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King Sejong Institute to open in 9 new cities
Jun 14, 2016
Students take Korean language classes at the Korean Cultural Center in Jakarta. The King Sejong Institute will soon open new branches in nine more locations in eight countries around the world. The newly designated Korean language centers will be up and runnin...


Filial daughter Shim Chung returns to stage
Jun 13, 2016
An ensemble in colorful traditional costumes graces the stage in the second act of 'Shim Chung,' a ballet put on by the Universal Ballet Company. The ballet "Shim Chung," based on a folk tale about a daughter's filial piety, returns to the stage this season in celebrat...


Korean recipes: Bibim guksu spicy mixed noodles
Jun 10, 2016
Bibim guksu or spicy mixed noodles is a popular dish, especially in the summer, as it needs neither many ingredients nor does it take a long time to prepare. The dish boosts the appetite, especially when people feel tired due to the hot weather. The dish has another name...


Nigerian children explore Korea through art
Jun 10, 2016
Nine-year-old Mohammed Musa, winner of this year's Korea-Nigeria Drawing Competition, points to his drawing of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do Province. On June 9, the Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria held an awar...


Korea-France musical ties to flourish this summer
Jun 10, 2016
The Orchestre des Champs-Elysees bows to the audience. Marking the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the Korea-France diplomatic relationship, French artists and musicians will perform in Korea this summer. This year marks the 130th year of the establishment of ...


Seoul welcomes Mexican painter couple Frida & Diego
Jun 09, 2016
A woman is in severe pain with an iron pipe piercing through her body and nails stuck to her all over. A man in a bowler hat smokes a cigarette. These two figures come to life in paintings by Mexican painters Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) and Diego Rivera (1886-1957). More tha...


Enjoy Korean comics, graphic novels in Yantai
Jun 09, 2016
A visitor to the China-Korea Cartoon Experience Center uses a touch screen to read the most recent issue of his favorite comic book in Yantai, Shandong Province, China, on May 25. The comic and media promotional center was jointly established by the Bucheon City and Yantai City g...


Korean recipe: Watercress bundles with meat
Jun 04, 2016
Summer is already just around the corner. Many people tend to lose their appetite in the early summer due to rising temperatures. In this time of the year, watercress -- minari in Korean -- can be helpful in maintaining good health, as its unique bitter taste stimulates the appet...


KCON France unites European K-pop fans
Jun 03, 2016
French fans of K-pop wave hello to Koreans everywhere during KCON France 2016. An exhibit that showcases both traditional and modern Korea was held as part of KCON France 2016 on June 2 in Paris. KCON France 2016 is being held in honor of the 130th anniversary ...


K-pop fever hits Europe
Jun 03, 2016
Pop groups Shinee, the Bangtan Boys, Block B and F. T. Island sing along to the traditional Korean folk song 'Arirang' during KCON France 2016, at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris on June 2. K-pop fever filled the air at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris on June 2. ...