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'Jingbirok' records 7-yr invasion
Aug 15, 2015
A special exhibition looking back on the life of Ryu Seong-ryong (1542-1607), who went by the penname of Seoae, is now underway at the National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul. Ryu recorded the history of how Korea overcame the seven-year national crisis that followed the Japanese ...


Nation celebrates 70th anniversary
Aug 15, 2015
People wave the national flag and celebrate the 70th anniversary of independence in Seoul Plaza on Aug. 14, the eve of Liberation Day. Cheers and shouts of joy rang out across downtown Seoul on the eve of Liberation Day on Aug. 14. Seoul Plaza in Jongno-gu District ...


Tastes and traditions of Korea attract the world
Aug 14, 2015
People from around the globe have selected the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity as the true charm of Korea. This is from a survey recently conducted by the Korea Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. Respondents said that city tours, Hansik cuisine and Korean po...


Independence celebrations to be held across Seoul
Aug 13, 2015
Various events are underway at many places across Seoul in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Korean independence. The "24 Hours" exhibition at Citizens Hall in central Seoul reconstructs the first 24 hours after the declaration of independence from the viewpoints of ...


Korea via stamps: 70th anniversary of independence
Aug 12, 2015
This year is the 70th anniversary of Korean independence from Japanese colonial rule, and Korea Post recently issued a range of commemorative stamps to mark the occasion. The stamps contain images of Kim Gu, an independence activist, signatures from members of the Korean ...


Korea, as seen by the world: Talk! Talk! Korea
Aug 11, 2015
The results of the "Talk! Talk! Korea 2015" contest were announced on Aug. 11, showcasing a range of creative content that reflects Korea and all things Korean. The Korean Culture and Information Service, part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Minist...


Stories of Korea as told by non-Koreans
Aug 11, 2015
What do our neighbors around the world think about Korea? The variety of answers can be found in a special exhibition, “Korea, Our Stories,” currently underway at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Jongno-gu District, Seoul. The exhibition, kick...


Gyeongju to be reborn as starting point of 'cultural Si...
Aug 10, 2015
A festival designed to connect all the Eurasian nations that lie along the Silk Road will be held in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangnam-do Province (South Gyeongsang Province). Silk Road Gyeongju 2015, an event to shed new light on the traditional Silk Road trade route, will be...


Korea festival opens in London
Aug 10, 2015
Performers from YMH Dance perform a fan dance at an outdoor stage at Trafalgar Square in central London on Aug. 9, part of the London Korean Festival 2015. A Korean festival has taken place in central London. In Trafalgar Square on Sunday, Aug. 9, thousands of Londoners...


Independence celebrations to take place at cultural her...
Aug 07, 2015
This month will be full of events at cultural heritage sites across the nation, giving us a chance to reflect upon history and to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Korea's modern independence on Aug. 15, 1945. Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung and Deoksugung...