In a grand effort to further promote South Korea’s rich pop culture, CJ E&M has announced that it will soon build a massive complex dedicated to all things “hallyu”(Korean wave).
According to Yonhap news, the company has committed to invest 1.4 trillion won ($1.2 billion) in the construction of a theme park, concert hall, cinema, shopping mall, hotel, and other commercial facilities to be completed by the end of 2020.
During an interview promoting Spider-Man: Homecoming in South Korea, Tom Holland complimented Korean-American Eric Nam on his English and asked him how he learned it.
According to Koreaboo, Nam, GQ Korea’s Man of the Year 2016 and Forbes 30 under 30 in Asia 2017, interviewed both Holland and costar Jacob Batalon in English and translated for the Korean audience due to technical difficulties with subtitles. They had been conversing in English without issue – all three appearing to have native-level English proficiency – with Nam occasionally speaking Korean to the camera to convey what had been said.