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President meets youth committee, 6 new ambassadors
Dec 18, 2013
President Park Geun-hye attended the second meeting of the Presidential Committee on Young Generation to discuss ways to improve youth employment on December 18. At the meeting, President Park said, “In order to achieve sustainable growth and social integration, solving the issue...

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Korean creative expo showcases new tech, ideas
Dec 18, 2013
New technologies and ideas that can help turn the imagination into reality were introduced at the Creative Korea 2013 conference held at COEX in southern Seoul from December 12 to 15. The “imagination to reality, ideas to value” expo is designed to raise public understanding of h...

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Forestry research center opens in Gwangreung
Dec 17, 2013
Ever since its designation in 1468 as the graveyard for King Sejong the Great (r. 1418-1450), the Gwangreung Forest in northern Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) has remained out of reach of the public and has been kept unblemished for more than 540 years. Stretching across the thr...

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Korea, Japan discuss copyright law
Dec 17, 2013
The 5th Korea-Japan Copyright Forum was recently co-hosted by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs. This annual forum was held on December 11 in Tokyo, Japan, with the main theme of “appropriate protection and use of works...

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PM Chung attends Mandela funeral
Dec 17, 2013
Prime Minister Chung Hongwon offered his condolences at the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg and returned to Korea on December 12. As a presidential envoy, Prime Minister Chung flew to South Africa accompanied by a delegation of Korean gove...

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Law declares culture to be basic right
Dec 16, 2013
For the first time in Korea, the right to enjoy culture has been stated in a law as one of the people’s basic human rights, to which all Koreans are entitled, just as an individual has the right to receive an education and to have a job. The new law also provides legal grounds up...

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Food cooperation across Asia
Dec 16, 2013
Representatives from 19 Asian nations got together in Manila, the Philippines, to hold a special conference on food safety at the Asian International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) meeting. Co-hosted by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and the World H...

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Postal workers serve elderly living alone across the co...
Dec 13, 2013
A postal worker found an 80-year-old lady lying unconscious on the street and saved her life while she was delivering the mail in Muju, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). In Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), a postal worker came across a large pile of deb...

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Gov’t fosters sports industry to create jobs
Dec 13, 2013
The business side of sports is growing. A new app will allow people to use an open platform, dubbed the Sports Activity Index, to record their exercise routine and calories burnt and to share sports- and health-related information. Jobs in the sports industry will increase to 270...

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President holds summit with Singaporean PM
Dec 12, 2013
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Cheong Wa Dae on December 11 to discuss ways to cooperate in trade, construction and the creative economy. President Park praised Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s leadership by saying tha...