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Kimchi finds fans in Washington
Sep 18, 2012
Korea's iconic staple food kimchi drew crowds near America's capital city last weekend. The overseas events for the 19th Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival took place ...


Trying on traditional Korean attire
Sep 12, 2012
[2] Hanbok: Where to go for traditional Korean attire Brad Moore, the drummer of Busker Busker, got married last month. The spotlight thrown on him was not only due to th...


Learning Korean the fun way
Sep 05, 2012
Hangeul, the Korean alphabet, was created in 1443 under King Sejong (1397~1450), the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty. One can read King Sejong’s love of the people in t...


4th World Korean Educators Conference opens in Seoul
Aug 22, 2012
As Hallyu continues to bring greater international exposure to Korea and its culture, learning the Korean language is becoming an increasingly important, not to mention p...


Summer nights of music, film, and more
Aug 10, 2012
At this time every year, Chuncheon gets crowded with people from all areas. Taking advantage of its geographic vicinity to Seoul, Chuncheon always tops the list of destin...


K-fashion receives London limelight
Aug 02, 2012
As the London Summer Olympics are well underway, the grounds of the historic Victoria and Albert Museum have turned into the venue for the gala reception “Korea Shining B...


Hanji, living paper that breathes
Jul 31, 2012
Foreigners participate in a Hanji-making workshop. “Hanji is excellent as photographic paper!” exclaims Peter Bogardus. “The surface is very smooth, it comes in great col...


All eyes turn to Korean culture in London
Jul 30, 2012
All eyes were turned to London on July 27, for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. With 16,000 athletes from 204 countries and over 11 million visitors, the...


14 more Sejonghakdang branches opening
Jul 31, 2012
14 more Sejonghakdang branches opening after thorough examination processes for qualification in the second half of year The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and t...


2nd Annual Korean Literature English Essay Contest
Jul 27, 2012
Foreign residents living in Korea can share their impressions on Korean literature in the upcoming Second Annual Korean Literature English Essay Contest. This year’s cont...