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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...


Trip of Yeosu with Yeoni and Suni
Jun 22, 2011
* Written by ILOVEYEOSU, a group of high school students in the Yeosu area, to promote the 2012 Yeosu Expo and the city, this article was orgiginally published in Gongagam Korea.    "Are the beaches of Yeosu so beautiful?""Sure. Golden and silvery sand spread on the ...


Overseas doctors promote Oriental medicine, medical tou...
Jun 20, 2011
Two non-Korean Oriental medicine doctors were appointed as goodwill ambassadors to promote traditional Asian medicine abroad by the Korea Tourism Organization in May.Dr. Raimund Royer of Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine and Dr. Michii Kobayashi of Azalea Oriental Medicine Cli...

French hallyu fans greet K-pop idols
Jun 10, 2011
On June 8, Charles de Gaulle Airport was filled with young French people gathered to greet K-pop idol groups, including Girls’ Generation, F(X), SHINee and TVXQ, who arrived in Paris for the SMTown Live World Tour on June 10 and 11.By Yoon Staff Writer

The smile of young monks
Apr 25, 2011
As one of the events to celebrate Buddha's Birthday on May 10, children shave their heads and become monks at a ceremony on April 25 at Jogye Temple in Seoul. (Photo: Yonhap News)

Searching for survivors
Mar 16, 2011
Korean rescue workers searching for survivors in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on March 15. The Korean government dispatched rescue workers to quake-devastated areas on March 14. (Yonhap News)By Yoon Staff Writer


2011 is the Year for Korean Food
Feb 18, 2011
By Joe McPherson Writer and editor of Zen KimchiSince 2008, organizations that follow American food trends have been predicting the rise of Korean food in America. It slowly has been getting a foothold with dedicated foodies. In 2010, it showed signs of going mainstream. Now most...

[Contribution] South Korea and Poverty
Dec 28, 2010
By Troy Anthony Lennon, history editor of the Daily Telegraph, From Shared Growth Beyond Crisis: G20 Seoul Summit 2010, Assessments and Suggestions by International ExpertIf there is a symbol of how far South Korea has come since the bleak days when they suffered under Japanese r...

[Contribution] Successful G20 summit in Seoul–an import...
Dec 27, 2010
By Alexander Kruglov, contributor, former journalist at Itar-Tass, From Shared Growth Beyond Crisis: G20 Seoul Summit 2010, Assessments and Suggestions by International ExpertDespite the booming Russian-South Korean ties, Korea has never been a top story for the Russian media. Th...