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210 days at sea
May 20, 2015
On October 18, 2014, sailor Kim Seung-jin's one-man, non-stop, around-the-world circumnavigation began. Among his fellow countrymen, he was the first person to dream about taking on such a challenge. His boat, the 13-meter Arapani -- a Korean portmanteau word that combines the wo...

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Korean Literature in the UK : Director Kabsoo Kim Inter...
May 20, 2015
Korea Market Focus Logo 2014 Korea's unique history has had a deep long lasting influence on the country’s literature. Whether these literary works reflect and explore such themes as; history & memory; family and love. It is through these subjects that they convey their stor...

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Skipper Kim Seung-jin returns home safely
May 19, 2015
"At many times, I just led a comfortable life, a life that is normally sought after by many ordinary people. However, I was not happy with that and I was plunged into a dilemma. I pondered whether a child could be proud of a father who has nothing but concerns about money, or ins...

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Guidebook shows various facets of Korea
May 14, 2015
When thinking about Korea, many people come up with images such as royal palaces, Hanbok and other traditional outfits, kimchi or pop music. A newly published book, however, covers wider aspects of Korea from a broader perspective. This book is "Sketches of Korea," publish...

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Kring and Jimmy: Krimmy-ier Than Ever
May 13, 2015
Last October 2014, I had the chance to interview Kring Elenzano and Jimmy Kim for The Korea Blog. Known as the Krimmy Couple (Kring + Jimmy = Krimmy), the Filipino-Korea couple was making headlines as contestants of the wedding reality TV show "I Do" in the Philippines. At the ti...

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World Education Forum chief talks about future growth
May 08, 2015
Led by UNESCO, the World Education Forum (WEF) is set to take place from May 19 to 22 in Songdo, Incheon's new business district. It is expected to bring together some 1,500 participants from some 195 UNESCO member states, the U.N., the World Bank and other international organiza...

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Miracle in a warzone
May 06, 2015
The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs has selected the U.S. Army's retired Brigadier General J.Frank J. Dalley (1913-1990) as its Hero of the Korean War this May. On May 26, 1951, combat between U.N. forces and the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) was u...

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The sneak pay: eating out is a game riddled with intrig...
May 04, 2015
My girlfriend mopped up the remainder of the dal makhani from the bowl with the last of her nan as my two older Korean friends seated across from us had settled into the depths of a comfortable Indian food coma. I stood and excused myself for a restroom break, walked a few steps ...

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'Iksan, a city that benefits the people'
Apr 22, 2015
Mayor of Iksan City Park Kyung-Chul emphasizes that the city must be beneficial to the people, saying that Iksan was a capital city four times in ancient Korea. “Iksan is a city that benefits the people.” This is the definition of Iksan, according to Iksan City Mayor ...

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Return of pop legend
Apr 21, 2015
Pictured is Jo Yong-pil during his 2013 'Hello' tour, held in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his debut album. A special album of legend Jo Yong-pil will hit the stands on April 24. The "Hello" tour box set features songs recorded during his 2013 nationwide tour that w...