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[Interview] Preparing for the G-20 Summit
Jun 25, 2010
With the third G-20 Financial Summit in Canada taking place this weekend on Jun. 25 and 26, now it’s almost Seoul’s turn to show the world its ability to pull off a grand gathering of world’s top 20 states. The financial summit in Seoul slated for November this year is far more...


Chosin's heroes and the stories of their lives
Jun 25, 2010
In the winter of 1950, at the height of the “forgotten war,” 15,000 United States soldiers and marines found themselves surrounded by an overwhelming force of communist Chinese soldiers in the frozen mountains of North Korea. After 60 years of silence, the men who survived are te...


[Contribution] The Korean Century
Jun 18, 2010
By Mike Weisbart May 31st, 1996, was a bittersweet night for Korea. In their infinite wisdom, the do-gooders at FIFA elected to grant the hosting rights to the 2002 World Cup to Japan and Korea jointly. I’ll never forget that moment of national joy/agony because I was in a taxi ...

Photo exhibition:
Jun 11, 2010
Last March, star actress Choi Jiwoo visited the Madlangamphisi region in Swaziland, where the international relief organization World Vision has been helping to develop the area. She taught children about sanitation and hygiene using animations, communicated with children by play...

[Contributions] The way to Korean culture is through it...
Jun 11, 2010
by Maria Osetrova My romance with Korea started more than 10 years ago when I chose Korean Language and History as my major at Moscow State University. At that time there was no special reason for me to apply for the Korean department, and I have to confess that it was pretty mu...

[Contribution] From New Zealand to Korea, via Germany
Jun 04, 2010
By Lukas BeechHaving grown up in New Zealand and doing my post graduate degree in Hamburg (Germany), I felt that the perspective gained in both countries were predictable and somewhat limiting. This realization struck me most acutely when returning to NZ after having lived in Eur...

[Contribution] Retired but still busy in Seoul
May 28, 2010
By Suzan Walsh I arrived in Korea five years ago and the only thing I knew about it then was the Korean War and Hyundai cars; the Korean War because my father was in the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force of Great Britain) and had been posted to Singapore in the early 1950s. He had written...

WSJ Op-Ed points to Korean diplomatic leadership role
May 19, 2010
A recent op-ed column in the Wall Street Journal by an American scholar of Japan Studies has brought renewed attention to President Lee Myung-bak’s “New Asian Diplomacy.” In its May 5 edition, the Asian edition of the Wall Street Journal printed a contribution by Michael Auslin ...

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...