NSW state member Matt Kean has called on the 2nd generation Korean Australian professionals to be active in further boosting the Australian society’s vigil over the harrowing status quo of North Korean issues.

The 2014 Korean Cultural festival in Brisbane has magnified majestic K-sound and taste of K-food, with a variety of performances and food stalls.

The one-day festival took place on 4 October at the Brisbane City Hall and the King George Square.

The 41st annual Los Angeles Korean festival is pumping with K-pop music and teeming with shoppers looking for the herbal remedies and seafood from their native land.

The Korean Foundation has released an application for smartphones to introduce Korean food.

Provided in English and Spanish, the "Korean Food Guide 800" app includes information on various Korean dishes, each categorized by its main ingredient and cooking method.

Pop star Psy kicked off the Asian Games "Gangnam Style" in an energetic, K-Pop-fuelled ceremony Friday as North Korean athletes received loud cheers from South Korean fans.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) posted a link to the debut stage of Seo Taji and Boys on their website.

WSJ also reported on Louis Vuitton investing 8 million dollars in YG Entertainment, and featured the leading K-Pop entertainment agency as a driving influence on fashion.

Hallyu (the Korean wave), stars such as Kim Soo-hyun and Jang Dong-gun will deliver the message of "one Asia" at the opening ceremony of the upcoming Incheon Asian Games, the games' organizing committee announced.

Sydney’s Blacktown Korean School girl in Year 8 Anna Bryant(image) won Korean Prime Minister’s Award at the 19th World K-Speech Competition held at the Korean Cultural Office in Sydney on 23 August 2014.

Pope Francis wrapped up his five-day visit to South Korea on 18 August with calls for forgiveness and renewed dialogue on the divided Korean Peninsula and for more humanitarian aid for North Korea.