K-pop Star 4, an Interest of Asian Music Market

K-pop Star 4, an Interest of Asian Music Market

The Korean music market has gained huge popularity from overseas.
Many Korean songs are big hits in Japan, China, and Taiwan at the same time, 
and are very popular enough to break records of Japan and Taiwan (album sales,
highest number of concert audience, longest running number 1 on music charts, etc.).
Becoming a major musician in Korea is
very advantageous to be successful in the Asian market.
It is called "Korean Wave" by Asia,
which means Korean wind or wind blowing from Korea.

Thus, people from all over the world participate in Korea's music audition programs.
Current music audition programs to debut as a singer include
Super Star K and K-Pop Star.
Each season is aired once every year.
Super Star K ended its 6th season a while ago, with Kwak, Jin-un as the winner
and K-pop Star produced Bernard Park as its 3rd winner.
It is ranked No.1 on popular search word every episode,
and its 4th season is on-going right now.

Super Star K debuts its winners through the
broadcaster that planned and aired the program.
In contrast, K-Pop Star' is different as its winners are
recruited and managed directly
by Korea’s best music entertainment agencies (YG, JYP, and Antenna Music).
Most of the winners have entered the Asian music market.


Kim Jang-hoon, He is a Korean Singer.

Kim Jang-hoon, He is a Korean Singer

Korea is famous for K-Pop is famous.
Young men and women who mostly do sexy and intense dance
are spreading K-Pop, Korean music, throughout the world.
However, dance is not the only genre in Korean music.

I would like to introduce this singer to you
if you are interested in K-Pop, Korean music.
He is Kim, Jang-hoon.

He was born in 1967.
He is older than all dance groups that are in the center of Korea.
Also, he does not do dance music.
But why am I introducing singer Kim, Jang-hoon? 
Because he is a singer of Korea. 

Korea and Japan are facing political confrontations. 
Also, Kim is always there when Korea is having difficulties. 
He criticizes Japan's political problems instead of 
promoting his songs on TV news programs. 
Kim, Jang-hoon's total amount of donations for 20 years 
exceeded 20 million dollars (22 billion won). 

Korea's K-Pop is good, but I want you to know singer Kim, Jang-hoon.
He is a conscious Korean / and puts his words into practice.


Universities in Sweden Compete to Attract Korean Students

Universities in Sweden Compete to Attract Korean Students

Recently, universities in Sweden are promoting themselves actively to
attract Korean students.
Sweden’s major universities are visiting Korea one after another to send
‘love calls’ to Korean students who have outstanding academic
performances and financial support.

Sweden provided free education to foreign students in the past,
but started receiving tuitions from students of non-EU countries in 2011.
One-year tuition is 14,000 euro (17,000 dollars), which is not cheap.
Since then, the number of foreign students has decreased rapidly.

America’s Obama administration has mentioned numerous times that
it should take Korea’s advanced education system as a role model.
Korea’s competition in education is very fierce.
Children do not have much time to play outside and just sit down and study.
They mostly study math, science, foreign languages, and many others.
Some parents wish to give Europe’s relaxed culture to their children
instead of Korea’s intense education.

If Korean people left to America as laborers with American Dream in 1950s,
now they go to Sweden with Nordic Dream, hoping for better education,
leisure life, and stable old age.


Sing Kim Jang-hoon, Politician ED Royce

Sing Kim Jang-hoon, Politician ED Royce

There is a singer named Kim, Jang-hoon in Korea.
Wikipedia information on Jang-hoon Kim : Click

Whenever he earned money, he made donations, and the total
amount of donation exceeded 20 million dollars (about 22 billion won)
His donation went to many different things, but the largest amount
was used to correct Japan’s distortions of history.

Japan’s distortions of history are divided into 3.
1. Arguing that “Dokdo” belongs to Japan since 20 years ago
even though it has been Korea’s territory for thousands of years.

2. Denying the historical record that Japan forced Korean and
Chinese women into sex slavery during its colonial rule.

3. Using the “Rising Sun Flag” in Japan’s current national events
although it has the same connotation as the Nazi’s Hakenkreuz.

Singer Kim, Jang-hoon said that letting the whole world know the official
announcement of Edward Randall Royce (=ED Royce), a Republican representative,
would be more rewarding than promoting his new song on a public TV interview.

Related link: http://www.fullkorea.com/2014/12/top-us-lawmaker-backs-proper-korean.html

Singer Kim, Jang-hoon has been donating most of his property that
he has accumulated for more than 20 years of his singing career to
correcting Japan’s distortions of Korean history.
He wants you living in far countries to know “Japan’s historical distortions” a little.