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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 ...


‘Hello, Mr. K’ energizes Iksan
Aug 17, 2015
The Gwanggaeto Samulnori percussion group performs a lion dance to a beat box rhythm during the ‘Hello, Mr. K’ concert at the Iksan Arts Center on Aug. 15. “Ari, Arirang…” The lyrics of the song "Arirang" filled the Iksan Arts Center in Iksan City, Jeollabuk-do (North Je...


'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...