KoreaBANG is 2 Years Old!


Today is our second birthday, and this is our 436th post!

In the past year, we have published 136 articles of raw, unreported, Korean news, always available for free.

1.3 million people visited us to see what this perverted Korean teacher did in the hallway, how honeypot gangs can rob you blind, why South Korea still lags behind in gender equality, and yes, how much weirder plastic surgery can get.

There are oceans of news in Korea that never make it out of the country, and it is our mission to change that. That’s why we have named February 28th, koreaBANG’s birthday, “Kiss a Translator Day”*. Because without the men and women around the world who have a passion for wading through Ilbe forums and the darkest reaches of Naver news, we wouldn’t have a site and you wouldn’t have a BANG.

In no particular order, I present our amazing team and some of their top stories:

Disbelief as Korea is Ranked 108th in Gender Equality
Viral Cartoon Asks Korea: “Are We Allowed to be Happy?”
Commander Kim
President Park Criticized for Wearing Japanese Shoe Brand
Swedish Politicians Debate Adopting Korean Education System
Anna Joy
Female Soldier Commits Suicide after Constant Sexual Harassment
Infographic: How South Korean Intelligence Interfered in Election
Brian Van Hise
Mothers Get Plastic Surgery to Look More Like Their Daughters
TOEIC Test Cheaters Busted for Using Concealed Cameras
Minjun Chen
Students Angered by 500 Free Bananas Apology
Conservatives Destroy Popular “How Are You Doing?” Posters
Simon Kim
2013 Seoul Crime Rates: Rape in Gwanak, Drugs in Gangnam
Wild Goose Fathers Increasing, 70% Depressed, Malnourished
North Tells Foreigners to Leave South Korea, Netizens React
Schoolgirl Supports Family by Collecting Waste, Netizens Moved
Sunna Park
Celebrity Soldiers Spotted Leaving Massage Parlor
Voice Phishing Scams Learn to Use a Seoul Accent
Eugene Yu
Report: Korean Smokers Would Pay 360% More Before Quitting
New Fashion Trend Among Korean Teens, Million Won Headphones


*please do not actually track us down and kiss us, we like you, but keep it on the internet

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  • UserID01

    Thank YOU, KoreaBANG moderators and translators and everyone else who keeps the site up to date and running. Looking forward to your third year anniversary, too!

  • miss A

    congratulations kbang and kai.keep up the good work.

    코리아 화이팅

  • markus peg

    2 years already! wow that was fast, feels like one year…

    Digital hug korea bang team, happy birthday, hope you have many more.

  • David

    Nice job KoreaBang. I hope you are around for decades to come (for that matter I hope I am around for decades to come, to enjoy you being around for decades to come).

  • One for all

    You guys have done a great job so far…keep it up!

  • Mighty曹

    HBD, KB!

  • 잘 일헀기 때문에 구마워요! Until now, you’re my only source to Korean news.

  • Guest23

    Well done, times sure does fly fast, congrats and hope you guys continue the good work.

  • Don

    Congratulations and happy new year!
    Please keep your best work and big thanks to the translators team!

  • Harald Olsen

    Many thanks to all of our readers, you keep us inspired! We should have a great article tomorrow about the PGH wristwatch debate. We are also hoping to have lots of coverage of South Korea and North Korea at the Olympic Games and are hoping to find a translator with an interest in the Korean sports world. Let me know if you are interested!

  • zachary T

    Happy Birthday KoreaBANG. you all do amazing work and it is very appreciated.

  • Stefan Xu

    Keep up the good work! :)

  • SidDriver

    Congratulations on 2 years!!! Love checking this site out. So interesting and informative. Thanks to the writers and web admin, for all their hard work!

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