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[Contribution] Warm Koreans, cool Korea
Mar 05, 2012
As I watch the rain fall outside my window, I am reminded of the first time I came to Korea. After arriving, the first food I ate was bibimbap.I had often heard of the dish while in China, but it was my first taste of an authentic Korean rendition. It was so interesting to me to ...

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Civilian and peaceful nuclear energy an 'unalienable ri...
Feb 28, 2012
*This is the second of a series of interviews with ambassadors from countries participating in the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit slated for March 26-27.2. Mohamed El Zorkany, Egyptian Ambassador Egypt believes the international community should make “no obstacle whatsoever that...

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[Contribution] Tradition and modernity, side by side
Feb 27, 2012
For many Germans, Korea holds a unique fascination. Products with the Samsung, LG, Hyundai, and Kia names can be found everywhere in Germany, despite the country’s robust domestic science and technology sector. The fact that Korea, a relatively small country, has been able to dev...

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Germany sees no place for nukes in 21st century
Feb 23, 2012
*This is the first in a series of interviews with envoys of countries participating in the Nuclear Security Summit slated for March 26-27 in Seoul.1. Hans-Ulrich Seidt, German Ambassador  Germany believes nuclear energy is a “high risk” 20th-century source of energy and that...

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[Contribution] Hallyu heats up Mexico City
Feb 06, 2012
On the evening of October 11, 2011, I joined a bustling crowd in front of Teatro Julio Castillo to await the start of the first Korean Culture Festival to open in Mexico City.The festival was one of the largest international cultural events held in our country, attracting over 1,...

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[Contribution] Hallyu brings color to the nation of Tan...
Jan 30, 2012
Not only me but most Argentines were not familiar with Korea, since the Asian nation does not stand out, being hidden behind China and Japan. I first got to know about Korea because of the taekwondo boom in Argentina and then, just a few years ago, I had access to news on K-Pop a...

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Original Hallyu star Choi Seung-hee reborn
Jan 26, 2012
Choi Seung-hee performs her hallyang dance (left) and bodhisattva dance (right). Both of the original works incorporate elements of Korean traditional dance (Photos courtesy of Synnara Records).As Hallyu continues to spread to wider audiences, one of modern Korea’s original cultu...

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Miss World Korea finalist Kim Hye-won aspires to inspir...
Jan 16, 2012
“Not being able to hear? It’s like being awake in the middle of the night when everybody else is fast asleep. It can get very lonely, and even frightening. But I’ve never resented being deaf, not once.”Twenty-year-old Kim Hye-won calmly signs each word, her hand motions fluid and...

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[Contribution] Korea is yet to be familiar
Jan 10, 2012
Most French people are not very familiar with Korea. In June last year Korea’s SM Concert met with success in France but most of what French people know about Korea comes from media channels such as newspaper and television. When ‘Korea’ is searched in the news section on Google,...

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[Contribution] Veggie Korea
Jan 06, 2012
Anne's article published on JoongAng Ilbo, daily newspaper on January 06, 2012.Bulgogi. Galbi. Samgyeopsal. Essential components of Korean cuisine? I beg to differ.Through a journey of tears, tantrums, learnings, discoveries and revelations, I developed an understanding of not on...