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King's study room becomes public library
Apr 28, 2016
A new library is unveiled at Gyeongbokgung Palace on April 27. The Jibokjae Hall, a former royal study room, has now been renovated as a public library. A subtle spring breeze passes through the wide-open hall and windows, flowing into the room. The distant sound of th...


'My dream is to be a K-pop star'
Apr 28, 2016
German teen singer Jamie-Lee Kriewitz tells the Bild newspaper that her dream is to be a K-pop star. Jamie-Lee Kriewitz is a rising teen star in her native Germany, born in 1998 in Bennigsen in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony. This year, representing Germa...


Enjoy traditional beverages, snacks at traditional Hano...
Apr 27, 2016
Traditional Korean alcoholic beverages and side dishes can be enjoyed at a traditional Hanok house festival in Seoul next month. The 2016 Korean Traditional Liquor & Food Festival will be held at the Namsangol Hanok Village in Jung-gu District, Seoul, on May 19 a...


Philosopher teaches active, optimistic acceptance of li...
Apr 26, 2016
Humans keep asking the same question, “Why?” every moment of their lives. Whenever they face a misfortune or when a great piece of luck comes their way, this one question can lead to new, important directions in life. If you're born fighting physical disabilities, i...


Final 'Descendants' episode leaves audiences wanting mo...
Apr 25, 2016
The kiss between Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo receives new light in the ‘Descendants of the Sun' special episodes. The tremendous popularity of the KBS soap opera "Descendants of the Sun" has been demonstrated once again with its final special episodes. The hit TV ...


Pansori recreates Latin American tale
Apr 25, 2016
Vocal artist Lee Jaram performs 'Stranger's Song,' a lyrical adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story 'Bon Voyage, Mr. President!' A Latin American short story is being retold through traditional Korean pansori narrative singing. Vocal artist Lee Jar...


Korea-US amity shines through 'Hello, Mr. K!' concert
Apr 22, 2016
A member of the U.S. armed forces joins a samulnori troupe on stage during a 'Hello, Mr. K!' concert on April 21. Another "Hello, Mr. K!" concert was held for non-Korean residents of Seoul on April 21 on a special stage set up for the U.S. 8th Army in Yongsan-gu District in Seo...


Korean recipes: spicy roasted pork, lettuce wraps
Apr 22, 2016
Spicy roasted pork, or jeyuk gui (제육구이), is made from pork marinated with spicy pepper paste. It's a popular dish that many people enjoy. In Korea, many pork recipes can be found, as in the past a lot of people used to raise pigs. Pork recipes can be found in the "Eumsik Dimiban...


Korea Clickers calls out "I love Korea" as it hits 600,...
Apr 22, 2016
KOCIS Director Kim Kabsoo (center) and members of the Korea Clickers Facebook group gather in Gwanghwamun Square on April 22 to celebrate surpassing 600,000 likes. Korea Clickers, the Facebook group for and the Korea Culture and Information Service (KOCI...


Korean language gains popularity across globe
Apr 21, 2016
Indonesian students study the Korean language at the Korean Cultural Center in Jakarta. More than 72,000 test-takers worldwide registered for the 46th Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) that was administered on April 16 and 17 this year. The popularity of the Korean la...