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Korea, Japan: ‘Let’s shape the future together’
Sep 26, 2016
The Korea Japan Festival in Tokyo kicks off on Sept. 24 as representatives cut an eight-meter rice cake with the words, ‘Let’s make the next 50 years together.’ “Let’s make the next 50 years together.” Under this slogan, the Korea Japan Festival in Tokyo started on Se...


Korean recipes: Neobiani grilled sliced beef
Sep 23, 2016
Bulgogi or marinated beef is one of the most popular Korean dishes. To make it, you need to marinate thinly sliced beef with a seasoning sauce and then grill it. The original form of the dish can be found in neobiani (너비아니). The word neobiani means "thinly sliced meat." This ...


K-drama masterpieces (3): ‘Full House’
Sep 23, 2016
The KBS TV series ‘Full House’ aired from July 14 to Sept. 2, 2004. It had more than 40 percent viewership in its time bracket. A sweet love story warmed the nation during the scorching summer of 2004. The 16-episode soap opera “Full House” aired on KBS from July 14 to...


Folk museum offers fun multicultural boxes online
Sep 22, 2016
The National Folk Museum of Korea recently upgraded the website for its Kkureomi Culture Discovery Boxes, a series of multicultural promotion programs. The new website now provides information about seven countries, including China. The government's Kkureomi (꾸러미) Culture Disco...


Cinema paradise lands in Busan
Sep 22, 2016
Director Zhang Lu's 'A Quiet Dream' is the opening film at the Busan International Film Festival this year. A festival for world cineastes will soon raise its curtains in Busan. The 21st Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) launches this year on Oct. 6, with screeni...


Korean novels on offer at Tokyo book fair
Sep 22, 2016
Novelists Cheon Un-yeong (left) and Kim Insuk will be at the 2016 Tokyo International Book Fair that runs from Sept. 23 to 25 to share their literature with Japanese readers. A select set of Korean literary works will be featured at the 2016 Tokyo International Book Fair. ...


Daegu opera festival livens up the fall
Sep 21, 2016
The Daegu Opera House, in collaboration with Austria's Linz State Theater (Landestheater Linz), performs Gluck's 'Orfeo ed Euridice' on Oct. 21 and 22. Starting next month, a chorus of operatic tunes will echo across the starlit skies of Daegu. The 14th International Dae...


Sending the summer off with the loud beat of a drum
Sep 20, 2016
The summer seems to be almost over, now that everyone is back from their holidays and the sun doesn’t shine as brightly as it did in August. Before the leaves start to fall and we all dive into Chuseok celebrations, however, it's the right time to look back at Korean events that ...


Palaces in the fall, palaces under the stars
Sep 20, 2016
The Heungnyemun Gate (흥례문, 興禮門), the second inner gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace, is illuminated with a colorful display of media art from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 in celebration of National Foundation Day (개천절, 開天節). In just a few days, splendid displays of color will illuminate you...


Korean recipes: Songpyeon varieties across Korea, part ...
Sep 15, 2016
Songpyeon can be made from ingredients other than rice. Potatoes, pumpkins and mosi or ramie leaves can also become wonderful ingredients for songpyeon. One of such variety is gamja songpyeon or potato songpyeon made in Gangwon-do Province, as it offers the chewy and savory taste...