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Actress Jun Ji-hyun (pictured) of the hit film “Assassination” and singer-songwriter Lee Moon-sae will be honored by the president, while actress Park Shin-hye, actor Lee Jong-suk, singer IU and singer Kim Jong-kook will be honored by the prime minister during the 2015 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards.

The annual festival, which honors celebrities who are credited with promoting Korean culture overseas, announced Tuesday a list of celebrities from various fields who will receive awards at the festival this week.

The festival will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Haeoreum Theater inside the National Theater of Korea, located in Jangchung-dong, Jung District, central Seoul.

By Sung So-young
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