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'Written characters are tools that contain culture'
Oct 08, 2015
Director General of the National Hangeul Museum Moon Young-ho emphasizes the importance of widening the understanding of Hangeul among people through the systemic preservation of Hangeul data and through exhibits. Marking the 569th anniversary this year of the proclamation of t...


Korean cuisine ideal for healthy eaters worldwide
Oct 02, 2015
'Korean food is good for your health, and knowledge of this is spreading around the globe," says Director Yoon Sook-ja of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food. Director Yoon Sook-ja of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food explains that there is a good reason that Korean...


Korean to run nuclear reactor organization
Sep 04, 2015
Lee Gyung-su, former chairman of the National Fusion Research Institute, has been appointed chief operating officer of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Organization (ITER). Lee Gyung-su is appointed COO of ITER. ITER is a large-scale scie...


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...