* Date : 2017-03-25
4 Angles Ep.161
East Asia Flower Walking League
The East Asia Flower Walking League kicked off on March 18 in Jeju where beautiful scenery and canola blooms await visitors. Three cities in Northeast Asia take turns to host the international event, which is aimed at building peace in the region. Following canola flowers in March in Jeju, the event will feature azalea flowers in April in Kurume, Japan and acacia flowers in May in Dalian, China. We take a journey to Korea's largest island covered with golden blossoms.
Reduce Stress with Simple Activities
People take up hobbies to relieve stress and bring fun back into their lives. Anti-stress activities have become more diverse than ever, from paper folding to calligraphy to piping colorful roses to decorate cakes. Do these simple, repetitive activities really help reduce stress and anxiety? Learn more about trending hobbies that can help you unload stress at home and work.
Hollywood's Invasion of Korea
What do the latest releases "My Little Brother" and "A Single Rider" have in common? They are both Korean titles backed by major Hollywood studios. U.S.-based film studios like 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. are increasingly turning to local productions for the Korean market. Their combined share in the Korean film market soared to 40% last year, a record high in history. How will the influx of Hollywood money affect Korean cinema?
Character Industry Thrives Despite Economic Woes
The character business is thriving in Korea, despite the ongoing economic downturn. Emoticon characters used in Korea's leading messaging app, KakaoTalk, are enjoying massive popularity. The mobile messenger service has collaborated with a number of brands to launch over 2,000 types of character goods. Experts say the recent character merchandise boom is attributable to consumer psychology in a recession. What makes character merchandise appealing to cash-strapped consumers?