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Park Bo-young, Ji Sung awarded as best actors of 2016
Jun 30, 2016
Actress Park Bo-young and actor Ji Sung have proved to be the most beloved by American fans. DramaFever, one of America’s leading online Asian drama-streaming sites, chose Park, the heroine of the 2015 tvN comedy series “Oh My Ghostess,” and Ji, the male lead in the 2015...

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Yearning for Korean language learning grows in Nigeria
Jun 29, 2016
Winners of the third Korean speaking contest pose for a commemorative photo at the Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria on June 23. “If the other world calls me at the age of 60, Go and tell them I won't leave! I'm too young to go. If the other world calls me at...

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What questions do non-Koreans have about Korea?
Jun 29, 2016
In the often-used expression, “Let’s meet for coffee next time,” when exactly might that “next time” be? Why is it that so many girls are wearing Hanbok these days on the streets? What happens in a Korean postpartum care center for new mothers? The Korean ...

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Korean recipes: Kongguksu noodles in cold soy milk brot...
Jun 27, 2016
Soybeans were once considered an essential source of protein and are often dubbed the “meat of the fields.” Kongguksu, noodles in cold soy milk broth, is a popular dish which people eat to enjoy the unique nutty taste and nutrition of soybeans. It is also a refreshing summer deli...

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Online content creators gather in Gwangju
Jun 24, 2016
The 2016 Gwangju World Web Content Festival kicked off on June 23. Under the slogan “Web people, roar into the world,” the festival lifted its curtain in and around the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju. The festival consists of three main parts: the Imagination Web Dream S...

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'Korean literature's deepness, universality resonates i...
Jun 20, 2016
Literary agent Maria Gabriella Ambrosioni (left) listens to a question from the audience during an international publishing seminar on June 17 at the 2016 Seoul International Book Fair. Italian readers love the deepness and universality of Korean literature, said the agent. ...

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King Injo's tomb now open to public
Jun 17, 2016
The Cultural Heritage Administration re-opens Jangneung, the tomb of Joseon's 16th ruler King Injo and his queen, on June 17 for the first time in 46 years. The Cultural Heritage Administration re-opened Jangneung (장릉, 長陵), the tomb of King Injo (1595-1649, r. 1623-164...

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Korean recipes: Jehotang summer drink
Jun 17, 2016
People use many measures to wisely prepare for the heat wave of summer, especially when they have the Dano traditional holiday on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. One method they use is to drink a traditional drink called jehotang (제호탕, 醍醐湯) made from various Oriental medi...

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France is all for Korean online comics
Jun 17, 2016
Delitoon, a French online comics website, France 24, a French international news channel, and the Angoulême International Comics Festival all have one thing in common. They're all eyeing the potential of the Korean online comic strip format known as “webtoons.” ...

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International book fair opens in Seoul
Jun 16, 2016
Italian Ambassador Marco Della Seta (center) and other visitors browse the books on display at the Italy Booth at the Seoul International Book Fair on June 15. The 22nd Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) opened on June 15 at the COEX exhibition center in southern Seo...