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A life dedicated to a nation
Jan 02, 2012
A portrait of Korean independence activist and educator "Dosan" Ahn Chang-hoWalking around the streets of downtown Riverside, California, one can see statues of famous historical figures. The likeness of Martin Luther King Jr and Mahatma Gandhi can be found, as well as one other:...


Former Peace Corps volunteers visit Korea
Nov 03, 2011
Former Peace Corps volunteers and their families (Photo courtesy of KF)Former Peace Corps volunteers who had served in Korea in the 1960s and 1970s were invited back to Korea from October 16 to 22 by the Korea Foundation (KF) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Includi...


Korean adoptee becomes French senator
Sep 29, 2011
Jean-Vincent Placé (Photo: Yonhap News)A Korean adoptee has been elected to the French senate, becoming the first Asian senator in France. Jean-Vincent Placé ran for office in Essonne, a department in Île de France, and was elected to the senate on September 25. Placé, the Vice-...


Learning the Korean language with music
Aug 25, 2011
Kim Eun-ju and her student (Photo: Kim Eun-ju wants to use a combination of rap, jazz, and Korean traditional “pungmul” music in the classroom to teach Korean and science. The elementary school teacher, who is also the president of Korean American Arts and Cu...


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)