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Video support for Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang
Feb 24, 2017
What's the most vivid and enthralling sight? The Olympic Games, of course! We're waiting for the Olympics as a celebration. It’s time to prepare for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Thirty years have passed since the last Olympic Games were held in Korea,...


Korean recipe: Miyeokguk seaweed soup (미역국)
Feb 24, 2017
In Korea, there is a must-eat dish for those who have a birthday meal, or for mothers who have just given birth to new-born babies. This is miyeokguk seaweed soup (미역국). It's a soup boiled with soaked brown seaweed, shredded beef and a soy sauce seasoning. Seaweed so...


Films 'Aimless Bullet,' 'Last Witness' praised by Germa...
Feb 22, 2017
Die Tageszeitung, a German daily, publishes an article titled 'Beyond the North and South' on Feb. 10, praising two Korean films that show the aftermath of the Korean War: 'An Aimless Bullet' (1961) and 'The Last Witness' (1980). "Korea has shown on the screens of its movie t...


Berlin chooses Korean star as best actress
Feb 21, 2017
Kim Minhee wins the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, in Berlin on Feb. 18. Kim expresses her gratitude after receiving the award. Korean cinephiles received delightful news from Berlin on Feb. 18. Actress Kim Minhee won the ...


PyeongChang Winter Music Festival jazzes up Olympics
Feb 20, 2017
The Woongsan Band and U.S. jazz pianist John Beasley perform at the 2017 PyeongChang Winter Music Festival held in the Alpensia Concert Hall in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 17.With just under a year to go until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games...


Life in a traditional Hanok home in Bukchon
Feb 20, 2017
I had a chance to live in a traditional Hanok home.Last year when I was living for a month in the capital of Korea, Seoul, I had a great opportunity to live for 15 days in a Hanok home. The house where I was living was located in the more traditional neighborhood of Bukchon. My f...


Come to Pyeongchang for Winter Olympics
Feb 20, 2017
Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin from the pop sensation EXO perform in the 'K-drama Festa in Pyeongchang' event in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 18. The combined pop concert and fashion show was held to mark the one-year point until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympi...


Korean recipes: Beef broth soup, gomtang (곰탕)
Feb 17, 2017
As cold weather makes people feel small in the winter, many people would like a warm soup that can soothe their body and mind. Beef broth soup, or gomtang (곰탕), is one such dish that can boost one’s energy and strengthen stamina, not to mention the fact that it’s tasty and nutrit...


Korean recipes: Clam soup (조개탕)
Feb 16, 2017
Bridging late winter and early spring, February is the high time to enjoy shellfish. One of the most suitable dishes to enjoy shellfish is jogaetang clam soup (조개탕). This is a soup made from fresh short-necked clams, after taking the shells out of the mud and cleaning them. Short...

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Pennames reveal hidden sides to Joseon scholars
Feb 15, 2017
Seoul’s Gwanak-gu District provides lectures on a range of liberal art subjects, such as history, library science, mythology, travel and movies, with the goal of enriching the lives of its residents. Han Jeong Joo, a historian, a scholar of Korean classics and the author of m...