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Snowpiercer, futuristic world imagined by director Bong...
Jul 24, 2013
After the apocalypse, everything is frozen except for one thing; a train carrying the only survivors. What would humans look like in such an extreme situation? Globally known Korean director Bong Joon-ho came back with his new film Snowpiercer to answer that question. Korean...

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Korean ceramic given as souvenir at Pentagon’s exhibiti...
Jul 23, 2013
Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) designed a souvenir that will be displayed at the Korean War exhibition at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., as part of the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War (July 27, 1953). The souvenir is a square-shaped cera...

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WKB members start work in earnest with Hanok experience
Jul 23, 2013
The third team of the Worldwide Korea Bloggers (WKB) started their work as Korea’s cultural messengers with a traditional experience. After a welcoming ceremony on July 19, five WKB members out of 48 headed to Bukchon Hanok Village where they stayed overnight at a traditional Kor...

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Free outdoor concert on August summer nights
Jul 22, 2013
For those who are looking for cool ways to beat the hot and sticky summer nights of August, there are many good options available.During the month of August, the hottest time of the year, there will be a series of outdoor concerts featuring various Korean performances, and to mak...

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Korea’s WKB cultural messengers embark on third adventu...
Jul 22, 2013
The Worldwide Korea Blog (WKB) had a welcoming ceremony for its third team of bloggers on July 19. Launched in 2011, the WKB and the Korea Blog, an affiliate of www.korea.net, have served as a “cultural bridge” that shares various perspectives online with a global audience here i...

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Sports, arts meet at Park Chan-ho Exhibition
Jul 19, 2013
Inside a cap owned by Korean baseball icon Park Chan-ho is written an impressive phrase: “Just one aggressive attack to target. I Can Do It. So Just Do It.” The self-hypnotic phrase leaves it to the imagination how stressed and lonely he was internally on the mound. Seoul Museum ...

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Father of ‘Art Nouveau’ mesmerizes Korean art lovers
Jul 19, 2013
Familiar paintings depicting beautiful women with elegant hair against flamboyant floral backgrounds as if they just came out of tarot cards or cartoons. Mucha’s first set of decorative panels The Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter (photo courtesy of Mucha Trust 2013)Th...

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Metamorphosis of a coal mining town: Dong Gang Photo Fe...
Jul 19, 2013
Back in the 1950s and ‘60s, Yeongwol was a city all surrounded by coal mines. Nearly half a century later, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) city has become a popular tourist city of the province, crowded with visitors looking to trace its history. One of the biggest contributors to ...

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Meet animation characters at Seoul Character & Licensin...
Jul 18, 2013
Pororo, Pucca, Mashimaro. These are some of the familiar Korean animation characters, especially popular among children. All sorts of cartoon characters can be met at Seoul Character & Licensing Fair 2013 which started on July 17. Nearly 170 companies in the character or lice...

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Forum proposes 800 common Chinese characters
Jul 18, 2013
Renowned scholars and former high-profile politicians from Korea, China, and Japan announced a list of 800 Chinese characters for common use. A list was compiled of 800 Chinese characters in common use, proposed by scholars and politicians from Korea, China, and Japan. The s...