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Craftwork elevates culinary experience
Jul 01, 2014
Refined and stylish plates and cups are used to give the finishing touch to meals served at the table, elevating the culinary experience. A wide range of such craftworks, from traditional tableware and brassware through to more modern lacquerware, are now on display at a special ...

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Digital comics recognized for speed, technology
Jun 30, 2014
These days, most students encountered during the morning commute are seen busy with their smartphones. They are reading online comic strips, or "webtoons," comics updated online in real time. They have to finish today's strip before they meet their friends because it is one of th...

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Photo exhibit narrates beauty of Korea in Mexico City s...
Jun 30, 2014
A photo exhibition of ancient Korean palaces and modern Korean arts is being held in a most unlikely place: subway stations across Mexico City. "The Beauty and Their Palaces", or "La Belleza y Sus Palacios" in Spanish, began on June 10 at the Ermita and Zapata stations, transfer ...

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Enjoy the Joseon palace, royal tombs
Jun 30, 2014
This summer, visitors to Gwanghwamun Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace in central Seoul will be able to enjoy the romantic mood of the royal tombs and royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) through two summer events. In late June, a special demonstration of the rituals hel...

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Clean water for Syrian refugees
Jun 30, 2014
The Philanthropists, a non-profit organization organized by Korean students studying abroad, is hosting its third concert to raise money for refugee relief. "The Philanthropic Concert for Syria" will be held at the Apgujung Yehall, part of the Korea International Institute of Art...

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Pulitzer Prize-winning photos hit Seoul
Jun 27, 2014
A large group of desperate refugees dangle off a shattered bridge that has been twisted by a bomb attack during the Korean War (1950-53). An orphan cries next to his lifeless mother wearing dirty socks. Two frozen hands poke through the snow, belonging to a man who had struggled ...

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World Cup host Brazil rocks with K-pop
Jun 27, 2014
Brazil, host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, danced the night away with a K-pop performance on June 8. Some 15,000 fans crowded the HSBC Stadium in Rio de Janeiro to watch the "Music Bank in Brazil" concert, organized by KBS. Joon, from the boy band MBLAQ, and Jung Yong-hwa, of CNBLU...

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Museum founder 'preserves national identity through cul...
Jun 26, 2014
President Park Geun-hye (third from left) visits the "Treasures of Kansong" exhibit and listens to an explanation from Chun In-keon (second from right), chief administrative officer at the Kansong Art and Culture Foundation. (photo: Jeon Han) “Preserving one's cultural assets wit...

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Special exhibit held on Korean War
Jun 26, 2014
This year marks the 64th anniversary since the Korean War (1950-1953). In honor of the anniversary, the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History is holding a special exhibition titled “Flowers Blooming in the War." The exhibit is composed of three parts and will run from Ju...

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Second Joseon fortress named UNESCO World Heritage site
Jun 26, 2014
Namhansanseong, the mountain fortress located 30 kilometers south of Seoul in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. On June 22, the World Heritage Committee decided to grant World Heritage status to the mountain fortress durin...