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Bae Yong-joon to Receive Culture Medal

2008/10/16 | 153 views | Permalink | Source

Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon has been announced as the recipient of the ceremonial Culture Medal. Upon hearing the news, the actor responded, "I will try to live up to the honor by working harder".

In an interview with Yonhap News, he said winning the award was a "great responsibility" bestowed upon him and--though he felt he was lacking in many ways--he would "work harder to introduce more of Korea's culture to the world".

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism had recommended Bae for the Culture Medal due to his part in bringing Korean popular culture to the world through the TV drama, "Winter Sonata".

Bae will be receiving the medal at the Chungcheongbuk-do Province Cheongju Arts Center on October 18th, during the "2008 Culture Day" event.

The Culture Medal is a government award given to figures who have made a cultural impact through various fields. Lee Young-ae won a Culture Medal in 2007 for her influence on the Hallyu phenomenon with the drama "Dae Jang Geum".

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