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A short but lasting rendezvous with Dokdo Island
Jun 30, 2016
Descendants of Korean War veterans from overseas and Korean students pose for a group photo while waving the Taegeukgi, the national flag, at Dokdo on June 30. “A s...


Sunny skies, beautiful beaches along Haeparang Trail
Jun 16, 2016
The Haeparang Trail is Korea’s longest walking trail, stretching 770 kilometers from Busan in the south to Goseong in Gangwon-do Province in the north. The Haeparang Tr...


'1965 Korea-Japan agreement should be re-estimated'
Mar 23, 2016
On June 22, 1965, Seoul and Tokyo signed the Treaty on Basic Relations Between Japan and the Republic of Korea, and re-established their diplomatic relationship. It was a...

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Underwater forests bring health back to oceans
Jan 28, 2016
A variety of seaweed grows in the waters off Dokdo Island, attesting to the sea's healthy ecosystem. "Whitening" or a "whiting event" is a phenomenon where some wh...


Korea's greenhouse measurements found to be accurate, r...
Jan 20, 2016
One of Korea's Global Atmosphere Watch observatories on Anmyeondo Island in Chungcheongnam-do Province samples and measures the causes of climate change. Recent...


Dokdo gets new fishing fleet safety system
Sep 07, 2015
A new system aimed at detecting the location of each fishing boat in operation near Dokdo Island and ensuring their safety is set to be established sometime in September....


Russia takes trophy at Korea Cup Int'l Yacht Race
May 21, 2015
The eighth Korea Cup International Yacht Race ended its five-day run on May 19. A total of 262 sailors from 18 countries boarded 34 yachts to race in the competit...


Books on Dokdo available worldwide
Feb 23, 2015
Educational reference books about Dokdo Island, including photographs and maps, have now been published. "Meet our Land Dokdo Island" and "East Sea and Dokdo thr...


'Moon neighborhood' library grabs world's attention
Feb 02, 2015
There are 540,000 people living in Gwanak District in southern Seoul. It is home to Seoul National University, the largest of its kind in Korea, but there are few other p...


'Dokdo is the proper name'
Dec 08, 2014
Representative Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said on December 6 that "Dokdo" is the proper name to refer to Korea's eastern...