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Cultural events during the NSS
Mar 27, 2012
Various cultural events will be taking place throughout the duration of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit (photo: Yonhap News). Taking place under the theme ”Beyond...


Spouses of NSS leaders to indulge in Korean culture
Mar 23, 2012
As the highest-level leaders converge in Seoul to discuss a shared vision of sustainable nuclear security measures to create a peaceful world, their accompanying spouses ...


K-pop lands in Latin America
Mar 20, 2012
K-pop is steadily gaining popularity in Latin America. Following last December’s inaugural K-pop group concert -- where K-pop groups like BEAST and 4Minute premiered in B...


Latin America embraces Korean culture
Mar 14, 2012
Over the past years, Korean pop culture has made significant inroads in Latin America despite the geographical distance. With this, Korea’s culture ministry will oversee ...


Korea's fusion sageuk
Mar 12, 2012
South Korea's fusion sageuk, or period dramas with a modern touch, have all the elements needed to attract national and international viewers alike: captivating plots, me...


“Joseon Reawakens,” a royal wedding revived
Mar 07, 2012
(above) Heonseondo is a Korean traditional royal court dance which represents the offering of a legendary peach that ripens every 3,000 years to the king for his longevit...


K-Pop's official debut
Feb 23, 2012
2011 was an exciting year for K-Pop fans and the Korean music industry. In August, Billboard opened a new chart for K-Pop music, Billboard K-Pop Chart. Following the J-po...


Korea as seen by foreign press
Feb 23, 2012
President Lee Myung-bak holds a press conference following the conclusion of the Seoul G-20 summit on November 12, 2010 (photo courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae).During the last ...


Korean arts and culture arrive in European capitals
Feb 17, 2012
Last week, Korean arts and culture impressed two of Europe’s culturally-rich cities, Budapest and Stockholm, on the occasion of the opening of the first Korean Cultural C...


Korea, a nation of cultural exports
Feb 10, 2012
As Korean culture has become global and more people have been interested in quality of life, there has been steady growth in the culture, tourism, and sports.Korea’s cult...