gnb content footer


News Focus



People RSS RSS



Korea via stamps, independence activist Yun Bong-gil
Sep 02, 2015
Imperial Japan forcefully occupied Korea, and later continued its invasion of China by staging the Manchurian Incident in 1931. The following year, during a ceremony at Hongkew Park in Shanghai on April 29, 1932, to mark a Japanese military victory, a young man threw a bomb onto ...


Korea via stamps: patriotic girl Ryu Gwan-sun
Aug 27, 2015
There is a famous woman and patriot in Korean history who is often compared to France's Joan of Arc. Ryu Gwan-sun (1902-1920) was active in the March 1 Independence Movement in 1919. Ryu was born into a Protestant family in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province (South ...


Two expats enter food delivery business
Aug 26, 2015
When living in another country, the language barrier can be one of the most difficult barriers to leading an otherwise normal life. If not fluent in the country's mother tongue, you may have to ask people around you for a favor to do something as simple as ordering a pizza...


Wild grape wine Meoru de Seo beloved by connoisseurs
Aug 24, 2015
Wine can be said to be the fruit of Western civilization. Its origins can be traced back to times when people processed wild grapes and made wine with the processed fruits. Over a span of many years, wine has taken shape mainly across the Mediterranean regions and has since becom...


North Korean defector paints new life
Aug 21, 2015
The painting of a man wearing a socialism-inspired red scarf and another work depicting the face of a North Korean leader atop Marilyn Monroe's body are both at the same time works of satire that mock the North Korean regime and works of art that contain a longing for freedom. ...


Online comics attract growing number of artists
Aug 12, 2015
“Everyone has their own game of baduk to play.” Baduk is the Korean word for game of go, the ancient Asian strategic board game. At first, the quote just sounds like a story about two go players competing in a game. However, it's actually one of the best known lines from “...


Ambassador Oh Joon becomes new ECOSOC president
Jul 27, 2015
Oh Joon, ambassador to the United Nations, is elected as the new president of the U.N.'s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on July 24. Oh Joon, the permanent representative of the Republic of Korea at the United Nation, has become the new president of the U.N.'s Economic an...


Young entrepreneur bridges Korea, Azerbaijan with food
Jul 16, 2015
Khalilzade Nihat, a 25-year-old Azerbaijani, recently opened a restaurant specializing in traditional Azerbaijani cuisine, the first of its kind in Seoul. He smiles as he hold up a serving of lule kebab, a traditional Azerbaijani dish made of beef. A young Azerbaijani rec...


Gov't releases book of interviews with Koreaphiles
Jul 09, 2015
A government office in charge of overseas promotion of Korean culture on Thursday released a book of interviews with foreigners who have special bonds with the country and renowned Korean artists working abroad. "Beautiful Bonds" by the Korean Culture and Information Service ...


People who love Korea more than Koreans do (1)
Jul 07, 2015
Thirteen groups of university students from around the world were brought together in Korea for a series of presentations and discussions about Korean art, literature and history. The annual "Exploring Korean Humanities Together" competition is hosted by the Korean Culture and...