imports as tariff war escalates
 
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"中, 미국산 대두 수입 중단"…對美 반격 본격화하나 Amid the escalating trade tensions between the world two biggest economic powers,... China,... the world's largest soybean buyer has put purchases of American supplies on halt. Despite the intensifying trade conflict,... President Trump say Washington is doing well in trade talks and Beijing wants to make a deal. Lee Seung-jae reports. U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to escalate the trade war with China this month,... raising tariffs on about 200-billion dollars of Chinese goods,... has prompted Beijing to retaliate with tough duties of its own. China's move could bite as the world's largest soybean buyer has put purchases of American supplies on hold. According to sources familiar with the matter,... state-grain buyers in China haven't made or received any further orders,... though previous orders will not be cancelled. According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,... China bought about 13 million tons of American soybeans after the two sides agreed to a truce in December,... a move that showed goodwill toward getting the trade dispute resolved. While China pledged to buy an additional 10 million tons,... purchases have now ceased. In addition,... China has yet to take delivery of about seven million tons of the product,... which it committed to buy in the current marketing year. Despite Beijing's latest retaliation,... President Trump says Washington is doing well in trade talks,... adding that China wants to strike a deal. " I think we're doing very well with China, we'll see what happens. But I can tell you China very much wants to make a deal because the companies are leaving China to avoid the tariffs. China is becoming a very weakened nation just as Iran has become a very weakened nation and Iran wants to make a deal also." While it remains to be seen if the two sides will ever strike a deal,... U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he'll likely travel to Beijing "in the near future" to continue negotiations. Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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The fourth industrial revolution and the future of jobs
 
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4차 산업혁명 - 미래일자리 As evidenced by drastic developments in AI... change is underway. "A perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labor markets." That is what's expected in the near future... according to the World Economic Forum's report on the future of jobs. How so and what needs to be done to better prepare ourselves for this rapid change? Our News Feature tonight... with Kwon Jang-ho. "SIRI, remind me to pick up my dry cleaning after work today. SIRI can be a useful tool, though it's not really ready to replace the role of a human personal assistant yet. But that's where the technology is heading." At the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, Stuart Russell, a leading expert in computer science, suggested that in the future, artificial intelligence would become the ideal personal assistant, perform better than humans, and be available to all. "We're talking about a system which is there on your shoulder and can provide advice, and can help you navigate the complicated world." But perhaps that future is already here. A study last year found that between 2001 and 2013, personal assistant jobs in the U.K. had fallen by 45-percent. Other occupations such as library assistants and travel agents also saw huge declines. The report concluded that the losses were mainly among jobs where productivity had been greatly improved by technology. "Jobs which are standardized, repetitive, and involve patterns, are jobs that will be taken over by artificial intelligence and robots. For instance, in the U.S., 75-percent of Wall Street trading is being made by computers. Even in journalism, sports and finance news reports can be produced by AI autonomously." Researchers at the University of Oxford in 2013 said that 47-percent of jobs in the U.S. could potentially be done solely by machines within 10-20 years. The study also said that any job that involves little social intelligence, creativity, and perception is at risk. Further studies showed that Korea is at a higher risk of losing jobs, as it has been estimated that 63-percent of the country's workforce could be computerized. "Our research found that it is a very risky situation, far more so than that in the U.S. and other developed countries. The reason is because the ratio of Korean jobs that involve simple manual skills or office administration work is higher than other places." But the research paper offers hope in that new fields will open up, especially in IT and software development. The social business networking site LinkedIn put together a list of the top 10 job-titles that barely existed before 2008. 8 out of 10 were from digital industries, with IOS and Android software developers coming out on top. Academics and business leaders agree that the changing nature of the job market in general cannot be stopped and that the next task in hand is for society to adapt to such changes. [14:50] "Those already working will need to go through a re-education. Moreover, they need to study new fields in order to survive, and for that, universities and the government need to provide related courses or financial support." "I think re-training is the responsibility for the corporation. If we know the future, and I think we are almost crystal clear that we know the future, that's what we're talking about, then we have to start retraining the people. And also we have to work with the government to really create the future talent to be more adaptive to the future trend." "The fourth industrial revolution is coming. It should make life a little easier, better, more productive. But for some of us, that might not happen if jobs and our livelihoods become collateral damage. To prepare for it, more steps need to be taken by governments, businesses and, of course, ourselves. Kwon Jang-Ho, Arirang News." Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Fourth Industrial Revolution opens new era of AI-based healthcare
 
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4차 산업혁명과 인공지능... 의료에 변화온다 Artificial intelligence is a fourth industrial revolution technology that's helping to lessen the burden on doctors. The data-driven technology helps securing the most up-to-date medical data,... and increases accuracy and efficiency in diagnosing and curing patients. Our news feature tonight with Oh Jung-hee. The AI-healthcare sector is one of the fastest growing branches of the fourth industrial revolution. It's expected to expand by more than ten times through 2020, as IT companies jump on the bandwagon to connect technology and healthcare. One of the innovations that's attracting attention is the Watson for Oncology system, developed by IBM and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. This cognitive computing system helps doctors diagnose and treat cancer patients. It uses machine learning algorithms... to analyze patients' medical records... and identify treatment options for doctors and patients. Korea's Gachon University Gil Medical Center in Incheon decided to join medical centers in the U.S., Thailand and India in implementing the technology, and it will start using it in December. "Medical knowledge nearly doubles every year. And it's difficult for clinicians to keep up with a large volume of research that's constantly being updated and recommend the best practices for patients. The roles have to be divided, and artificial intelligence can do that better than humans." Vuno-med, recently developed by a Korean start-up, created to help doctors diagnose Diffuse Interstitial Lung Disease by using deep learning algorithms. It identifies different types of lung tissue damage using colors instead of the grayscale used in CT scans. The shades of gray in the scans didn't always provide doctors with clear visualization of lung tissue damage,... sometimes leading them to make an incorrect diagnosis. Vuno-med was created to correct the problem, and it taught itself how to do it... by analyzing diagnostic information and patient data from Asan Medical Center. "In this case, doctors thought that there was mostly this type of damage, seen here in red. But our program discovered other types of tissue damage as well, based on what it learned through doctors' diagnoses." The company's business developer says that when various algorithms are integrated, the program could help provide an accurate diagnosis of almost any disease. "If Vuno-med is upgraded to simultaneously analyze various sorts of data by collecting a number of algorithms,... we will be able to diagnose any disease a patient has,... going much further than just confirming whether it's a certain disease." Considering the technology's potential, many are predicting that it will only be a matter of time before AI systems start substituting a doctor's role in terms of diagnosis and treatment. Experts say, however, that it's unlikely AI will ever replace doctors completely. "Individual devices, pieces of data and algorithms... will all be organized into one system that's optimized for patients. This will, in turn, assist humans and increase their capabilities, not replace them. Then, the human doctor -- who has a full understanding of each technology -- can act like an orchestra conductor. He or she makes the final decision." As the technology becomes more widespread, there will be more opportunities for patients to receive equally good medical care, regardless of where they are. "People won't necessarily have to visit well-known hospitals far away in the capital of Seoul. They will be offered a similar level of treatment at their local hospitals. In general, this will lower the barriers to high-quality treatment for people in desperate situations." The key will be for doctors to have a full grasp of the technology so they can make the most of the tools at their disposal... and lead the way into a future where everyone enjoys an equally accurate, safe and high-quality standard of care. Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Bulguksa: Symbol of Korean Buddhism
 
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유네스코 등록 문화재 소개: 불국사 Buddhism has a long and storied history in Korea, the home of nearly a thousand Buddhist temples. But if you had to pick one to represent the country's Buddhist heritage, it'd probably be the Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangnamdo Province. In this weekly special, our Kim Jung-soo presents the history and beauty of this ancient site - Bulguksa, Korea's UNESCO World Heritage. Buddhism was introduced to Korea in the 5th century and spread quickly through the country. In the year 528, the Bulguksa temple in Gyeongju was founded during the reign of King Beopheung of the Shilla dynasty... as a sanctuary for his queen to pray for the well-being of her country. It was never intended to be a building of major importance, being eight times smaller than other temples of its age. After multiple restorations, Bulguksa was finally designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, receiving belated praise for its architectural vision and delicate craftsmanship. "Despite its humble beginnings, Bulguksa is now one of the most well-recognized temples in Korea. It is also home to seven national treasures, including Dabotap." Instantly recognizable, the Dabotap pagoda is designated as Korea's national treasure number 20. It's also featured on the Korean 10-won coin. The stone tower symbolizes the complex and transitory nature of the world. Dabotap's ornateness is perhaps even more pronounced juxtaposed as it is to national treasure 21, the simpler, more conservative Seokgatap pagoda. The pair symbolize the essence of Buddhism, which strives for a harmonious balance in life while navigating its contradictions and extremes. To see the towers at Bulguksa, visitors must first cross a stone bridge that symbolically connects the physical world and the realm of spirits. They then pass through a gate called Chunwangmun , guarded by four fierce-looking gods. Next, they climb a broad stone stairway called Cheongungyo leading to the main hall of Daeungjeon, also known as the Hall of Great Enlightenment. "I was an architecture major back in the day. It really is amazing that our ancestors built these delicate wooden and stone structures. All these buildings tell a timeless story full of meaning and poetic beauty." In addition to the two towers infront of it, the temple also enshrines the Sakyamuni Buddha, and serves as the official site for major Buddhist ceremonies. Daeungjeon lies at the center of Bulguksa, and is surrounded by four other halls: Museoljeon, Gwaneumjeon, Birojeon and lastly, Geuknakjeon. Geuknakjeon has one more attraction: a gold-colored ornamental-pig remained hidden behind the the building's wooden signboard until it was recently rediscovered. Visitors were anxious to touch a replica of the golden pig for good luck. And despite the August heat, the temple still welcomed a steady flow of curious onlookers. Kim Jung-soo, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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S. Korea fires warning shots at N. Korean patrol boat 

軍, 서해 NLL 침범 北 어선단속정에 경고
 
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South Korea has fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat that strayed into South Korean waters. The Pyongyang has called the firing a military provocation. Connie Kim looks into whether the incident could shakeup inter-Korean ties, which already hangs by a thread. The South Korean Navy fired five machine gun rounds at a North Korean patrol boat that crossed the Northern Limit Line, the de facto maritime border between the two Koreas. Seoul′s military authorities said Sunday the vessel crossed the Western sea border at around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday by some eight hundred meters. The crossing was made just northeast of South Korea′s Yeonpyeong-do Island, the site of a deadly artillery attack by the North in 2010. The North Korean vessel was reportedly cracking down on Chinese fishing boats and strayed into South Korean waters. The boat retreated about eight minutes after the shots were fired. No skirmishes were reported during the process. North Korea does not acknowledge the Northern Limit Line, which was drawn in 1953 at the end of the Korean War. The regime wants the border drawn farther south to divide the waters equally between the two Koreas. The North′s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea called the firing a military provocation. The organization′s spokesman said Sunday the vessel was conducting a routine operation when the ″belligerent South″ carried out a provocation against the boat. He warned the incident could spark military confrontation and refuel tensions on the peninsula. The incident took place as the second round of reunions for war-separated families is being held, raising concerns it could disrupt the conciliatory mood created by the two Koreas. Connie Kim, Arirang News.
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Haenyeo, Sea Women of Korea's Jeju Island Part I.
 
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제주해녀 UNESCO 등재 기원 특집: 해녀, 그들의 이야기 1편 For hundreds of years, women in Korea's southernmost island of Jeju have made their living harvesting seafood by hand from the ocean floor. They are known as haenyeo, female free-divers who submerge under deep sea without any breathing apparatus. You might picture extraordinary people with extra human powers... but they are not. Always tired and breathless but embodying incredible mental and physical strength they are the sisters, mothers, and grandmothers of the people of Jeju Island. We shed light on the Korean women divers of Jeju Island who have faced the tempestuous tides of history and struggle for economic survival for centuries. I went to meet them... they say "We go to the otherworld to earn money, and return to the earthly world to save our kids." Jeju. Lying 64 kilometers south of the Korean peninsula... the island of Jeju is one of Korea's most popular holiday spots... with its beautiful landscape and mild weather. It's called the Land of Paradise, Hawaii of Korea... but among many things, Jeju has traditionally been referred to as Samdado... or land of three abundances: "roaring winds, magnificent rocks and women." "Not just any woman. But, women who've been free-diving into the sea for centuries and generations to feed the children, to support the family... for survival." On a sunny yet chilly morning in May... 72-year-old Lee Sung-mae and her village sisters... head out for their daily routine. With their diving gear tucked beneath their arms, the elderly women chat as they make their way to a rocky beach on the western side of the island. As they have for 60 years, they wipe their goggles with a fistful of mugwort and jump into the darkness of the deep sea. "Once you dive in the water, you bring back cash. Life was so hard that we couldn't live without harvesting underwater." "There was no other way to making a living. My mother was a haenyeo, my sister-in-law is a haenyeo and I also learned to dive here. From a very young age, we all learned to free-dive." "It's hard work but what can we do? I educated my children with the money earned from harvesting underwater. I sent my kids to college on the mainland doing this." They are haenyeo... female divers of Jeju who take to the ocean as deep as 10, 20 meters... without any special diving or breathing equipment. For centuries, they've braved the treacherous waters of the Korea Strait... using only flippers and goggles as they scour the sea bed for abalone, conch and octopus. These women hold their breath for up to three minutes, withstand intense water pressure... the frigid water temperatures... struggling to improve their bounty in order to make ends meet. The first historical references to the haenyeo can be traced back to the 17th century. "By the 17th century, men were going to sea to fish or work on warships and they never returned, so diving became exclusively women's work. Documents from the late 17th century show women gathering abalone as well as seaweed from the ocean floor." No one knows for sure how the haenyeo became the primary breadwinners of their families... but in a country where Confucianism has left an indelible patriarchal mark everywhere, haenyo culture has long bucked conventional gender roles on the island. When they are not in the ocean, they grow crops and harvest the land, do household work and take care of the children. Seventy-two-year-old Lee is at a relative's house... after a five hour dive. It's a day to perform ancestral rites... the women in the neighborhood get together to help out... as even after an exhausting day underwater, THIS too is the women's work. "Women have a lot of work to do in Jeju. We give birth to children, feed them, send them to school... We go harvesting underwater, farm when we're not in the ocean. Preparing for these ancestral rites is also our job." "Jeju women have always been strong and economically productive. When we first got married, my wife used to bring back up to 100 kilograms of abalone and conch. Sometimes I feel bad that men just stay at home when the women are in the icy water. But, it's always been that way here." Traditionally a job handed down from mother to daughter, haenyeo life has been shunned in recent decades by nearly all the girls born in Jeju's seaside villages. They tend to favor more comfortable lives in the island's two cities or on the mainland. "Diving in the sea is such a harsh, low-esteem job. Holding your breath, going underwater... it's strenuous. Why would the young ones want to take on this job?" Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Typhoon Hagibis heading toward Japan, may affect S. Korea
 
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전국 가을비...19호 태풍 '하기비스' 진로 유동적 It's raining quite hard here Seoul right now,... and this automn rain is expected to continue throughout the rest of the day. And the season’s 19th typhoon, ‘Hagibis’ is heading north from Guam in the western Pacific. Our Choi Jeong-yoon tells us more on whether this typhoon will affect Korea. Autumn is here, with a steady stream of rain drenching South Korea throughout the day. The Korean Meteorological Administration said that the capital region can expect up to 40 millimeters of rain... while Gangwon-do Province will see just 5 to 20 millimeters. There's also a high possibility of frost on Wednesday as temperatures fall as low as seven degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, a tropical storm has formed off the east coast of Guam. That's Typhoon Hagibis, and as of 10 a.m. Monday it was 550 kilometers east-northeast of Guam and will travel northwest towards waters southeast of Okinawa, Japan by the end of the week. The typhoon is forecast to intensify in the Western Pacific Ocean with a huge amount of vapor provided from the warm ocean water. Then it might grow into a super typhoon later in the week, which experts forecast could be the biggest and the strongest of the year so far. A super typhoon has winds of at least 234 kilometers per hour, which is powerful enough to bend a steel tower. If it stays on its projected path, the typhoon will travel towards Japan's Kyushu Island, but there is a low possibility of it impacting Korea. The government is keeping an eye on the storm as it gains strength and could shift course due to differences in surrounding atmospheric pressure. By the middle of the week, it should be clearer whether the typhoon will have an impact on the Korean Peninsula. If Hagibis does have an impact on Korea, it'll be the 8th typhoon this year to do so. That’s a record number of typhoons to affect Korea. The name ‘Hagibis’ comes from the Philippines and means 'fast' or 'swift'. Choi Jeong-yoon, Arirang News. #Typhoon #weather #Hagibis Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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S. Korean men's football team embarks on journey to N. Korea for world cup qualifier
 
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'태극기•코리아' 새겨 넣고 평양으로..."이기고 돌아오겠다" Disappointing news for football fans in Korea. Tuesday evening's highly-anticipated World Cup qualifier between South and North Korea is unlikely to be televised live. However, the game is on... and the South Korean squad is on their way... for the first inter-Korean game to take place in Pyeongyang in nearly 30 years. Lee Seung-jae reports. The South Korean national football team,... who left for Beijing on Sunday,... en route to Pyeongyang,... were greeted by football fans prior to their departure from Incheon International Airport. Korea Football Association officials, including KFA President Chung Mong-kyu, were also seen wearing the same jacket as the squad. On the chest: South Korea's national flag, the Taegeukgi,... on the back and in English "Korea Republic." According to the KFA,... the outfit was designed especially for the match in Pyeongyang,... to emphasize the nation. But for the players,... winning the match is the only thing on their mind. "It will be difficult. Artificial turf isn't easy. But we will cope... and come back with a victory." The match in Pyeongyang will be a unique experience for the players. There will be no South Korean cheering squad,... the teams will play on astroturf, and the South Korean players have to follow regulations related to the UN's sanctions on the regime. They prohibit athletes from bringing mobile phones or tablet PCs into North Korea. While swapping jerseys at the end of the match is tradition in the sport,... since South Korea's kit is made by an American sporting brand,... this, too, will be forbidden. But some of the players welcome the restrictions. "We can't even have books. I think it's good. Players will have more time to talk, and we see it as a positive.". Despite the match being the first of its kind in 29 years,... football fans will not be able to watch the match live. North Korea hasn't answered South Korea's calls to allow civilian spectators,... journalists and broadcasting crew into the North Korean capital for the match. Barring a dramatic last minute development,... the South Korean national team will likely compete in a hostile environment with tens of thousands of North Korean supporters in the stands,... but no South Korean fans. With no live broadcast,... fans in South Korea will have to follow the match via online commentary on the FIFA or Asian Football Confederation websites. Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News. #football #NorthKorea #Pyongyang Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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FULL COVERAGE: Moon, Kim, Trump Hold Historic Three-way Talks On South Korean Soil
 
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FULL COVERAGE: [S. Korea-U.S Summit Highlight] Moon, Kim, Trump Hold Historic Three-way Talks On South Korean Soil #KimJongUn #TrumpKorea #TrumpDMZ #Trump #Korea #handshake #DMZ #US #Korea #Summit
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Ministry of Defense says THAAD can strike down missile-attack on Busan
 
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軍 "노동미사일 고각 발사로 부산 노려도 사드로 요격 가능" 전문가 분석 가능한가? Meanwhile, another key question in the minds of many is whether the THAAD battery - when deployed to Seongju- can in fact effectively tackle North Korean missiles targeting South Korea's southeastern port city of Busan. Our Kim Jung-soo turned to experts for their analysis. South Korea's defense ministry has conducted a military simulation-test to verify THAAD's effectiveness against North Korea's Rodong intermediate-range ballistic missiles, the results of which it has declined to specify. The simulation was conducted under the assumption that North Korea will attack the port city of Busan in South Korea by using the same type of ballistic missile that was test-fired on July 19. North Korea launched three missiles from Hwangju, south of Pyongyang, towards the East Sea on Tuesday. Those missiles were identified as two Scud tactical ballistic missiles and one Rodong missile. The Rodong Missile is often recognized as one of the most difficult rockets to intercept, with a possible range of 1,300 km at speeds of Mach 7. The simulation also assumed that North Korea will shorten the range of missiles to 600 km by firing them at a higher launch angle. The distance between Hwangju and Busan is roughly 500 km, while Seongju, the chosen location to deploy the THAAD battery, is located 100 km away from Busan. While the ministry has declined to release specific details, it has stressed that THAAD, with a effective range of 200 km, can stop Rodong missiles flying at altitudes between 100 and 150 km, which is impossible to do with the current Patriot missiles that have an operation altitude of 15 to 40 km. Numerous experts have agreed on THAAD's effectiveness, and have also called for more preemptive measures by the South Korean military. "Nuclear war is a game of seconds or even milliseconds. With THAAD, Seoul can defend itself from Pyongyang's initial offense and save enough time to muster an effective counterattack. The defense ministry also has to remember that the current THAAD system does not cover Seoul effectively, so it should look into further developing its Korea Air Missile Defense system." "I have urged for the THAAD deployment from a very long time ago. As of now it is painfully clear that South Korea cannot stop North Korea's high-altitude attacks with its current arsenal." The simulation comes amid a massive protest staged by residents of Seongju on Thursday to express their dissatisfaction with the government's decision. Kim Jung-soo, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Korea's gamble on fuel cell energy
 
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수소연료전지 - 한국 신재생에너지 기대 The landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change came into effect last month, with almost two-hundred countries promising to battle global warming. That means renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, are increasingly coming to the fore. But for Korea, one of the fastest growing renewables is hydrogen fuel cell technology. Korea produces almost half of the world's fuel cell power and is banking on its breakthrough to help it reach its emissions targets. Betting on fuel cell: our news feature tonight with Kwon JAngho. The fight against climate change is on. With the Paris accord now in effect, Korea has pledged to do its part, by reducing its carbon emissions by 37-percent by 2030, and more than doubling the country's energy dependency on renewable sources to 11-percent. One of the key sources for Korea is hydrogen fuel cell power. "I've come to Gyeonggi Green Energy Park, the largest fuel cell park in the world. Even so, the whole complex is only about 20-thousand square meters, or the size of about three football pitches. But as we're about to find out, size isn't everything." Built in 2013, this park produces 59-megawatts of energy. That's enough to power 140-thousand homes in nearby Hwaseong city. To get the equivalent power from a solar plant, it would require a plot of land that's 75 times bigger. Wind farms would be up to 100 times bigger. "Another advantage is that, unlike solar or wind energy, we don't rely on nature, so we can keep producing energy over 90-percent of the time." The principle behind fuel cell technology is this: you take hydrogen as the main fuel source and create a chemical reaction with the oxygen in the air. This reaction causes electrical energy and heat. The only by-product is H-2-O, or water. Hydrogen is available from various sources, most notably from water, but the process of extracting the hydrogen is inefficient and costly. Currently the easiest way to get hydrogen is from natural gas, so most fuel cells use natural gas to extract hydrogen to make electricity. This *does also produce a by-product of carbon dioxide, but at a much lower level than other fossil fuels. It also produces very low levels of nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide. "It's not complicated to produce hydrogen, but the difficulty is in getting it cheaply and getting it in mass quantities. Fuel cell technology, compared to other energy sources, is still at a very early stage of development. That means it's still very expensive and difficult for expansion." Korea's moderate climate and limited land mass means it's not well suited for solar or wind energy. That's made Korea the fourth highest nuclear power dependent nation, and 82nd for renewable energy dependency. So the government has decided that fuel cell power could provide the solution. "Fuel cell energy produces 9-and-a-half percent of the country's renewable energy, but that's set to increase to 15-percent by 2029. Korea currently generates about half the world's fuel cell energy power, so we're really leading the field." Hydrogen fuel cells can also be scaled down, and their best known application in this realm is for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. But that's not all. "Inside here we can find a fuel cell generator for home use. It uses the same principle as the fuel cell park we saw earlier. Liquid natural gas and air goes in, to produce electricity." This generator provides energy for the home of Rah Tae-sang. It produces enough electricity for everyday use, including TV time and vacuuming, and even hot water. Although Rah is still connected to the national grid, his electricity bills have fallen significantly. "Especially in winter, when we use heaters and electric blankets, we normally use a lot of electricity, but that is now covered by the fuel cell generator, and so we only pay the minimum basic fee for our electricity." But like the fuel cell plant, the generator still uses natural gas as its hydrogen fuel source, which critics argue doesn't solve the fundamental problem of reliance on fossil fuels. However, experts say it's only a matter of time before the technology advances enough to produce hydrogen more cheaply and efficiently, which would minimize the need for natural gas and reduce CO2 output. And the current push for fuel cells in Korea could eventually provide the solution. "If Korea can develop the technology that everyone is seeking, not only will it help solve the country's energy and emissions problems, it will also create new economic and business opportunities around the world." Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Trump will ‘no longer deal’ with UK ambassador after cables
 
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"트럼프 무능" 英대사 문건 일파만파…경질론에 유출자 색출도 U.S. President Donald Trump has sharply criticized a foreign ambassador over a bunch of leaked diplomatic cables. Trump didn't hold back after Britain's envoy described the U.S. administration in a damning way, leading Trump to say he will "no longer deal" with the ambassador. For more on this and other news from around the world, let's turn to our Hong Yoo. This is a big deal because the U.S. and the UK are known for their "special relationship" so this is very embarrassing for the UK. What are they saying? Well Mark, when diplomatic cables sent from the UK ambassador to the U.S., Kim Darroch, back to London were leaked to and published by a Sunday newspaper, President Trump said he no longer wants anything to do with Darroch. The confidential memos branded Trump's administration as "dysfunctional" and "inept" and it was leaked at a sensitive time when Britain is trying to negotiate a major trade deal with the U.S. In a barrage of tweets, Trump also criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May for her handling of Brexit, heading into it without taking his advice. He wrote that May and her representatives have created a mess. Yet, May has "full faith" in the UK ambassador, according to her spokesperson. May defended the ambassador saying it's his job to provide honest and unvarnished opinions. But she said she does not agree with the assessment of the Trump administration that was made by the ambassador. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, one of the potential candidates to become the next Prime Minister by the end of the month, also said he does not share the ambassador's assessment, but defended his rights to make such frank comments in private. British Trade Minister Liam Fox, who is due to meet with Trump's daughter Ivanka during his upcoming visit to Washington, will apologize for what he called "malicious leaks" that could damage their diplomatic relationship. The UK has launched an investigation to determine who was behind the leak. #Trump #UK #ambassador Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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Curtain comes down on 2018 Asian Games with closing ceremony
 
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2018 아시안게임 성황리에 폐막, 항저우에서 다시 만나요 After more than two weeks of sporting action featuring the best athletes from across the continent,... the curtain came down on the 18th Asian Games on Sunday with a glittering closing ceremony. South Korea finished with 49 golds to rank third in medal table behind China and Japan. That's 16 short of the country's target, but there were still plenty of reasons to celebrate. Won Jung-hwan reports. For the past 16 days,.... Jakarta and Palembang, the co-host cities of the 2018 Asian Games, hosted more than eleven-thousand athletes from 45 nations competing for 465 gold medals in 40 sports. On Sunday,... the Games came to a triumphant close in Jakarta. If the opening ceremony wowed the audience for the richness of Indonesia's heritage,… the closing ceremony was more modest in scale, but extravagant in its liveliness. It was a celebration of athletes from different countries that highlighted the culture of not just Indonesia but other Asian nations as well. Bonding the nations together was the power of music. K-pop superstars iKON and Super Junior took to the stage, turning the evening into a spectacular concert that was well received by the crowd. But before the singers stole the show, some of the athletes came out to say goodbye to fans in Indonesia and thank them for their support. While there wasn't a formal parade of athletes at the closing ceremony,… the two Koreas marched in together just like they did at the opening ceremony. The two flag bearers, South Korean Suh Hyo-won and North Korean Choe Il of the North, came in hand-in-hand to big cheers. South and North Korea competed as one in three sports -- canoeing, rowing and women's basketball. And they far outstripped expectations,... winning four medals, including a gold in women's dragon boat racing and a silver in women's basketball. Sending a congratulatory message to Indonesia for successfully hosting the Asian Games,… South Korean President Moon Jae-in highlighted the performances by the joint Korean teams. He said he believes the deep sound of Arirang, Korea's most popular folk song, will bring the two together again. As the curtain came down in Jakarta,... athletes will start preparing for the next Asian Games in Hangzhou in 2022. It will be the third Chinese city to host the competition, after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010. Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Israel′s startup success story 

이스라엘 스타트업 환경 성공케이스
 
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Over the past few days,... we′ve taken a look at Korea′s startup envrionment. But today we turn our focus to Israel,... a relatively small country in terms of geography and population,... but a world leader when it comes to fostering new companies. Our Connie Kim shows us what makes business innovation there possible. Israel has over 60 IT startups listed on the NASDAQ. That is more than the combined total number of startups from Europe, China, Japan and Korea. This comes on the back of the country′s strong R&D gene. Scientists and technicians per capita in Israel are nearly double those in the U.S., helping Israel′s innovative city Tel Aviv become the second best startup ecosystem in the world after California′s Silicon Valley. Experts say the country′s unique "chutzpa" culture, or "pioneer" spirit, also plays an important role in creating venture capital buzz. But helping to weave these elements together is the government. Through seed investments, it′s been supporting the core technology of startups hard and costly to build up... but regarded as critical. "They are heavily investing in this very very risky stage where usually commercial organizations are quite averse to investing in this area." Israel′s first venture capital firm was established in the mid 1980s. By 1993, the government collaborated with the private sector to form Yozma, one of the countries largest VC funds. Luring in foreign venture capitalists by offering tax incentives and doubling investment through a government matching program, Yozma managed over 220 million U.S. dollars in its three funds. "Israel′s venture capital funds take bold steps in making risky investments. But that′s not the case in Korea, where investors have high expectations on retrieving the money they put in." Creating a favorable environment for new businesses, Yozma also helped to connect and oversee the acquisition of local startups by global corporations such as Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and Cisco. In 2013, the acquisitions and IPOs of Israeli companies far exceeded six billion dollars while startups totalled more than two billion dollars in venture funding. With the right conditions to flourish, market watchers say there′s a good chance the next Facebook or Google will emerge from Israel. Connie Kim, Arirang News.
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Documentary on life-long love of elderly couple tops box office 

′님아, 그 강을 건너지
 
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A heart-warming documentary about the life of a couple that has been together for three-quarters of a century has become an unexpected hit here in the nation. And it′s not just the elderly who are going to see it. Our Kwon Soa reports. "What are those?" "Flowers" "Do I look better now?" "Yes, better." "Then I should put flowers behind your ears, to make you look better, too. You′re so handsome." Not many words were needed for this documentary to warm the hearts of more than 1-million moviegoers in Korea. "My Love, Don′t Cross that River" tells the true, 76-year love story of an elderly couple. Eighty-nine-year-old Kang Kye-yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-man have been together since 1938. Director Jin Mo-young decided to zoom in on the couple′s simple life in a mountainous village in Gangwon-do Province, after watching an earlier TV documentary about them called "Gray-haired Lovers". The film was released in 186 theaters late last month, but due to its popularity, it′s now being shown on more than 800. Last weekend the documentary beat out Hollywood blockbuster "Interstellar." What′s interesting is that the number of young people checking out the film is higher than expected. More than half of the viewers have been in their twenties. "I felt a lot, while watching the grandmother." "I learned what real love is about." "I really enjoyed it. I want everyone to watch it." The movie has brought tears to viewers and film critics alike, who say the life-long love story shows that real love does not wither with age. Kwon Soa, Arirang News.
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Lives of Unmarried Women in their 30’s and 40’s
 
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30~40대 미혼 여성의 그늘 In Korea, of 7.80 milion women in their 30’s and 40’s. 17.176% or 1.38milion are singls. Now in the 21st century marriage is no longer a necessity but rather an option, and many women choose to remain single. Yet, there is not enough social security for them, creating a blind spot of the structural system. Let’s learn more about the issue, and what needs to be done to improve the current conditions. Jeong Eun-mi is a 41 year-old florist who dreamed of becoming a good wife and wise mother as a child. Like the majority of people, she thought she had to get married and form a family when she was younger. But her perspective has changed a lot. "I gained a genuine passion and desire for my career in my early 30’s. Therefore, I naturally focused more on my work than romantic relationships, and time passed very quickly." Jeong is not the only one who chooses to remain unmarried. Many women in their 30’s and 40’s do, too. According to the National Statistical Office, 1 million 384 thousand and 47 women in their 30’s and 40’s were single as of 2015, and that figure is more than twice that of 10 years ago. The drastic jump largely resulted from women’s increased labor force participation. Also, Korea remains a patriarchal society. "Marriage is not only a union of two lovers but of families, which I found very burdensome. I wasn’t sure if I could take care of all the things that occur in my husband’s family while pursuing my career." Currently, 40% of female workers have irregular jobs and earn about US$1,500 per month on average. Indeed, the low income has a negative influence on housing stability. "The majority of single women live alone, and their residential environments vary depending on economic status. Naturally, there are concerns about women being targets of sexual assault and other crimes, especially for those living in poorer areas, as it is clear that the number of violent crimes against women has been increasing recently." A recent survey conducted by the Seoul metropolitan government on women in their 40’s and 50’s living alone, only 36.9% responded that they were preparing for old age. Also, 81.2% of them answered that they were unable to prepare for their later years because they couldn’t afford to do so. But there’s barely any governmental support for them. 39-year old Kim Hyun-joo works for the cooperative society of an animal hospital in Seoul. And she mentioned that Korean single women are stuck in the blind spot of social welfare. More than anything, the biggest fear comes from the fact that there are many structural limits if they suffer from any diseases. "If I need medical surgery, only my direct family members are eligible to sign the consent form. I currently live with my friend, who is single as well, but she would not be eligible to sign the form even if my life depended on it. " As a cat owner, Kim formed a gathering of fellow single women with animal companions. The best thing about this gathering is that they have good neighbors to rely on in times of emergency, who also have the same interest and concerns. "There are certain hardships we experience because we chose to remain unmarried. We share those things, relate to one another and get healed along the way. " Outside the welfare system, single women have to find their own means to secure their futures, and they’re calling on a change in the family-centered social policies. "Because the tax system, welfare policies, and even the medical insurance system are designed for families, they alienate unmarried women and single-person households. Therefore, our society needs to find ways to embrace and support them rather than merely trying to treat the symptoms." For marriage to be truly an option for both genders, the general perception towards singles should be transformed along with new practical policies to meet their needs. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Typhoon Mitag to hit South Korea around Thursday
 
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태풍'미탁' 2일 자정 전남 해안 상륙... 전국 강한 비바람 Those of you here in Korea.... get ready for Typhoon Mitag,... which is approaching quickly to reach the peninsula soon. Southern parts of the country are already getting drenched,... with up to 50 millimeters of rain per hour. Our Eum Ji-young has more. Torrential rain and strong gusts of winds are to lash South Korea as Typhoon Mitag is expected to hit the country around Thursday. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the mid-strength typhoon will reach the South Korean mainland on Thursday and will pass over the country's southern regions. The weather agency says as of 9 AM on Wednesday, the storm was about 230 kilometers northeast of Shanghai, China and is moving north towards South Korea's southernmost island of Jeju. By 9 PM on Wednesday, Mitag is projected to be roughly 110 kilometers off Jeju Island and it is forecast to reach Mokpo in Jeollanam-do Province by 3 AM on Thursday. It is then expected to pass by the southeastern city of Daegu on Thursday morning,... and continue towards South Korea's easternmost island of Dokdo. The typhoon will have winds of up to 86 kilometers per hour by the time it reaches South Korea. A typhoon warning has been issued as of 9:30 AM on Wednesday for Jeju Island,... which is currently getting up to 70 millimeters of rain per hour accompanied by thunder and lightning. According to an expert at the national weather agency, Typhoon Mitag is expected to be as strong as the recent Typhoon Tapah, which resulted in two deaths and more than 30 injuries as well as flooded homes and power outages. "Typhoon Mitag is projected to have stronger influence on the Korean Peninsula than the last typhoon Tapah because it will come directly over us." Serious damage is expected, so the expert advised people to take precautions. "The typhoon will pack strong winds at an average of 61 kilometers per hour as it passes through the Korean Peninsula. This is strong enough to damage things like street lights. The typhoon will also bring torrential rain to Jeju and the southern coast of Korea, so residents in those areas are advised to take extra precautions against landslides and flooding." The expert added it's very unlikely the typhoon will make a major change of course. Eum Ji-young, Arirang News. #Typhoon #Mitag #SouthKorea Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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BTS to play in Saudi Arabia and to open pop-up megastore in Seoul
 
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사우디아라비아 열광케하는 BTS...강남에 팝업스토어도 연다 K-pop boyband BTS are back on their world stadium tour,... and their latest stop is Saudi Arabia. Our Kim Bo-kyoung shows us how Riyadh is preparing to welcome BTS, and what the group are preparing for fans in Seoul. BTS has turned Riyadh purple. Lights turned landmarks in Saudi Arabia's capital city purple, the signature color of South Korean boyband BTS, on Thursday local time. It was to welcome the group who are preparing to perform at the King Fahd International Stadium on Friday local time. Though K-pop stars have performed before in the Middle East,… this is the first time for a South Korean boygroup to have a stadium all to themselves in the kingdom. BTS fans wearing abaya, a robe-like dress covering the whole body except for heads, feet and hands, were eager to buy goods from the booths,... and also sang BTS songs out loud outside the stadium plaza, showing how excited they were to meet their idols. The 'LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF' world stadium tour will end in Seoul on October 29th. Meanwhile,... BTS are opening a pop-up megastore in Gangnam-gu District in Seoul. According to Big Hit Entertainment on Thursday,… this pop-up store will open for around 80 days starting from next Friday. The four-story building will be filled with BTS-related products,… and backgrounds from the group's music videos. This store will mostly be decorated in pink,… which is the signature color of the group's song 'Boy With Luv' off their latest album. Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang News. #BTS #megastore #concert Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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Oil price could rise $10 per barrel after drone attack in Saudi Arabia
 
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사우디 '석유 심장' 공격받아 유가 빨간불…"10달러 뛸 수도" Mounting concerns over a possible hike in global oil prices in the aftermath of the attacks on two major oil plants in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. Many countries are bracing for impact as pundits say prices might spike up to 10 dollars per barrel. Kim Mok-yeon starts us off this morning with Saudi oil attack a 'game changer' on global oil. A spike in global oil prices seems to be inevitable in the aftermath of Saturday's drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's main oil processing plants, which had been accountable for some 5 percent of the global oil supply. The nation's state-run oil company Saudi Aramco, has temporarily closed its facilities, which many experts expect will cause a lack of supply, leading to higher global oil prices. Saudi Arabia's energy minister Abdulaziz bin Salman says the strikes will cut the kingdom's oil output by 5-point-7 million barrels a day. The results are expected to deal a big blow to many countries including South Korea, Japan and China which each import around 4 million barrels of Saudi crude oil on average every day. Global oil prices have recently been low, with Brent crude, the global benchmark closing at 60.22 U.S. dollars per barrel on Friday. But some experts forecast the price to increase by 10 dollars per barrel when markets open on Monday. Meanwhile, a top U.S. official said that Washington is ready to make use of its Strategic Petroleum Reserve if needed to stabilize the global energy supply. Speaking in an interview with Fox News on Sunday, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said that the U.S. Energy department is prepared to tap into its emergency fuel reserves to cope with the situation. Conway also did not rule out a possible meeting between the leaders of the U.S. and Iran on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this month, but still stressed that the attack did not help that prospect. Washington had blamed Iran for the attacks, but Iran denied involvement, criticizing Washington for its quote "blind and futile" comments. Iraq, another country accused of involvement in the attacks by the media, also denied any link, stressing that it is constitutionally committed to preventing any use of its soil for attacks on its neighbors. Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang news. #Oilprice #rise #SaudiArabia Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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Young entrepreneurs share stories of success
 
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청년창업 사례자... 성공의 비결은? Korea has been active in stepping up efforts to become an innovative and entrepreneurial economy... driven by the current administration's "creative economy" initiative... which relies heavily on a vibrant startup culture in the tech industry. Nonetheless, startups and entrepreneurship are fairly new concepts in the Korean economy. But, Asia's fourth largest economy has been seeing a burgeoning corps of young entrepreneurs in recent months and years... The second installment of our special feature: Entrepreneurship, Both Job Creator and Job Alternative -- our Lee Ji-won shares with us a few success stories. Here in this small building in Seoul, two grad-school students are busy at work. A little over two years ago, the duo launched a startup based on an idea and need. "Seatbelts are designed for adults, so when used by children, the strap tends to scratch their necks. But by using our product, the angle is adjusted…alleviating physical discomfort and providing children with a positive experience with the doll." The product took first prize in their university's start-up competition and was granted the world renowned design award. However, the accolades haven't necessarily translated to economic success as of yet. "We thought as long as it was functional the product would sell. But this was very naive on our part. Consumers must be convinced that they need the product, and it's very hard to do that." But the two continue to have faith in their products. "You must be confident and believe in your product. If doubt creeps in, it can really take a toll. You need to continue to test you're product or service until you are certain it will work." Many young business people are also making their start in the local food industry. This food truck which operates in a popular university area in Seoul welcomes hordes of customers. "The patty is very juicy and the vegetables are really fresh. This burger is really delicious." "Good, it's good. Actually the size is bigger than the normal ones we eat in Hong Kong. The young CEO started this food truck six years ago to create handmade burgers that can easily be eaten without using utensils. He opened a second branch last year near Hongdae, a popular neighborhood among young people,...and so far, registered sales of about 506-thousand U.S. dollars. But like any other business, challenges remain as the industry is often at the mercy of external factors such as weather,... for example, sales may drop by half during the winter and rainy season. Despite this, the CEO expects the business to grow based on taste and the fact that his burgers are made to order. "Your product or service should not be swayed by trends. It has to be something unique and that you are good at. That is the key to sustaining success." Kim Seung-hyun is a young entrepreneur who proves that a top education isn't always necessary for success. After dropping out of high school, he worked as an apprentice under his father and learned about the printing industry. He eventually realized the potential of Korea's packaging market and started his own business in 2012. Now at 28, he is the CEO of one of the most successful packaging firms in the country, with projected sales of about 1-point-7 million dollars this year. "It wasn't easy learning about the packaging industry. There isn't much information about it on the internet. I had to actually visit factories and printing firms to learn firsthand, and people in the industry were not very willing to teach me at first." Kim says the most important factors in package design are eye-catching appearance and practicality. Keeping these fundamentals in mind, the company was able to create packaging for a variety of products including some of world's most renowned luxury goods. With his company now an established firm in the industry, Kim is helping other startups promote their products... through marketing assistance and offering discounts on packaging. He wants to share his experience and help others prosper. "The most important thing when launching a startup is to experience everything firsthand. You always have to be on your toes and be willing to take the bumps at different stages. Only then, can you truly understand your business." The entrepreneurs say that being a young CEO,... is not a disadvantage, as long as you are brave and knowledgeable about your business. Lee Ji-won Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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[Thae Yong-ho Special] Ep.5 - Where Are Inter-Korean Relations Headed? _ Full Episode
 
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South Korea's administrations have each taken a different stance towards North Korea. While various approaches were tried, they all failed to bring about the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. In this last episode of Special Peninsula 24 interview series, Thae Yong-ho, North Korea's former deputy ambassador to the U.K., joins us to discuss Pyongyang's provocations that strained the bilateral relations, including the sinking of Cheonan warship and shelling of Yeonpyeong-do Island. He also offers his take on solutions to the inter-Korean impasse from a diplomatic perspective. 평행선을 달리는 남과 북 관계 대한민국은 정권에 따라 각기 다른 대북 정책을 펼쳐왔다. 다양한 방안을 모색하고 시도했지만 한반도 비핵화에는 결국 실패했다는 평가를 받고 있다. 5회 차 [Special Peninsula 24]에서는 북한 정권의 내부 실상을 잘 아는 태영호와 외교적 시선에서 남북 관계 해법을 찾는다. 연평도 포격사건이나 천안함 사건에 대해서 이야기 하고, 남북 관계 개선을 위해 대한민국은 어떤 입장을 가져야 할지 장 단기적 견해를 들어본다.
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Korea, Venezuela celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties 

한-베네수엘라 수교 50주년 문화 행사
 
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Korea presented a wide range of cultural performances in Venezuela... to mark the 50 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Our Hwang Ji-hye gives us a taste of all that′s going on, in this report from Caracas. Screaming and cheering fills the hall... at a national theater in Venezuela. What’s generating such fervent support? Korean artists, who are here for a very special show. ″We are very grateful to be able to perform here. We couldn’t have done it without such a supportive audience.” The show is part of a two-day event,... hosted by Korea′s Culture Ministry and the Korean Embassy in Venezuela... and organized by Arirang TV,… celebrating the 50 years of relations between Korea and Venezuela. ″I expect this kind of event to support the activities of Korean companies in Venezuela... that are already actively operating here. Eighty percent of Korea′s construction contracts from South American countries come from Venezuela.” The over two-thousand seats were jam-packed with people who wanted to participate in this occasion. ″We like the Korean culture, and this is the 50th Korea-Venezuela anniversary, and we′re happy.″ ″Korean culture is so... it′s expanding all over the world. Right now, here in Venezuela, it′s very popular, with Hallyu and Korean dramas and everything. It′s very nice right now, and we′re very excited for all this.″ Some K-pop fans even staged their own performances. ″I really love pop music, but in Korea it′s really artistic, because it′s about dancing, about the way you look, about everything.″ ″During the two-day event, Korea is also seeking to boost its image in Venezuela... and further promote the cultural wave that has sprung up around K-pop. Hwang Ji-hye, Arirang News, Caracas.″
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