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Beauty of Goryeo celadon to unfold in Japan
Sep 01, 2015
Some 217 pieces of Goryeo celadon that were found underwater along Korean shores will soon be on display in Osaka. The "Newly Discovered Goryeo Celadon and the Achievements of Underwater Archaeology in Korea" exhibition will take place at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics i...


Korean media, entertainers captivate Shanghai
Sep 01, 2015
Fans swarmed the Shanghai International Exhibition Center (Intex Shanghai) on the afternoon of Aug. 27 to get a glimpse of the boy band Infinite and of TV personality Lee Kwang-soo. The fans yelled out their cheers when Infinite appeared on stage. As the pop group sang "Love Lett...


Korean books grab attention in Beijing
Aug 31, 2015
Korean books garnered many readers' attention in Beijing. Some 1,500 Korean books were introduced at the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair held from Aug. 26 to 30. Among them were "The Thorn Mountain" and "Dust Kid," which won a Bologna Ragazzi Award at the Bologna Chi...


Kid-focused library helps children dream
Aug 27, 2015
Young children in a library read books with their family members while crawling or rolling over the floor warmed by an ondol under-floor heating system. Some people are reading books under the shade of the trees in the garden. Others are taking part in interesting cultural...


Food, music come to Frankfurt
Aug 25, 2015
Frankfurters will have the chance to enjoy some Korean cuisine and traditional music at two separate upcoming festivals. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Frankfurt will host a Korea Pavilion during the Museum Embankment Festival, an annual party that runs...


US reality show filmed at Suwon fortress
Aug 25, 2015
A U.S. reality show has been shot at the Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do Province. An episode of the reality show "Better Late Than Never," in which former celebrities travel around Korea, was filmed there. "Better Late Than N...


Catholic church becomes cultural asset
Aug 25, 2015
The Ganggyeong Catholic Church in Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do Province (South Chungcheong Province), was officially registered as a cultural asset on Aug. 25. Built in 1961, the church has unique arch beams and boasts a modern and Western architectural style. The ch...


Traditional music unites Eurasia
Aug 20, 2015
Musicians from five Asian countries -- Korea, China, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Turkey-- will present their sounds in harmony with one another. The musicians will hold a special concert, “Silk Road, Sori-gil Road,” as part of an upcoming “Silk Road Cultural Festival in Gyeo...


Korea via stamps: Ahn Jung-geun
Aug 19, 2015
A stamp is dedicated to independence activist Ahn Jung-geun. "If I fail once, I try again. If I fail again, I will try for a third time, fourth time and tenth time. Even if I am defeated the one hundredth time, I will not give in. I must certainly have ...


Korean film takes two top honors at Locarno
Aug 18, 2015
A Korean auteur has won the grand prize at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland. Director Hong Sang-soo took home the coveted Golden Leopard on Aug. 15 for his latest film, “Right Now, Wrong Then.” Hong is now the second Korean director to ...