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2010 World Friends Korea, Korean Peace Corps launched
May 13, 2010
World Friends Korea, a Korean volunteer program set up to promote peace and friendship worldwide, especially in underdeveloped and developing countries, was launched on May 12, 2010. President Lee Myung-bak gave a congratulatory address at the opening ceremony and emphasized that...

[Contribution] Sharing Rather Than Shooting Koreans
May 07, 2010
By Tom Coyner When I first arrived in Seoul on a summer day in 1975, I had a suitcase in one hand and a camera bag over my shoulder.  I had arrived as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  Though I was eager to do something with a newly acquired liberal arts degree, one of my moti...

[Contribution] AMCHAM President shares her experiences,...
Apr 30, 2010
By Amy JacksonMy seven months here as the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea have been both exciting and quite busy.  I was lucky to have inherited a very dynamic organization with close ties to the U.S. Government and the Korean public and private sectors.&nb...

Learn Basic Korean
Apr 29, 2010
Seo Kyoung-duk, a Korean PR expert and a visiting professor at Sung Shin Women's University, published an advertisement for Hangeul, the Korean alphabet in the European edition of the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday (Apr. 28).Titled “Basic Korean-1” the page teaches the Korean g...

[Contribution] A fashionista in Korea
Apr 19, 2010
My husband and I arrived in Seoul in January 2009 for a new job he had accepted – it was our first time in Korea. We were freezing cold, couldn’t understand what anyone was saying, and had no idea what we were doing. It was incredibly foreign yet thrilling at the same time. At ...

The only Korean oriental medicine doctor from the West
Apr 15, 2010
“Do you feel alright?” asks a blue-eyed Korean oriental medicine doctor, while taking the pulse of a patient, eyes gently closed. He is Dr. Raimund Royer (46) from Austria.There have been several oriental medicine doctors from China or Hong Kong in Korea, but Dr. Royer is the fir...

KTO employees head up efforts to save young Korean man
Apr 08, 2010
19-year-old Korean teenager Jeon Yoo-woon was diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, just a few weeks ago and admitted into the Yonsei Severance Hospital. But Yoo-woon and his family have found that Yoo-woon’s rare blood type, B rh-negative is very rare in Korea, and ar...

[Contribution] Helping animals in Korea
Apr 05, 2010
By Katherine Hall Why is it that the topic of animal welfare in Korea always seems to lead to horrible tales of bosintang, chained dogs, animal abuse and neglect? It's probably because, like in many other countries around the world, these things do exist here. Trying to rectify ...

[Contribution] G-20 tasks lying ahead for Korea
Apr 01, 2010
By Moon Woo-sikProfessor, Graduate School of International StudiesSeoul National University * Great chance to consolidate rule-setter positionWhen the financial crisis swept the globe following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the leaders of the G-20 nations - comprising not o...

Centennial of freedom fighter An's execution
Mar 26, 2010
March 26 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of An Jung-geun, a fighter for Korea's independence against Japanese colonial rule over Korea. His handprint and signature were displayed at Independence Hall, which is in Cheonan city, South Chungcheong Province. By Cindy Kim Kor...