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Photographic retrospective honors Korea-Iran ties
Sep 29, 2016
Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1962, Korea and Iran have maintained a cooperative partnership, both economically and culturally. The bilateral ties have deepened over the years, through to this day, to such a degree that the two countries built Tehran Boulevard thr...


28 writers from Korea, elsewhere gather in Seoul
Sep 29, 2016
​The opening ceremony for the 2016 Seoul International Writers' Festival is held on Sept. 26, where 28 writers from Korea and elsewhere will show off their works. Twenty-eight promising writers from Korea and elsewhere have gathered in Seoul. The Literature Translation Instit...


Festival travels the world with sound
Sep 29, 2016
A festival starting on Sept. 29 in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do Province, is showing how traditional pansori epic singing can create a cacophony of exciting notes and rhythms when it's mixed with sounds from around the world. Under the theme of, “Sori (Sounds) From the World,” the J...


Enjoy Joseon midnight snacks at Gyeongbokgung
Sep 29, 2016
'Midnight Dining Table' is a new program offered at Gyeongbokgung Palace that gives visitors a chance to experience the late-night snacks enjoyed by the Joseon royal family. The spread consists of porridge with an assortment of side dishes, complemented by tea and dessert. S...


Hallyu forms base for Korean soft power, says Singapore...
Sep 27, 2016
The wave of Korean media and music sweeping across East Asia and elsewhere is one of the key drivers of Korea's soft power, says Singaporean daily The Straits Times in its article 'How can Singapore learn from the success of Hallyu?' published on Sept. 26. "Pop culture has ...


Busan One Asia Festival brings together global fans
Sep 27, 2016
This October, Busan will host one of the most anticipated festivals of the season. The 2016 Busan One Asia Festival launches on Oct. 1, featuring a lineup of K-pop concerts, fan meetings, Korean food fairs, K-beauty exhibits and other special events. The One Asi...


Belgian TV airs Korean cooking show
Sep 27, 2016
A Belgian TV station has begun to feature a second series of a Korean cooking show. The cooking channel Njam TV is airing a series of Korean cooking shows from Sept. 13 to Oct. 10, announced the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union...


'Princess Bari' by Hwang Sok-yong
Sep 27, 2016
The tale of the Abandoned Princess is re-worked for our times, reflecting the modern refugee crisis, the state of non-registered migrants and citizens of the world flocking to large cities.Along the spectrum between reality and make believe, there is a transition point somewhere ...


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 ...