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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...


Festival attracts comic book fans
Aug 07, 2015
Young comic book fans gather with curiosity to inspect the actors wearing comic book hero costumes. Comic book lovers from around the globe are beginning to gather in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do Province. The Bucheon International Comics Festival will run at the Korea Manhwa Mus...


K-pop unites fans from around the world
Aug 05, 2015
Psy performs his 'Gangnam Style' at the Summer K-pop Festival held in Seoul Plaza on Aug. 4. Pop music fever raged across Seoul Plaza, making the show itself even hotter than the mid-summer temperatures. Approximately 30,000 people, including both expatriates and Korean...


Magic show brings fantasy to Busan
Aug 04, 2015
The city of Busan will be bewitched again and again on the upcoming hot summer nights. The Busan International Magic Festival (BIMF) will start with an opening ceremony at Haeundae Beach on Aug. 6 and continue until Aug. 9. Over one hundred magicians will lead spectators ...


Wax celebrities greet fans in Seoul
Aug 04, 2015
Wax statues of world-renowned stars, athletes, artists and political and religious figures are now welcoming visitors to a newly-opened museum in Seoul. On July 31, the Grevin Museum, a French wax museum, opened its newest branch along Eulji-ro Street in central Seoul. It...