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Arapani sailor Kim Seung-jin set to accomplish round-th...
Apr 20, 2015
Solo sailor Kim Seung-jin aboard the Arapani has almost become the first Korean to successfully sail solo, nonstop around the world without outside assistance. He recently passed the equator northward on his way back to Korea, a key requirement to achieve the record. To attai...


Relentless dedication of a Korean War veteran
Apr 17, 2015
A young 24-year-old British man who bravely fought in fierce battles during the Korean War (1950-1953) will return to Korea as an 88-year-old veteran. William Speakman was a private when he fought in the war. (From left) Frank Fallows, Derek Kinne and William Speakman are...


Food columnist finds charms of Korean cuisine
Apr 16, 2015
Kimchi, raw or fermented skate (hongeo), half-dried herring or billfish (gwamegi), loach in a hot bean paste soup (chueotang) and fermented soybean paste stew (cheonggukjang). These are some of the Korean dishes that British food columnist Tim Alper loves. One either lik...


Exchanges, unions between Koreans and Japanese build th...
Apr 14, 2015
The current relationship between Korea and Japan is at its worst since the 1960s, worse than ever before. It is a paradox that this year marks the 50th year since Korea and Japan established modern diplomatic relations. However, it gives us a sense of comfort that there are still...


Gimhae, a city with a spirit of challenges, the innovat...
Apr 09, 2015
Mayor of Gimhae City Kim Maeng-Gon says that the city inherits the traditions and spirit of the ancient Gaya Confederacy. Gimhae was the capital of the Garakguk Kingdom, also known as the Geumgwan Gaya. “Gimhae is a kingdom.” This is the definition of the city, according t...


Dreaming of Da Vinci: face scientist Cho Yong-jin
Apr 08, 2015
People often have questions about their own identity. Where were our ancestors born? How did they create human beings that look like us today? Not many years have passed since answers to such questions were considered to be on the boundary of one's imagination. In the ...


County Mayor Cha Jeong-sup says, ‘Come to livable Haman...
Apr 03, 2015
"We will transform Haman into a place with 100,000 people and make sure it is upgraded to a proper city." "We have a floating population of about 150,000, including 33,000 workers who work at 14 industrial complex across Haman," said Haman-gun County Mayor Cha Jeong-sup. ...


County mayor: enjoy beautiful water, nature in Hapcheon
Mar 31, 2015
Hapcheon-gun County in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province) overflows with history and tradition. It also has beautiful mountains, like Gayasan and Hwangmaesan. As the nearby villages are surrounded by mountains, the region takes pride in its wonderful environment. The Hw...


Master Koo Young-kook breathes new life into hwangchil
Mar 23, 2015
Golden lacquer, hwangchil in Korean, is paint from a natural source with a mysterious golden hue. It has been used since the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.–A.D. 660). The skills to make the lacquer and apply it to craftwork have long been forgotten. Mr. Koo Young-kook is one of a ...


Mountains, martial arts & greenery: Muju's 'trinity'
Mar 18, 2015
Muju-gun County Mayor Hwang Jeongsu talks about his hometown of Muju. Muju-gun County Mayor Hwang Jeongsu said that the mountain vastness of Gucheon-dong, the Taekwondowon martial arts center and the smaller riverside neighborhood of Naedori, which is also part of the ...