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Typographer and printing expert Park Han-su
Dec 10, 2014
Most people who have been raised in the digital era have probably never seen a traditional printing press, which uses movable metal typefaces that are individually selected and arranged for each page of the book.The majority of books are no longer made this way, with digital prin...

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Legacy of legendary handball player lives on
Dec 08, 2014
In 1996, a Korean player in his 20s emerged onto the handball court in Gummersbach, a small town in central Germany. Unlike the stereotypical Asian, he was tall enough to reach 2.3 meters, with a robust frame. Armed with both agility and power despite his height, the athlete show...

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Director Jung July recognized for her debut film, ‘A Gi...
Dec 04, 2014
There is an expression, “to become a star overnight.” Thirty-four year old director Jung July is one of those who have become famous overnight. Jung just received the Best First Film award for her debut work, “A Girl at My Door,” at the Stockholm International Film Festival in No...

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Travelling will set you free: encounters on Jejudo
Dec 01, 2014
People who take a trip and brave to leave their daily routine behind share something in common. They look peaceful, composed and enjoy their freedom. Travelers to Jeju Island who spoke with Korea.net in the island province were also "open," just like the island itself, known ...

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The joys of photography in Korea: when you've got a cam...
Nov 28, 2014
I never knew I would fall in love with photography when I came to Korea almost seven years ago. What started out as a simple hobby has turned into one of my greatest passions. Being a photographer in Korea has made it an even bigger joy. For me, having an endless variety of thing...

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Around-the-world yacht trip enters day 38
Nov 25, 2014
Sailor Kim Seung-jin hopped on his 13-meter yacht, the Arapani, on October 18 to start a worldwide sailing adventure with no physical aid, without making any landfall at any port and using only the power of the wind. Kim started the journey saying that it would send a message of ...

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French animator draws Korea
Nov 24, 2014
People walk fast around central Seoul. They take the subway as they go about the city. They walk peacefully along the paths in the mountains. They enjoy the scenery of the royal palaces. A French animator captures such daily routines on his canvas, drawing the Korean people and a...

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KAI continues to widen his musical spectrum
Nov 11, 2014
“You can call me a jack-of-all-trades kind of musician who always ventures out to seek things new and curious.” So said Chung Ki-yeol, the singer and actor who goes by the stage name of KAI. The musician has so far released two full-length albums. Those albums are seen as crossov...

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Autumn colors: when the skies turn blue and the hillsid...
Nov 11, 2014
Any expat that has lived in Korea for more than a month has undoubtedly been treated to one or more short lectures on the country’s four distinct seasons. Along with Korean food, the weather and seasons are favored topics for taxi and water cooler small talk, especially among the...

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Here comes the sun
Nov 03, 2014
With 2011 now more than a month old, it’s time to ring in the New Year — the Lunar New Year, that is. From February 3, Koreans will be celebrating what they call “seollal” with three days of rest, family reunions and a celebration of Korea’s wonderful traditions. And as Steven E ...