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19 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

Photo Release -- BBCN Bancorp Names Kevin S. Kim as Bank President and CEO

BBCN Bancorp, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors unanimously appointed Kevin S. Kim, 56, as President and Chief Executive Officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, BBCN Bank , a position he has held in an interim capacity since January 15, 2014.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Korean News

Wreaths Laid before Statue, Grave of Kang Pan Sok

Wreaths were laid before the statue of Kang Pan Sok, an indomitable revolutionary fighter and outstanding leader of the Korean women's movement, at the Chilgol Revolutionary Site and her grave in Mangyongdae on Monday, her 122nd birth anniversary.

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Wall Street Journal

Going Beyond Napa Cabbage

New York Kimchi offers up Korean-American food in a fast-casual setting catering to the mainstream market in Midtown.

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United Methodist Church

Bishops offer comfort after ferry disaster

United Methodist bishops - including three Korean Americans - have extended prayers, words of comfort and the hope of Easter following last week's ferry tragedy in South Korea.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Asian-American, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Cresskill teacher wins scholarship to travel to South Korea

Sitting in her classroom on the second floor at Merritt Memorial Elementary School, Judy Beekman expresses her excitement about her first trip to South Korea this summer.

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Korea Herald

[Editorial] Talks on sex slavery

Korea and Japan have resumed the diplomatic dialogue that had been suspended following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in December.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asian-American, Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel, Tokyo, Japan Travel

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CBS Local

Korean Community In Philadelphia Shocked, Grieve Those Lost In Capsized Ferry

Members of the Korean community in Philadelphia are expressing shock over the sinking of a South Korean ferry with hundreds of high school students on board.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Philadelphia, PA, Education Etc., Elkins Park, PA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CNN

Japan and South Korea meet for first 'comfort women' discussions

Every single week for the past 22 years, a group of elderly South Korean women has camped outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, enduring the heat and humidity of the region's monsoonal summer and the sub-zero temperatures of the brutal Korean winter.

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Arirang TV

Korea, Japan to hold working-level talks on comfort women issue

Our top story this morning. Korea and Japan will hold their first working-level talks on the so-called "comfort women" issue in Seoul, on this Wednesday.

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Korea Herald

[Herald Interview] Designer shoe brands diversify sales channels

To most modern women, shoe's do more than merely cover one's foot for protection.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

South Korea, Japan to hold rare official talks on 'comfort women'

Senior South Korean and Japanese officials will meet this week to discuss Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women, South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Arirang TV

Korea, Japan could discuss wartime sexual slavery next week - report

Our top story this evening Working-level talks between Seoul and Tokyo on Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women could be held in Seoul as early as next Tuesday, April 15th.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

New York Daily News

Assemblyman Ron Kim takes on Tiger Moms

New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim, the first Korean-American elected to the state Legislature, will speak at a conference of Asian American students at SUNY Albany on Saturday to debunk Tiger Mom myths and encourage kids to pursue their passions.

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The Marmot's Hole

Men like Korean women because they're pretty, with lots of aegyo

A survey of 642 female and 505 male visitors to Korea by Korspot, a social media group that promotes Korea, revealed that 90% would like to date a Korean .

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Daily Trojan

POT has unique dishes

Chef Roy Choi, of Kogi BBQ food truck fame, has made a career out of going against the grain.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Bar-B-Q, Asian-American, Los Angeles, CA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

City Paper

The Virginia Map Bill That Pissed Off Everyone Gets Quietly Signed

Last week, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill he had promised Korean constituents he would sign, quietly and to very little fanfare.

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Salon

The kimchi revolution: How Korean-American chefs are changing food culture

In a recent interview with food writer Michael Ruhlman, celebrity travel/food writer Anthony Bourdain said that "when you look at all the people who are sort of driving American cuisine right now, they're all Korean American."

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Korea Herald

Toddler's murder reopens old wounds for Korean adoptees

Shannon Heit, 33, trembled with rage as she recalled the moment two months ago when she heard that a Korean boy had been killed by his adoptive father in the U.S. Heit, a freelance translator in Seoul, is not related to the boy.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Former trader sentenced for defrauding family friends before reporting to prison on an earlier fraud

The former head of a Chicago securities brokerage was sentenced to more than 8 years in prison for defrauding family friends of nearly half a million dollars in the months after he had been sentenced to prison for a separate, larger fraud.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

TwinCities

Meet the least helpful husbands in the world

SEOUL, South Korea - So, you think your husband is a domestic sloth, failing to pull his weight in household duties? Take comfort from South Korean wives, who have it worse.

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