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Media café changes the way people communicate
Aug 27, 2015
A so-called “media café” has opened in central Seoul, allowing people to meet and communicate with journalists. Launched on Aug. 1 near Hongik University, an area known for its youthful crowds, the [Hu:] café offers newspaper readers the chance to see up-close how events ...

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Joseon vessel recovered after 600 years
Aug 26, 2015
An ancient vessel excavated near Mado Island in the waters off Taean-gun County in Chungcheongnam-do Province (South Chungcheong Province) has turned out to be a jounseon (조운선, 漕運船), a type of ship that delivered grain during Joseon times (1392-1910). The ancient vessel, ...

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Olympic Park becomes selfie hot spot
Aug 25, 2015
A stand-alone tree, commonly referred to as the Lone Tree, grows in Olympic Park, southern Seoul. Park visitors stand at the tree to take selfies, filling their SNS feeds. “If you're an SNS user, you got to come here. There are tons of images of this tree showing up onli...

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Korean language instructors come together in Seoul
Aug 24, 2015
Korean language instructors from around the world have gathered in Seoul for a conference. The seventh World Korean Educators Conference kicked off its three-day run on Aug. 24. Over 180 instructors working for 90 King Sejong Institute branches in 43 nations are attending ...

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Quench summer thirst with Hanareum pears
Aug 21, 2015
Researchers from the Pear Research Institute, part of the Rural Development Administration, examine some of the newly-harvested and newly-bred Hanareum pears, on Aug. 20. Pears are one of the most popular fruits, thanks to their rich and sweet juice and their crunchy, chewy fle...

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Tourists to benefit from nation-wide sale
Aug 19, 2015
Discounts on a wide range of items are now on offer for tourists flying to Korea. The Visit Korea Committee has kicked off its nation-wide “Korea Grand Sale,” an event that continues until Oct. 31. During the period, 12 regions nationwide will provide non-Korean shoppers ...

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People reflect on meaning of independence on 70th anniv...
Aug 17, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (center) waves to the crowd aside figure skater Kim Yuna, singers Lee Seung-chul and Lee Sun-hee, and a choir, greeting the audience at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Korean independence held at the World Cup Stadium in western Seoul on Aug. 15...

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Japanese civic group demands apology for colonization, ...
Aug 15, 2015
“Only 70 years ago, Japan launched invasions and built colonies, inflicting tremendous damage and suffering on many countries, specifically on many parts of Asia.” These words are from a campaign announced in the Dong-a Ilbo newspaper on Aug. 15 titled “Messages from Japa...

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US sends congratulations on Korean independence
Aug 15, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sends words of congratulations on Korea’s 70th anniversary of independence. Pictured is Kerry arriving in Seoul in May. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement on Aug. 13 congratulating Korea on its 70th anniversary of ind...

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70 photographs reflect joy of independence
Aug 14, 2015
Seventy photographs that describe historical moments between Korean independence in 1945 and the establishment of the Korean government in 1948 have now been disclosed to the public. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Korean independence, 70 photos held by the U.S....