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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...

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[Interview] Korean musicals here to stay
Jan 02, 2012
Sixty-three year-old Yun Ho-jin represents the first generation of Korea’s major musical theatre talents. A veteran musical director and longtime CEO of production company A-Com International, Yun began to garner publicity for Korea’s musical industry in 1995 with The Last Empres...

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A life dedicated to a nation
Jan 02, 2012
A portrait of Korean independence activist and educator "Dosan" Ahn Chang-hoWalking around the streets of downtown Riverside, California, one can see statues of famous historical figures. The likeness of Martin Luther King Jr and Mahatma Gandhi can be found, as well as one other:...

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Former Peace Corps volunteers visit Korea
Nov 03, 2011
Former Peace Corps volunteers and their families (Photo courtesy of KF)Former Peace Corps volunteers who had served in Korea in the 1960s and 1970s were invited back to Korea from October 16 to 22 by the Korea Foundation (KF) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Includi...

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Korean adoptee becomes French senator
Sep 29, 2011
Jean-Vincent Placé (Photo: Yonhap News)A Korean adoptee has been elected to the French senate, becoming the first Asian senator in France. Jean-Vincent Placé ran for office in Essonne, a department in Île de France, and was elected to the senate on September 25. Placé, the Vice-...

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Learning the Korean language with music
Aug 25, 2011
Kim Eun-ju and her student (Photo: Newsroh.com)Educator Kim Eun-ju wants to use a combination of rap, jazz, and Korean traditional “pungmul” music in the classroom to teach Korean and science. The elementary school teacher, who is also the president of Korean American Arts and Cu...

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K-pop promoter receives plaque of appreciation
Jul 28, 2011
Lee Soo Man, a Korean entrepreneur and founder and chairman of S.M. Entertainment, received a plaque of appreciation from the Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Choung Byoung-gug on July 27. Since 2000, Lee Soo Man has actively worked to promote K-pop worldwide. Lee founded ...

Richard Gere visits Korean temple
Jun 23, 2011
Hollywood movie star Richard Gere (right) is visiting Jogye Temple in Jongno District, Seoul, on June 21. During his first Korea trip, he will visit well-known temples in Korea and join a temple stay program. He will also hold a photo exhibition on the theme of “Pilgrim” until Ju...