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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...

[Contribution] Midnight madness redefined
Mar 22, 2010
By Kelly Frances McKennaIn my corner of small-town Canada, shopaholics and fashionistas define shopping as a hobby, a pastime and, in some cases, a lifestyle. Inarguably, no season is more sacred than the weeks preceding Christmas, during which bargain event slogans brandish loca...

[Contribution] Midnight madness redefined
Mar 22, 2010
By Kelly Frances McKennaIn my corner of small-town Canada, shopaholics and fashionistas define shopping as a hobby, a pastime and, in some cases, a lifestyle. Inarguably, no season is more sacred than the weeks preceding Christmas, during which bargain event slogans brandish loca...

NK defector receives International Women of Courage awa...
Mar 17, 2010
Dr. Lee Ae-ran (middle), who fled North Korea in 1997, was awarded the International Women of Courage award by the U.S. Department of State this week. U.S. First lady Michelle Obama (R) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) presented the award, which is to recognize women ar...

[Contribution] My first true Asian love affair
Mar 17, 2010
By Jennifer Flinn Most people spend their late teens and early twenties finding their first love, that special person who will introduce then to the world of adult romance, longing, and desire. I skipped shallow boys in favor of finding my first true love with a country. At ni...

[Contribution] My first true Asian love affair
Mar 17, 2010
By Jennifer Flinn Most people spend their late teens and early twenties finding their first love, that special person who will introduce then to the world of adult romance, longing, and desire. I skipped shallow boys in favor of finding my first true love with a country. At ni...