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[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...

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...