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[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...

[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...