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‘A dining table can change the fate of a nation’
Feb 12, 2016
CEO Cho Tae-kwon of the Kwangjuyo Group emphasizes that, 'Our traditions are something that will never disappear. They're the things that have been accumulated all these years.' There is a man who has turned traditional culinary arts into a business, has turned them int...


Angels descend to Sorokdo
Feb 11, 2016
At the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula sits the seaside town of Goheung in Jeollanam-do Province. Then even further southward lies the little island of Sorokdo. For many years, the island was populated by people who had leprosy, and so visitors from the mainland generally di...


Great pianists play every piece with care: Seong-jin Ch...
Feb 02, 2016
“My life is just beginning.” Pianist Seong-jin Cho, who turns 22 this year, returned to his home country on Feb. 1. This is the first time for him to return since he achieved victory at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in October last year, becoming the...


Photo exhibit 'Holywood' portrays life in LA
Jan 28, 2016
“Please write me a letter when you get to Naseong.” This is part of the lyrics of the song “When You Go To Naseong” (1979) by the Sesaem Trio. It's particularly popular among middle-aged or elderly Koreans. For many years, the city of Los Angeles was pronounced "Naseong" (나성...


"Go and tell them!" Lee Aeran returns to spotlight with...
Jan 13, 2016
"Jeonhaera!" (전해라!) is the imperative command, "Go and tell them!" It has grown into a catchphrase across modern Korean society since the end of last year. This order, an old-fashioned turn of phrase that would only have been used by some aristocrat of the past commanding around ...


Meet honorary reporters
Dec 16, 2015
The fifth group of honorary reporters held its induction ceremony at the National Hangeul Museum in Seoul on Dec. 11 and thereby officially began its formal blogging activities for the upcoming year. As part of the ceremony, the writers took a two-day trip ...

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Korea inspires global power bloggers
Nov 24, 2015
Fourteen bloggers from Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines and elsewhere arrived in Korea on Nov. 18. They were guests of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and were here to spend four days sightseeing around the country. They were selected based on their applicat...


Interview with cartoonist Park Si Baek: time travel wit...
Nov 23, 2015
The "Annals of the Joseon Dynasty" has some ups and downs in its quality as a reliable record depending on who wrote it and how the person wrote it. Since Joseon society had political division between the "east" and "west" factions, its records are very much swayed by wh...


Interview with cartoonist Park Si Baek: time travel wit...
Nov 20, 2015
Korea has a long tradition of recording the doings of the kings and royal household in official documents. The "Annals of the Joseon Dynasty" (조선왕조실록, 朝鮮王朝實錄), which recorded the times and reign of every Joseon king for nearly 500 years, is one of the few pieces of eviden...


‘Korea, Russia need knowledge to become closer’
Nov 11, 2015
A new trend has been emerging recently at key broadcasting companies in Korea. They have begun to feature non-Koreans who speak fluent Korean and who have a deep understanding of Korean culture. TV shows such as “Beauty Talk” and “Abnormal Summit” have helped Korean viewers ...