Kang Jin-kyu
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Anger as South Korean transgender soldier found dead
by Kang Jin-kyu - March 4, 2021 - 10:09am
South Korea remains deeply conservative about matters of sexual identity and is less tolerant of LGBT rights than some other parts of Asia, with many gay and transgender Koreans living largely under the radar.
Second chance: Faded K-pop star competes for comeback
by Kang Jin-kyu - November 25, 2020 - 12:50pm
When Ryu Sera made her debut with K-pop girlband Nine Muses, the years of intense training and ruthless competition seemed worthwhile, her dreams of stardom finally coming true. 
Shares in managers of K-pop's BTS sizzle on stock market debut
by Kang Jin-kyu - October 15, 2020 - 12:55pm
Shares in the management agency of K-pop sensation BTS more than doubled on their stock market debut Thursday, making an instant multi-billionaire of its chairman and boosting the seven band members' own...
Samsung heir charged with fraud over succession-linked deal
by Kang Jin-kyu - September 1, 2020 - 6:41pm
South Korean prosecutors indicted the heir to the Samsung empire Tuesday over a controversial merger of two business units seen as a key step towards his succession, in the latest legal blow to the sprawling...
Seoul mayor in apparent suicide after #MeToo allegations
by Kang Jin-kyu - July 10, 2020 - 11:38am
The mayor of Seoul, a former human rights lawyer and potential South Korean presidential candidate, died in an apparent suicide a day after being accused of sexual harassment.
Breaking news and barriers: South Korea's first female anchor
by Kang Jin-kyu - March 2, 2020 - 11:25am
Under gleamingly bright studio lights, Lee So-jeong reads straight from a teleprompter, rehearsing her lines ahead of the primetime newscast for South Korea's national public broadcaster, KBS.
North Korea says weapons test involved 'long-range' capability
by Kang Jin-kyu - May 10, 2019 - 9:14am
North Korea said Friday it had tested a long-range weapon, a claim that was likely to raise tensions on the peninsula and contradicted accounts from the South and in the US that Pyongyang had fired short-range ...
South Korea spycam crimes put hidden camera industry under scrutiny
by Kang Jin-kyu - March 29, 2019 - 11:37am
Spycam crimes have become so prevalent that female police officers now regularly inspect public toilets to check for cameras in women's stalls. 
South Korea retracts guidelines on look-alike K-pop stars
by Kang Jin-kyu - February 20, 2019 - 3:41pm
Government guidelines aimed at promoting more diversity in South Korea's K-pop world have been withdrawn after critics said they amounted to state censorship of a booming industry.
Brothers in arms: South Korea debates military service exemptions
by Kang Jin-kyu - January 18, 2019 - 4:38pm
Despite generating almost $4 billion a year for the South Korean economy, the seven floppy-haired members of K-pop boyband BTS will still have to perform nearly two years of mind-numbing military service.
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